Grand Annual Chase

The Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Chase is a Grade 3 steeple chase race which concludes the Cheltenham Festival. Horses aged 5 years or older can enter the handicap race. It is run on Cheltenham’s New Course and runners have to jump 14 fences on their way round the course.

The race is named after Nicky Henderson’s father Johnny Henderson, who was a former banker and race course owner, this was added to the races name in 2005.

The most successful jockey in the races history is Graham Bradley, with an impressive 4 wins between 1986 and 1997. Both Fulke Walwyn & Paul Nicholls are the most successful trainers in the races history, with 3 wins each.


Grand Annual Chase Profile

Type: Grade 3 Steeplechase Race

Distance: 2m 1/2f (3,319m)

Age: 5 year olds +

Weight: Handicap

Prize Fund: £105,000