Tied Cottage Chase

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Tied Cottage Chase
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The Tied Cottage Chase was a Grade 2 National Hunt steeplechase that takes place in Ireland. It was run at Punchestown Racecourse in late January or early February each year, over a distance of 2 miles with 11 fences. The race was named after Tied Cottage, a National Hunt horse who won the event in 1980. The race was founded in 1999 and was recently sponsored by Boylesports.

In horse racing in the United Kingdom, France and Ireland, National Hunt racing requires horses to jump fences and ditches. National Hunt racing in the UK is informally known as "jumps" and is divided into two major distinct branches: hurdles and steeplechases. Alongside these there are "bumpers", which are National Hunt flat races. In a hurdles race, the horses jump over obstacles called hurdles; in a steeplechase the horses jump over a variety of obstacles that can include plain fences, water jump or an open ditch. In the UK the biggest National Hunt events of the year are generally considered to be the Grand National at Aintree and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Steeplechase (horse racing) distance horse race in which competitors are required to jump diverse fence and ditch obstacles

A steeplechase is a distance horse race in which competitors are required to jump diverse fence and ditch obstacles. Steeplechasing is primarily conducted in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Canada, United States, Australia and France. The name is derived from early races in which orientation of the course was by reference to a church steeple, jumping fences and ditches and generally traversing the many intervening obstacles in the countryside.

Ireland Island in north-west Europe, 20th largest in world, politically divided into the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (a part of the UK)

Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.

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The race was last run in February 2017, as it was replaced by the Dublin Chase at the new Leopardstown Dublin Festival in 2018. [1]

The Dublin 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, and during its running there are eleven fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place each year in early February. The race was first run as a Grade 2 race in 2018 as part of a new Dublin Racing Festival and was upgraded to Grade 1 status from the 2019 running.

Records

Most successful horse (2 wins):

Leading jockey (4 wins):

Barry Geraghty Irish jockey

Barry Geraghty is an Irish jockey. He was the leading rider at the Cheltenham Festival and 2011 Grand National Meeting.

Ruby Walsh Irish jockey

Rupert "Ruby" Walsh is an Irish jockey. He is the second child, and eldest son, of former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh and his wife Helen.

Leading trainer (4 wins):

William Peter Mullins is an Irish racehorse trainer and former jockey from Goresbridge, County Kilkenny, but is based at Closutton, Muine Bheag, County Carlow, Ireland.

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
1999 Cockney Lad Paul Carberry Noel Meade
2000 Fadoudal du Cochet Conor O'Dwyer Arthur Moore
no race 2001–02
2003 Moscow Flyer 9 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2004 Native Scout Barry Geraghty Donal Hassett
2005 Moscow Flyer 11 Barry Geraghty Jessica Harrington
2006 Central House Roger Loughran Dessie Hughes
2007 Nickname Ruby Walsh Martin Brassil
2008 Don't Be Bitin Paul Carberry Eoin Griffin
2009 Mansony Davy Russell Arthur Moore
2010 Big Zeb Barry Geraghty Colm Murphy
2011 Golden Silver Paul Townend Willie Mullins
2012 Sizing Europe 10 Andrew Lynch Henry de Bromhead
2013 Sizing Europe 11 Andrew Lynch Henry de Bromhead
2014 Arvika Ligeonniere 9 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2015 Hidden Cyclone 10 Andrew McNamara John Joseph Hanlon
2016 Felix Yonger 10 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins
2017 Douvan 7 Ruby Walsh Willie Mullins

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References

  1. "HRI announce new February Leopardstown festival". Horse Racing Ireland. 2017-06-15. Retrieved 3 March 2018.

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