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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
1992 no race 1992
1993 Hurdy 6 Andrew Thornton Jack Hanson
1994 Seekin Cash 5 Jamie Osborne Charles Egerton
1995 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 [1] 5 Christian Williams Paul Nicholls
2007 Chief Dan George [1] 7 Alan Dempsey James Moffatt
2008 Battlecry 7 David England Nigel Twiston-Davies
2009 Cape Tribulation 5 Phil Kinsella Malcolm Jefferson
2010 no race 2010 [2]

1 The 2006 and 2007 runnings took place at Wetherby.
2 The 2010 edition was abandoned because of frost.


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