In a year that saw far fewer entries than in previous years, 73 Grand National runners remain in contention for the big race on Saturday, April 15th 2023. From 85 official entries, which ended up being just 77 by the time the weights were announced, four more potential runners have been withdrawn. So who are […]
Doncaster’s Grimthorpe Chase is still recognised as a Grand National trial so it was a little disappointing to see just seven runners line up for the 2023 renewal on Saturday, March 4th. Only Sporting John is entered for the Aintree marathon itself, and the Philip Hobbs runner only comes in at number 63 in the […]
The 2023 Grand National weights have been revealed and it is a tripleheader as three entries have been handed top weight. The BHA Handicapper has decided that Any Second Now from trainer Ted Walsh, Conflated from trainer Gordon Elliott and Hewick from JJ Hanlon are the best horses entered. As such, they have been handed […]
As we gear up for the 175th renewal of the great race, which will be held at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 15th 2023, it all starts with the entries. For 2023 that number is 85 and unsurprisingly, Noble Yeats is included on that list. Trained by Emmet Mullins, Noble Yeats looks set to return to […]
What a year it has been for racing. Another crop of amazing hurdlers and chasers have entered the frame and racing is, for the most part, in flying form. Last year’s Grand National saw history being made once again. Noble Yeats, a 50/1 long shot, romped home with veteran jockey Sam Waley-Cohen on board. The […]
The Grand National we know and love today is one of the biggest and most famous races in the world, but history tells us that 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 […]
The last Grand National of the year, or the first of the season, depending on which way you look at it and we’re off to Chepstow for the 2022 Coral Welsh National. The race is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 27th December 2022 at 14.50pm. UK viewers can watch it live on iTV4. History […]
The King George VI Chase is the main event to be run on Boxing Day. It is often viewed as the premier trial for the Cheltenham Gold Cup around ten weeks later. Run over three miles, there are usually around eighteen fences to be jumped on Kempton’s right-handed track. First run in 1937, there have […]
The Welsh Grand National is one of the most demanding Grand Nationals owing to the fact that it is often cold and wet with the added complexities of frost or snow. Conditions are not for the faint at heart as they are generally unforgiving and unrelenting over the three mile and six-furlong trip. The race, […]
It was quite the afternoon on Merseyside on Saturday, December 3rd, as Grand National winners and future hopefuls lined up in both the Becher Chase 2022 and the Many Clouds Chase. It was, of course, the Becher Chase 2022 that was the feature and leading home the 22-strong field was the Dan Skelton-trained/Harry Skelton-ridden Ashtown […]
Run over the same fences as the National at Aintree Racecourse, this is a race that really excites National hunt fans. Often seen as a preview to the big race, this is where punters get to see some of the Grand National hopefuls in action. For 2022 the race will take place on Saturday, December […]
The American Grand National was first held in 1899 at Morris Park Racecourse and is one of the oldest races in steeplechasing. The race is now held annually at Far Hills, New Jersey and is a Grade 1 event run over 2+5⁄8 miles. The race has a prize value of $500,000 and is one of […]
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