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Barry & Sandra Kelly Memorial Novice Hurdle

The Barry & Sandra Kelly Memorial Novice Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt race in Ireland. It is run in around the middle of December at Navan racecourse in Ireland, over a distance of 2 miles and 4 furlongs. The race was first run in 1999 over a distance of 2 miles, before increasing to today's distance in 2000. It was originally run as a Grade 3 race, before being given Grade 1 status in 2004. The race is usually contested by some of the season's top novice hurdlers, who usually go on to contest top races at both the Cheltenham Festival and the Punchestown Festival later in the season.


  • Most successful trainer - Noel Meade (2000, 2006) 2 wins


  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".





1999 Aldino Charlie Swan Ronald O'Leary
2000 Harbour Pilot Barry Geraghty Noel Meade
2001 Over The Bar Charlie Swan Edward O'Grady
2002 Solerina Paul Carberry James Bowe
2003 Newmill Barry Geraghty Thomas O'Leary
2004 Petertheknot Conor O'Dwyer Patrick Sinnott
2005 Travino John Cullen Margaret Mullins
2006 Aran Concerto Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2007 Trafford Lad Tom Doyle Dusty Sheehy
2008 Mikael D'Haguenet Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2009 Shinrock Paddy Alain Cawley Paul Nolan

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