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Racing Post Chase

The Racing Post Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Kempton Park over a distance of about 3 miles (4,828 metres), and during its running there are eighteen fences to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late February.

The event was established in 1988, and throughout its history it has been sponsored by the Racing Post. The race often serves as a trial for the Grand National, and two horses have won both races in the same year. Both of these horses, Rhyme 'n' Reason (1988) and Rough Quest (1996), also competed in the Cheltenham Gold Cup between their victories.


  • Weights given in stones and pounds.







1988 Rhyme 'n' Reason 9 10-11 Brendan Powell David Elsworth
1989 Bonanza Boy 8 11-01 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1990 Desert Orchid 11 12-03 Richard Dunwoody David Elsworth
1991 Docklands Express 9 10-07 Anthony Tory Kim Bailey
1992 Docklands Express 10 11-10 Anthony Tory Kim Bailey
1993 Zeta's Lad 10 10-10 John White John Upson
1994 Antonin 6 10-04 John Burke Sue Bramall
1995 Val d'Alene 8 11-02 Adam Kondrat François Doumen
1996 Rough Quest 10 10-08 Richard Dunwoody Terry Casey
1997 Mudahim 11 10-02 Rodney Farrant Jenny Pitman
1998 Super Tactics 10 10-10 Andrew Thornton Robert Alner
1999 Dr Leunt 8 11-05 Richard Dunwoody Philip Hobbs
2000 Gloria Victis 6 11-10 Richard Johnson Martin Pipe
2001 Young Spartacus 8 11-03 Richard Johnson Henry Daly
2002 Gunther McBride 7 10-03 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2003 La Landiere 8 11-07 Warren Marston Richard Phillips
2004 Marlborough 12 11-12 Ruby Walsh Nicky Henderson
2005 Farmer Jack 9 11-12 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2006 Innox [1] 10 11-00 Tony McCoy François Doumen
2007 Simon 8 11-05 Andrew Thornton John Spearing
2008 Gungadu 8 11-12 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2009 Nacarat 8 10-13 Tony McCoy Tom George
2010 Razor Royale 8 10-05 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies

1 The 2006 running took place at Sandown Park as Kempton was closed for redevelopment.


  • Ladbrokes Pocket Companion 1990/91. Aesculus Press. 1990. p. 54. ISBN 1-871093-21-X. 

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