It would seem that gone are the days when all you had to do to place a bet was to head to your local bookies. Even then the number of them around were few and far between and they certainly were not as glossy or as inviting as they are these days. And while it […]
There is no denying the fact that Jockeys have an important role to play in the outcome of a race. Some might argue it is the horse that runs after all, the Jockey merely guides it. So what’s so great about his/her job? But a terrific horse with a poor jockey can’t win a race. […]
He is one of the UK’s most successful horse trainers, having won the Trainer Championship a staggering six times but one thing is still missing from Nicky Henderson’s list of triumphs and that is a Grand National win. With a career spanning four decades, that has brought him over 3000 winners Despite 70 Cheltenham Festival […]
As most of us are aware, the Randox Health Grand national offers a staggering £1,000,000 prize fund and those lucky enough to win or finish up to tenth place get a slice of the pie. In 2018, changes to the distribution of the prize fund mean that, while the pot stayed the same at a […]
We may have just recovered from another historic Grand National with Rachael Blackmore becoming the first-ever female jockey to win the race on Minella Indo, but we thought it would be good to look back on another dramatic Grand National. Every year comes with its own drama. From the moment the entries are revealed the […]
With any event that runs for more than a hundred years, there are going to be absolutely tonnes of records that can be broken. And the Grand National race is no different. Considering the first National ever run was back in 1839, there is a lot to explore in terms of records that have been […]
Despite unprecedented global circumstances, the folks at Aintree Racecourse outdid themselves with the 2021 Grand National festival. We may not have seen the usual thousands of fans in the stands on April 10th 2021, but that didn’t dim the light of the National. Giving credit where it’s due, ITV did a fantastic job covering the […]
It’s the week of the Grand National 2021 and everyone wants to know which jockeys will be on board their favourite runners. We already know that Richard Johnson retired last week and unfortunately, Paul Townend suffered a foot injury at Fairyhouse last week so we won’t be seeing either of them this week! So here […]
The Aintree Grand National Festival 2021 is well under way and to make sure that you don’t miss out, Karl Hedley has put together a preview of each race on the third and final day. With a little bit of knowledge and a few choice tips, it’s a great guide to Day Three. Of course, […]
The Grand National 2021 will be a huge event, especially as last year’s renewal was canceled. But how do you choose your favourite to cheer on? Some study form, others opt to follow the grey runners, others pick by their favourite jockey. And then there’s the horse’s name. How many of you backed Rule The […]
The Aintree Grand National Festival 2021 is well under way and to make sure that you don’t miss out, Karl Hedley has put together a preview of each race on the second day. With a little bit of knowledge and a few choice tips, it’s a great guide to Day Two. Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle […]
Winning the Grand National is the pinnacle of any jockey’s career. Even in retirement, when asked about their greatest victories, Ruby Walsh, Barry Geraghty, and AP McCoy all stated that winning the Grand National was their greatest achievement. And it’s easy to see why. A notoriously difficult race to even complete, winning it instantly propels […]
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