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.
|1996||Mr Mulligan||8||Richard Johnson||Noel Chance|
|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|
|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|
|no race 2008|
|2009||Kornati Kid||7||Tom O'Brien||Philip Hobbs|
|2010||Weird Al||7||Paddy Brennan||Ian Williams|
- aberford.net – "Declared Runners" (2006).
- pedigreequery.com – Towton Novices' Chase – Wetherby.