December Novices' Chase
The December Novices' Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Lingfield Park over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are eighteen fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in December.
It is presently one of two National Hunt events run at Lingfield Park which have graded status. Both of these races, the December Novices' Chase and the Summit Junior Hurdle, are contested on the same day.
Winners since 1988
|1988||Nick the Brief||6||T. Costello||J. Costello|
|no race 1989|
|1990||Sparkling Flame||6||John White||Nicky Henderson|
|1991||River Bounty||5||Robbie Supple||John Upson|
|1992||Midnight Caller||6||Mark Richards||Simon Sherwood|
|1993||Martomick||6||Norman Williamson||Kim Bailey|
|no race 1994–95|
|1996||Foodbroker Star||6||Leighton Aspell||Josh Gifford|
|1997||Fiddling the Facts||6||Norman Williamson||Nicky Henderson|
|1998||Executive King||7||Andrew Thornton||Geoff Hubbard|
|1999||Be My Mot||7||Jamie Goldstein||Gardie Grissell|
|no race 2000–02|
|2003||Lord Sam||7||Andrew Thornton||Victor Dartnall|
|2004||L'Ami||5||Dean Gallagher||François Doumen|
|no race 2005–06  |
|2007||Verasi||6||Jamie Moore||Gary L. Moore|
|no race 2008 |
|2009||Burton Port||5||Tony McCoy||Nicky Henderson|
- pedigreequery.com – December Novices' Chase – Lingfield.
- rte.ie – "Lingfield abandoned due to frost" (2005).
- breakingnews.ie – "Lingfield abandoned" (2006).
- rte.ie – "Cheltenham and Lingfield abandoned" (2008).