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November Handicap

Handicap race
November Handicap
Location Doncaster Racecourse
Doncaster, England
Inaugurated 1876
Race type Flat / Thoroughbred
Sponsor Totesport
Website Doncaster
Race information
Distance 1m 4f (2,414 metres)
Track Turf, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old and up
Weight Handicap
Purse £95,000 (2009)
1st: £59,195

The November Handicap is a flat horse race in Great Britain which is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. It is run at Doncaster over a distance of 1 mile and 4 furlongs (2,414 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in early November.

The event is a handicap, and it was established in 1876. It was originally held at Manchester, where it was called the Manchester November Handicap. It was initially contested over 1 mile and 6 furlongs, and it was cut to its present length in 1903.

The race began a short spell at Pontefract in 1942, and it returned to Manchester in 1946. The latter venue closed in 1963, and the event was transferred to Doncaster the following year. At its new home it was initially called the Manchester Handicap. For a period it took place in October on the same day as the Observer Gold Cup. It was rescheduled for November in 1976, and since then it has been known by its present title.

The November Handicap is now run on the last day of the British turf flat racing season. It has been sponsored by Totesport (formerly the Tote) since 1994.

Contents

Records

Most successful horse:

  • no horse has won this race more than once

Leading jockey (3 wins):

  • Billy Nevett – Newton Ford (1936), Beinn Dearg (1940), Good Taste (1951)
  • Joe MercerPaul Jones (1958), Misty Light (1971), Bold Rex (1985)
  • Willie CarsonKing Top (1972), Azzaam (1990), Hieroglyphic (1991)

Leading trainer (5 wins):

  • Sam Hall – Coltbridge (1950), Good Taste (1951), Torch Singer (1953), Tearaway (1955), Dalnamein (1960)

Winners since 1980

  • Weights given in stones and pounds.

Year

Winner

Age

Weight

Jockey

Trainer

SP

Time
1980 Path of Peace 4 8-05 Jimmy Bleasdale Chris Thornton 014.0014/1
1981 Lafontaine 4 8-07 George Duffield Clive Brittain 016.0016/1

1982

Double Shuffle (DH) 3 9-00 George Duffield Gavin Pritchard-Gordon 012.0012/1

1982

Turkoman (DH) 3 8-07 Denis McKay Duncan Sasse 020.0020/1
1983 Asir 3 8-07 Greville Starkey Guy Harwood 010.0010/1
1984 Abu Kadra 3 8-12 Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute 025.0025/1
1985 Bold Rex 3 8-07 Joe Mercer John Dunlop 020.0020/1
1986 Beijing 3 8-04 Richard Quinn Paul Cole 016.0016/1 2:38.48
1987 Swingit Gunner 6 8-11 Mark Birch Colin Tinkler 009.009/1 2:40.50
1988 Young Benz 4 8-04 Mark Birch Peter Easterby 012.0012/1 2:35.30
1989 Firelight Fiesta [1] 4 9-08 Bruce Raymond Ben Hanbury 004.509/2 F 2:37.50
1990 Azzaam 3 9-08 Willie Carson John Dunlop 007.007/1 2:38.07
1991 Hieroglyphic 3 8-13 Willie Carson John Gosden 002.7511/4 F 2:37.76
1992 Turgenev 3 9-00 Darryll Holland John Gosden 010.0010/1 2:35.99
1993 Quick Ransom 5 8-10 Jason Weaver Mark Johnston 006.006/1 F 2:34.53
1994 Saxon Maid 3 8-09 Jason Weaver Luca Cumani 016.0016/1 2:43.82
1995 Snow Princess 3 8-02 Richard Hills Lord Huntingdon 005.005/1 F 2:31.90
1996 Clifton Fox 4 8-10 Nigel Day Jeremy Glover 009.009/1 2:40.19
1997 Sabadilla 3 7-08 Royston Ffrench John Gosden 010.0010/1 2:41.68
1998 Yavana's Pace 6 9-10 Darryll Holland Mark Johnston 008.008/1 2:36.73
1999 Flossy 3 7-07 Tony Beech Chris Thornton 005.005/1 2:44.65
2000 Batswing 5 8-08 Robert Winston Brian Ellison 014.0014/1 2:44.24
2001 Royal Cavalier 4 7-10 Paul Quinn Reg Hollinshead 050.0050/1 2:41.26
2002 Red Wine 3 8-01 Martin Dwyer Jamie Osborne 016.0016/1 2:46.59
2003 Turbo 4 9-02 Tony Clark Toby Balding 025.0025/1 2:35.72
2004 Carte Diamond 3 9-06 Kieren Fallon Brian Ellison 012.0012/1 2:43.16
2005 Come On Jonny 3 8-00 Nelson de Souza Ralph Beckett 014.0014/1 2:43.65
2006 Group Captain [2] 4 9-05 Richard Hughes Roger Charlton 010.0010/1 2:29.16
2007 Malt or Mash 3 8-10 Ryan Moore Richard Hannon 005.005/1 2:29.23
2008 Tropical Strait 5 8-13 Martin Dwyer David Arbuthnot 020.0020/1 2:42.19
2009 Charm School 4 8-12 Jimmy Fortune John Gosden 008.5017/2 2:35.96

