Betfair Denman Chase Champions

The Betfair Denman Chase is a Grade 2 steeplechase, open to horses age 5 or older.


Originally known as the Aon Chase, this prestigious race was first run in 2000. In 2012, the race was renamed the Denman Chase in memory of the Paul Nicholls-trained Denman, who had won the race in 2008 followed by two Coral Gold Cups.

This historic race never fails to bring in top-quality horses, with the 2024 renewal confirming that the six-time Grade 1 winning Shishkin will be hoping to scoop this year’s prize.

Take a look below at some notable previous winners of the Betfair Denman Chase.


#1 Kauto Star


Trained by Paul Nicholls, it was Kauto Star who won the Denman Chase in 2007 under Ruby Walsh.

Known for his versatility, Kauto Star enjoyed an impressive career – amassing over £3.75m in prize money.

He was the only horse ever to be top rated over 2 miles, 2.5 miles and 3 miles in the same season. He is also the first horse ever to win a Grade 1 race in 6 consecutive seasons – he then added 2 more the following season to make it 7.

After his Denman Chase victory, Kauto Star went on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup a month later amongst multiple other successes.

Click below to watch the final moments of his 2007 Betfair Denman Chase win.



#2 Denman


Ahead of Betfair Super Saturday we’re taking a trip down memory lane and looking back at standout winners of the Denman Chase

It was another demolition job from ‘The Tank’ in 2008 as he won the Grade 2 by a cool 20 lengths.

After his passing, the race was renamed the ‘Denman Chase’ in his honour.

Click below to watch Denman’s easy win.




#3 Coneygree


In 2015 Coneygree was matched against more experienced chasers for the first time in the Denman Chase, which he went on to win by seven lengths from Houblon des Obeaux.

His performance was rated as the best by a novice in Britain for fifteen years.

Coneygree went on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup that same year.

Click below to watch the final moments of his 2007 Betfair Denman Chase win.



#4 Native River


In 2018, Native River returned to Newbury to defend his crown in the Denman Chase after having won it the previous season.

Native River is the most successful horse of this race, having won three times – in 2017, 2018 and 2020.

Native River will be parading at Newbury on 10 February 2024 for Betfair Super Saturday!

Watch the finishing moments of Native River’s 2018 win by clicking the image below.




Discounted tickets are still available for Betfair Super Saturday – but only until Friday 2nd February.


What’s more, further savings are available on top of these discounts courtesy of the Racecourse’s new group ticket offering, which entitles groups of seven or more racegoers to further discounts on top of the savings available for purchasing early – so the earlier a group books, and the bigger the group is, the more they save:

A group of 7-12 racegoers attending together – 10% discount

A group of 13-29 racegoers attending together – 15% discount

A group of 30+ racegoers attending together – 20% discount