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Warwick Racecourse

Saturday 13 February 2021

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 Health Grand National at Aintree. 

 

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. 

Race Schedule

Information correct as of 8 January 2021. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

1.30 THE JOIN RACING TV NOW NOVICES' HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) (GBB RACE) 2m 5f Hurdle
2:05 THE KINGMAKER NOVICES' STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1) (Grade 2) (GBB RACE)  (CL 1) 2m 54yds Chase
2:40 THE ST MARY'S LANDS WARWICK MARES' HURDLE RACE (CLASS 1) (Listed Race) (GBB RACE) 2m 5f Hurdle
3:15 THE WARWICK CASTLE HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 2) (GBB RACE)  2m 4f Chase
3:50 THE racingtv.com HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) 3m 2f Hurdle
4:25 THE SOUTH WEST SYNDICATE HANDICAP HURDLE RACE (CLASS 4) 2m Hurdle
5:00 THE WATCH IRISH RACING ON RACINGTV INTERMEDIATE OPEN NATIONAL HUNT FLAT RACE (CLASS 5) (GBB RACE) 2m NH Flat

 

THE GOING

 

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