It’s always a sad day when a beloved member of the National Hunt racing family passes away. Today is no exception with the news that Lancashire native, Trevor Hemmings has sadly died aged 86. The news of his passing was confirmed in a statement released by Preston North End, the football club owned by Hemmings […]
The historic Grand National is one of the most hotly anticipated race days of the year and 2022 will be no different. It is also one of the biggest betting events on the sporting calendar. In fact, the Grand National is one of the biggest races in the world, with an estimated £250 million bet […]
Who can forget the historic moment that Rachael Blackmore crossed the finish line in the 2021 Grand National? The first female jockey to ever win the race, she guided Minella Times through a perfect race and in doing so capped off a remarkable season of racing. Weeks earlier she had become the Leading Jockey of […]
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Last season produced some epic wins and breakout stars for National Hunt racing. Who can forget Rachael Blackmore and Minella Times’ historic win in the Grand National? Or Irish trainer Henry De Bromhead finally winning his first Cheltenham Gold Cup? Paul Nicholls may have pipped Dan Skelton to the Jumps Trainer title but De Bromhead […]
During the 2018 renewal of the Grand National race, onlookers were stunned by the sight of the Royal Family arriving for a day out at Aintree. First came the Duchess of Sussex and the Queen, with the latter dressed in her iconic yellow dress with matching shoes and a stylish overcoat. A number of other […]
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 […]
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