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Fortria Chase

The Fortria Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Navan over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in November.

The event is named after Fortria, a successful Irish-trained chaser in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It was formerly a handicap race, and it used to be open to horses aged four or older. It was given Grade 3 status in 1993, and its distance was extended by a furlong in 1996. It returned to its previous length in 2000, and at the same time it became a conditions race for five-year-olds and up. It was promoted to Grade 2 level in 2003.

Winners since 1988

  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

1988 Wolf of Badenoch 7 Tommy Carmody John Mulhern
1989 Have a Barney 8 Tom Taaffe Arthur Moore
1990 Blitzkreig 7 Tommy Carmody Edward O'Grady
1991 El-Sid Senor [1] 8 Liam Cusack Francis Flood
1992 no race 1992
1993 Magic Million 7 Pat McWilliams Mick O'Toole
1994 Annfield Lady 6 Trevor Horgan Willie Mullins
1995 Sound Man 7 Richard Dunwoody Edward O'Grady
1996 Anabatic 8 Tom Rudd Michael O'Brien
1997 Arctic Weather 8 Tom Rudd Michael O'Brien
1998 Delphi Lodge 8 Tommy Treacy Tom Taaffe
1999 Private Peace 9 Barry Geraghty Frances Crowley
2000 Native Upmanship 7 Conor O'Dwyer Arthur Moore
2001 Micko's Dream 9 Paul Carberry Willie Mullins
2002 Alcapone 8 Barry Geraghty Mouse Morris
2003 Moscow Flyer 9 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2004 Moscow Flyer 10 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2005 Central House 8 Mr Roger Loughran Dessie Hughes
2006 Nickname 7 Niall Madden Martin Brassil
2007 French Accordion 7 John Cullen Paul Nolan
2008 Watson Lake 10 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2009 Big Zeb 8 Barry Geraghty Colm Murphy

1 The 1991 running took place at Fairyhouse.

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