Dr P. J. Moriarty Novice Chase

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Dr. P.J. Moriarty Novice Chase
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The Dr P. J. Moriarty Novice Chase, currently known for sponsorship purposes as the Flogas Novice Chase, is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of about 2 miles and 5 furlongs (4,225 metres), and during its running there are fourteen fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in February.

The first version of the race was established in 1989, and during its early years the event was known by various titles. The name of Dr P. J. Moriarty Novice Chase (initially including the word "Memorial") was introduced in 1998, at which time the race was classed at Grade 2 level. It was promoted to Grade 1 status in 2002. Since 2015 the race has been sponsored by Flogas Ireland Ltd and run for the Dr P. J. Moriarty Trophy.[1]

Winners of the event sometimes go on to compete in the RSA Chase in March. Three horses have achieved victory in both races – Florida Pearl (1998), Cooldine (2009) and Bostons Angel (2011).


  • Most successful jockey
  • Most successful trainer


  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
1989 Mirage Day 6 Mickey Flynn Michael Cunningham
1990 Cahervillahow 6 Charlie Swan Mouse Morris
1991 Firions Law 6 Kevin O'Brien Victor Bowens
1992 Mass Appeal 7 Charlie Swan Victor Bowens
1993 Flashing Steel 8 Richard Dunwoody John Mulhern
1994 Merry Gale 6 Kevin O'Brien Jim Dreaper
1995 Harcon 7 Kevin O'Brien Jim Dreaper
1996 Major Rumpus 8 Francis Woods Arthur Moore
1997 Dorans Pride 8 Shane Broderick Michael Hourigan
1998 Florida Pearl 6 Richard Dunwoody Willie Mullins
1999 Nick Dundee 7 Norman Williamson Edward O'Grady
2000 Native Upmanship 7 Conor O'Dwyer Arthur Moore
2001 Sackville 8 David Casey Frances Crowley
2002 Harbour Pilot 7 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2003 Barrow Drive 7 Jim Culloty Tony Mullins
2004 Pizarro 7 Barry Geraghty Edward O'Grady
2005 Carrigeen Victor 7 Robbie Power Jessica Harrington
2006 The Railway Man 7 Davy Russell Arthur Moore
2007 Mister Top Notch 8 Conor O'Dwyer Davy Fitzgerald
2008 J'y Vole 5 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2009 Cooldine 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2010 Citizen Vic 7 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2011 Bostons Angel 7 Robbie Power Jessica Harrington
2012 Last Instalment 7 Davy Russell Philip Fenton
2013 Boston Bob 8 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2014 Ballycasey 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2015 Apache Stronghold 7 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2016 Outlander 8 Bryan Cooper Willie Mullins
2017 Disko 6 Sean Flanagan Noel Meade
2018 Monalee 7 Noel Fehily Henry De Bromhead
2019 La Bague Au Roi 8 Richard Johnson Warren Greatrex

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Flogas Ireland Announced as Sponsor of the Grade 1 Flogas Novice Chase". leopardstown.com. Retrieved 11 February 2015.