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The Novices’ Steeple Chase at Aintree: Full Results and Schedule

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Jack Kennedy (r) riding Gerri Colombe on his way to winning the William Hill Bowl steeple chase from Derek Fox 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)

Novices’ Steeple Chase Thrills at Aintree

The Novices’ Steeple Chase is in full swing at Aintree as Grand National day reaches an exciting conclusion. Sun Racing has all the details on how each horse finished in the 5.00 race at Aintree. Read on for more information, or visit our live blog for the latest updates and reactions.

5.00 Aintree Result

The full horse finishing order and placings for the 5.00 race at Aintree will be updated shortly. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

Full Aintree Schedule

Curious about the full Aintree schedule? Here are the race winners from the past few days:

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

13:45: Huyton Asphalt Franny Blennerhassett Memorial Mildmay Novices’ Chase (WINNER: INOTHEWAYURTHINKIN)
14:20: William Hill Handicap Hurdle (WINNER: KATEIRA)
14:55: TrustATrader Top Novices’ Hurdle (WINNER: MYSTICAL POWER)
15:30: My Pension Expert Melling Chase (WINNER: JONBON)
16:05: Randox Supports Race Against Dementia Topham Chase (WINNER: ARIZONA CARDINAL)
16:40: Cavani Sartorial Menswear Sefton Novices’ Hurdle (WINNER: DANCING CITY)
17:15: Lydiate Handicap Hurdle (WINNER: EL JEFE)

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 (WINNER: I AM MAXIMUS)
17:00: Maghull Novices’ Chase
17:35: Weatherbys Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race

How to Watch Aintree Races

The Aintree festival spans three days, concluding on Saturday, April 13, with seven races each day. All races are broadcast live on TV. ITV1 will show five races daily, with ITVX providing live streams. Racing TV and bookmakers' websites will cover the first and final races on Thursday and Friday, and the final two races on Saturday.

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  • Establishes time and monetary limits before playing
  • Only gambles with money they can afford to lose
  • Avoids chasing losses
  • Doesn’t gamble when upset, angry, or depressed

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does a trainer prepare a horse for a race?

Trainers have a meticulous approach to preparing horses for races, which includes a combination of physical conditioning, nutrition, and mental training. They create customized workouts to build stamina, strength, and speed. Trainers make sure that horses have a balanced diet to ensure optimal health and energy. They also keep them focused and free of stress with routines in the stable and attentive care.

What factors influence the outcome of a horse race?

Numerous factors can influence the outcome a horse race. These include the horse’s condition, its breeding, and its training. In addition, factors such as the jockey’s skills and experience, track conditions, distances, and weight carried by the horses are important. Weather can also play a significant role, as some horses perform better on certain surfaces or under specific conditions than others.

What surfaces are race tracks run on?

Horse races are run on various surfaces, including dirt, turf (grass), and synthetic tracks. Each type of surface can affect a horse’s performance differently, and some horses may show a preference or exhibit superior abilities on a particular surface. Conditions, such as a wet surface due to rain, may also have a dramatic impact on the outcome of a racing event.

How do handicaps work for horse racing?

Handicapping in horse racing is a method used to give all horses an equal chance at winning. Horses receive different weights according to their past performance, and the better horses are given more weight. This system was created to ensure fair competition.

What’s the significance of a horse’s race bloodline?

The bloodline indicates the inherited characteristics passed down by its ancestors. This may include speed and stamina. Breeders use a horse’s pedigree to predict its potential. They also match stallions and mares in order to produce offspring that have desirable racing characteristics.


  • Horse racing is known to support roughly 1.4 million full-time jobs in the United States alone.
  • The average racing career of a Thoroughbred horse spans approximately three to four years, after which many pursue breeding or other equestrian activities.
  • Horse racing events in the United Kingdom draw in a yearly attendance of over 6 million people.
  • There are over 9.2 million horses in the United States, with a significant portion of these bred for the purpose of racing.
  • As of the latest reports, the horse racing industry contributes approximately $40 billion annually to the U.S. economy.

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How To Follow Proper Etiquette at Horse Racing Events

When attending a race, you should dress to the occasion. The code is usually influenced by factors such as the prestige of a race or the location. If you are in a premium area or attending a high-stakes race like the Kentucky Derby then formal clothing is required. Be positive and avoid any unsportsmanlike or negative behavior. You should familiarize yourself to the betting process so that you can keep the line moving and not hold up others. Respect the horses. jockeys. and staff.