Deloitte Novice Hurdle
The Deloitte Novice Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of about 2 miles and 2 furlongs (3,621 metres), and during its running there are nine hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in February.
The race was established in 1987, and during its early years it was sponsored by Paddy Power and Le Coq Hardi. The current sponsor, Deloitte, has supported the event since 1992. The race continued as the Deloitte and Touche Novice Hurdle until 2003, and it has been known by its present title since 2004.
Winners of the Deloitte Novice Hurdle usually go on to compete in either the Supreme Novices' Hurdle or the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle. Those to have also achieved victory in one of those races are Danoli, Istabraq, Like-a-Butterfly and Brave Inca.
- Most successful jockey – Paul Carberry, 6 wins (1996, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009)
- Most successful trainer – Noel Meade, 4 wins (1998, 2006, 2007, 2009)
|1987||Midsummer Gamble||6||Mark Dwyer||Dermot Weld|
|1988||Carvill's Hill||6||Ken Morgan||Jim Dreaper|
|1989||Naevog||6||M. T. Browne||Liam Browne|
|1990||Scally Owen||6||Tony Mullins||Paddy Mullins|
|1991||General Idea||6||Brendan Sheridan||Dermot Weld|
|1992||Flashing Steel||7||Kevin O'Brien||John Mulhern|
|1993||Boro Eight||7||Adrian Maguire||Paddy Mullins|
|1994||Danoli||6||Charlie Swan||Tom Foley|
|1995||Hotel Minella||8||Graham Bradley||Aidan O'Brien|
|1996||Bolino Star||5||Paul Carberry||Sean Treacy|
|1997||Istabraq||5||Charlie Swan||Aidan O'Brien|
|1998||Native Estates||6||Paul Carberry||Noel Meade|
|1999||Alexander Banquet||6||Ruby Walsh||Willie Mullins|
|2000||Youlneverwalkalone||6||Conor O'Dwyer||Christy Roche|
|2001||Colonel Braxton||6||Kieran Kelly||Dessie Hughes|
|2002||Like-a-Butterfly||8||Charlie Swan||Christy Roche|
|2003||Solerina||6||Paul Carberry||James Bowe|
|2004||Brave Inca||6||Barry Cash||Colm Murphy|
|2005||Royal Paradise||5||Mick Fitzgerald||Tom Foley|
|2006||Mr Nosie||5||Paul Carberry||Noel Meade|
|2007||Aran Concerto||6||Paul Carberry||Noel Meade|
|2008||Forpadydeplasterer||6||Davy Russell||Tom Cooper|
|2009||Pandorama||6||Paul Carberry||Noel Meade|
|2010||Dunguib||7||Brian O'Connell||Philip Fenton|
- pedigreequery.com – Deloitte Novice Hurdle – Leopardstown.