1 The 1989 running took place at Thirsk.
2 The 2006 edition was run at Windsor over 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 135 yards.

Earlier winners

  • 1876 - Polonaise
  • 1877 - Hopbloom
  • 1878 - Belphoebe
  • 1879 - Mars
  • 1880 - Madame du Barry
  • 1881 - Gladstone
  • 1882 - Boswell
  • 1883 - Corrie Roy
  • 1884 - Keir
  • 1885 - Raffaello
  • 1886 - Stourhead
  • 1887 - Carlton
  • 1888 - Claymore
  • 1889 - Fallow Chat
  • 1890 - Parlington
  • 1891 - Lily of Lumley
  • 1892 - Paddy
  • 1893 - Golden Drop
  • 1894 - Ravensbury
  • 1895 - Ivor
  • 1896 - Telescope
  • 1897 - Asterie
  • 1898 - Chaleureux
  • 1899 - Proclamation
  • 1900 - Lexicon
  • 1901 - Carabine
  • 1902 - St Maclou
  • 1903 - Switch Cap
  • 1904 - no race
  • 1905 - Ferment
  • 1906 - Spate
  • 1907 - Baltinglass
  • 1908 - Old China
  • 1909 - Admiral Togo III
  • 1910 - The Valet
  • 1911 - Ultimus
  • 1912 - Wagstaff
  • 1913 - Dalmatian
  • 1914 - Wardha
  • 1915–16 - no race
  • 1917 - Planet
  • 1918 - no race
  • 1919 - King John
  • 1920 - Pomme de Terre
  • 1921 - Blue Dun
  • 1922 - Torelore
  • 1923 - no race
  • 1924 - Cloudbank
  • 1925–26 - no race
  • 1927 - Old Orkney
  • 1928 - Saracen
  • 1929 - Promptitude
  • 1930 - Glorious Devon
  • 1931 - North Drift
  • 1932 - Hypostyle
  • 1933 - Jean's Dream
  • 1934 - Pip Emma
  • 1935 - Free Fare
  • 1936 - Newton Ford
  • 1937 - Solitaire
  • 1938 - Pappageno II
  • 1939 - Tutor
  • 1940 - Beinn Dearg
  • 1941 - Crown Colony
  • 1942 - Golden Boy
  • 1943 - Mad Carew
  • 1944 - Kerry Piper
  • 1945 - Oatflake
  • 1946 - Las Vegas
  • 1947 - Regret
  • 1948 - Sports Master
  • 1949 - Fidonia
  • 1950 - Coltbridge
  • 1951 - Good Taste
  • 1952 - Summer Rain
  • 1953 - Torch Singer
  • 1954 - no race
  • 1955 - Tearaway
  • 1956 - Trentham Boy
  • 1957 - Chief Barker
  • 1958 - Paul Jones
  • 1959 - Operatic Society
  • 1960 - Dalnamein
  • 1961 - Henry's Choice
  • 1962 - Damredub
  • 1963 - Best Song
  • 1964 - Osier
  • 1965 - Concealdem
  • 1966 - Polish Warrior
  • 1967 - Bugle Boy
  • 1968 - Zardia
  • 1969 - Tintagel II
  • 1970 - Saraceno
  • 1971 - Misty Light
  • 1972 - King Top
  • 1973 - Only for Jo
  • 1974 - Gritti Palace
  • 1975 - Mr Bigmore
  • 1976 - Gale Bridge
  • 1977 - Sailcloth
  • 1978 - Eastern Spring
  • 1979 - Morse Code


References


  • The Breedon Book of Horse Racing Records. Breedon Books. 1993. p. 221. ISBN 1-873626-15-0. 

See also

  • Recurring events established in 1876 – this race is included under its original title, Manchester November Handicap.



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