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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

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

1997 Young Kenny 6 Robbie Supple Peter Beaumont
1998 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
2002 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

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