The Clonmel Oil Steeplechase is a Grade 2 National Hunt chase in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older. It is run at Clonmel over a distance of about 2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 metres), and it is scheduled to take place each year in November. The 2018 Clonmel Oil Steeplechase will take place on the 15th of November.
Programme of Races for Clonmel Oil Chase Day November 15th 2018
12.50: The Irish Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle
1.25: The Clonmel Oil Race Day Handicap Hurdle
1.55: The Clonmel Oil Service Station Handicap Hurdle
2.30: The Prior Park Service Station Clonmel Hurdle
3.00: The Clonmel Oil Steeplechase (Grade 2)
3.35: The TA Morris Memorial Irish EBF Mares Steeplechase (Listed)
4.05: The Clonmel Oil Slan Abhaile Flat Race
Highlights from recent Clonmel Oil Chases
Alpha Des Obeaux - 2017 Winner
Alpha Des Obeaux led home a one-two-three for Gigginstown in the 2017 Clonmel Oil Chase.
Mouse Morris' gelding bounced back to winning ways in the Grade 2 contest, recording his first success since landing a novice contest at Cork a year earlier.
Sean Flanagan was taking the reins for the first time on the seven-year-old and tucked in behind the leaders in the early stages of the two-and-a-half mile €50,000 feature event.
The pair moved up to challenge four from home and led at the next fence. A Toi Phil was ridden to challenge going to the second last but Alpha Des Obeaux had a bit up his sleeve.
He stuck on well for Flanagan from the last fence to record a five-and-a-half length success at odds of 7/1.
It was a third win in the race for Morris, who also scored with Belvederian in 1994 and War Of Attrition in 2005.
Galway Plate winner Balko Des Flos was strongly supported on course, going off the 11/10 favourite. He ran keenly and after a mistake at the last with a circuit to go his jumping lacked fluency. He still travelled well turning for home but couldn't pick up before the second last and plugged on to finish third.