Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup

Date Time Class Distance
Fri 13th March 2020 16:10 Ungraded 3 miles 2.5 furlongs

Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Results

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Trainer Age Wgt
1st It Came To Pass Miss Maxine O'Sullivan E M O'Sullivan
2nd 10 Billaway Mr P W Mullins W P Mullins
3rd 5 Shantou Flyer Mr D Maxwell Mrs Loxton
4th 3.25 Staker Wallace Mr J J Codd E Bolger
5th 7.5 Minella Rocco Mr Derek O'Connor Jonjo O'Neill
6th 1 Marcle Ridge Mr Sam Jukes Sam Jukes
7th 11 Law Of Gold Mr D Peters D J Kemp
8th 0.75 Kalabaloo Miss G Andrews T Ellis
9th 1.25 Alcala Angus Cheleda P F Nicholls
10th nk Dylrow Mr B O'Neill D M Christie
11th 5.5 Don Poli Mr T Durrell N Pearce
12th shd Arctic Skipper Mr J C Barry V l Halley
13th 12 Top Wood Tabitha Worsley Miss K Morgan
14th 18 Duhallow Tornado Mr Thomas M O'Brien O J Pimlott
15th hd Southfield Theatre Miss L Bradstock Mrs Sara V Bradstock
16th 39 Mr Mercurial Mr W B Ramsay W B Ramsay
17th 48 Sausalito Sunrise Mr J Smith-Maxwell Mrs Dunn
- - Chosen Dream Unknown Unknown    
- - Hazel Hill Unknown Unknown    
- - Don Bersy Unknown Unknown    
- - Caid Du Berlais Mr W Biddick Mrs Loxton    
- - Stellar Notion Mr James King P A Kirby    
- - Rewritetherules Mr T Hamilton J J Hanlon    
- - Bishops Road Mr Z Baker T R David    
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About the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup

The Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup is the UK’s Foxhunter Chase championship. The race is ungraded, and features 5-year-old and above racehorses and amateur jockeys. Because the race is run over the same 3 mile 2½ course as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, it is sometimes referred to as the Amateur Gold Cup.

22 fences are jumped during the race. The Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup has a tendency to produce repeat winners, with several horses taking the title twice in a row. One of these, Earthmover, performed the unusual feat of winning back the title after a five year interval.

Betting on the Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup

The combination of amateur riders with horses of modest ability makes for a particularly unpredictable races. The accuracy of the market in picking genuine contenders can vary wildly – favourites do win with reasonable frequency, but so do horses priced over 10/1. Looking at recent winners, decent form is a requirement to take this race.

A win last time out is not essential, but a place is, and the horse should have won within its last three races. Not all contestants will have run over 3 miles previously, but those that have, and did so recently, deserve special attention.

Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup Past Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2019 Hazel Hill 11 Alex Edwards Philip Rowley
2018 Pacha Du Polder 11 Harriet Tucker Paul Nicholls
2017 Pacha Du Polder 10 Bryony Frost Paul Nicholls
2016 On The Fringe 11 Nina Carberry Enda Bolger
2015 On The Fringe 10 Nina Carberry Enda Bolger

