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 […]

In 2001 Martin Pipe sent 10 runners to the Grand National. On Saturday, April 6th, that record looks set to be broken. Because trainer Gordon Elliott plans to saddle 12 horses for the 2019 Grand National. The Irish handler currently has 19 entries still in contention. However, he has since ruled out Shattered Love, The […]

Fresh off the back of two Cheltenham Festival wins, jockey Lizzie Kelly is eyeing up the Grand National fences. The 25-year-old will be on board Tea For Two when the 2019 Grand National rolls around on April 6th. Tea For Two is owned and trained by her mother Jane Williams. And Kelly is relishing the […]

Aintree Racecourse announced new safety measures this week. Any rider who has not ridden over the Grand National fences more than twice at a Grand National Festival will be required to take part in an official course walk with a recognised BHA Jockey Coach. The Professional Jockeys Association also confirmed its support for the decision. […]

The 2017 Grand National winner, One For Arthur, has had a tough time of it recently. Following his first piece of post-race work, in 2017, he was deemed to be suffering from disrupted fibres in his right fore superficial flexor tendon. As a result, he was he was out for the remainder the 2017/2018 season. […]

With the Cheltenham Festival literally days away, we are eagerly awaiting the performances of many potential Grand National runners. Not least of which is Tiger Roll. While the Glenfarclas Chase is undoubtedly a mammoth test of stamina for any runner, rarely have horse racing fans been so eager to watch it. Other than the Gold […]

There are less than six weeks to go until the Grand National. We are now at the stage where many horses are being seen on the racecourse, putting together the final touches of their preparation. Last Sunday we saw Tiger Roll make a reappearance in a Grade Two hurdle race at Navan racecourse. And what […]

As I go through the list of entries for the 2019 Grand National, it is difficult to just gloss over Ms Parfois. She had such an amazing season last year. So, I have been wondering if the mare could genuinely contend this year. On the face of it, Ms Parfois is ticking a lot of […]

For the first time in more than 40 years, the Grand National weights lunch was held outside of London. Instead, the great and the good of the horse racing world came together at the Cunard Building in Liverpool for some nice grub, a few drinks and the eagerly anticipated reveal of the 2019 Grand National […]

You would think that a race as prestigious as the Grand National 2019 would generate talk about the horses. However, following some of this year’s entries, all the chat has been about the owners. Now I’m not adverse to that, after all, I recently wrote about the possibility of Trevor Hemmings bagging a fourth win […]

There are few people who can genuinely claim to be life-long supporters of the Grand National. But Trevor Hemmings is definitely one of them. Yes, owners come and go and some often only get one shot at watching their horse go over the Aintree fences. But not only does Hemmings aim to have at least […]