Eider Chase

Eider Chase
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The Eider Chase is National Hunt steeplechase in Great Britain. It is run at Newcastle Racecourse in February, over a distance of about 4 miles and ½ furlong (4 miles and 122 yards, or 6,549 metres) and during the race there are 25 fences to be jumped.

The race was first run in 1952 and is seen as a trial for the Grand National. Comply or Die won both races in 2008, however, the 2004 winner, Tyneandthyneagain, was later killed at Aintree. The 2011 race was run in extremely heavy ground, with only three horses completing the marathon.

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer
1952 Witty 7 09-08 G Slack W Hall
1953 Gigolo 8 11-07 A Moralee[a] J Wight
1954 Gentle Moya 8 09-10 J Straker[a] C Bewicke
1955Abandoned because of snow
1956Abandoned because of snow and frost
1957 Wyndburgh 7 10-04 M Batchelor P Wilkinson
1958 Wyndburgh 8 11-01 M Batchelor P Wilkinson
1959 Turmoil 9 10-00 J Hudson T Hudson
1960Abandoned because of snow and frost
1961 Carmen IV 9 11-03 R Brewis[a] R Brewis
1962 Ballydar 9 10-10 Pat Buckley Neville Crump
1963Abandoned because of snow and frost
1964 Vice Regent 7 09-12 S Hayhurst T Scott
1965 Pontin-Go 13 09–09 J Lehane Bill Marshall
1966 Highland Wedding 9 10–11 Owen McNally Toby Balding
1967 Highland Wedding 10 12–00 Owen McNally Toby Balding
1968Abandoned because of snow and frost
1969 Highland Wedding 12 11–11 Bob Champion Toby Balding
1970 China Cloed 7 09-10 P Ennis Ken Oliver
1971Abandoned because of waterlogged state of course
1972 Fair Vulgan 8 09-07 Maurice Barnes Harry Bell
1973Abandoned because of snow and frost
1974 Scarlet Letch 9 10-04 P Mangan R Brewis
1975Abandoned because of waterlogged state of course
1976 Forest King 7 10-00 D Munro K Hogg
1977 Set Point 9 11-11 D Munro Lady Herries
1978Abandoned because of snow
1979Abandoned because of frost and snow
1980Abandoned because of waterlogged state of course
1981 Waggoners Walk 12 10-02 Robert Earnshaw Miss C Mason
1982 Lasobany 9 10-00 Phil Tuck Harry Bell
1983Abandoned because of frost
1984 Lucky Vane 9 10–11 John Burke Toby Balding
1985Abandoned because of snow and frost
1986Abandoned because of snow and frost
1987 Peaty Sandy 13 11-11 A Dudgeon[a] Helen Hamilton
1988 Star of Screen 8 10-07 Tom Morgan John Edwards
1989 Polar Nomad 8 09-11 J O'Gorman Arthur Stephenson
1990 Jelupe 8 10-00 Robin Sandys-Clarke[a] Robin Sandys-Clarke
1991 Abandoned due to snow
1992 David's Duky 10 09-07 K Hartnett Andrew Reid
1993 Into The Red 9 10-01 Norman Williamson John White
1994 Abandoned due to snow
1995 Willsford 12 10-06 Peter Niven Jenny Pitman
1996 Killeshin 10 17-07 Sean Curran John Manners
1997 Seven Towers 8 11-08 Peter Niven Mary Reveley
1998 Domaine De Pron 7 10-08 Robbie Supple Lavinia Taylor
1999 Hollybank Buck 9 10–11 Francis Flood Tony Martin
2000 Scotton Green 9 10-02 Lorcan Wyer Tim Easterby
2001 Narrow Water 8 11-05 Adrian Maguire Ferdy Murphy
2002 This Is Serious 8 11-02 Tony Dobbin Charlie Swan
2003 Abandoned due to waterlogged state of course
2004 Tyneandthyneagain 9 11–12 Henry Oliver Richard Guest
2005 Abandoned due to waterlogged state od course
2006 Philson Run 10 11-06 Graham Lee Nick Williams
2007 Nil Desperandum 10 11–12 Tom Scudamore Venetia Williams
2008 Comply Or Die 9 11–12 Timmy Murphy David Pipe
2009 Merigo 8 11-01 Timmy Murphy Alan Parker
2010 Abandoned due to snow
2011 Companero 11 11-00 Peter Buchanan Howard Johnson
2012 Portrait King 7 11-08 Denis O'Regan Maurice Phelan
2013 Abandoned due to snow[1]
2014 Wyck Hill 10 11-00 Tom Scudamore David Bridgwater
2015 Milborough 9 10-08 Graham Watters Ian Duncan
2016 Rocking Blues 11 09-12 Lorcan Murtagh Rose Dobbin
2017 Mysteree 9 11-00 Robbie Dunne Michael Scudamore
2018 Baywing 9 11-00 Ryan Day Nicky Richards
2019 Crosspark 9 10-13 Jamie Moore Caroline Bailey
  1. ^ a b c d e amateur jockey

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Newcastle's Eider meeting abandoned due to overnight snow". skysports.com. Retrieved 26 February 2013.

External linksEdit

  • Race Recordings [1]