Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle

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Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle
Grade 1 race
Location Cheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham, England
Inaugurated1971
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor Ballymore Group
Website Cheltenham
Race information
Distance2m 5f (4,225 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight10 st 13 lb (4yo);
11 st 7 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
7 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £93,750 (2021)
1st: £52,753
Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle
2020
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2011
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The Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle (known as the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle for sponsorship reasons) is a Grade 1 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 5 furlongs (4,225 metres), and during its running there are ten hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.

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History

The event was established in 1971, and it was initially called the Aldsworth Hurdle. The insurance company Sun Alliance (later Royal & SunAlliance) began sponsoring the race in 1974, and it became known as the Sun Alliance Novices' Hurdle. This association continued until 2006, and for the following three years the event was backed by Ballymore Properties.

There were high winds on the day of the planned running in 2008, so the Ballymore Properties Novices' Hurdle was rescheduled and run on Cheltenham's New Course. A new sponsor, Neptune Investment Management, began supporting the race in 2010. [1] Ballymore resumed sponsorship from the 2018 running.

The registered (non-sponsored) title of the race is now the Baring Bingham Novices' Hurdle. This is in honour of Baring Bingham, a developer who purchased Prestbury Park in 1898, and organised the first Cheltenham Festival in 1902.

Records

Leading jockey (4 wins):

Leading trainer (4 wins):

Winners

YearWinnerAgeJockeyTrainer
1971Midsprite5 Macer Gifford Harry Thomson Jones
1972 Even Dawn 5 Ron Hyett Katie Gaze
1973 Willie Wumpkins 5 Pat Colville Adrian Maxwell
1974 Brown Lad 8 Ron Barry Paddy Osborne
1975 Davy Lad 5 Dessie Hughes Mick O'Toole
1976Parkhill5 Dessie Hughes Mick O'Toole
1977Counsel Cottage6 Sean Treacy Paddy Mullins
1978Mr Kildare5 Tommy Carmody Liam Browne
1979 Venture to Cognac 6 Oliver Sherwood [lower-alpha 1] Fred Winter
1980 Drumlargan 6 Tommy Ryan Edward O'Grady
1981 Gaye Chance 6 Sam Morshead Fred Rimell
1982Mister Donovan6 Tommy Ryan Edward O'Grady
1983 Sabin du Loir 4 Graham Bradley Michael Dickinson
1984Fealty4 Seamus O'Neill Peter Brookshaw
1985Asir5 Ronnie Beggan [lower-alpha 1] Paul Kelleway
1986 Ten Plus 6 Kevin Mooney Fulke Walwyn
1987 The West Awake 6 Simon Sherwood Oliver Sherwood
1988 Rebel Song 6 Simon Sherwood Oliver Sherwood
1989Sayfar's Lad5 Mark Perrett Martin Pipe
1990Regal Ambition6 Peter Scudamore Martin Pipe
1991 Crystal Spirit 4 Jimmy Frost Ian Balding
1992 Thetford Forest 5 Richard Dunwoody David Nicholson
1993 Gaelstrom 6 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
1994 Danoli 6 Charlie Swan Tom Foley
1995Putty Road5 Norman Williamson David Nicholson
1996 Urubande 6 Charlie Swan Aidan O'Brien
1997 Istabraq 5 Charlie Swan Aidan O'Brien
1998 French Holly 7 Andrew Thornton Ferdy Murphy
1999 Barton 6 Lorcan Wyer Tim Easterby
2000 Monsignor 6 Norman Williamson Mark Pitman
no race 2001 [lower-alpha 2]
2002Galileo6 Jason Maguire Tom George
2003 Hardy Eustace 6 Kieran Kelly Dessie Hughes
2004 Fundamentalist 6 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2005No Refuge5 Graham Lee Howard Johnson
2006 Nicanor 5 Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2007 Massini's Maguire 6 Richard Johnson Philip Hobbs
2008 Fiveforthree 6 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2009 Mikael d'Haguenet 5 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2010 Peddlers Cross 5 Jason Maguire Donald McCain, Jr.
2011 First Lieutenant 6 Davy Russell Mouse Morris
2012 Simonsig 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2013 The New One 5 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
2014 Faugheen 6 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2015 Windsor Park 6 Davy Russell Dermot Weld
2016Yorkhill6 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2017Willoughby Court6 David Bass Ben Pauling
2018Samcro6 Jack Kennedy Gordon Elliott
2019City Island6 Mark Walsh Martin Brassil
2020Envoi Allen6 Davy Russell Gordon Elliott
2021Bob Olinger6 Rachael Blackmore Henry de Bromhead
  1. 1 2 amateur jockey
  2. The 2001 running was cancelled because of a foot-and-mouth crisis

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References

  1. Wood, Greg (12 December 2009). "Neptune signs up to back Cheltenham Festival race". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 12 February 2010.