Naas November Handicap

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The Naas November Handicap takes place on the final day of the Irish Turf Flat season.

The Naas November Handicap takes place in November 2024.

Formerly staged at Leopardstown, it is now held at Naas. The race is open to three-year-olds and upwards over two miles. It often takes place on soft or heavy ground and has been successfully targeted by National Hunt trainers.

Notable recent winners include Clondaw Warrior (2014), Silver Concorde (2015), Golden Spear (2016) and Drop The Anchor (2022).

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Naas November Handicap

Race Overview – The Naas November Handicap

The Naas November Handicap is a 14-furlong face for horses aged 3 and up. It takes place at the Naas Racecourse in Ireland in November.

Check out our guides to all the other Irish Premier Handicap horse races.

Famous Naas November Handicap Winners

2014 winner Clondaw Warrior was trained by leading Jumps trainer Willie Mullins. He started his racing career in bumpers in 2011 and followed his November Handicap victory by finishing third in the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham. He enjoyed his best season in 2015 with victories in the Guinness Handicap at Galway and the Ascot Stakes at the Royal meeting. Clondaw Warrior also finished runner-up in the Group 2 Doncaster Cup. The following year he won the valuable Galway Hurdle and finished second in the American St Leger at Arlington.

2016 winner Golden Spear had been well beaten in this race the previous season but had also won the Guinness Handicap. He continued to feature in big handicaps on the flat and over jumps for the remainder of his career.

Drop The Anchor (2022) had gained the biggest win of his career in the 2021 Ladbrokes Hurdle at Leopardstown. His victory caught most punters by surprise, having been beaten in a Navan maiden on his previous start.

Naas November Handicap 2022 Result

Key Naas November Handicap Trials

The best form guide for the Naas November Handicap has been the Cesarewitch Handicap at Newmarket. Swamp Fox had finished a respectable sixth in that race on his previous start. He had also shown his ability to run well in competitive handicaps when twice finishing runner-up at the Galway Festival. Golden Spear (2016) had finished fifth at Newmarket before winning this race.

Silver Concorde (2015) had finished seventh of twenty in the Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh. He was already better known for his National Hunt form, winning the Champion Bumper at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival.

Favourites have a poor record in the Naas November Handicap over the past ten seasons. Only Mr Everest (7-1 co-favourite in 2018) has managed to win. Swamp Fox (6-1 in 2017) and Golden Spear (7-1 in 2016) were well-supported but there have been plenty of shock results.

The longest-priced winner during the ten-year period was Yaxeni (2021) at 33-1. Jukebox Jive (2019) returned at 20-1 and both Clondaw Warrior (2014) and Drop The Anchor (2022) were 16-1 chances.

Four five-year-olds won in successive seasons from 2016 to 2019 before the veteran De Name Escapes Me won as a ten-year-old in 2020. Yaxeni was the only four-year-old to succeed in the past ten years and carried the biggest weight of 9st 12lbs.

Naas November Handicap – Top Trainers and Jockeys

Tony Martin is the only Trainer to win the November Handicap twice in the past ten seasons; Golden Spear (2016) and Mr Everest (2018).

Other winning trainers better known for the prowess in the National Hunt field include Willie Mullins (2014) and Gavin Cromwell (2019).

Jockey John Egan was successful aboard Clondaw Warrior and Mr Everest.

Nass November Handicap Facts

  • The Naas November Handicap is a flat horse race run over a distance of 1 mile and 6 furlongs at Naas Racecourse in Ireland.
  • The race is open to horses aged three years or older and is run annually in November.
  • The race was first run in 1839 and is the oldest handicap race in Ireland.
  • The race is currently sponsored by the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association.
  • The race is a Grade B handicap race, with a purse of €50,000.
  • The race is run on a left-handed track with a testing uphill finish.
  • The race is a popular event for punters, with the winner usually receiving a large payout.
  • The record time for the race is 2 minutes and 3.2 seconds, set by the horse, ‘Granit Jack’ in 1998.

Popular Questions

When is the Naas November Handicap?

The Naas November Handicap takes place on Sunday 6th November at 3:27 pm.

The 15:27 race is held at Naas Racecourse.

What are important facts about Naas November Handicap?

Here are some important facts about Naas November Handicap:

  • The Naas November Handicap is run at Naas Racecourse, Ireland
  • The Naas November Handicap is for horses aged 3 and older
  • The Naas November Handicap is an Irish Premier Handicap in Ireland
  • The Naas November Handicap distance is 14 furlongs

Summary of Naas November Handicap

Thank you for reading our guide for the Naas November Handicap.

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We have looked at the race history, previous winners, betting, tips and more, so you can enjoy the race whether placing a bet or watching!

For more races in November check out our November Races page.

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