Growise Champion Novice Chase
|Grade 1 race|
|Growise Champion Novice Chase|
Co. Kildare, Ireland
|Distance||3m 1f (5,029 metres)|
|Qualification||Five-years-old and up|
|Weight||11 st 1 lb (5yo);|
11 st 10 lb (6yo+)
5 lb for mares
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), and a handicap race over the same length. The new version was backed by Boylesports in 2009, and by Growise in 2010.
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|
- ↑ "Ellier Developments Novice Chase". racingpost.com. April 25, 2006. http://www.racingpost.com/horses/result_home.sd?race_id=407782&r_date=2006-04-25. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- ↑ "Betfair.com Novice Handicap Chase". racingpost.com. April 28, 2006. http://www.racingpost.com/horses/result_home.sd?race_id=406289&r_date=2006-04-28. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
- pedigreequery.com – Ellier Developments Champion Novice Chase – Punchestown.