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Bristol Novices' Hurdle

The Bristol Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are twelve hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in December.

The event was extended from 2 miles and 4½ furlongs to its present distance in 1994, and at the same time it was given Grade 2 status. It has been sponsored by the vegetable growing company Albert Bartlett since 2007.

Winners since 1988






1988 Hawthorn Hill Lad 4 Mark Pitman Jenny Pitman
1989 Remittance Man 5 Richard Dunwoody Nicky Henderson
1990 Bignor Hill 5 Carl Llewellyn Josh Gifford
1991 no race 1991–92
1993 Book of Music 5 Declan Murphy Josh Gifford
1994 Billygoat Gruff 5 Warren Marston David Nicholson
1995 no race 1995
1996 Tarrs Bridge 5 Jamie Magee Charlie Mann
1997 Lord Jim 5 Mick Fitzgerald Jim Old
1998 Bosuns Mate 5 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1999 Bindaree 5 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2000 Garruth 6 Tony Dobbin Tim Easterby
2001 Ballycassidy [1] 6 Robert Thornton Alan King
2002 Iris's Gift 5 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2003 Comply or Die 4 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2004 Brewster 7 David Dennis Ian Williams
2005 Black Jack Ketchum 6 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2006 Flight Leader 6 Joe Tizzard Colin Tizzard
2007 Nenuphar Collonges 6 Robert Thornton Alan King
2008 no race 2008 [2]
2009 Tell Massini 5 Paddy Brennan Tom George

1 The "2001" running took place at Huntingdon in January 2002.
2 The 2008 edition was abandoned because of heavy rain.


See also


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