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Rising Stars Novices' Chase

The Rising Stars Novices' Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Wincanton over a distance of about 2 miles and 5 furlongs (4,225 metres), and during its running there are seventeen fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in early November.

The event was formerly held at Chepstow, where it was contested over 2 miles and 3½ furlongs. For a period it was scheduled to be run in February, and it was switched to November in 1994. The race was transferred to Wincanton and extended to its present length in 2004.

Winners since 1990






1990 Wingspan 6 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1991 no race 1991
1992 Run for Free 8 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1993 Milford Quay 10 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1994 Sweet Duke 7 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1995 Hill of Tullow 6 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1996 See More Business 6 Tony McCoy Paul Nicholls
1997 Northern Starlight 6 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
1998 Irbee 6 Joe Tizzard Paul Nicholls
1999 Lady Cricket 5 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2000 Bindaree 6 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2001 Gola Cher 7 Robert Thornton Alan King
2002 One Knight 6 Paul Flynn Philip Hobbs
2003 Brother Joe 9 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2004 Comply or Die 5 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
2005 Celtic Son 6 Timmy Murphy Martin Pipe
2006 Turko 4 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2007 Ornais 5 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2008 Breedsbreeze 6 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2009 Red Admiral 7 Jason Maguire Charlie Mann


See also


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