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Sharp Novices' Hurdle

The Sharp 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 on the Old Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 110 yards (3,319 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in November.

The event was formerly contested over 2 miles, and it used to be held in December. It was extended by a furlong in 1992, and it was cut to its present length and moved to November in 1994.

Winners since 1987






1987 Butt and Ben 4 R. Chapman Fulke Walwyn
1988 Green Willow 6 Peter Hobbs Josh Gifford
1989 Run for Free 5 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1990 no race 1990 [1]
1991 Thetford Forest 4 Richard Dunwoody David Nicholson
1992 Satin Lover 4 Graham McCourt Nigel Tinkler
1993 Large Action 5 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood
1994 Berude Not To 5 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood
1995 Mandys Mantino 5 Philip Hide Josh Gifford
1996 Kailash 5 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
1997 Circus Star 4 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1998 Hoh Invader 6 Richard Dunwoody Charlie Mann
1999 Silence Reigns 5 Mick Fitzgerald Paul Nicholls
2000 Reiziger 4 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2001 Fireball Macnamara 5 Timmy Murphy Mark Pitman
2002 Mutakarrim 5 Paul Carberry Dermot Weld
2003 Self Defense 6 Barry Keniry Emma Lavelle
2004 Marcel 4 Timmy Murphy Martin Pipe
2005 Boychuk 4 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2006 Moon Over Miami 5 Noel Fehily Charlie Mann
2007 I'msingingtheblues 5 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2008 Golan Way 4 Jamie Goldstein Sheena West
2009 Loosen My Load 5 Andrew Lynch Henry de Bromhead

1 The 1990 running was abandoned because of snow.


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