Dovecote Novices' Hurdle
The Dovecote Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race 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 eight hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late February.
The leading contenders sometimes go on to compete in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle in March. The most recent horse to achieve victory in both events was Flown in 1992.
Winners since 1988
- Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
|1988||Over the Counter||6||Jamie Osborne||Nicky Henderson|
|1989||Decided||6||Simon Sherwood||Oliver Sherwood|
|1990||Stratford Ponds||5||Jamie Osborne||Oliver Sherwood|
|1991||Granville Again||5||Peter Scudamore||Martin Pipe|
|1992||Flown||5||Richard Dunwoody||Nicky Henderson|
|1993||Roll a Dollar||7||Gary L. Moore||David Elsworth|
|1994||Jazilah||6||Graham McCourt||Reg Akehurst|
|1995||Balanak||4||Adrian Maguire||David Gandolfo|
|1996||Kimanicky||6||Mick Fitzgerald||Nicky Henderson|
|1997||Sanmartino||5||Adrian Maguire||David Nicholson|
|1998||Buddy Marvel||4||Richard Dunwoody||Oliver Sherwood|
|1999||Premier Generation||6||Mick Fitzgerald||Nicky Henderson|
|2000||Hariymi||5||Barry Fenton||Richard Rowe|
|2001||St Pirran||6||Joe Tizzard||Paul Nicholls|
|2002||Hitman||7||Barry Fenton||Mark Pitman|
|2003||Puntal||7||Tony McCoy||Martin Pipe|
|no race 2004–05|
|2006||Senorita Rumbalita ||5||Robert Thornton||Alan King|
|2007||Shatabdi||5||Mr Sam Waley-Cohen||Nicky Henderson|
|2008||Pigeon Island||5||Paddy Brennan||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
|2009||Trenchant||4||Robert Thornton||Alan King|
|2010||Escort'men||4||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
- pedigreequery.com – Dovecote Novices' Hurdle – Kempton.