Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase
The Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase is a Grade 3 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Wetherby over a distance of about 3 miles and 1 furlong (5,029 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 on Boxing Day.
The event is named in honour of Rowland Meyrick, who was appointed Clerk of the Course at Wetherby in 1920. At this time Meyrick was also a member of the Wetherby Race Company, an organisation which was formed to purchase the lease of the racecourse. The Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase has held Grade 3 status since 2005.
Winners since 1979
- Weights given in stones and pounds; Amateur jockeys indicated by "Mr".
|1979||Ballet Lord||8||11-10||Colin Hawkins||Neville Crump|
|1980||Sunset Cristo||6||10-11||Chris Grant||Ray Hawkey|
|no race 1981 |
|1982||Richdee||6||10-06||Colin Hawkins||Neville Crump|
|1983||Phil the Fluter||8||10-00||Shaun Keightley||H. Wharton|
|1984||Forgive 'n Forget||7||11-07||Mark Dwyer||Jimmy FitzGerald|
|1985||Fortina's Express||8||11-01||R. Hawkins||Arthur Stephenson|
|1986||The Thinker||8||11-06||Richard Dunwoody||Arthur Stephenson|
|1987||Yahoo||7||10-04||Tom Morgan||John Edwards|
|1988||Whats What||9||10-01||Peter Niven||Brian Bousfield|
|1989||Durham Edition||11||10-06||Alan Merrigan||Arthur Stephenson|
|1990||Bluff Knoll||7||10-00||G. Harker||R. Brewis|
|1991||Stay on Tracks||9||10-00||Chris Grant||Arthur Stephenson|
|no race 1992|
|1993||General Pershing||7||10-13||Neale Doughty||Gordon W. Richards|
|1994||Cogent||10||10-08||Mr Chris Bonner||Jeremy Glover|
|no race 1995–96|
|1997||Strath Royal||11||10-10||Martin Brennan||Owen Brennan|
|1998||Random Harvest||9||09-11||Alan Dempsey||Mary Reveley|
|no race 1999–00|
|2001||Behrajan||6||11-10||Mark Bradburne||Henry Daly|
|no race 2002 |
|2003||Gunner Welburn||11||10-00||Richard McGrath||Andrew Balding|
|2004||Truckers Tavern||9||11-02||Keith Mercer||Ferdy Murphy|
|2005||Therealbandit||8||09-10||Andrew Glassonbury||Martin Pipe|
|2006||Leading Man||6||10-00||Graham Lee||Ferdy Murphy|
|2007||Lothian Falcon||8||10-07||Robert Walford||Peter Maddison|
|2008||Nozic||7||10-08||Harry Skelton||Paul Nicholls|
|no race 2009 |
- pedigreequery.com – Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase – Wetherby.
- greyhoundderby.com – Brief history of Wetherby Racecourse.