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Foxhunter Chase 2021 Racecard

The Foxhunter Chase is a race held for amateur riders on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. It is run over a distance of about 3 miles and 2 and a half furlongs on the New Course – with a total of 22 fences to be jumped.

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3:40 Fri 19 Mar FOXHUNTER CHASE

Distance: 26f 70y Age: 5yo + Prize: £33,750

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
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Run over the same course and distance as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, it was inaugurated in 1904. It is open to horses aged five years and older.

Furthermore, for a horse to be eligible for the race, it must have done one of the following; finished first or second twice in hunter chases, won two open point-to-point races or won one open point-to-point race and finished second or first in a hunter chase.

Since 1946 no horse has won it more than twice, but a total of nine horses have done the double, the most recent being Pacha Du Polder (2017 and 2018). He was retired in 2019 after an unsuccessful attempt to become the first horse to win the race three times; the race was won by the Philip Rowley-trained Hazel Hill, who had been in good form in point to points and hunter chases earlier in the season.

The jockey with the most victories in this race is the now retired Colman Sweeney.

Honours for the top trainer are tied between Richard Barber and Paul Nicholls .

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Foxhunter Chase 2020 FAQs

What is the distance of the Foxhunter Chase?

3 miles and 2 and a half furlongs.

How many obstacles are jumped in the Foxhunter Chase?

22

What day of the festival is the Foxhunter Chase?

Day 4

What time is the Foxhunter Chase?

16:10

What weights are carried for the Foxhunter Chase?

11 st 12 lb (5yo). 12 st 0 lb (6yo+). 7lb allowance for mares.

What is the purse for the Foxhunter Chase?

£45,000 (2019)

Who is the leading jockey in the Foxhunter Chase?

Out of the jockeys currently still in action, there are is no rider who has won it more than once. The now retired Colman Sweeney won it three times.

Who is the leading trainer in the Foxhunter Chase?

Paul Nicholls

Who won the Foxhunter Chase?

You can check out our Foxhunter Chase results page here to see a list of previous winners.

Where can I compare the odds for the Foxhunter Chase?

Click the link to visit our Foxhunter Chase Odds Comparison page.

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