Prestige Novices' Hurdle
The Prestige Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 2 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of about 3 miles and 1 furlong (5,029 metres), and during its running there are twelve hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in February.
The event was transferred to its present venue in 2001, having been held previously at Chepstow. Its distance at Haydock was initially 2 miles and 7½ furlongs. It was extended to 3 miles in 2008, and to its current length in 2009. The race is now sponsored by the vegetable growing company Albert Bartlett.
Winners since 1997
|1997||Young Kenny||6||Robbie Supple||Peter Beaumont|
|no race 1998|
|1999||Kates Charm||6||Andrew Thornton||Robert Alner|
|2000||Shotgun Willy||6||Joe Tizzard||Paul Nicholls|
|2001||Historic||5||Carl Llewellyn||Tom George|
|no race 2002|
|2003||Iris's Gift||6||Barry Geraghty||Jonjo O'Neill|
|2004||Royal Rosa||5||Graham Lee||Howard Johnson|
|2005||Mephisto||6||Timmy Murphy||Howard Johnson|
|2006||Neptune Collonges||5||Christian Williams||Paul Nicholls|
|2007||Chief Dan George||7||Alan Dempsey||James Moffatt|
|2008||Tazbar||6||Phil Kinsella||Keith Reveley|
|2009||Tarablaze||6||Tony McCoy||Philip Hobbs|
|2010||Wymott||6||Jason Maguire||Donald McCain|
- pedigreequery.com – Prestige Novices' Hurdle – Haydock.