The Mersey Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade One National Hunt hurdle competition held in Great Britain for horses aged four and up. It is held at Aintree, Merseyside, about 2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 meters), with eleven hurdles to be jumped. The race is intended for beginner hurdlers and is held yearly during the Grand National meeting in early April.
In 1988, the race’s length was reduced by one furlong to its current length. Mumm supported it for a while and was accorded Grade Two status in 1991. Since 1992, it has had many sponsors, the most recent of which, Betway, began financing the tournament in 2017. The British Horseracing Authority promoted the Mersey Novices’ Hurdle to Grade One in 2014. The Mersey Novices’ Hurdle frequently involves horses who have already won the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, and Yorkhill was the last horse to win both events in 2016.
Mersey Novices’ Hurdle Winner List 1977-2022
|1977||Samuel Pepys||6||John Burke||Fred Rimell|
|1978||Raleighstown||7||Tommy Kinane||Christy Kinane|
|1979||Taffy||4||Tommy Carmody||Peter Bailey|
|1980||Wayward Lad||5||Tommy Carmody||Tony Dickinson|
|1981||Hareshaw||6||Tommy Carmody||Michael Dickinson|
|1982||Gallaher||6||Bill Smith||Fulke Walwyn|
|1983||Ballinacurra Lad||8||Pat Leech||John Crowley|
|1984||Lochboisdale||4||Steve Smith Eccles||Jeff King|
|1985||Out of the Gloom||4||Jonjo O’Neill||Reg Hollinshead|
|1986||Canute Express||5||Lorcan Wyer[a]||Homer Scott|
|1987||The West Awake||6||Simon Sherwood||Oliver Sherwood|
|1988||Sir Blake||7||Brendan Powell||David Elsworth|
|1989||Morley Street||5||Jimmy Frost||Toby Balding|
|1990||Vazon Bay||6||Mark Pitman||Jenny Pitman|
|1991||Shannon Glen||5||Michael Bowlby||Jenny Pitman|
|1992||Coulton||5||Graham McCourt||Mick Easterby|
|1993||Lemon’s Mill||4||Peter Scudamore||Martin Pipe|
|1994||Cyborgo||4||Richard Dunwoody||Martin Pipe|
|1995||Tervel||4||Charlie Swan||Jeff Pearce|
|1996||Silver Shred||5||Jonothan Lower||Martin Pipe|
|1997||Sanmartino||5||Richard Dunwoody||David Nicholson|
|1998||Promalee||6||Charlie Swan||Aidan O’Brien|
|1999||Barton||6||Lorcan Wyer||Tim Easterby|
|2000||Best Mate||5||Jim Culloty||Henrietta Knight|
|2001||Montalcino||5||Brian Crowley||Venetia Williams|
|2002||Classified||6||Tony McCoy||Martin Pipe|
|2003||Leinster||6||Kieran Kelly||Dessie Hughes|
|2004||Garde Champetre||5||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2005||Turpin Green||6||Tony Dobbin||Nicky Richards|
|2006||Natal||5||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2007||Tidal Bay||6||Paddy Brennan||Howard Johnson|
|2008||Elusive Dream||7||Ruby Walsh||Paul Nicholls|
|2009||Bouggler||4||Noel Fehily||Emma Lavelle|
|2010||Peddlers Cross||5||Jason Maguire||Donald McCain, Jr.|
|2011||Spirit Son||5||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson|
|2012||Simonsig||6||Barry Geraghty||Nicky Henderson|
|2013||Ubak||5||Jamie Moore||Gary Moore|
|2014||Lac Fontana||5||Tony McCoy||Paul Nicholls|
|2015||Nichols Canyon||5||Ruby Walsh||Willie Mullins|
|2016||Yorkhill||6||Paul Townend||Willie Mullins|
|2017||Finian’s Oscar||5||Robbie Power||Colin Tizzard|
|2018||Black Op||7||Noel Fehily||Tom George|
|2019||Reserve Tank||5||Robbie Power||Colin Tizzard|
|2021||My Drogo||6||Harry Skelton||Dan Skelton|
|2022||Three Stripe Life||6||Davy Russell||Gordon Elliott|
What is the total Distance to be covered in Mersey Novices’ Hurdle?
2 miles and 4 furlongs (4,023 meters)
What is the Surface of Mersey Novices’ Hurdle?
What is the Minimum Age Requirement for Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2023?
Four years old and up.
What Channel is Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2023 on?
Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2023 will be broadcasted on iTV1 and Racing TV. Besides this you can approach various online streaming media services to watch the race live.
When is Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2023?
Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2023 is scheduled to happen on the day 3 of Grand National 2023 which is 15th April, 2023.
What Time will Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2023 Begin?
Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2023 will begin at 2:25 UK time.
Where will be Mersey Novices’ Hurdle 2023?
Mersey Novices’ Hurdle is to be happen on the Aintree Racecourse.