Dipper Novices' Chase
The Dipper Novices' Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 5 furlongs (4,225 metres), and during its running there are seventeen fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year on New Year's Day.
Before 2005 the event was usually run at Newcastle in mid January. Its distance at this venue was 2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 metres), and there were sixteen fences to jump. Prior to the 1990–91 season it took place in November.
Winners since 1988
|1988||Cool Strike||7||Brian Storey||George M. Moore|
|1989||Blazing Walker||5||Chris Grant||Arthur Stephenson|
|1991||Meritmoore||8||Jason Callaghan||George M. Moore|
|1992||Gale Again||5||Chris Grant||Arthur Stephenson|
|1993||Dawson City||6||Lorcan Wyer||Peter Easterby|
|no race 1994|
|1995||Morceli||7||Neale Doughty||Howard Johnson|
|1996||Avro Anson||8||Peter Niven||Maurice Camacho|
|no race 1997|
|1998||Celestial Choir||8||Brian Storey||Les Eyre|
|1999||Bobby Grant||8||Robbie Supple||Chris Grant|
|2000||Donnybrook||7||Brian Harding||Bob Woodhouse|
|2001||Red Striker||7||Richard Guest||Norman Mason|
|2002||Barton||9||Tony Dobbin||Tim Easterby|
|no race 2003–04  |
|2005||My Will||5||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2006||The Listener||7||Andrew Thornton||Robert Alner|
|2007||My Way de Solzen||7||Robert Thornton||Alan King|
|2008||Lead On||7||Richard Johnson||Philip Hobbs|
|2009||Calgary Bay||6||Tony McCoy||Henrietta Knight|
|2010||Seven Is My Number||8||Timmy Murphy||David Pipe|
- pedigreequery.com – Dipper Novices' Chase – Cheltenham.
- bbc.co.uk – Haydock racing abandoned (January 4, 2003).
- telegraph.co.uk – Weather forecast unfavourable (January 2, 2004).