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Castleford Chase

The Castleford Chase is a National Hunt handicap chase in the United Kingdom for five-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 2 miles (3,219 metres) at Wetherby Racecourse in December. There are twelve fences to be jumped in the race.

The Castleford Chase's recent history has seen a number of changes in conditions and status. Until 1989 it was run as a limited handicap. In 1990 it was upgraded to a Grade 1 race and run as a conditions chase for the first time. From 1998 it reverted to a limited handicap and was downgraded to Grade 2 status. In 2006 it was replaced as a Grade 2 chase in the calendar by Kempton Park's newly-inaugurated Desert Orchid Chase and became a handicap chase for horses rated between 0 and 145.

Recent Winners

  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".





1994 Viking Flagship Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1995-96 no race 1995-96
1997 Viking Flagship Richard Johnson David Nicholson
1998 Cumbrian Challenge Richard McGrath Tim Easterby
1999 Nordance Prince Tony Dobbin Venetia Williams
2000 Function Dream Anthony Ross Mary Reveley
2001 Turgeonev Tony Dobbin Tim Easterby
2002 Geos John Kavanagh Nicky Henderson
2003 Kadarann Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
2004 no race 2004
2005 Mister McGoldrick Dominic Elsworth Sue Smith
2006 Calatagan Tom Dreaper Malcolm Jefferson
2007 Calatagan Tom Dreaper Malcolm Jefferson
2008 Santa's Son Peter Buchanan Howard Johnson

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