It was billed as an almighty clash between two of the best long distanced chasers. Tiger Roll and Easysland were going head-to-head again in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at the November Cheltenham Festival. Odds were short on both but given Easysland’s triumphant win in the March race, he went off as the favourite on […]
It was only a few months ago when it looked like One For Arthur would make another bid for the Grand National. Hopes were high and connections were optimistic that the 11-year-old could put in another great race. But with all of the disruption in 2020, the race never happened and trainer Lucinda Russell was […]
Eight months ago jockey Bryony Frost was earmarked to ride Frodon in the Grand National. Could she have won it? Would the duo have given Tiger Roll a run for his money? We will never know, such as how 2020 has panned out. But there is good news on the horizon. Frodon is back in […]
For those who head to the races on a regular basis, reading the horse racing form has become second nature. But what about those of you who don’t know your PU from your F? Just how exactly do you read the horse racing form and can it help you make better betting decisions? I’m going […]
One of the biggest things to do with the Grand National is the betting. Like it or not, millions of us have a flutter each year on the race. For many, it’s a huge occasion, involving all the family and betting a few quid each-way gets us even more excited about the runners. Betting on […]
We’ve known for quite some time that Michael O’Leary had plans to wind down his Gigginstown operation. At the time it came as quite a shock. However, O’Leary decided that as much as he loved racing, he loved his family more and wanted to spend as much time with them as possible. Joining him in […]
At this stage it really shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Irish Grand National will not go ahead. That said, when it was originally postponed, there were hopes that it could be rescheduled for later in the year. The race should have been run at Fairyhouse on April 13th before being put on hold […]
He may have won the Grand National three times as an owner, but Trevor Hemmings has decided it’s time to scale down his racing interests. Hemmings, who is now 85-years-old has been in the horse racing industry for 36 years and is one of the sports most successful owners. Like Michael O’Leary winding down his […]
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 […]
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 […]
It is great news that ITV has managed to secure a new deal to cover British racing until 2023. With more and more of the sports we love to watch being aired on paid platforms, ITV retaining some of the biggest racing festivals is a huge relief for fans. Those old enough to remember can […]
The Grand National is the single biggest event in the calendar for horse-racing fans, with the historic race drawing crowds from not only all over the UK but all over the world. Since its beginnings in the early 19th century, the Grand National has grown into an annual spectacle that’s watched by hundreds of millions […]
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