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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
2004 no race 2004–05
2006 Senorita Rumbalita [1] 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

1 The 2006 running took place at Sandown Park as Kempton was closed for redevelopment.


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