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Adonis Juvenile Novices' Hurdle

The Adonis Juvenile Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years. It is run at Kempton Park over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late February.

The event serves as a principal trial for the Triumph Hurdle in March. Since 1988 there have been five horses to win both races – Mysilv, Katarino, Snow Drop, Penzance and Soldatino. Prior to 1994 the race was known as the Tote Placepot Hurdle.

Winners since 1988





1988 Russian Affair Dale McKeown Reg Akehurst
1989 Royal Derbi Hywel Davies Neville Callaghan
1990 Philosophos Willie McFarland John Baker
1991 Marlingford Derek Morris Joan Jordan
1992 Qualitair Sound John Quinn John Bottomley
1993 Amazon Express Jamie Osborne Reg Akehurst
1994 Mysilv Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1995 Greenback Peter Hobbs Philip Hobbs
1996 Zabadi Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1997 L'Opera Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1998 Fataliste Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
1999 Katarino Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2000 Snow Drop Thierry Doumen François Doumen
2001 Bilboa Thierry Doumen François Doumen
2002 Giocomo Liam Cooper Jonjo O'Neill
2003 Well Chief Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2004 Trouble at Bay Robert Thornton Alan King
2005 Penzance Robert Thornton Alan King
2006 Kasbah Bliss [1] Arnaud Duchêne François Doumen
2007 Punjabi Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2008 Binocular Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2009 Hebridean Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2010 Soldatino Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson

1 The 2006 running took place at Sandown Park as Kempton was closed for redevelopment.


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