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Huntingdon Racecourse

7th February 2019
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History of the SIDNEY BANKS race

 

First run in the mid-1970s as a tribute to the father of the late racecourse chairman Michael Banks. Sidney Banks held a permit locally to train until his death in 1973. The two-and-a-half-mile contest was famously won in 1995 by Jenny Pitman’s Nahthen Lad who went on to victory in the Cheltenham Festival race now known as the RSA Chase – the ‘Gold Cup’ for novice chasers. French Holly was another big-name winner who went on to Cheltenham glory. More recently, trainer Warren Greatrex and jockey Gavin Sheehan teamed up to triumph in the race in both 2016 and 2017.

 

Event Schedule

Start Times

Race

Distance

Prize Money

13.00

MansionBet Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

1m 7f 171y

13.30

MansionBet Chase (A Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 4)

2m 7f 129y

14.00

MansionBet Sidney Banks Memorial Novices' Hurdle (Class 1) (Listed Race)

2m 3f 137y

14.35

MansionBet Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)

2m 3f 137y

15.10

MansionBet Handicap Chase (Class 4)

2m 3f 189y

15.45

MansionBet Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

3m 1f 10y

16.20

MansionBet EBF Mares' Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race (Class 5) 

1m 7f 171y

The Going

 

GOOD TO SOFT, SOFT IN PLACES

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