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Wincanton Racecourse

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

 

 

The Betway 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 Betway Kingwell Hurdle is a key stage leading up to the Unibet Champion Hurdle 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

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.

 

Please continue to visit our website, check our social media channels and email newsletters for news, updates and racing at home content. And don’t forget you can watch our racing live on Racing TV and ITV Racing and watch replays of every race staged at our racecourses on our website just 15 minutes after they have finished.

INFORMATION FOR RACEHORSE OWNERS

Jockey Club Racecourses very much looks forward to welcoming Owners to our courses, with many of the Covid protocols now removed from the raceday experience. Your patience and support since we welcomed owners back to our courses in April has been hugely appreciated.

 

As it was before March 2020, we are delighted to offer six Owners badges to those with runners on the day, as well as lunch in our Owners facilities, access to the paddock etc. Syndicates will be offered the choice of Owners badges or a larger selection of General Admission badges (syndicate managers should speak to the individual racecourses at the entry stage to arrange details).


There will be no social distancing and access to the paddock will be granted as it was before the pandemic, with only the occasional limitation for major handicaps at courses with smaller paddocks. Racegoers are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in areas where they come into close contact with lots of other people, particularly indoors, for the safety of all racegoers.


Owners should continue to use the PASS system as previously to request tickets.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to our racecourses and wish you the best of luck with your runner(s).

 

Nevin Truesdale, CEO, The Jockey Club

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RACE SCHEDULE

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Start Times

Race

Distance

Type

1:05

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

1m 7f 65 yds

Hurdle

1:38

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

1m 7f 149yds

Chase

2:13

Betway Heed Your Hunch Handicap Chase (Class 3)

2m 4f 35y

Chase

2:48 Betway Casino Handicap Chase (Class 4) 3m 1f Chase

3:18

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

1m 7 1/2f

Hurdle

3:58

The #betourway at Betway Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

2m 5f

Hurdle

4:33

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

3m 1f

Chase

5:08 Heed Your Hunch At Betway Handicap Hurdle (Class 4) 2m 5f 82y Hurdle

 

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