Racing Post Novice Chase

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Racing Post Novice Chase
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The Racing Post Novice Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in Ireland. The race is run at Leopardstown Racecourse in December, over a distance of 2 miles and 1 furlong.

The race is run on 26 December, which is known in Ireland as St Stephen's Day, and is one of the feature races of the course's four-day Christmas Festival.

Prior to 2011 [1] it was titled the Bord Na Mona With Nature Novice Chase. Prior to 2009 it was titled the Durkan New Homes Novice Chase. During the 1990s the race was known as the Dennys Gold Medal Novice Chase.

Recent Winners[edit]

  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
1987 Abbey Glen 5 Frank Berry P Hughes
1988 Deep Idol 8 Niall Madden P D Osborne
1989 Blitzkreig 6 T J Ryan Edward O'Grady
1990 Firions Law 5 C N Bowens Victor Bowens
1991 Valrodian 8 I Lawrence Michael Robinson
1992 Soft Day 7 Tom Taaffe Arthur Moore
1993 Chirkpar 6 Richard Dunwoody Jim Bolger
1994 Klairon Davis 5 F Woods Arthur Moore
1995 Cancelled due to frozen course
1996 Danoli 8 Tommy Treacy Thomas Foley
1997 Dardjini 7 Kieran Gaule Noel Meade
1998 His Song 5 Shay Barry Mouse Morris
1999 Native Upmanship 6 Conor O'Dwyer Arthur Moore
2000 Knife Edge 5 Tom Rudd Michael O'Brien
2001 Moscow Flyer 7 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2002 Le Coudray 8 Barry Geraghty Christy Roche
2003 Central House 6 Paul Carberry Dessie Hughes
2004 Mariah Rollins 6 John Cullen Pat Fahy
2005 Missed That 6 David Casey Willie Mullins
2006 Schindlers Hunt 6 Roger Loughran Dessie Hughes
2007 Sky's The Limit 6 Andrew McNamara Edward O'Grady
2008 Follow The Plan 5 John Cullen Oliver McKiernan
2009 Sizing Europe 7 Andrew Lynch Henry de Bromhead
2010 Realt Dubh 7 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2011 Blackstairmountain 6 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2012 Arvika Ligeonniere 7 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2013 Defy Logic 6 Mark Walsh Paul Nolan
2014 Clarcam 4 Bryan Cooper Gordon Elliott
2015 Douvan 5 Mr Patrick Mullins Willie Mullins
2016 Min 5 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1] Racing Post takes title sponsorship of St Stephen's Day card