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|
|no race 1990 |
|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.
- pedigreequery.com – Sharp Novices' Hurdle – Cheltenham.