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Charlie Hall Chase

Grade 2 race
Charlie Hall Chase
Location Wetherby Racecourse
Wetherby, England
Inaugurated 1969
Race type Chase
Sponsor Bet365
Website Wetherby
Race information
Distance 3m 1f (5,029 metres)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Five-years-old and up
Weight 11 st 0 lb
Allowances
7 lb for mares
Penalties for wins
10 lb for Class 1 wfa chase *
6 lb for Class 1 h'cap chase *
6 lb for Class 2 wfa chase *
4 lb for Class 2 h'cap chase *
4 lb for Class 3 wfa chase *
* since Sept. 30 last year
(halved for novice chases)
Purse £100,000 (2009)
1st: £57,010

The Charlie Hall Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Wetherby over a distance of about 3 miles and 1 furlong (5,029 metres), and during its running there are eighteen fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in late October or early November.

The event was established in 1969, and it was originally called the Wetherby Pattern Chase. It replaced the Emblem Handicap Chase, a handicap named after Emblem, the winner of the Grand National in 1863.

The race became known as the Charlie Hall Memorial Wetherby Pattern Chase in 1978, in memory of the trainer Charlie Hall. This was shortened to the present title in 1990.

The Charlie Hall Chase has been sponsored by Bet365 since 2003.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

  • Celtic Shot – 1990, 1991
  • One Man – 1996, 1997
  • Ollie Magern – 2005, 2007

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Graham Bradley – Righthand Man (1982), Wayward Lad (1985), Celtic Shot (1991)
  • Carl Llewellyn – Tipping Tim (1992), Young Hustler (1994), Ollie Magern (2005)

Leading trainer (4 wins):

Winners since 1981

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

1981 Gay Return 6 Tommy Ryan Edward O'Grady
1982 Righthand Man 5 Graham Bradley Michael Dickinson
1983 Wayward Lad 8 Robert Earnshaw Michael Dickinson
1984 Burrough Hill Lad 8 Phil Tuck Jenny Pitman
1985 Wayward Lad 10 Graham Bradley Monica Dickinson
1986 Forgive 'n Forget 9 Mark Dwyer Jimmy FitzGerald
1987 Cybrandian 9 Chris Grant Peter Easterby
1988 High Edge Grey 7 Tim Reed Ken Oliver
1989 Durham Edition 11 Alan Merrigan Arthur Stephenson
1990 Celtic Shot 8 Peter Scudamore Charlie Brooks
1991 Celtic Shot 9 Graham Bradley Charlie Brooks
1992 Tipping Tim 7 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1993 Barton Bank 7 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1994 Young Hustler 7 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1995 Barton Bank 9 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1996 One Man 8 Richard Dunwoody Gordon W. Richards
1997 One Man 9 Richard Dunwoody Gordon W. Richards
1998 Strath Royal 12 Martin Brennan Owen Brennan
1999 See More Business 9 Mick Fitzgerald Paul Nicholls
2000 See More Business 10 Mick Fitzgerald Paul Nicholls
2001 Sackville 9 David Casey Frances Crowley
2002 Marlborough 10 Mick Fitzgerald Nicky Henderson
2003 Ballybough Rasher 8 Graham Lee Howard Johnson
2004 Grey Abbey 10 Graham Lee Howard Johnson
2005 Ollie Magern 7 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2006 Our Vic 8 Timmy Murphy David Pipe
2007 Ollie Magern 9 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies
2008 State of Play 8 Paul Moloney Evan Williams
2009 Deep Purple 8 Paul Moloney Evan Williams

Earlier winners

  • 1969 - Arcturus
  • 1970 - Kildrummy
  • 1971 - no race
  • 1972 - Coxswain
  • 1973 - Dunrobin
  • 1974 - Tamalin
  • 1975 - Davy Lad
  • 1976 - Current Gold / Set Point *
  • 1977 - Goolagong
  • 1978 - Fighting Fit
  • 1979 - Sparkie's Choice
  • 1980 - Manton Castle

* The 1976 race was a dead-heat and has joint winners.

References


  • Ladbrokes Pocket Companion 1990/91. Aesculus Press. 1990. p. 39. ISBN 1-871093-21-X. 

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1969 – this race is included under its original title, Wetherby Pattern Chase.



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