Haldon Gold Cup

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Haldon Gold Cup Chase
2016
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Sir Valentino Garde La Victoire Dodging Bullets

The Haldon Gold Cup is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Exeter over a distance of about 2 miles and 1½ furlongs (3,520 metres), and during its running there are twelve fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in late October or early November.

The event is named after Haldon, a ridge of high ground in Devon on which Exeter Racecourse is located. The bookmaker William Hill began to sponsor the race in 1996, and at the same time it became a limited handicap. The Tote took over sponsorship of the race in 2010 and the sponsorship passed to Betfred when that company bought the Tote in 2011. The 2012 race was sponsored by Sportingbet.

The 2005 edition was marred by the death of Best Mate, a three-time winner of the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Winners since 1987[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Weight
Jockey
Trainer
1987 Very Promising 9 11–00 Richard Dunwoody David Nicholson
1988 Barnbrook Again 7 11-00 Simon Sherwood David Elsworth
1989 Panto Prince 8 11-00 Brendan Powell Chris Popham
1990 Sabin du Loir 11 11-00 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1991 Sabin du Loir 12 11-06 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1992 Waterloo Boy 9 11-06 Richard Dunwoody David Nicholson
1993 Travado 7 11-00 Jamie Osborne Nicky Henderson
1994 Travado 8 11-06 Jamie Osborne Nicky Henderson
1995 Travado 9 11-06 Jamie Osborne Nicky Henderson
1996 Absalom's Lady 8 10-07 David Bridgwater Gay Kelleway
1997 Viking Flagship 10 11-10 Richard Johnson David Nicholson
1998 Lake Kariba 7 10-06 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
1999 Flagship Uberalles 5 10–13 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
2000 Bellator 7 10-09 Norman Williamson Venetia Williams
2001 Best Mate 6 10–12 Jim Culloty Henrietta Knight
2002 Edredon Bleu 10 11-10 Jim Culloty Henrietta Knight
2003 Edredon Bleu 11 11-10 Jim Culloty Henrietta Knight
2004 Azertyuiop 7 11-10 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2005 Monkerhostin 8 10-05 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2006 Impek 10 11-10 Tony McCoy Henrietta Knight
2007 Pablo du Charmil 6 10–12 Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2008 Ashley Brook 10 10-04 Richard Johnson Kevin Bishop
2009 Planet of Sound 7 10-09 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2010 Tchico Polos 6 10-04 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2011 Medermit 7 11-04 Robert Thornton Alan King
2012 Cue Card 6 11-07 Joe Tizzard Colin Tizzard
2013 Somersby 9 10-07 Dominic Elsworth Mick Channon
2014 God's Own 6 10-07 Paddy Brennan Tom George
2015 Vibrato Valtat 6 11-01 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
2016 Sir Valentino 7 10-08 Adrian Heskin Tom George

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Race Recordings [1]