The Classic Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Warwick over a distance of about 3 miles and 5 furlongs (5,834 metres), and during its running there are twenty-two fences to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in January.
The present event was introduced in 2004, although a similar race, the Warwick National Chase, had been previously staged until 2000. As with its predecessor, the Classic Chase is usually contested by several horses which subsequently compete in the Grand National.
- Weights given in stones and pounds.
|2004||Southern Star||9||10-01||Graham Lee||Henrietta Knight|
|2005||Baron Windrush||7||10-03||Carl Llewellyn||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
|2006||Eurotrek||10||10-09||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2007||Ladalko||8||11-01||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2008||D'Argent||11||11-07||Robert Thornton||Alan King|
|no race 2009–10 |
1 The race was abandoned in 2009 because of frost, and in 2010 because of snow.
- pedigreequery.com – Classic Handicap Chase – Warwick.
- racingpost.com – "Warwick National Chase" (2000).
- breakingnews.ie – "Warwick abandoned" (2009).
- bbc.co.uk - "Weather prospects for racing" (2010).