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Becher Chase

The Becher Chase is a Listed National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 3 miles and 2 furlongs (5,230 metres), and during its running there are twenty-one fences to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in November.

It is run over the same fences as Aintree's most famous race, the Grand National, and it serves as an early-season trial for that event. One of the obstacles jumped is Becher's Brook, which is named in memory of Martin Becher (1799–1864). The Becher Chase was established in 1992, when a new race meeting was introduced at Aintree. For the twenty years prior to this, the Grand National meeting had been the venue's only horse racing fixture of the year.


  • Weights given in stones and pounds.







1992 Kildimo 12 10-03 Lorcan Wyer Sue Smith
1993 Indian Tonic 7 10-06 Chris Maude Nigel Twiston-Davies
1994 Into the Red 10 10-04 Richard Guest John White
1995 Young Hustler 8 12-00 Chris Maude Nigel Twiston-Davies
1996 Into the Red 12 10-00 Tony Dobbin Mary Reveley
1997 Samlee 8 10-00 Rodney Farrant Philip Hobbs
1998 Earth Summit 10 12-00 Tom Jenks Nigel Twiston-Davies
1999 Feels Like Gold 11 10-00 Tony Dobbin Nicky Richards
2000 Young Kenny 9 12-00 Russ Garritty Peter Beaumont
2001 Amberleigh House 9 10-09 Warren Marston Ginger McCain
2002 Ardent Scout 10 09-11 Dominic Elsworth Sue Smith
2003 Clan Royal 8 10-12 Liam Cooper Jonjo O'Neill
2004 Silver Birch 7 10-01 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2005 Garvivonnian 10 10-04 Garrett Cotter Ned Mitchell
2006 Eurotrek 10 11-07 Liam Heard Paul Nicholls
2007 Mr Pointment 8 11-05 Sam Thomas Paul Nicholls
2008 Black Apalachi 9 10-05 Denis O'Regan Dessie Hughes
2009 Vic Venturi 9 11-12 Paddy Flood Dessie Hughes


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