John Durkan Memorial Chase Betting

The John Durkan Memorial Chase is a Grade 1 national hunt race for 5 year olds and over held at the famous Punchestown racecourse in Ireland. The race, formerly known as the Punchestown Chase, is held during early December each year and is run over a distance of 2 miles and 4 furlongs.

Other big races during December include:

King George VI Chase | Royal Bond Novice Hurdle | Hatton's Grace Hurdle

It was established in 1968 when it was run over 2 miles until 1973 when it changed to its current distance, and it has always been a race that bring in the crowds to Punchestown.

In terms of betting on the race it has been won ten of the last ten times by horses who had won over 2 miles and four furlongs previously, those who had ridden 40 days before the race and 9 of the last 10 finished in the top three in their previous race. It is worth looking out for these trends when brosing the odds and considering your ante-post bet; more often than not it is worth looking out for the ante-post favourite.

It has been won by several great names in horse racing including Beef or Salmon, Kicking King and the consistent two time winner Native Upmanship. The most successful trainer was Jim Dreaper who had 7 winners spanning over a period of 21 years.

2018 John Durkan Memorial Chase Odds

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2018 John Durkan Memorial Chase Racecard

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John Durkan Memorial Chase 2017 Result

Result Runner Jockey Trainer Odds
1st 5. Sizing John R M Power Mrs J Harrington 2/1
2nd 3. Djakadam P Townend W Mullins 5/4

Previous John Durkan Memorial Chase Winners

Year Winner Trainer
2000 Native Upmanship Arthur Moore
2001 Florida Pearl Willie Mullins
2002 Native Upmanship Arthur Moore
2003 Beef or Salmon Michael Hourigan
2004 Kicking King Tom Taaffe
2005 Hi Cloy Michael Hourigan
2006 In Compliance Michael O'Brien
2007 The Listener Robert Alner
2008 Noland Paul Nicholls
2009 Joncol Paul Nolan
2010 Tranquil Sea Edward O'Grady
2011 Rubi Light Robert Hennessy
2012 Flemenstar Peter Casey
2013 Arvika Ligeonniere Willie Mullins
2014 Don Cossack Gordon Elliott
2015 Djakadam Willie Mullins
2016 Djakadam Willie Mullins
2017 Sizing John Jessica Harrington

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