Jump to: navigation, search

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
1994 no race 1994
1995 Morceli 7 Neale Doughty Howard Johnson
1996 Avro Anson 8 Peter Niven Maurice Camacho
1997 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
2003 no race 2003–04 [1] [2]
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

1 The race was abandoned twice in 2003 – firstly at Newcastle (waterlogging), and then at Haydock Park (frost).
2 The 2004 running at Newcastle was cancelled because of frost.


  • bbc.co.ukHaydock racing abandoned (January 4, 2003).

See also


Premier Equine Classifieds


Subscribe to our newsletter and keep abreast of the latest news, articles and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Did You Know?

Modern horse breeds developed in response to a need for "form to function", the necessity to develop certain physical characteristics in order to perform a certain type of work... More...

The Gypsy Cob was originally bred to be a wagon horse and pulled wagons or caravans known as Vardos; a type of covered wagon that people lived in... More...

Archaeological evidence indicates that the Arabian horse bloodline dates back 4,500 years. Throughout history, Arabian horses spread around the world by both war and trade.... More...

That the term "Sporthorse" is a term used to describe a type of horse rather than any particular breed... More...