Grand Sefton Steeplechase

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Grand Sefton Handicap Chase
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The Grand Sefton Handicap Chase is a National Hunt steeplechase in Great Britain which is open to horses aged six years or older. It is run at Aintree over a distance of about 2 miles and 5 furlongs (2 miles 5 furlongs and 19 yards, or 4,242 metres), and during its running there are eighteen fences to be jumped. The race is scheduled to take place in December.

It was first run over a one hundred year period from 1865 to 1965 as part of Aintree's autumn meeting and was run over a distance of just under three miles. Originally, the Grand Sefton was one of the most important events of the autumn, but after the Second World War its popularity waned as Aintree's fortunes foundered. In 2003, the race was revived and run on the first day of the November Becher Meeting and run over the same fences as Aintree's most famous race, the Grand National. It is now usually run on the first Saturday in December.

Winners since 2003[]

Year Winner Age Weight Jockey Trainer Owner
2003 Dark Room 6 10-06 Liam Cooper Jonjo O'Neill J. P. McManus
2004 Forest Gunner 10 11-07 Mr John Gilsenan
2005 Hakim 11 10–12 Paddy Brennan John Spearing Mr T N Siviter
2006 I Hear Thunder 8 11-05 Daryl Jacob Bob Buckler Mr Nick Elliott
2007 Lampion Du Bost 8 10-00 The Dodoz Partnership
2008 Endless Power 8 10-03 Fyffees
2009 Dev 9 10-07 Jamie Moore Mr Liam Mulryan
2010 Frankie Figg 8 11-05 Andrea & Graham Wylie
2011 Stewarts House 9 11-08 Aidan Coleman Double Trouble Partnership
2012 Little Josh 10 10-09 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies Mr Tony Bloom
2013 Rebel Rebellion 8 11-11 Paul Nicholls Mr & Mrs M Woodhouse
2014 Poole Master 9 10–12 Tom Scudamore David Pipe G Thompson
2015 9 10-04 Liam Treadwell Venetia Williams Mezzone Family
2016 As De Mee 6 11-00 Sean Bowen Paul Nicholls Stewart Family / Judi Dench
2017 Gas Line Boy 11 11-10 Robert Dunne Ian Williams The Three Graces
2018 Warriors Tale 9 11-12 Sean Bowen Paul Nicholls Trevor Hemmings
2019 Hogan’s Height 8 10-08 Tom Cannon Jamie Snowden Foxtrot Racing

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