Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle
|Grade 3 race|
|Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle|
|Race type||Hurdle race|
|Distance||2m ½f (3,319 metres)|
The Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle is a Grade 3 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years. It is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 110 yards (3,319 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. It is a handicap race for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.
The event is named in memory of Fred Winter (1926–2004), who was successful as both a jockey and a trainer in National Hunt racing. Winter's record at the Cheltenham Festival included seventeen victories as a jockey, and twenty-eight as a trainer.
The Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle was one of several new races introduced at the Festival when a fourth day was added to the meeting in 2005. It was initially classed at Listed level, and it was promoted to Grade 3 status in 2009.
- no jockey has won this race more than once
- no trainer has won this race more than once
- Weights given in stones and pounds; Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr", "Miss" etc.
|2005||Dabiroun||11-04||Miss Nina Carberry||Paul Nolan|
|2006||Shamayoun||11-03||Paddy Brennan||Charles Egerton|
|2007||Gaspara||10-11||Andrew Glassonbury||David Pipe|
|2008||Crack Away Jack||11-10||Paul Carberry||Emma Lavelle|
|2009||Silk Affair||10-04||Tom O'Brien||Mick Quinlan|
|2010||Sanctuaire||11-02||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
- pedigreequery.com – Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Hurdle – Cheltenham.
- racenewsonline.co.uk – Racenews Archive (February 21, 2008).