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Kingmaker Novices' Chase

The Kingmaker Novices' Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Warwick over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and during its running there are twelve fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in February.

The event was established in 1991, and it was originally contested in May over a distance of 2 miles and 4½ furlongs (4,124 metres). It was switched to February in 1996, and at the same time its length was cut to 2 miles. This was extended by 110 yards in 2000. The race was abandoned at Warwick in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and it was transferred on each occasion to Wincanton. At this venue it was run over 2 miles, and there were thirteen fences to jump. This distance was kept when it returned to Warwick in 2008.

The title of the race refers to the 16th Earl of Warwick, who was known as the "Kingmaker" during the Wars of the Roses.


  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".






1991 Anti Matter 6 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1992 Milford Quay 9 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1993 Flashthecash 7 Adrian Maguire Toby Balding
1994 Boscean Chieftain 10 Richard Dunwoody Jackie Retter
1995 no race 1995
1996 Arctic Kinsman 8 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1997 Mulligan 7 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1998 Lake Kariba 7 Richard Johnson Paul Nicholls
1999 Flagship Uberalles 5 Robert Thornton Paul Nicholls
2000 Cenkos 6 Jimmy McCarthy Oliver Sherwood
2001 Whitenzo 5 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
2002 Armaturk 5 Timmy Murphy Paul Nicholls
2003 no race 2003–04
2005 Kadount [1] 7 Robert Thornton Alan King
2006 Voy Por Ustedes [1] 5 Robert Thornton Alan King
2007 Ursis [1] 6 Dominic Elsworth Steve Gollings
2008 Kruguyrova 5 Jimmy McCarthy Charles Egerton
2009 Gauvain [2] 7 Noel Fehily Charlie Mann
2010 Long Run 5 Mr Sam Waley-Cohen Nicky Henderson

1 The 2005, 2006 and 2007 runnings took place at Wincanton.
2 The 2009 edition was run at Sandown Park.


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