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Knight Frank Novice Chase

The Knight Frank Novice Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt race in Ireland. It is run over a distance of 3 miles (4,828 metres) at Leopardstown Racecourse, and it takes place annually during the Christmas Festival meeting, usually on December 28.

The race was previously run as a Grade 3 and Grade 2 race, before being awarded Grade 1 status in 2003.

Recent Winners

  • Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".





1996 Dorans Pride Shane Broderick Michael Hourigan
1997 Boss Doyle Tony McCoy Mouse Morris
1998 Nick Dundee Norman Williamson Edward O'Grady
1999 Saxophone Tom Treacy Jim Dreaper
2000 Over The Furze Conor O'Dwyer John Berry
2001 Give Over David Casey Edward Hales
2002 Be My Belle Timmy Murphy Sean Treacy
2003 Pizarro Barry Geraghty Edward O'Grady
2004 Forget The Past Mr D W Cullen Michael O'Brien
2005 Southern Vic Ruby Walsh Ted Walsh
2006 Cailin Alainn Davy Russell Charles Byrnes
2007 Notre Pere Andrew Lynch Jim Dreaper
2008 Casey Jones Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2009 Pandorama Davy Condon Noel Meade

See also


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