Sizing Tennessee firmly put himself in the Grand National picture. Trained by Colin Tizzard, on December 1st, he had a hugely impressive win in the Ladbres Chase. The ten-year-old put up a career-best performance at Newbury. He out-jumped his rivals and left them trailing, winning one of the biggest early season handicaps. And he did […]

The 2018 Becher Chase entries have been whittled down with 18 still in contention. The race, which is run over the same Grand National fences, is always a big attraction. Plenty of trainers and connections see it as a way of testing their horses stamina over the course. Also a handicapped race, the top weight […]

The Sue Smith trained Vintage Clouds came back on his seasonal reappearance at Haydock last Saturday. He quickly advertised his Grand National claims by winning the staying handicap chase by half a length. But than that, he ran over a trip that was shorter than he needs. Plus he had to make the running […]

The list of all the horses that are going to compete is nearly out and excitement is building up. The Grand National 2019 is fast approaching so it is normal that racing fans are all talking about the same thing; who could win the Grand National next year? The National is an annual festival and […]

The Philip Hobbs trained Rock The Kasbah won a staying handicap very nicely at Cheltenham last weekend. The trainer now believes that he can develop into a Grand National horse this season. Rock The Kasbah has long since loed to be a good staying chaser. With attentions now turned to the National there’s plenty of […]

We saw a fantastic round of jumping from Definitly Red to land the Grade Two Charlie Hall Chase last Saturday at Wetherby. It was a great display, showing the horse is as good as ever ahead of the upcoming season. The race was decimated throughout the week, with some big names pulling out. This was […]

Tickets for the 2019 Grand National are now available to buy. The 172nd running of the world’s most famous horse race will take place on Saturday 6th April. Aintree has recently released tickets for Grand National and they’re selling out quickly. As of today, the Aintree website reports NO availability in premium areas such as […]

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. […]

Like the flick of a switch, we are back into the full National Hunt season. While it may only be November, there is still plenty of chat about potential 2019 Grand National Runners. Trainers and connections are eager to talk about their various charges and their chances. And plans for the next few months are […]

Getting to grips with how horses are performing early in the season when their main aim is the Grand National in April is always tough for punters. I Just Know is a horse that is hoping to be at the Aintree showcase in April. So far it appears that the horse hasn’t been performing as […]

Nicky Henderson has one of the most powerful stables in racing and this week he has announced plans for his three superstars, as they edge closer to returning to the track. This information is what fans were waiting for, and it is a big sign that the jump racing season is back, so it is […]

Historically, the decision to hold the weights lunch in London, has always been one of the puzzling aspects of the Grand National Festival. Why, when the race is so synonymous with the great city of Liverpool, would the powers that be decide that London is an appropriate venue? Thankfully common sense has finally prevailed […]