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10 things you may not know about the November Handicap

Racing
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05 November 2018

Here's 10 things you may not know about the November Handicap...

1. The November Handicap Raceday traditionally closes the British flat turf season. The season also begins at Doncaster with the Lincoln Handicap meeting. 
2. No horse has won the November Handicap more than once
3. The winner with the biggest starting price was the Reg Hollinshead trained Royal Cavalier who won the race back in 2001. 
4. 2015 winner Litigant was the first winner since 1997 to be aged 7+. In the past 10 years, the average winning age is 4.7. 
5. Top jockey’s including Andrea Atzeni, Frankie Dettori, Oisin Murphy and Jamie Spencer are yet to claim victory in the November Handicap. 
6. The late Pat Eddery closed the curtains on a 37-year career during the November Handicap raceday in 2003. Although denied a win in his final race, he achieved over 4,600 victories including four in the St Leger Stakes wins and five in the Vertem Futurity Stakes. 
7. The November Handicap was originally held at the New Barns, Manchester, where it was known as the Manchester November Handicap. 
8. The current leading Trainers' in the race is John Gosden (Hieroglyphic (1991), Turgenev (1992), Sabadilla (1997), Charm School (2009), Zuider Zee (2011)) and Sam Hall (Coltbridge (1950), Good Taste (1951), Torch Singer (1953), Tearaway (1955), Dalnamein (1960))
9. 2010 winner Times Up went on to win the Group 2 Doncaster Cup during the St Leger Festival in both 2012 and 2013.
10. The most popular age of the winner’s since the inauguration of the race is 3-years-old. 
 

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