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Growise Champion Novice Chase

Grade 1 race
Growise Champion Novice Chase
Location Punchestown
Co. Kildare, Ireland
Race type Chase
Sponsor Growise
Website Punchestown
Race information
Distance 3m 1f (5,029 metres)
Track Turf, right-handed
Qualification Five-years-old and up
Weight 11 st 1 lb (5yo);
11 st 10 lb (6yo+)
5 lb for mares
Purse 80,000 (2010)
1st: €49,600

The Growise Champion Novice Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Punchestown over a distance of about 3 miles and 1 furlong (5,029 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 during the Punchestown Festival in late April or early May.

The present version of the race was introduced in 2007, when it was sponsored by Ellier Developments. There had been two similar events in the preceding years – a Grade 2 race over a shorter distance (also sponsored by Ellier),[1] and a handicap race over the same length.[2] The new version was backed by Boylesports in 2009, and by Growise in 2010.

The Growise Champion Novice Chase is Ireland's equivalent of the RSA Chase at Cheltenham, but no horse has won both races since 2007.



Leading jockey since 2007:

  • no jockey has won this race more than once since 2007

Leading trainer since 2007:

  • no trainer has won this race more than once since 2007

Winners since 2007






2007 Offshore Account 7 Denis O'Regan Charlie Swan
2008 Air Force One 6 Noel Fehily Charlie Mann
2009 Rare Bob 7 Paddy Flood Dessie Hughes
2010 Kempes 7 Tony McCoy Willie Mullins

See also



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