Michael O’Leary, the owner of Giggsinstown Stud, made an incredible announcement this week. His Gigginstown operation will wind down over the next five years as the O’Leary’s bid farewell to the racing world. It is a bombshell of epic proportions. Not least because of its financial implications on the racing world. O’Leary plans to phase […]

It hasn’t gone unnoticed that the viewing figures for the Grand National have been sliding in recent years. The initial switch of coverage from the BBC to Channel 4 was met with some skepticism. Over the course of three years, from 2013 – 2015 the channel pulled in viewers totaling 8.9m, 8.5m and 8.8m respectively. […]

No sooner had the last Grand National ended and bomakers were already offering odds on the Grand National 2020. Even crazier are the 8/1 ante-post odds that they are currently giving on Tiger Roll. Despite the fact that he might not even run, or the top weight he will most likely be given, those odds […]

No sooner had his feet touched the ground following another epic win in the Punchestown Gold Cup and racing legend, Ruby Walsh, announced his retirement. Arguably one of the greatest jockeys alive, Walsh’s career accomplishments are nothing short of exhausting. Holding the record at Cheltenham, he has been the lead jockey at the Festival 11 […]

Once again the folks at Aintree Racecourse outdid themselves with the 2019 Grand National festival. Thousands packed out the racecourse and basked in the sunshine as the 172nd renewal of the Grand National to place on April 6th 2019. 40 horses and jockeys d-up in what was to be another great race. Tiger Roll went […]

Our able Grand National runners list will allow you to follow your horses in the big race. We’ve compiled the colours (silks) of each jockey and every horse’s official race number for Randox Health 2019 Grand National. The sheet fits neatly on to a page of A4 paper, download the pdf file using the button […]

As if it wasn’t difficult enough to try to pick the winner of the Grand National, there are also other ‘Betting Specials’ which we can browse through. And, unsurprisingly, there are quite a few of them. So if you simply can’t decide which horse to back for tomorrow’s race, check these out! An Irish-Trained Winner […]

There are always plenty of twists and turns on the run-up to the Grand National. Every year, injuries and the weather affect the potential runners and 2019 is no different. Despite the final declaration stage taking place at 10am yesterday, Mall Dini was subsequently withdrawn. Making the announcement last night, Philip Reynolds, owner of Mall […]

Anybody who has been following the 2019 Grand National Odds will know that Tiger Roll is the favourite. His odds of 7/2 are potentially the shortest any horse will have ever gone off in the history of the race. And with Rathvinden currently on 8/1 and Vintage Clouds on odds of 11/1, there really isn’t […]

The Grand National is a notoriously difficult race to win. More so if you are female. Be it a jockey, a trainer or a mare running in the race, the statistics are not great. But can that all change on Saturday, April 6th at 5.15pm? No female jockey has ever won the Grand National. In […]

Want to know all about the 2019 Grand National Runners but don’t have time to study the form? Check out our very quick guide to the runners who lo set to up on Saturday 6th April at 5.15pm! Steve Mullington gives us his low-down and tips for the Grand National on Saturday. Runner numbers […]

It’s only one day until the Grand National 2019 and with any luck, there will be 40 runners lining up for the 5.15pm starting time. But, of course, 40 horses need 40 jockeys. They have all now been confirmed despite some changes to the -up over the last couple of days. Lizzie Kelly will make […]