European Breeders' Fund Novices' Handicap Hurdle Final

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European Breeders' Fund Novices' Handicap Hurdle Final
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The European Breeders Fund Novices' Handicap Hurdle Final is a Grade 3 National Hunt hurdle race in England which is open to horses aged between four and seven. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of about 2 miles and 4 furlongs (2 miles, 3 furlongs and 173 yards, or 3,980 metres), and during its running there are nine hurdles to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in March. It is currently sponsored by Matchbook. The race was first run in 1998.


  • Weights given in stones and pounds; Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer
1998 Montroe 11-02 D O'Sullivan Richard Rowe
1999 Lordberniebouffant 10-05 Philip Hide Josh Gifford
2000 Errand Boy 10–13 Seamus Durack Sue Smith
2001 Direct Access 6 11-02 Tony Dobbin Len Lungo
2002 Latimer's Place 6 10-03 M Foley Toby Balding
2003 Tana River 7 11–12 Barry Fenton Emma Lavelle
2004 Control Man 6 10–11 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2005 Julius Caesar 5 10–12 Graham Lee Howard Johnson
2006 Killaghy Castle 6 11-07 Leighton Aspell Nick Gifford
2007 Albertas Run 6 10-09 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2008 Beshabar 6 11-03 Daryl Jacob Nick Williams
2009 Big Eared Fran 6 11-06 Andrew McNamara David Pipe
2010 Red Harbour 6 10–11 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2011 Skint 5 10–12 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2012 Ambion Wood 6 11–12 Denis O'Regan Victor Dartnall
2013 Close Touch 5 11-06 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2014 Brave Vic 6 10–12 Joshua Moore Gary Moore
2015 As De Mee 5 11-08 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
2016 Barney Dwan 6 11-06 Paddy Brennan Fergal O'Brien
2017 Minella Awards 6 11-08 Noel Fehily Harry Fry

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