The Spa Novices’ Hurdle, sometimes known as the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle for sponsorship purposes, is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle competition in Great Britain available to horses aged four years or older. It is run over a distance of about 3 miles (2 miles 7 furlongs and 213 yards, or 4,822 meters) on the New Course at Cheltenham, with twelve hurdles to be jumped. The event is for novice hurdlers and is scheduled every year at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
When a fourth day was added to the Festival in 2005, it was one of several new races introduced. Brit Insurance sponsored the event for its first three runs, and it was graded at the Grade 2 level. Albert Bartlett, a vegetable farming company, began supporting the event in 2008 and has had Grade 1 status since then.
Spa Novices Hurdle Winner List 2005-2022
|2005||Moulin Riche||5||Robert Thornton||François Doumen|
|2006||Black Jack Ketchum||7||Tony McCoy||Jonjo O’Neill|
|2007||Wichita Lineman||6||Tony McCoy||Jonjo O’Neill|
|2008||Nenuphar Collonges||7||Robert Thornton||Alan King|
|2009||Weapon’s Amnesty||6||Davy Russell||Charles Byrnes|
|2010||Berties Dream||7||Andrew Lynch||Paul John Gilligan|
|2011||Bobs Worth||6||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson|
|2012||Brindisi Breeze||6||Campbell Gillies||Lucinda Russell|
|2013||At Fishers Cross||6||Tony McCoy||Rebecca Curtis|
|2014||Very Wood||5||Paul Carberry||Noel Meade|
|2015||Martello Tower||7||Adrian Heskin||Margaret Mullins|
|2016||Unowhatimeanharry||8||Noel Fehily||Harry Fry|
|2017||Penhill||6||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins|
|2018||Kilbricken Storm||7||Harry Cobden||Colin Tizzard|
|2019||Minella Indo||6||Rachael Blackmore||Henry de Bromhead|
|2020||Monkfish||6||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins|
|2021||Vanillier||6||Mark Walsh||Gavin Cromwell|
|2022||The Nice Guy||7||Sean O’Keeffe||Willie Mullins|
What is the total Distance to be covered in Spa Novices Hurdle?
2m 7f 213y (4,822 metres)
What is the Surface of Spa Novices Hurdle?
What is the Minimum Age Requirement for Spa Novices Hurdle 2023?
Four-year-olds and above.
What Channel is Spa Novices Hurdle 2023 on?
Spa Novices Hurdle 2023 will be broadcasted on iTV1 and Racing TV. Besides this you can approach various online streaming media services to watch the race live.
When is Spa Novices Hurdle 2023?
Spa Novices Hurdle 2023 is scheduled to be happen on the day 4 of Cheltenham Festival 2023 which is 17th March, 2023.
What Time will Spa Novices Hurdle 2023 Begin?
Spa Novices Hurdle 2023 will begin at 14:50 UK time.
Where will be Spa Novices Hurdle 2023?
Spa Novices Hurdle is to be happen on the Old Course at Cheltenham.
What is the Purse for Spa Novices Hurdle 2023?
The purse for Spa Novices Hurdle 2023 is expected to somewhat near £100,000. In 2021, the winner, took home £55,127 from the total prize pool of £97,969.
Who are the Successful Jockey in Spa Novices Hurdle History?
Tony McCoy – Black Jack Ketchum (2006), Wichita Lineman (2007) At Fishers Cross (2013)
Who are the leading trainer in Spa Novices Hurdle History?
Willie Mullins – Penhill (2017), Monkfish (2020), The Nice Guy (2022)