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Wincanton Racecourse

Saturday 20 February 2021

All eyes will be on Wincanton Racecourse on Saturday 20 February when the 2021 renewal of the Grade 2 Kingwell Hurdle takes place.

 

 

The Kingwell Hurdle was first run in 1971 and wasn't made a Grade 2 race until 1991. The 1m 7f 65yds hurdle race takes place each year in February and open to horses aged four and older

 

The Kingwell Hurdle is a key stage on the #RoadToCheltenham for Unibet Champion Hurdle contenders and has seen several horses to win both the Kingwell Hurdle, followed on by winning the Champion Hurdle. The most recent horse to achieve this is Katchit back in 2008. 

 

(Rewatch Katchit's performance below) 

 

Every winner since the race became a Grade 2 in 1991. 

 

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

1991

Welsh Bard

7

Peter Scudamore

Charlie Brook

1992

Fidway

7

Peter Scudamore

Tim Thomson Jones

1993

Valfinet

6

Peter Scudamore

Martin Pipe

1994

Valfinet

7

Richard Dunwoody

Martin Pipe

1995

Alderbrook

6

Norman Williamson

Kim Bailey

1996

no race due to snow and frost

     

1997

Dreams End

9

Richard Dunwoody

Peter Bowen

1998

I'm Supposin

6

Richard Dunwoody

Richard Rowe

1999

Grey Shot

7

Jamie Osborne

Ian Balding

2000

Hors La Loi III

5

Dean Gallagher

François Doumen

2001

Azertyuiop

4

Adrian Maguire

Paul Nicholls

2002

Hors La Loi III

7

Dean Gallagher

James Fanshawe

2003

Rhinestone Cowboy

7

Norman Williamson

Jonjo O'Neill

2004

Rigmarole

6

Ruby Walsh

Paul Nicholls

2005

Inglis Drever

6

A.P. McCoy

Howard Johnson

2006

Briareus

6

Tom Greenall

Andrew Balding

2007

Straw Bear

6

A.P. McCoy

Nick Gifford

2008

Katchit

5

Robert Thornton

Alan King

2009

Ashkazar

5

Timmy Murphy

David Pipe

2010

no race due to frost

     

2011

Mille Chief

5

Robert Thornton

Alan King

2012

Binocular

8

A.P. McCoy

Nicky Henderson

2013

Zarkandar

6

Daryl Jacob

Paul Nicholls

2014

Melodic Rendezvous

8

Nick Scholfield

Jeremy Scott

2015

Blue Heron

7

Harry Skelton

Dan Skelton

2016

Rayvin Black

7

Tom Garner

Oliver Sherwood

2017

Yanworth

7

Barry Geraghty

Alan King

2018

Elgin

6

Wayne Hutchinson

Alan King

2019

Grand Sancy

5

Harry Skelton

Paul Nicholls

2020

Song for Someone

5

Aidan Coleman

Tom Symonds

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RACE SCHEDULE

Sponsors and race names are correct as of February 2020. These are to be confirmed. 

Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

1:37

The Betway National Hunt Novices' Hurdle Race (Class 4)

1m 7f 65 yds

Hurdle

2:12

The Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3)

1m 7f 149yds

Chase

2:45

The Betway Kingwell Hurdle Race (Class 1)
(feature race)

1m 7 1/2f

Hurdle

3:23

The #betourway at Betway Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

2m 5f

Chase

3:57 Betway Casino Handicap Chase (Class 4) 3m 1f Chase

4:32

The Betway Handicap Steeple Chase (Class 3) (For The Harry Dufosee Memorial Cup)

3m 1f

Chase

5:07

The Heed Your Hunch at Betway Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 

2m 5f

Hurdle

 

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