The Festival Trophy Handicap Chase is a Grade 3 Handicap chase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run on the Old Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 3 miles and 110 yards (4,929 metres), and during its running there are nineteen fences to be negotiated. It is scheduled to take place each year on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival in March.
The event was originally known as the National Hunt Handicap Chase, but its title has included the name of a sponsor from the early 1980s. It was backed by Ritz Club from 1981 until 1996, Astec Buzz Shop in 1997 and William Hill between 1998 and 2010. In 2011 the race was run as the Stewart Family Spinal Research Handicap Chase and sponsored by the Stewart family, headed by businessman and racehorse owner Andy Stewart to raise awareness of, and highlight the work done by, the charity Spinal Research. Since 2015 the race has been sponsored by Ultima Business Solutions.
Winners of the race often take part in the Grand National, although not always in the same year. Horses to have achieved victory in both events include Royal Tan, Team Spirit, West Tip, Seagram and Rough Quest.
- 2016 Festival Trophy Handicap Chase
- 2015 Festival Trophy Handicap Chase
- 2014 Festival Trophy Handicap Chase
|2016||Un Temps Pour Tout||7||D Pipe||11-1|
|2015||The Druids Nephew||8||N Mulholland||8-1|
|2013||Golden Chieftain||8||C Tizzard||28-1|
|2012||Alfie Sherrin||9||J O’Neill||14-1|
|2010||Chief Dan George||10||J Moffatt||33-1|
|2009||Wichita Lineman||8||J O’Neill||5-1F|
|2008||An Accordion||7||D Pipe||7-1|
|2007||Joes Edge||10||F Murphy||50-1|
|2006||Dun Doire||7||A Martin||7-1|
|2004||Fork Lightning||8||A King||7-1|
|2002||Frenchman’s Creek||8||H Morrison||8-1|
|2000||Marlborough||8||N J Henderson||11-2|