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Altcar Novices' Chase

The Altcar Novices' Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five-years-old or above. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of 2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 metres), and during its running there are fourteen fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in January.

Between 2000 and 2005 the race was run over a distance of 2 miles and 6 furlongs, before being switched back to its current distance in 2006.

Recent Winners

  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".





1996 Northern Lad Warren Marston Jenny Pitman
1997 Simply Dashing Richard Dunwoody Mick Easterby
1998 Diwali Dancer Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
1999 Fourth In Line Norman Williamson Venetia Williams
2000 Toto Toscato Richard Johnson Alan King
2001 no race 2001
2002 Ifni Du Luc Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2003 It Takes Time Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2004 Our Armageddon Liam McGrath Ray Guest
2005 Jazz D'Estruval Tony Dobbin Nicky Richards
2006 Don't Be Shy Timmy Murphy Martin Pipe
2007 My Way De Solzen Robert Thornton Alan King
2008 no race 2008
2009 Will Be Done Jason Maguire Donald McCain Jnr


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