Grand Sefton Steeplechase

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Grand Sefton Handicap Chase
Emerald green, pink armlets, pink cap DARK BLUE, WHITE armlets, WHITE cap Dark blue, brown chevrons, dark blue sleeves and cap
Gesskille Percussion Frero Banbou
Previous years
Dark blue and white diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Emerald green, pink armlets, pink cap Dark blue, white armlets
Al Dancer Gesskille Percussion
Red, yellow triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap, yellow diamond Royal blue, white hoops, maroon sleeves and cap Purple, pink stripe, pink and purple striped sleeves, pink cap, purple star
Mac Tottie Senior Citizen Manwell
Red and white stripes, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white stars Maroon, white cross belts, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, maroon and light blue quartered cap Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
Beau Bay Sir Jack Yeats Modus
Light blue, white epaulets, halved sleeves, red cap Old gold, white cross belts, white cap, old gold spots Red and white stripes, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue cap, white stars
Hogan's Height Wishfull Dreaming Beau Bay
Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap Dark blue, pink hoop, pink sleeves, dark blue armlets, pink cap Red, white sleeves, blue and white striped cap
Warriors Tale Brandon Hill Kilcrea Vale
Purple, orange triple diamond and diamond on cap Black, yellow triple diamond, red sleeves, yellow cap Yellow, purple hoops and armlets, hooped cap
Gas Line Boy Ultragold Sametegal
Terracotta, grey epaulets Light blue, brown cross of lorraine, striped sleeves and star on cap Light blue, emerald green star, emerald green cap, light blue star
As De Mee Seefood Henryville
Red, white sleeves, black stars, white cap Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap Pink, purple striped sleeves, purple cap
Bennys Mist Seventh Sky Distime
Red, royal blue sleeves, white armlets Dark blue, orange stripe, orange cap Red, white sleeves, black stars, white cap
Poole Master Cedre Bleu Bennys Mist
Dark green, yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves Black, purple seams, black sleeves, striped cap Emerald green, yellow chevron and sleeves, red cap
Rebel Rebellion Your Busy You Must Know Me
Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Emerald green and yellow (quartered), white sleeves and cap Dark blue, emerald green seams, white cap
Little Josh Gansey Tranquil Sea
Maroon, yellow diamond, yellow and emerald green chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Dark blue and white diamonds, white sleeves, red cap Dark blue, gold cross belts, black cap, red hoop
Stewarts House Linnel Buffalo Bob
Black and beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Red, black diamond, red sleeves, yellow diamonds, black cap, red diamonds Royal blue, yellow diamond, grey sleeves, grey and royal blue quartered cap
Frankie Figg Nikola Private Be
Yellow, red cross of lorraine, red sleeves, yellow armlets, emerald green cap Purple, large pink spots, sleeves and cap Black, grey disc, armlets and cap
Dev Pak Jack Craiglands
Black and pink diabolo, black sleeves, pink cap, black star Brown and orange (quartered), brown sleeves, orange cap White, red chevron, emerald green and red striped sleeves, red cap
Endless Power Brooklyn Brownie Iron Man
White, royal blue stripe, red sleeves and cap Red, white hoop, chevrons on sleeves Yellow, maroon star, sleeves and star on cap
Lampion Du Bost Jimmy Bond Bannister Lane
WHITE, Red cross of lorraine, White sleeves and Red armlet, White cap Pink, grey striped sleeves Beige and black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap
I Hear Thunder Shannon's Pride Theatre Knight
RED and ROYAL BLUE HOOPS, red sleeves and cap White, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue and White halved sleeves, White cap Pink, grey striped sleeves
Hakim Fiori Shannon's Pride
White, red braces, black sleeves, red cap Emerald green, orange sash and sleeves, white cap, orange star Dark blue and white (quartered), hooped sleeves, dark blue cap
Forest Gunner Asparagus Flinders Chase
Emerald green and yellow hoops, white cap Light blue, pink sleeves, check cap Emerald green, white stars, emerald green cap, white star
Dark Room Scotmail Boy Whereareyounow

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 November.

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. Prior to 2021 the race was run at Aintree's meeting on the first Saturday in December.

Winners since 2003[edit]

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 Peter Buchanan Richard Ford 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 Phil Kinsella Jim Goldie The Dodoz Partnership
2008 Endless Power 8 10-03 James Reveley Jim Goldie Fyffees
2009 Dev 9 10-07 Jamie Moore Michael Quinlan Mr Liam Mulryan
2010 Frankie Figg 8 11-05 Brian Hughes Howard Johnson Andrea & Graham Wylie
2011 Stewarts House 9 11-08 Aidan Coleman Tim Vaughan Double Trouble Partnership
2012 Little Josh 10 10-09 Sam Twiston-Davies Nigel Twiston-Davies Mr Tony Bloom
2013 Rebel Rebellion 8 11-11 Ryan Mahon Paul Nicholls Mr & Mrs M Woodhouse
2014 Poole Master 9 10-12 Tom Scudamore David Pipe G Thompson
2015 Bennys Mist 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
2020 Beau Bay Mac Tottie 9 10-02 Charlie Hammond Richard Newland Peter Green / Richard Newland
2021 Mac Tottie 8 11-01 James Bowen Peter Bowen Steve & Jackie Fleetham
2022 Al Dancer 9 10-13 Charlie Deutsch Sam Thomas Walters Plant Hire Ltd
2023 Gesskille 7 11-07 Henry Brooke Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero The Nevers Racing Partnership

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