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Saturday 13 January 2024

WIGLEY GROUP CLASSIC CHASE DAY

 

With the jump season well underway it's time to get serious about racing. First up in our Super Saturdays line up is The Classic Chase on Saturday 13th Jan.

 

If there is one day to head to Warwick Racecourse then this is it. This is the classic! One of our feature racedays of the season, The Wigley Group Classic Chase Day has a thrilling seven race card including two graded races and the Premier handicap feature race of the day – The Wigley Group Classic Handicap Steeple Chase.

 

It gives racing fans a taste for what’s to come throughout the season from both well-seasoned handicappers to progressive novices. Last year Stan Sheppard rode 'I will do it' to victory after a break of 383 days. And not forgetting the wonderful 'One for Arthur' who went on to win The Grand National in 2017. Who will take this year’s Classic Chase glory?

 

As well as fantastic racing on the track we have some incredible music from Fat Cat Brass and some classic trades on display, it’s a day not to miss.

 

The Classic Chase is weekend racing at its best so gather your friends and get the 13 January on the calendar.

 

Timings and Races subject to change 

Gates Open

10:40

First Race

12:40

Last Race

4:10

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

12:40PM

THE MARK JACKSON & NEIL KEENAN MEMORIAL NOVICES' HANDICAP HURDLE RACE 

Abt 2m

Hurdle

1:15PM

THE WIGLEY SUPPORT FUND EDWARD COURAGE CUP HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE

Abt 2m

Chase

1:50PM

THE EVENTMASTERS.CO.UK HAMPTON NOVICES' STEEPLE CHASE

Abt 3m

Chase

2:25PM

THE BALLYMORE LEAMINGTON NOVICES' HURDLE RACE 

3m 1f

Hurdle

3:00PM

THE WIGLEY GROUP CLASSIC HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE 

3m 5f

Chase

3:35PM

THE PERTEMPS NETWORK HANDICAP HURDLE RACE

3m abt 5f

Chase

4:10PM

THE WIGLEY COMMUNITY FUND 'NEWCOMERS' NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE

2m

NH Flat

CLASSIC BY NAME, CLASSIC BY NATURE

 

The Classic Chase race is a Grade 3 handicap steeplechase raced at Warwick Racecourse in January of each year.

 

The first running of the race took place in 1973 (previously called The Warwick Brooke Bond Oxo National Chase) up until 2000. The Classic Chase race as we know it was introduced in 2004.

 

It welcomes horses aged five and over to run over a distance of around 3m 5f 54yds with 22 fences jumped. 

 

It's a test of stamina in every sense of the word and has proven to be a great prep for the Randox Grand National, with One For Arthur winning both races in 2017. 

 

WATCH RECENT RENEWALS

2023 RENEWAL 2022 RENEWAL 

 

2021 RENEWAL 2020 RENEWAL 2019 RENEWAL 2018 RENEWAL 2017 RENEWAL

Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer
2004 Southern Star 9 10-01 Graham Lee Henrietta Knight
2005 Baron Windrush 7 10-03 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2006 Eurotrek 10 10-09 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2007 Ladalko 8 11-01 Ruby Walsh Paul Nicholls
2008 D'Argent 11 11-07 Robert Thornton Alan King
  no race 2009–10       
2011 West End Rocker 9 10–11 Wayne Hutchinson Alan King
2012 Hey Big Spender 9 11–12 Joe Tizzard Colin Tizzard
2013 Rigadin de Beauchene 8 10-03 Robbie Dunne Venetia Williams
2014 Shotgun Paddy 7 11-07 Leighton Aspell Emma Lavelle
2015 Hawkes Point 10 10–12 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
2016 Russe Blanc 9 10-07 Charlie Poste Kerry Lee
2017 One For Arthur 8 10–11 Derek Fox Lucinda Russell
2018 Milansbar 11 11-02 Bryony Frost Neil King
2019 Impulsive Star 9 09-12 Sam Waley-Cohen Neil Mulholland
2020 Kimberlite Candy 8 11-04 Richie McLernon Tom Lacey
2021 Notachance 7 10-05 Tom Cannon Alan King
2022 Éclair Surf 8 11-03 Tom Bellamy Emma Lavelle
2023 Iwilldoit 9 11-10 Stan Sheppard Sam Thomas

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Wigley Group Classic Handicap Chase

The Grade 3 Wigley Group Classic Handicap Chase is the highlight of the day with many contenders using the race as a trial for the Randox Grand National. One For Arthur won the 2017 renewal and subsequently went on to win the Grand National the same season.

Ballymore Leamington Novices’ Hurdle

Also home to the Grade 2 Ballymore Leamington Novices’ Hurdle, Classic Chase Day has seen many progressive horses coming up through the ranks, winning the race and going on to have successful careers, including winning at The Cheltenham Festival. The likes of The New One and Willoughby Court both won this race and subsequently won at The Festival.

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