The Sefton Novices’ Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in the United Kingdom available to horses aged four and above. It is run at Aintree over a distance of approximately 3 miles and half a furlong (4,964 meters), with thirteen hurdles to be jumped. The race is intended for novice hurdlers and is held yearly during the Grand National meeting in early April.
The race was first held in 1988 and was known as the White Satin Novices’ Hurdle. It was classified as Grade 2 for a time. The race received its current name in 1993 and was elevated to the Grade 1 classification in 1995.
In recent years, the Sefton Novices’ Hurdle has usually included horses that won the Spa Novices’ Hurdle the month before, and the last horse to win both events was at Fishers Cross in 2013.
Sefton Novices’ Hurdle Winner List 1988-2022
|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|
|2016||Ballyoptic||6||Ryan Hatch||Nigel Twiston-Davies|
|2017||The Worlds End||6||Adrian Heskin||Tom George|
|2018||Santini||6||Nico de Boinville||Nicky Henderson|
|2019||Champ||7||Mark Walsh||Nicky Henderson|
|2021||Ahoy Senor||6||Derek Fox||Lucinda Russell|
|2022||Gelino Bello||6||Harry Cobden||Paul Nicholls|
What is the total Distance to be covered in Sefton Novices’ Hurdle?
3m 149y (4,964 meters)
What is the Surface of Sefton Novices’ Hurdle?
What is the Minimum Age Requirement for Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 2023?
Four years old and up.
What Channel is Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 2023 on?
Sefton 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 Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 2023?
Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 2023 is scheduled to happen on day 2 of Grand National 2023, 14th April 2023.
What Time will Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 2023 Begin?
Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 2023 will begin at 4:40 UK time.
Where will be Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 2023?
Sefton Novices’ Hurdle is to happen on the Aintree Racecourse.
What is the Purse for Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 2023?
The purse for Sefton Novices’ Hurdle 2023 is expected to be somewhat near £200,000. In 2022, the winner took home £56,270 from the total prize pool of £100,000.
Who are the Successful Jockey in Sefton Novices’ Hurdle History?
With 4 wins, Tony McCoy – Unsinkable Boxer (1998), Black Jack Ketchum (2006), At Fishers Cross (2013) and Barry Geraghty – Sackville (2000), Iris’s Gift (2003), Beat That (2014) are the most successful Jockey.
Who are the leading trainer in Sefton Novices’ Hurdle History?
With 4 wins, Nicky Henderson – Rustle (1988), Beat That (2014), Santini (2018), Champ (2019) are the most successful trainers.