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Aon Chase

The Aon Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Newbury over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are eighteen fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in February.

The event is named after its sponsors Aon Group Ltd, and it was first run in 2000. It was promoted to Listed status in 2002, and to Grade 2 level in 2003. The planned running in 2009 was abandoned at Newbury because of snow, and so the race was switched to an alternative venue, Kempton Park. The rearranged event was titled the Levy Board Chase.

The race serves as one of the principal trials for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. Two horses have won both events in the same year – Kauto Star (2007) and Denman (2008).







2000 See More Business 10 Mick Fitzgerald Paul Nicholls
2001 Shotgun Willy 7 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
2002 Bacchanal 8 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2003 Valley Henry 8 Barry Geraghty Paul Nicholls
2004 Shooting Light 11 Richard Johnson Martin Pipe
2005 Farmer Jack 9 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2006 no race 2006 [1]
2007 Kauto Star 7 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2008 Denman 8 Sam Thomas Paul Nicholls
2009 Madison du Berlais [2] 8 Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2010 Tricky Trickster 7 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls

1 The race was abandoned in 2006 because of frost.
2 The 2009 running took place at Kempton Park.


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