More past winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer
2014 Tammys Hill 9 James Smyth Liam Lennon
2013 Salsify 8 Colman Sweeney Roger Sweeney
2012 Salsify 7 Colman Sweeney Roger Sweeney
2011 Zemsky 8 Derek O'Connor Ian Ferguson
2010 Baby Run 10 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies
2009 Cappa Bleu 7 Richard Burton Sheila Crow
2008 Amicelli 9 Oliver Greenall Cherry Coward
2007 Drombeag 9 J. T. McNamara Jonjo O'Neill
2006 Whyso Mayo 9 Damien Murphy Raymond Hurley
2005 Sleeping Night 9 Colman Sweeney Paul Nicholls
2004 Earthmover 13 Rilly Goschen Paul Nicholls
2003 Kingscliff 6 Richard Young Sally Alner
2002 Last Option 10 Fiona Needham Robin Tate
2001 no race   due to foot-and-mouth crisis  
2000 Cavalero 11 Alex Charles-Jones John Manners
1999 Castle Mane 7 Ben Pollock Caroline Bailey
1998 Earthmover 7 Joe Tizzard Richard Barber
1997 Fantus 10 Tim Mitchell Richard Barber
1996 Elegant Lord 8 Enda Bolger Enda Bolger
1995 Fantus 8 Polly Curling Richard Barber
1994 Double Silk 10 Ron Treloggen Reg Wilkins
1993 Double Silk 9 Ron Treloggen Reg Wilkins
1992 Rushing Wild 7 Justin Farthing Richard Barber
1991 Lovely Citizen 8 Willie O'Sullivan Eugene M. O'Sullivan
1990 Call Collect 9 Ray Martin John Parkes
1989 Three Counties 12 Katie Rimell Mercy Rimell
1988 Certain Light 10 Paul Hacking Jean Campbell
1987 Observe 11 Charlie Brooks Fred Winter
1986 Attitude Adjuster 6 Ted Walsh Mouse Morris
1985 Elmboy 7 Alan Hill Norman Mawle
1984 Venture to Cognac 11 Oliver Sherwood Fred Winter
1983 Eliogarty 8 Caroline Beasley Barry Kelly
1982 The Drunken Duck 9 Brod Munro-Wilson Brod Munro-Wilson
1981 Grittar 8 Dick Saunders Frank Gilman
1980 Rolls Rambler 9 Oliver Sherwood Fred Winter
1979 Spartan Missile 7 John Thorne John Thorne
1978 Timmie's Battle 7 Peter Grenall Arthur Stephenson
1977 Long Lane 9 Richard Shepherd Richard Shepherd
1976 False Note 10 Bryan Smart John Horton
1975 Real Rascal 12 George Hyatt Barbara Surman
1974 Corrie Burn 8 Ian Williams George Fairbairn
1973 Bullocks Horn 10 Lord Oaksey Bob Turnell
1972 Credit Call 8 Chris Collins Arthur Stephenson
1971 Hope Again 9 Richard Smith Denis Windell
1970 Highworth 11 Dick Woodhouse Dick Woodhouse
1969 Queens Guide 8 G. Wade Willie Wade
1968 Bright Beach 8 Charlie Macmillan Geordie Dun
1967 Mulbarton 11 Nick Gaselee Ian Pattullo
1966 Straight Lady 10 Richard Shepherd William Shepherd
1965 Woodside Terrace 12 Dick Woodhouse Dick Woodhouse
1964 Freddie 7 Alan Mactaggart Reg Tweedie
1963 Grand Morn II 9 R. Bloomfield G. Shepheard
1962 College Master 12 Laurie Morgan Laurie Morgan
1961 College Master 11 Laurie Morgan Laurie Morgan
1960 Whinstone Hill 11 Bobby Brewis Bobby Brewis
1959 Some Baby 10 John Thorne Tim Rootes
1958 Whinstone Hill 9 Bobby Brewis Bobby Brewis
1957 The Callant 9 John Scott-Aiton Stewart Wight
1956 The Callant 8 John Scott-Aiton Stewart Wight
1955 no race   due to snow  
1954 Happymint 9 Danny Moralee Stewart Wight
1953 Dunboy II (DH) 9 Charlie Scott P. Bruce
1953 Merry (DH) 13 Gay Kindersley Alec Kerr
1952 Parasol II 7 Ivor Kerwood A. Walton
1951 Halloween 6 Dickie Smalley Bill Wightman
1950 Greenwood 13 John Stuart-Evans J. T. Evans
1949 no race   due to frost  
1948 State Control 8 Harry Llewellyn Harry Llewellyn
1947 Lucky Purchase 9 John Nichols Sidney Banks
1946 Iloilo 9 Harry Freeman-Jackson Harry Freeman-Jackson


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