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Red Rum Handicap Chase

The Red Rum Handicap Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run on the Mildmay course at Aintree over a distance of about 2 miles (3,219 metres), and during its running there are twelve fences to be jumped. It is a handicap race, and it is scheduled to take place each year in early April.

The event is named in memory of Red Rum, a three-time winner of the Grand National in the 1970s. It was formerly known as the Aintree Chase, and it was retitled the Red Rum Chase in 1997.

The race used to be contested as a limited handicap (a race where a restricted weight range is specified), and it was given Grade 2 status in 1991. It became a standard handicap in 2001, and since then it has been called the Red Rum Handicap Chase. This version was initially classed at Listed level, and it was promoted to Grade 3 status in 2004.

Winners since 1977

  • Weights given in stones and pounds.







1977 Skymas 12 12-00 Mouse Morris Brian Lusk
1978 Even Melody 9 11-06 Colin Hawkins Neville Crump
1979 Funny Baby 8 10-07 Ridley Lamb George Fairbairn
1980 Drumgora 8 10-07 Tommy McGivern Arthur Moore
1981 Western Rose 9 10-07 Sam Morshead Fred Rimell
1982 Little Bay 7 10-07 Jonjo O'Neill Gordon W. Richards
1983 Artifice 12 11-00 Peter Scudamore John Thorne
1984 Little Bay 9 11-07 John Francome Gordon W. Richards
1985 Kathies Lad 8 11-07 Steve Smith Eccles Alan Jarvis
1986 Kathies Lad 9 10-13 Steve Smith Eccles Alan Jarvis
1987 Sea Merchant 10 10-07 Ridley Lamb Arthur Stephenson
1988 Prideaux Boy 10 10-07 Allen Webb Graham Roach
1989 Feroda 8 10-07 Tom Taaffe Arthur Moore
1990 Nohalmdun 9 10-07 Lorcan Wyer Peter Easterby
1991 Blitzkreig 8 10-13 Tommy Carmody Edward O'Grady
1992 Katabatic 9 12-00 Simon McNeill Andrew Turnell
1993 Boutzdaroff 11 10-07 Mark Dwyer Jimmy FitzGerald
1994 Uncle Ernie 9 10-08 Mark Dwyer Jimmy FitzGerald
1995 Coulton 8 11-08 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood
1996 Arctic Kinsman 8 11-00 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1997 Down the Fell 8 10-07 Norman Williamson Howard Johnson
1998 Jeffell 8 12-00 Conor O'Dwyer Arthur Moore
1999 Flying Instructor 9 11-05 Jimmy McCarthy Paul Webber
2000 Jungli 7 10-07 Jimmy McCarthy Paul Webber
2001 Aghawadda Gold 9 11-02 Russ Garritty Tom Tate
2002 Dark'n Sharp 7 10-08 Richard Johnson Richard Phillips
2003 Golden Alpha 9 10-13 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2004 Tidour 8 10-11 Tom Doyle Paul Webber
2005 Fota Island 9 11-10 Tony McCoy Mouse Morris
2006 Jacks Craic 7 10-02 Tony Evans John Spearing
2007 Bambi de l'Orme 8 10-02 Dominic Elsworth Ian Williams
2008 Stan 9 09-09 Aidan Coleman Venetia Williams
2009 Oh Crick 6 11-01 Robert Thornton Alan King
2010 Chaninbar 7 10-08 Sean Quinlan Milton Harris

See also


  • Ladbrokes Pocket Companion 1990/91. Aesculus Press. 1990. p. 68. ISBN 1-871093-21-X. 


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