Arkle Novice Chase

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2019
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2018
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2017
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The Arkle Novice Chase is a Grade 1 National Hunt steeplechase in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Leopardstown over a distance of about 2 miles and 1 furlong (3,420 metres), and during its running there are eleven fences to be jumped. The race is for novice chasers, and it is scheduled to take place each year in late January.

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The earliest version of the event was established in 1956, and it was originally contested over 2 miles (3,219 metres). Its current title pays tribute to Arkle, a winner of this race in 1963. At the time of Arkle's victory the event was known as the Milltown Novice Chase. The distance was extended by 2 furlongs in 1980, and by another furlong in 1992. It was cut to its present length in 1995.

The race is sometimes referred to as the "Irish Arkle", as there is a different event, similar in both name and format, which takes place in Great Britain in March. Several winners of the Irish version have subsequently achieved victory in its British counterpart, the Arkle Challenge Trophy. The most recent of these is Footpad in 2018.

Records

Leading jockey since 1956 (4 wins):

Leading trainer since 1956 (7 wins):

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
1956 Quita Que 7P. J. Doyle Dan Moore
1957Proud Charger Toss Taaffe Vincent O'Brien
1958Casamba Bobby Beasley Paddy Sleator
1959The Major Bobby Beasley Paddy Sleator
1960 Kilrory F. Prendergast [lower-alpha 1] J. J. Prendergast
1961Gallant GreyE. D. Delany [lower-alpha 1] E. Delany
1962 Limeking 5 Timmy Hyde Danny Morgan
1963 Arkle 6 Pat Taaffe Tom Dreaper
1964 Fort Leney 6 Paddy Woods Tom Dreaper
1965 Flyingbolt 6 Pat Taaffe Tom Dreaper
1966Thorn Gate7 Pat Taaffe Tom Dreaper
1967Stonehaven7 Sean Barker Tom Dreaper
1968 Herring Gull 6 Joe Crowley Paddy Mullins
1969Kings Sprite7P. Black Georgie Wells
no race 1970
1971Dim Wit6 Matt Curran Paddy Mullins
1972 Ormond King Ben Hannon C. J. Powell
1973 Good Review 7 Val O'Brien Jim Dreaper
1974 Ten Up 7 Tommy Carberry Jim Dreaper
1975 Spanish Tan 8 Frank Berry Francis Flood
1976Troubled Times7 Dessie Hughes Peter McCreery
1977 Siberian Sun 6 Frank Berry Francis Flood
1978Kilmakillogue9 Niall Madden [lower-alpha 1] Edward O'Grady
1979 Chinrullah 7 Dessie Hughes Mick O'Toole
1980 Anaglogs Daughter 7 Martin Mulligan Bill Durkan
1981Light the Wad8 Frank Leavy Dessie Hughes
1982Sean Ogue6P. Walsh Michael O'Brien
1983Pearlstone7 Tony Mullins Paddy Mullins
1984 Bobsline 8 Frank Berry Francis Flood
1985 Buck House 7 Tommy Carmody Mouse Morris
1986 Passage Creeper 9 Ken Morgan Jim Dreaper
1987 Barrow Line 10 Frank Berry Pat Hughes
1988 Wolf of Badenoch 7 Tommy Carmody John Mulhern
1989Abbenoir7R. Byrne Francis Flood
1990 On the Other Hand 7 Tommy Carmody John Mulhern
1991 Garamycin 9 Brendan Sheridan Willie Deacon
1992General Idea7 Brendan Sheridan Dermot Weld
1993 Soft Day 8 Tom Taaffe Arthur Moore
1994 Atone 7 Kevin O'Brien Bunny Cox
1995 Klairon Davis [lower-alpha 2] 6 Francis Woods Arthur Moore
1996Manhattan Castle7 Francis Woods Arthur Moore
1997 Mulligan 7 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1998Private Peace8 Charlie Swan Aidan O'Brien
1999 His Song 6 Shay Barry Mouse Morris
2000Frozen Groom5 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2001Well Ridden7 Conor O'Dwyer Arthur Moore
2002Assessed8 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2003Bust Out7 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2004 Kicking King 6 Barry Geraghty Tom Taaffe
2005 Ulaan Baatar 8 Timmy Murphy Jessica Harrington
2006Missed That7 David Casey Willie Mullins
2007Schindlers Hunt7 Roger Loughran Dessie Hughes
2008 Thyne Again 7 Davy Russell Liam Burke
2009 Golden Silver 7 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2010An Cathaoir Mor7David Casey Henry de Bromhead
2011 Realt Dubh 7 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2012 Flemenstar 7 Andrew Lynch Peter Casey
2013Benefficient7 Bryan Cooper Tony Martin
2014Trifolium7 Bryan Cooper Charles Byrnes
2015 Un de Sceaux 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2016 Douvan 6 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Some Plan 9 Davy Russell Henry de Bromhead
2018 Footpad 6 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2019Le Richebourg6 Mark Walsh Joseph O'Brien
2020Notebook7 Rachael Blackmore Henry De Bromhead
2021Energumene7 Paul Townend Willie Mullins
  1. 1 2 3 amateur jockey
  2. The 1995 running took place at Fairyhouse

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