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|
|no race 1991–92|
|1993||Book of Music||5||Declan Murphy||Josh Gifford|
|1994||Billygoat Gruff||5||Warren Marston||David Nicholson|
|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 ||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|
|no race 2008 |
|2009||Tell Massini||5||Paddy Brennan||Tom George|
- pedigreequery.com – Bristol Novices' Hurdle – Cheltenham.
- telegraph.co.uk – "Cheltenham racing abandoned after rain" (2008).