Tingle Creek Chase

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Tingle Creek Chase
Grade 1 race
LocationSandown Park Racecourse
Esher, England
Race typeSteeplechase
WebsiteSandown Park
Race information
Distance1 mile 7 furlongs and 119 yards (3,126 metres)
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight11 st 1 lb (4yo)
11 st 7 lb (5yo+)
7 lb for fillies and mares
Purse£150,000 (2018)
1st: £84,405
Tingle Creek Chase
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Altior Un De Sceaux Saint Calvados

The Tingle Creek Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Sandown Park over a distance of about 2 miles (1 mile 7 furlongs and 119 yards, or 3,126 metres), and during its running there are thirteen fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in early December.

The event was first run in 1979, and it was named in honour of Tingle Creek, a popular National Hunt racehorse in the 1970s. Tingle Creek had a particularly good record in races at Sandown Park. The Tingle Creek Chase has been a Grade I race since 1994. Prior to 1994 it was run as a handicap race.


Most successful horse (3 wins):

Leading jockey (5 wins):

  • Richard DunwoodyLefrak City (1985), Waterloo Boy (1991, 1992), Sound Man (1995, 1996)

Leading trainer (10 wins):

  • Paul NichollsFlagship Uberalles (1999), Cenkos (2002), Kauto Star (2005, 2006), Twist Magic (2007, 2009), Master Minded (2008, 2010), Dodging Bullets (2014), Politologue (2017)


1979 Artifice 8 Richard Hoare John Thorne
1980 Stopped 8 Ben de Haan Fred Winter
1981 News King 7 John Francome Fred Winter
1982 News King 8 John Francome Fred Winter
1983 no race 1983 [a]
1984 Far Bridge 8 Brian Reilly Toby Balding
1985 Lefrak City 8 Richard Dunwoody Tim Forster
1986 Berlin 7 Dermot Browne Nick Gaselee
1987 Long Engagement 6 Brendan Powell David Nicholson
1988 Desert Orchid 9 Simon Sherwood David Elsworth
1989 Long Engagement 8 Brendan Powell David Nicholson
1990 Young Snugfit 6 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood
1991 Waterloo Boy 8 Richard Dunwoody David Nicholson
1992 Waterloo Boy 9 Richard Dunwoody David Nicholson
1993 Sybillin 7 Peter Niven Jimmy FitzGerald
1994 Viking Flagship 7 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1995 Sound Man 7 Richard Dunwoody Edward O'Grady
1996 Sound Man 8 Richard Dunwoody Edward O'Grady
1997 Ask Tom 8 Russ Garritty Tom Tate
1998 Direct Route 7 Norman Williamson Howard Johnson
1999 Flagship Uberalles 5 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
2000 Flagship Uberalles [b] 6 Richard Johnson Noel Chance
2001 Flagship Uberalles 7 Robert Widger[c] Philip Hobbs
2002 Cenkos 8 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2003 Moscow Flyer 9 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2004 Moscow Flyer 10 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2005 Kauto Star 5 Mick Fitzgerald Paul Nicholls
2006 Kauto Star 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2007 Twist Magic 5 Sam Thomas Paul Nicholls
2008 Master Minded 5 Tony McCoy Paul Nicholls
2009 Twist Magic 7 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2010 Master Minded [b] 7 Noel Fehily Paul Nicholls
2011 Sizing Europe 9 Andrew Lynch Henry de Bromhead
2012 Sprinter Sacre 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2013 Sire de Grugy 7 Jamie Moore Gary Moore
2014 Dodging Bullets 6 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
2015 Sire de Grugy 9 Jamie Moore Gary Moore
2016 Un de Sceaux 8 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Politologue 6 Harry Cobden Paul Nicholls
2018 Altior 8 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
  1. ^ The 1983 race was abandoned due to frost
  2. ^ a b The 2000 and 2010 runnings took place at Cheltenham over a distance of 2m 110yd
  3. ^ amateur jockey

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External links[edit]

  • Race Recordings[1]