Who could have known back in January, when the 2020 Grand National entries were announced, that we would be where we are today. We have gone from the highs of the Cheltenham Festival to the lows of all race meetings being called off. To counter the obvious disappointment of canceling the Grand National, ITV decided […]
It’s official. The Randox Health Grand National Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. The announcement was made by the Jockey Club on Monday 16th March. The Press Release Reads As Follows: Following the Government’s new public health guidance regarding avoiding social contact and stopping non-essential travel, and its statement that emergency services […]
To race or not to race? Something William Shakespeare might have written had he become a racing journalist to supplement his other literary works. Thankfully he was quite good at it but as the first Grand National was run in 1839 and he died in 1616 then it would never have happened anyway. As you […]
The racing world was watching Tiger Roll at Cheltenham on Wednesday afternoon, on March 11th. He was bidding for a fifth festival win in total, and a third straight win in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase. This is his traditional prep run before the Grand National and 2020 was no different. After a satisfactory reappearance […]
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) expected to reach its peak in the UK in the next fourteen days, could we be heading towards a Government led decision by the Aintree Executive to hold the world’s greatest steeplechase behind closed doors? Betfair Exchange punters, who recently dabbled in a “Will racing go ahead at the Cheltenham Festival?” […]
Will 2020 be the year that Tiger Roll makes an unprecedented attempt to run and win the Grand National for the third time? We’ll find out for certain next month, but looking back at the events of the past few weeks it’s been anything but a smooth ride to Aintree for the double champion. Weighty […]
Trainer David Pipe has decided that Ramses De Teillee will take his chances at the Cheltenham Festival before he heads to the 2020 Grand National. The eight-year-old is going to be aimed at the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle which takes place on day four. For those of you doing the maths, that’s just three weeks […]
It’s all go for Lake View Lad as he now heads straight to Aintree for the 2020 Grand National. Lake View Lad is owned by Trevor Hemmings, who has already won the Grand National three times. Those wins came from Hedgehunter in 2005, Ballabriggs in 2011 and Many Clouds in 2015. Can he do it […]
Now that the 2020 Grand National entries have been revealed and the weights are out, betting interest in the world’s most famous steeplechase at Aintree is starting to heat up. While dual winner Tiger Roll heads the betting on merit, he will carry topweight around the Merseyside racecourse on Saturday, 4 April. He is vulnerable […]
Every year the greys that run in the Grand National have a huge following. Racing fans absolutely love them. The reality, however, is that very few ever actually win the race. The last grey runner to win the Grand National was Neptune Collonges in 2012 and by then he was only the third grey to […]
We all know that if you want to go all out and dress to the nines, there’s no better place to strut your stuff than at Ladies Day. There is absolutely no shortage of stunning dresses, hats, and accessories on show as everybody heads off to enjoy a day at the races. The bonus is […]
The first scratching deadline was yesterday and today the Jockey Club announced that 89 potential runners are still in contention for the 2020 Grand National. The biggest name to get withdrawn is Delta Work. The Gordon Elliott trained seven-year-old received joint top weight alongside stablemate Tiger Roll but is a certainty for the Cheltenham Gold […]
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