Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle

The Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle, known for sponsorship purposes as the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, is a Grade 3 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years. It is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and ½ furlong (2 miles and 87 yards, or 3,298 metres), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. It is a handicap race for juvenile novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Fred Winter Juvenile Novices' Handicap Hurdle
Grade 3 race
LocationCheltenham Racecourse
Cheltenham, England
Inaugurated2005
Race typeHurdle race
SponsorBoodles
WebsiteCheltenham
Race information
Distance2m 87y (3,298 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-year-olds
WeightHandicap
Purse£60,000 (2021)
1st: £33,762
Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle
2022
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Pink, light green spots, pink sleeves and cap Mauve and white check, emerald green sleeves and cap
Brazil Gaelic Warrior Bell Ex One
Previous years
2021
Dark blue, orange cross of lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap Black and white (quartered), scarlet sleeves and cap Pink, dark blue stars, pink cap
Jeff Kidder Saint Sam Elham Valley
2020-2011
2020
Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Black, white hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, emerald green spots
Aramax Night Edition Saint D'Oroux
2019
Royal blue, yellow chevron and sleeves, yellow and white quartered cap Maroon, white star and armlet, white cap Orange, beige chevrons on sleeves, beige cap
Band of Outlaws Coko Beach Ciel De Neige
2018
Red and white hooped, check cap Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap White, red stripe
Veneer Of Charm Style De Garde Nube Negra
2017
Emerald green, white star and armlets Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves Black and light blue check, black sleeves, light blue armlets, red cap
Flying Tiger Divin Bere Nietzsche
2016
Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves Royal blue, white star, white sleeves, emerald green armlets, royal blue cap, white star
Diego Du Charmil Romain De Senam Coo Star Sivola
2015
Dark blue, pink epaulets and star on cap Red, pink hoop, armlets and cap Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star
Qualando Bouvreuil The Saint James
2014
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap Black and beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, white cap White and black diamonds, chevrons on sleeves, white cap, black stars
Hawk High Katgary Orgilgo Bay
2013
Dark blue, yellow diamond and sleeves, yellow cap, red diamond Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Pink, large purple spots, hooped sleeves
Flaxen Flare Caid Du Berlais Ptit Zig
2012
Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap Maroon, white star, armlets and star on cap Emerald green, yellow stripe, yellow cap
Une Artiste Edeymi Vendor
2011
Maroon and white stripes, maroon cap, white hoop Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap Emerald Green, Dark Green Sleeves, Red Cap
What A Charm Kumbeshwar Dhaafer
2010
Red, pink epaulets Dark blue, yellow cross belts, striped cap Dark blue, yellow disc, yellow cap
Sanctuaire Notus De La Tour Orsippus
2009
Yellow, red cross of lorraine, red sleeves, yellow armlets, emerald green cap Black, red stars, emerald green sleeves and cap Yellow, black disc, halved sleeves, black cap
Silk Affair Ski Sunday Saticon
2008
Maroon and White (quartered), checked sleeves and cap Royal Blue, Emerald Green sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Blue, Yellow cross belts and cap
Crack Away Jack Ashkazar Grand Schlem
2007
White, Black diamond, Dark Blue and White hooped sleeves, Black cap Black, Grey epaulets, halved sleeves White, Dark Blue stripe, striped sleeves and cap
Gaspara Altilhar Laustra Bad
 

The event is named in memory of Fred Winter (1926–2004), who was successful as both a jockey and a trainer in National Hunt racing. Winter's record at the Cheltenham Festival included seventeen victories as a jockey, and twenty-eight as a trainer.

The Fred Winter Juvenile Hurdle was one of several new races introduced at the Festival when a fourth day was added to the meeting in 2005. It was initially classed at Listed level, and it was promoted to Grade 3 status in 2009.

RecordsEdit

Leading jockey (2 wins):

Leading trainer (3 wins):

  • Paul NichollsSanctuaire (2010), Qualando (2015), Diego du Charmil (2016)
  • Gordon Elliott - Flaxen Flare (2013), Veneer of Charm (2018), Aramax (2020)

WinnersEdit

Year
Winner
Weight
Jockey
Trainer
2005 Dabiroun 11-04 Nina Carberry[a] Paul Nolan
2006 Shamayoun 11-03 Paddy Brennan Charles Egerton
2007 Gaspara 10–11 Andrew Glassonbury David Pipe
2008 Crack Away Jack 11–10 Paul Carberry Emma Lavelle
2009 Silk Affair 10-04 Tom O'Brien Mick Quinlan
2010 Sanctuaire 11-02 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2011 What A Charm 10-06 Paul Townend Arthur Moore
2012 Une Artiste 10–13 Jeremiah McGrath Nicky Henderson
2013 Flaxen Flare 10-07 Davy Condon Gordon Elliott
2014 Hawk High 11-01 Brian Hughes Tim Easterby
2015 Qualando 11-00 Nick Scholfield Paul Nicholls
2016 Diego du Charmil 11-01 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
2017 Flying Tiger 11-05 Richard Johnson Nick Williams
2018 Veneer of Charm 11-00 Jack Kennedy Gordon Elliott
2019 Band of Outlaws 11-08 JJ Slevin Joseph O'Brien
2020 Aramax 11-08 Mark Walsh Gordon Elliott
2021 Jeff Kidder 10-08 Sean Flanagan Noel Meade
2022 Brazil 11-09 Mark Walsh Padraig Roche
  1. ^ amateur jockey

See alsoEdit

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