We are only days away from finding out who the official entries are for the 2020 Grand National. Scheduled to run on Saturday, April 4th 2020, we are expecting another bumper list of than 100 hopefuls. But while we wait, we can still check out the potential runners on the betting market. For those […]

Welsh Grand National hero Potters Corner may well be taking a trip over to France soon to run in a hurdle race at Auteuil. The Listed Prix Hubert D’Aillieres on March 7th has been earmarked as the ten-year-old’s next possible engagement before he tackles the Aintree Grand National 2020 the following month. It wouldn’t be […]

Going off at huge odds of 66/1 in last year’s Grand National, not many spotted the potential of Magic Of Light ahead of the big race. Going toe-to-toe with the rest of the field over the 4 miles, the Jessica Harrington trained mare finished in remarkable style to land second place. This was a first […]

Can lightning really strike twice with another Classic Chase winner going onto Aintree glory? Well, the connections of Kimberlite Candy really hope so after the gelding came up trumps in Warwick’s feature race last Saturday. In a season reminiscent to that of One For Arthur in 2016/17, the eight-year-old has now performed well in two […]

Here at grandnational.fans, we are all about the Grand National. Any Grand National actually. Of course, we wait all year for the Aintree spectacular but when you throw in the Coral Welsh National, the Irish National at Fairyhouse and the Scottish National at Ayr, then we know we are spoiled for choice. But like all […]

The modern Grand National may be one of the biggest and most famous races in the world, but it hasn’t always been so successful. Down the years, the race has faced serious interruptions, leading to a turbulent history that has had as many failures and fallers than the average race. With over 180 years of […]

The recent Rowland Meyrick third, Lake View Lad, will have another crack at this year’s Grand National according to his Fife-based trainer, Nick Alexander. The Trevor Hemmings-owned grey was pulled up in the 2019 renewal of the race but excuses can be made for a below-par performance that day. After the Wetherby race Alexander said: […]

The Welsh trained Potters Corner was a popular winner of the Welsh Grand National on Friday, December 27th, 2019. He to the feature staying event of the festive period by just under two lengths at Chepstow. Battling on very well to take the prize, he stayed on strongly over the 3m6f trip on heavy ground […]

The 2019 Horse Racing Ireland Awards were recently held in mid-December where, out of a sea of exceptional nominees, a two-time Grand National winner and Ireland’s veteran jockeys were amongst the winners. Horse of the Year, Tiger Roll Perhaps unsurprisingly after such a stellar 2019 summer and winter season, back-to-back National winner, Tiger Roll was […]

If the entries for the 2020 Grand National opened today, Gordon Elliott says he would have 15 to enter. Of those 15, Elliott says all would make the cut. And, of course, Tiger Roll is still in the despite Michael O’Leary’s to the contrary. That’s down slightly on 2019 when the Irish trainer […]

Magic Of Light los primed for the upcoming Grand National event after finishing as the runner-up in this year’s race, following a repeat win in the Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares’ Chase at Newbury on Wednesday. The eight-year-old, trained by Jessica Harrington, returned to the fences with a bang, claiming a victory in the wake of […]

Trainer Nicky Richards is aiming to emulate his late father Gordon, who sent out Lucius (1978) and Hallo Dandy (1984) to win the Grand National, by saddling his own runner, the 10-year-old Takingrisks. Last season’s Scottish Grand National victor recently won the Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle and will probably now run in a couple of […]