Sefton Novices' Hurdle

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Sefton Novices' Hurdle
Grade 1 race
Location Aintree Racecourse
Merseyside, England
Inaugurated1988
Race type Hurdle race
Sponsor Sharp's Brewery
Website Aintree
Race information
Distance3m 149y (4,964 metres)
SurfaceTurf
TrackLeft-handed
QualificationFour-years-old and up
Weight10 st 10 lb (4yo);
11 st 4 lb (5yo+)
Allowances
7 lb for fillies and mares
Purse £100,000 (2019)
1st: £56,130
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The Sefton Novices' Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years or older. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 3 miles and half a furlong (4,964 metres), and during its running there are thirteen hurdles to be jumped. The race is for novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Grand National meeting in early April.

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The event was established in 1988, and it was originally called the White Satin Novices' Hurdle. For a period it was classed at Grade 2 level. The race was given its present title in 1993, and it was promoted to Grade 1 status in 1995.

In recent years the Sefton Novices' Hurdle has usually featured horses which ran in the previous month's Spa Novices' Hurdle, and the last to achieve victory in both races was at Fishers Cross in 2013.

Records

Leading jockey (3 wins):

Leading trainer (4 wins):

Winners

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
1988 Rustle 6 Michael Bowlby Nicky Henderson
1989 Boreen Belle 7 Charlie Swan Bill Harney
1990 Dwadme 5 Jamie Osborne Oliver Sherwood
1991 Derring Valley 6 Graham McCourt Anthony Jones
1992 Barton Bank 6 Carl Llewellyn David Nicholson
1993 Cardinal Red 6 Ben de Haan Cath Walwyn
1994 Corner Boy 7 Adrian Maguire David Nicholson
1995 Morgan's Harbour 9 Peter Niven Mary Reveley
1996 Pleasure Shared 8 Paul Carberry Philip Hobbs
1997 Forest Ivory 6 Richard Johnson David Nicholson
1998 Unsinkable Boxer 9 Tony McCoy Martin Pipe
1999 King's Road 6 Carl Llewellyn Nigel Twiston-Davies
2000 Sackville 7 Barry Geraghty Frances Crowley
2001 Garruth 7 Russ Garritty Tim Easterby
2002 Stromness 5 Robert Thornton Alan King
2003 Iris's Gift 6 Barry Geraghty Jonjo O'Neill
2004 Accipiter 5 Tom Best Toby Balding
2005 Asian Maze 6 Ruby Walsh Tom Mullins
2006 Black Jack Ketchum 7 Tony McCoy Jonjo O'Neill
2007 Chief Dan George 7 Mick Fitzgerald James Moffatt
2008 Pettifour 6 Paddy Brennan Nigel Twiston-Davies
2009 Ogee 6 Jimmy McCarthy Renee Robeson
2010 Wayward Prince 6 Dougie Costello Ian Williams
2011 Saint Are 5 Richard Johnson Tim Vaughan
2012 Lovcen 7 Robert Thornton Alan King
2013 At Fishers Cross 6 Tony McCoy Rebecca Curtis
2014 Beat That 6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
2015 Thistlecrack 7 Tom Scudamore Colin Tizzard
2016Ballyoptic6Ryan Hatch Nigel Twiston-Davies
2017The Worlds End6Adrian HeskinTom George
2018Santini6 Nico de Boinville Nicky Henderson
2019Champ7 Mark Walsh Nicky Henderson
no race 2020 [lower-alpha 1]
2021Ahoy Senor6 Derek Fox Lucinda Russell
  1. The 2020 running was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom [1]

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References

  1. "Coronavirus: Horse racing in Great Britain suspended until end of April". BBC Sport. 17 March 2020.