Future Champions Novice Hurdle

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Future Champions Novice Hurdle
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The Future Champions Novice Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt race in Ireland. It is run at Leopardstown Racecourse at the end of December during the Christmas Festival, over a distance of 2 miles. The race was originally run over 2 miles and 2 furlongs, before being reduced to its present distance in 1997. It was awarded Grade 1 status in 2008 and is seen as a key race prior to the Cheltenham Festival in March. The race is currently sponsored by the Paddy Power bookmaking company.


Recent Winners[edit]

  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
1996 Istabraq 4 Charlie Swan Aidan O'Brien
1997 His Song 4 Richard Hughes Mouse Morris
1998 Joe Mac 4 Charlie Swan Christy Roche
1999 Youlneverwalkalone 5 Conor O'Dwyer Christy Roche
2000 Ned Kelly 4 Norman Williamson Edward O'Grady
2001 Sacundai 4 Adrian Maguire Edward O'Grady
2002 Solerina 4 Ruby Walsh James Bowe
2003 Mariah Rollins 5 David Casey Pat Fahy
2004 Royal Paradise 4 Conor O'Dwyer Thomas Foley
2005 Mr Nosie 4 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2006 De Valira 4 Andrew Lynch Michael O'Brien
2007 Whatuthink 5 Conor O'Dwyer Oliver McKiernan
2008 Hurricane Fly 4 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2009 Hollo Ladies 4 Davy Condon Noel Meade
2010 First Lieutenant 5 Davy Russell Mouse Morris
2011 Cash And Go 4 Andrew Lynch Edward O'Grady
2012 Jezki 4 Robbie Power Jessica Harrington
2013 The Tullow Tank 5 Danny Mullins Philip Fenton
2014 Sizing John 4 Johnny Burke Henry de Bromhead
2015 Long Dog 5 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2016 Saturnas 5 Paul Townend Willie Mullins

See also[edit]