Another incredible Grand National in 2018 that saw quite a lot of changes on the run up including last minute withdrawals from Regal Encore and Walk In The Mill meaning that only 38 runners took to the starting line. Despite the heavy going all runners and riders were in good form and with no false […]
For the first time in 30 years, at least three female jockeys will saddle up for the Grand National on Saturday April 14th at 5.15pm. With the news that Rachael Blackmore has been given the ride on the Mouse Morris trained Alpha Des Obeaux, she will now join Katie Walsh and Bryony Frost for the […]
As the 2018 Grand National draws ever closer, all eyes are on the trainers who will saddle up the forty runners who will take part in the race on Saturday April 14th at 5.15pm. As expected most are quite optimistic about their chances while some are more cautious and playing their cards close to the […]
Sitting at number 45 on the list of 2018 Grand National entries, Milansbar connections have all their fingers and toes crossed that he can make the cut when the next declaration stage rolls around on April 9th and if he does, jockey Bryony Frost has been confirmed as his jockey. Bryony Frost has only partnered […]
Following a stint in the Cheltenham Gold Cup where he finished in sixth place behind the winner Native River, it has now been declared that Definitly Red will not run in the 2018 Grand National. Trainer Brian Ellison has taken Definitly Red out of the Grand National at Aintree on April 14th and instead plans […]
As any horse racing fan will tell you, Ruby Walsh is one of the greatest jockey’s of all time and this week looks to be one of the most pivotal in his illustrious career. By some small miracle he has managed to over come a leg break sustained in a fall at Punchestown on 18 […]
The Irish Grand National 2018 is scheduled for Monday 2nd April at Fairyhouse, otherwise known as Easter Monday. Historically it is always on this day irrespective of when Easter falls in the year. This year, the Fairyhouse event will take place before the Aintree Grand National so we may see quite a few runners with […]
With the 2018 Grand National only a matter of weeks away connections have confirmed that Sam Twiston-Davies will be on board the race favourite, Blaklion, for what looks like his best chance of winning the most coveted title in racing. Trained by his father Nigel Twiston-Davies, Sam is employed by trainer Paul Nicholls but he […]
From the original 105 Grand National 2018 entries, 90 have been confirmed as going forward following yesterday’s first scratchings’ deadline. Last year’s fourth, and joint ante-post favourite Blaklion, is one of five entries going forward for dual Grand National-winning trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies as he aims for a third winner in the race following the victories […]
It’s common knowledge that no female jockey has ever won the Aintree Grand National. Katie Walsh came closest when finishing in third place on Seabass in 2012, giving her the highest finish for a female competitor. It now looks very likely that she will once again be taking to the Aintree fences on board Baie […]
The weights for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National have been officially revealed by the BHA Handicapper Phil Smith and it’s Brian Ellison’s Definitly Red who will lead the pack on top weight of 11-10. Though he ran but pulled up in the 2017 event, Definitely Red has been on fantastic form this season notching […]
Bryony Frost has had a very busy few weeks and it looks like the jockey’s work load is just going to get even busier for the next couple of months. With 14 wins from 60 chase starts this season alone, Frost is currently riding high with a 23% chase win rate and has notched up […]
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