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 […]

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 […]

The Grand National is one of the oldest horseracing events in the world, which is held over three days at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. It is, however, the handicap steeplechase that is the crown jewel of the event, with millions of people across the world tuning in to watch the thoroughbred horses in action. […]

The anticipation for the Grand National is slowly rising, with the field slowly beginning to take shape. All eyes will be on Tiger Roll, as he attempts to become the first horse to win three consecutive Nationals and become only the second horse to win three of the famous races. It looks to be one […]

For the second time, the Grand National weights lunch was held outside of London. The great and the good of the horse racing world came together at St George’s Hall in Liverpool for a bit of lunch, a few drinks and the eagerly anticipated reveal of the 2020 Grand National weights. At 3pm, the BHA […]

Grand National champion Tiger Roll is still on course to attempt a hat-trick of wins at the Grand National at Aintree next April even amid the difficulties posed by a recent fitness setback. The nine-year-old is the first horse to win the Grand National back to back since Red Rum completed the feat in 1973 […]

Former jockeys and siblings Ruby and Katie Walsh were announced this week as the Racing Ambassadors for the 2020 Grand National Festival. Ruby Walsh won the Grand National on two occasions. His first success came in 2000 aboard Papillon, trained by his father Ted, landing a monumental gamble when scoring at 10/1 from an early […]

Tiger Roll is yet to see the racecourse this season and already he has been talked about more than in any other season. In September, we had trainer Gordon Elliott telling us that the horse’s number one aim for the new season would be to win the Grand National for the third time next Spring. […]

After a curious number of years being held at the other end of the country in London, the Grand National weights lunch finally came back to Liverpool last year. And the great news is that it will held once again in 2020 in the heart of the city. Liverpool‘s St George’s Hall has been chosen […]

Rocky’s Biggest Fight Yet Trainer Kim Bailey, who saddled Mr Frisk to win the 1990 Grand National, is plotting another path back to the Aintree showpiece, this time with his eight-year-old Rocky’s Treasure. Bailey, who recently trained The Last Samuri to finish second in the Grand National in 2016, is very excited about have another […]

By any measurement, trainer Jonjo O’Neill has been going through a lean period over the last couple of seasons. From the dizzying heights of third place in the Trainer Championship in the 2009-10 season to a 20th place finish in the 2018-19 season, there have been plenty of ups and downs for the team at […]