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Warwick Racecourse

Rescheduled to Monday 15 February 2021
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This raceday has now passed, click here view our upcoming racedays at Warwick Racecourse. 

The Agetur Kingmaker Novice Chase is one of the highlights of the season and is targeted by horses as a stepping stone as they attempt to secure a place in history at The Festival™ at Cheltenham and the Randox Grand National at Aintree. 

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Currently all horseracing fixtures in England must take place behind closed doors and without spectators.

 

However, on February 22nd 2021 the Government announced plans to help the country out of its National Lockdown. As part of these plans racing fixtures staged from May 17th 2021 will be able to welcome up to 4,000 spectators, if the Government’s tests are met for moving into Phase 3 of lifting lockdown restrictions. Similarly, if the Government’s tests and criteria are met, then indoor conferences and events of up to 1,000 people will also be possible from May 17th. The Government will provide further guidance nearer the time.

The Government also announced that events staged from June 21st 2021 will be able to operate at pre-pandemic capacities, if the Government’s tests are met for moving into Phase 4 of lifting lockdown restrictions.

 

FEBRUARY 2021: NEW ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Warwick Racecourse has been granted the authority by the WDC and WCC to extend its managed boundaries during racing hours, in order to remove the risks posed by unauthorized and illegal viewing of the races along the stretch of the track that runs adjacent to Bread and Meat Close and Vitell Drive.

 

As a result of this decision, access to St Mary’s Area Car Parks 3 and 4 will be restricted to residents and their guests only. There will therefore be no public parking available in any St Mary’s Area Car Parks, which is standard procedure on days when we are racing.

 

It has been carried out to protect public safety, and has been endorsed as a necessary measure by Public Health England. Access will be granted to the area immediately after racing concludes. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Please continue to visit our website, check our social media channels and email newsletters for news, updates and racing at home content. Please stay safe, stay home and watch our racing live on Racing TV.

Horses for courses tour

Tommy takes us on a tour of Warwick Racecourse, with an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit to the Weighing Room and stable yard as well as facts and guides to what happens on a raceday. Tommy also shows us the grounds team preparing the course ahead of the Kingmaker Chase. 

important information for racehorse owners

 

We are pleased to be able to welcome back owners to our racecourses in line with the Government’s roadmap for easing lockdown restrictions.

 

As part of a phased, risk-managed approach, attendance at our racecourses from April 12th will be limited to a maximum of six owners per horse, unless when stipulated otherwise. Owners attending must comply with our terms and conditions of entry and the Government restrictions, including regarding social mixing between households.

 

Light refreshments will be available and there will be no time limit on how long owners are permitted to remain on course.

 

We wish you every success on the day and look forward to you joining us at our racecourse soon.

 

Further information and more details are available in the BHA's Owners Guide.

 

Owners Guide

 

 

THE GOING

 

Race Schedule

Information correct as of February 2021. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

1.46 THE PADDY POWER NOVICES' HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) 2m 5f Hurdle
2:16 PADDY’S REWARDS CLUB HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) 2m Hurdle
2:50 THE AGETUR UK KINGMAKER NOVICES' STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) 2m 54yds Chase
3:21 THE ST MARYS LAND WARWICK MARES' HURDLE (CLASS 1) 2m 5f Hurdle
3:55 THE PADDY POWER WARWICK CASTLE HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2)  2m 4f Chase
4:25 ‘FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH’ PODCAST HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) 3m 2f Hurdle
5:00 THE PADDY POWER INTERMEDIATE OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 5) 2m NH Flat

The Grade 2 Kingmaker Novice Chase is the feature race and ran over two miles.

 

The race was first competed for in 1991 for horses aged five and older. Back in 1991, it was run in May over a distance of 2m 4½f, then moved to February from 1996. Since 1996, it's run over a distance of about 1m 7f 199yds with 12 fences jumped

 

Why is it called the Kingmaker? The race is named after the 16th Earl of Warwick, who was known as the Kingmaker during the War of the Roses. 

 

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

1991

Anti Matter

6

Peter Scudamore

Martin Pipe

1992

Milford Quay

9

Peter Scudamore

Martin Pipe

1993

Flashthecash

7

Adrian Maguire

Toby Balding

1994

Boscean Chieftain

10

Richard Dunwoody

Jackie Retter

1995

Wasn't raced

     

1996

Arctic Kinsman

8

Carl Llewellyn

Nigel Twiston-Davies

1997

Mulligan

7

Adrian Maguire

David Nicholson

1998

Lake Kariba

7

Richard Johnson

Paul Nicholls

1999

Flagship Uberalles

5

Robert Thornton

Paul Nicholls

2000

Cenkos

6

Jimmy McCarthy

Oliver Sherwood

2001

Whitenzo

5

Joe Tizzard

Paul Nicholls

2002

Armaturk

5

Timmy Murphy

Paul Nicholls

2003

Abandoned due to frost

2004

Abandoned due to frost

2005

Kadount

7

Robert Thornton

Alan King

2006

Voy Por Ustedes

5

Robert Thornton

Alan King

2007

Ursis

6

Dominic Elsworth

Steve Gollings

2008

Kruguyrova

5

Jimmy McCarthy

Charles Egerton

2009

Gauvain

7

Noel Fehily

Charlie Mann

2010

Long Run

5

Sam Waley-Cohen

Nicky Henderson

2011

Finian's Rainbow

8

Andrew Tinkler

Nicky Henderson

2012

Abandoned due to a frozen track

 

 

   

2013

Majala

7

Jason Maguire

Tom George

 

2014

Balder Succes

6

Wayne Hutchinson

Alan King

 

2015

Vibrato Valtat

6

Sam Twiston-Davies

Paul Nicholls

 

2016

Violet Dancer

6

Jamie Moore

Gary Moore

 

2017

Flying Angel

6

Willy Twiston-Davies

Nigel Twiston-Davies

 

2018

Saint Calvados

5

Aidan Coleman

Harry Whittington

 

2019

Glen Forsa

7

Jonathan Burke

Mick Channon

 

2020

Rouge Vif

6

Gavin Sheehan

Harry Whittington

 

Who do you think will win the 2021 renewal? Have your say by tweeting us your favourite to @warwickraces

 

Watch all the action via RacingTV on Saturday 13 February and don't miss the 2:05 Kingmaker Novices' Steeple Chase. 

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