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The Tommy Whittle Chase is a National Hunt handicap steeplechase in England which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Haydock Park over a distance of about 2 miles and 7 furlongs (2 miles 6 furlongs and 204 yards, or 4,612 metres) and during its running there are 18 fences to be jumped. It is scheduled to take place each year in December.

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The race was first run in 1982, and is named in honour of the late Tommy Whittle, a director of Haydock Park for 30 years, 13 of which were spent as chairman. [1]

In 2004 the race had Grade 2 status and was considered sufficiently important to be included in the British Horseracing Board's new Order of Merit series. However, the following year it was turned into a handicap, and as a result has since attracted a lower grade of runners.

Winners

YearWinnerAgeWeightJockeyTrainer
1982 Little Owl 811-02Jim Wilson [lower-alpha 1] Peter Easterby
1983Prince Rowan710–12Dermot Browne [lower-alpha 2] Michael Dickinson
1984Gaye Chance910–12 Sam Morshead Mercy Rimell
1985Earls Brig1010–12Phil TuckW Hamilton
1986 Forgive 'n Forget 911-02Mark DwyerJimmy FitzGerald
1987Abandoned because of frost
1988 The Thinker 1011-02Alan MerriganArthur Stephenson
1989Baies710–12 Peter Scudamore Charlie Brooks
1990Celtic Shot811-02Graham McCourt Charlie Brooks
1991Abandoned because of frost
1992Twin Oaks1211-02 Richard Dunwoody Gordon W. Richards
1993Gambling Royal1010–12 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1994Chatam1010-05 Richard Dunwoody Martin Pipe
1995 One Man 710-05 Mark Dwyer Gordon W. Richards
1996Abandoned because of frost
1997The Grey Monk911-02 Peter Niven Gordon W. Richards
1998Suny Bay910–12Graham BradleySimon Sherwood
1999Bobby Grant811-03Robbie Supple Peter Beaumont
2000Bobby Grant911-08Russ Garritty Peter Beaumont
2001Legal Right811-02 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2002Sackville911-08 Timmy Murphy Ms Frances Crowley
2003Keen Leader711-05 Barry Geraghty Jonjo O'Neill
2004Chives911-00Dominic Elsworth Sue Smith
2005Captain Corelli810-02 Tom O'Brien Philip Hobbs
2006Kandjar D'allier811-04 Wayne Hutchinson Alan King
2007Cloudy Lane711-03 Jason Maguire Donald McCain
2008Malko De Beaumont810-02Mark BradburneAlan Brown
2009Abandoned because of frost
2010Abandoned because of snow
2011Cannington Brook710-09 Tom O'Brien Colin Tizzard
2012Cannington Brook811–12 Tom O'Brien Colin Tizzard
2013Night Alliance811-00 Leighton Aspell Dr Richard Newland
2014 Broadway Buffalo 610–11 Conor O'Farrell David Pipe
2015Seventh Sky811–12Gavin SheehanCharlie Mann
2016Yala Enki611-07Charlie Deutsch Venetia Williams
2017Captain Redbeard810-12Sam ColtherdStuart Coltherd
2018Daklondike611-09 Tom Scudamore David Pipe
2019Lord Du Mesnil610-05Paul O'BrienRichard Hobson
2020Sam's Adventure811-04 Brian Hughes Brian Ellison
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References

  1. "History of the Tommy Whittle Chase". RACENEWSonline Archive. 29 November 2004. Retrieved 25 December 2014.