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Desert Orchid Chase

The Desert Orchid 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 Kempton Park over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and during its running there are twelve fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in late December.

The race was first run on December 27, 2006, and it is named in memory of Desert Orchid, a popular racehorse who died several weeks earlier. Desert Orchid won Kempton's most prestigious event, the King George VI Chase, four times between 1986 and 1990. His ashes were scattered at the racecourse on the day of this race's inaugural running. The event has replaced the Castleford Chase in the National Hunt calendar as a Grade 2 chase over 2 miles.

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

2006 Voy Por Ustedes 5 Robert Thornton Alan King
2007 Voy Por Ustedes 6 Robert Thornton Alan King
2008 Fiepes Shuffle 8 Jamie Moore Christian von der Recke
2009 Petit Robin 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson

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