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Towton Novices' Chase

The Towton Novices' Chase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five 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. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late January or early February.

The event is named after the village of Towton, which is located several miles to the south of Wetherby. It was first run in 1996, and the inaugural winner, Mr Mulligan, went on to win the following year's Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

1996 Mr Mulligan 8 Richard Johnson Noel Chance
1997 no race 1997
1998 Escartefigue 6 Richard Johnson David Nicholson
1999 Kadou Nonantais 6 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood
2000 Arctic Camper 8 Adrian Maguire Venetia Williams
2001 no race 2001–02
2003 Keen Leader 7 Liam Cooper Jonjo O'Neill
2004 Royal Emperor 8 Dominic Elsworth Sue Smith
2005 Ollie Magern 7 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2006 Halcon Genelardais 6 Wayne Hutchinson Alan King
2007 Heltornic 7 Graham Lee Michael Scudamore
2008 no race 2008
2009 Kornati Kid 7 Tom O'Brien Philip Hobbs
2010 Weird Al 7 Paddy Brennan Ian Williams

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