River Don Novices' Hurdle
The River Don 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 Doncaster Racecourse over a distance of about 3 miles and 110 yards (4,929 metres), and during its running there are eleven hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late January or early February.
The event is named after the River Don which runs through Doncaster. Prior to 2002 the distance of the race was 2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 metres), and there were ten hurdles to jump.
Winners since 1991
|1991||Cab on Target||5||Peter Niven||Mary Reveley|
|no race 1992|
|1993||Hurdy||6||Andrew Thornton||Jack Hanson|
|1994||Seekin Cash||5||Jamie Osborne||Charles Egerton|
|no race 1995–96|
|1997||Inn at the Top||5||Derek Byrne||John Norton|
|1998||Ginger Fox||5||Denis Leahy||Jenny Pitman|
|1999||Barton||6||Lorcan Wyer||Tim Easterby|
|2000||Barney Knows||5||Adrian Maguire||Mark Peill|
|2001||Rum Pointer||5||Russ Garritty||Tim Easterby|
|2002||Too Forward||6||Adrian Maguire||Mark Pitman|
|2003||Tees Components||8||Alan Dempsey||Mary Reveley|
|2004||Diamant Noir||6||Liam Cooper||Jonjo O'Neill|
|2005||Bewleys Berry||7||Warren Marston||Howard Johnson|
|2006||Neptune Collonges ||5||Christian Williams||Paul Nicholls|
|2007||Chief Dan George ||7||Alan Dempsey||James Moffatt|
|2008||Battlecry||7||David England||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
|2009||Cape Tribulation||5||Phil Kinsella||Malcolm Jefferson|
|no race 2010 |
- pedigreequery.com – River Don Novices' Hurdle – Doncaster.