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Lexus Chase

The Lexus Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are seventeen fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year during the Christmas Festival meeting in late December.

It was first run over its present distance in 1992, when it became known as the Ericsson Chase. This replaced an earlier event, the Black and White Whisky Champion Chase, which had been run mostly over 2½ miles since 1986. The race's present title, named after its sponsor Lexus, was introduced in 2004.



  • Most successful jockeyPaul Carberry, 3 wins (1998, 2004, 2005)
  • Most successful trainer – Michael Hourigan, 5 wins (1993, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005)







1986 Very Promising 8 Richard Dunwoody David Nicholson
1987 Weather the Storm 7 Tom Taaffe Arthur Moore
1988 Maid of Money 6 Anthony Powell John Fowler
1989 Maid of Money 7 Anthony Powell John Fowler
1990 Cahervillahow 6 Charlie Swan Mouse Morris
1991 Firions Law 6 Mickey Flynn Victor Bowens
1992 General Idea 7 Brendan Sheridan Dermot Weld
1993 Deep Bramble 6 Peter Niven Michael Hourigan
1994 Commercial Artist 8 Graham Bradley Victor Bowens
1995 no race 1995
1996 Johnny Setaside 7 Richard Dunwoody Noel Meade
1997 Imperial Call 8 Conor O'Dwyer Fergie Sutherland
1998 Dorans Pride 9 Paul Carberry Michael Hourigan
1999 Rince Ri 6 Conor O'Dwyer Ted Walsh
2000 Rince Ri 7 Ruby Walsh Ted Walsh
2001 Foxchapel King 8 David Casey Mouse Morris
2002 Beef or Salmon 6 Timmy Murphy Michael Hourigan
2003 Best Mate 8 Jim Culloty Henrietta Knight
2004 Beef or Salmon 8 Paul Carberry Michael Hourigan
2005 Beef or Salmon 9 Paul Carberry Michael Hourigan
2006 The Listener 7 Daryl Jacob Robert Alner
2007 Denman 7 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2008 Exotic Dancer 8 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2009 What a Friend 6 Sam Thomas Paul Nicholls


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