Huntingdon Course Guide

Jumping action takes place throughout the year at Huntington with the highlight of its calendar being the Grade 2 Peterborough Chase.

Henrietta Knight dominated the extended two mile and four furlong race around the turn of the century, winning it an astonishing eight times. Gold Cup hero Best Mate won the race in 2002, while Edredon Bleu won the contest a remarkable four times in a row, starting in 1998. Impek won the 2005 renewal while Racing Demon took the contest in both 2006 and 2007.

Formerly ran on a Saturday in November, the race was switched to midweek in December in 2008 because of clashes with other big race meetings and dwindling fields, and a decision was made in 2009 to give the contest a permanent December midweek slot.

Jumps Racing

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The course is right-handed, oval with easy bends, and is a flat, fast track about one-and-a-half miles in length. There are nine fences to a circuit, some of them rather tricky, and the water jump was filled in during summer 2008, astroturf replacing the water. It favours horses with speed over stamina, sluggards seen to best advantage only under extremely testing conditions.

You see a lot of good horses running at Huntingdon, especially classy types off the Flat, and that’s partly because it’s level, also because it’s close to Newmarket and not least because they put on some super races, from inviting novice hurdles through to the Peterborough Chase. It’s a very speedy track, but beautifully maintained with nice fences. Ideally, you want a horse that’s fast over the obstacles. You need to travel well to win there - and big, National Hunt types are definitely at a disadvantage.

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14:10 Follow huntingdon_race On Twitter Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 171y)
Black, yellow triple diamond, halved sleeves, yellow cap (John O'donnell & Noel Kelly)
  • Winner: Denmead
  • Jockey: Harry Skelton
  • Trainer: D Skelton
  • Owner: John O'donnell & Noel Kelly

14:45 Alconbury Maiden Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 3f 137y)
Mauve, white sash, red cap (Miss I D Du Pre)
  • Winner: Cotswold Way
  • Jockey: M G Nolan
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Owner: Miss I D Du Pre

15:15 Paul Ferguson's Jumpers To Follow Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap)

(Class 4) (2m 3f 189y)
Black and white stripes (The Steeple Chasers)
  • Winner: Fixed Rate
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies
  • Trainer: C J Mann
  • Owner: The Steeple Chasers

15:45 Molson Coors Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (1m 7f 171y)
Grey, green and red sash, pink cap (P J King & Son)
  • Winner: Snapdragon Fire
  • Jockey: R T Dunne
  • Trainer: Tom Lacey
  • Owner: P J King & Son

16:20 Brampton Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 7f 129y)
Royal blue and yellow check (Miss Daisy Hitchins)
  • Winner: Hoke Colburn
  • Jockey: D A Jacob
  • Trainer: B Barr
  • Owner: Miss Daisy Hitchins

16:50 Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (3m 1f 10y)
Dark blue and yellow stripes, dark blue sleeves, yellow spots, yellow cap (Mr D & Mrs H Woodhall)
  • Winner: Hepijeu
  • Jockey: C Gethings
  • Trainer: Stuart Edmunds
  • Owner: Mr D & Mrs H Woodhall

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Huntingdon Racecourse
PE28 4NL
01480 453373

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