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3.05 Aintree 2024 result – day 3: Who won the Liverpool Hurdle? How every horse finished at Grand National Festival

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Jack Kennedy (l) riding Gerri Colombe on his way to winning the William Hill Bowl steeple chase from Derek Fox (r) riding Ahoy Senor during the Opening Day of the Aintree Festival at Aintree Racecourse on April 11, 2024 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

STRONG LEADER emerges victorious in the Liverpool Hurdle on Grand National day at Aintree!

Sun Racing provides a breakdown of how each horse fared in the 3.05 race at Aintree. Check out the details below or follow our live blog for real-time updates and reactions.

The Liverpool Hurdle has wrapped up at Aintree on Grand National day.

3.05 Aintree result

1 Strong Leader 8/1

2 Buddy One 15/2

3 Hiddenvalley Lake 5/1

4 Monkfish 8/1

Stay tuned for the full list of horse placements and finishes…

What is the full Aintree schedule?

Thursday, April 11

13:45: Manifesto Novices’ Steeple Chase (WINNER: IL ETAIT TEMPS)

14:20: Boodles Anniversary 4-y-o Juvenile Hurdle (WINNER: SIR GINO 11-10)

14:55: Aintree Bowl (WINNER: GERRI COLOMBE)

15:30: Aintree Hurdle (WINNER: IMPARE ET PASSE)

16:05: Randox Foxhunters’ Open Hunters’ Chase (WINNER: ITS ON THE LINE)

16:40: Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase (WINNER: SANS BRUIT)

17:15: Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Standard Open NH Flat (WINNER: DIVA LUNA)

Friday, April 12

… (full Friday schedule details)

Saturday, April 13

13:20: Bridle Road Handicap Hurdle (WINNER: GWENNIE MAY BOY)

13:55: Turners Mersey Novices’ Hurdle (WINNER:BRIGHTERDAYSAHEAD)

14:30: William Hill Handicap Chase (WINNER: CRUZ CONTROL)

15:05: JRL Group Liverpool Hurdle (WINNER: STRONG LEADER)

16:00: Randox Grand National Chase

17:00: Maghull Novices’ Chase

17:35: Weatherbys Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

How to watch every race at Aintree

The three-day Aintree festival started on Thursday, April 11, and will continue until Saturday, April 13.

Each day features SEVEN races, all broadcast live on TV.

ITV1 will cover five races daily, with ITVX providing live streaming options.

Racing TV and bookmakers' websites will air the first and last races on Thursday and Friday, while on Saturday, they will show the final two races.

Remember to gamble responsibly

A responsible gambler:

  • Should set time and money limits before playing
  • Only wagers money they can afford to lose
  • Should not try to recover losses through further gambling
  • Avoid gambling when upset, angry, or depressed

For assistance with gambling issues, contact the National Gambling Helpline at 0808 8020 133 or visit to self-exclude from all UK-regulated gambling platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are racehorses bred and selected for racing?

The goal of breeding racehorses is to produce horses that excel on the racing track. Breeders carefully select sires from proven racing lines to ensure that their offspring have the best characteristics in terms of speed, endurance, temperament, and so on. Thoroughbreds have a long history of racing in England, and the bloodlines are meticulously recorded. Before starting their racing careers, potential racehorses will often undergo a selection process which includes pedigree assessments, physical assessment of conformation, and performance while in training.

There are different types of races for horses in the UK.

There are several different horse races that take place in the UK. Most of them fall under two main categories, Flat racing and National Hunt Racing (or jump). Flat racing does not include obstacles and is run on flat tracks from 5 feet to more than 2 miles. National Hunt racing emphasizes horse speed and jumping abilities, with races such as steeplechases containing a series obstacles. Within these two broad categories, there are also variations such as handicaps, maidens, and conditions races, each with specific entry criteria and rules.

What does a racing term describing a horse as “stayer” mean?

A’stayer,’ in racing terms is a horse who excels at racing long distances. Usually, these distances go beyond one mile. Stayers must possess not only speed but also endurance to maintain a strong pace over extended races. Renowned stayers are often seen competing in long-distance events such as the Ascot Gold Cup.

What are some of the most prestigious events for horse racing in the UK.

The United Kingdom hosts a number of acclaimed horse races that draw audiences from around the world. The Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot are the most prestigious. These events have a rich heritage and offer a chance to see the finest in equine performance.

How can I read a racecard easily?

Reading a racecard is crucial for understanding the key information about a race and the horses running in it. A racecard usually lists information such as the horse’s name, age and weight, along with the trainer, jockey and form figures that show past performance. Understanding this information can help you make better betting decisions by allowing you to gauge the chances of each horse. As part their customer service, most racecourses or betting services provide guides to help you read racecards.

How does the handicap system work in UK horse racing?

In UK race horse racing, handicapping is used to give all horses an equal chance of success. Horses are given different weights based on past performance. Better horses carry heavier loads to even the playing field for horses with less impressive past performances. The British Horseracing Authority in the UK is responsible to update ratings after the race results.


  • The National Hunt racing season in the UK sees approximately 1,000 races with hurdles or fences each year.
  • British racing oversees around 1,500 fixtures annually across its 59 racecourses.
  • The Grand National at Aintree boasts a prize fund of around £1 million, making it the most valuable jump race in Europe.
  • Approximately 6 million people attend horse racing events in the UK each year, making it the second most popular spectator sport in the country.
  • In the UK, more than 14,000 people are employed directly in the horse racing industry.
  • The annual Cheltenham Festival has an economic impact of over £100 million for the local Gloucestershire economy.

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How To

How to bet on the Grand National

You can place a bet on the Grand National – the UK’s famous steeplechase – at Aintree Racecourse, an online betting site or a bookmaker. For beginners, simpler bets like ‘win’ or ‘each-way’ are advisable, with the latter bet covering both a win and a place finish. Before placing a wager, research the horse’s performance, the trainer’s past, and the jockey’s experience. Use an online calculator to calculate potential payouts and take advantage of betting promotions. Remember, betting should be enjoyable, so wager responsibly and never bet more than you can afford to lose.