Can you imagine my surprise when minutes after the 2021 Grand National weights were revealed yesterday, I discovered that Paddy Power had gone Non-Runner Money Back on the race? Never has a bookmaker gone out with this offer so quickly before. In fact, in previous years, it’s generally only a couple of weeks before the […]

The 2021 Grand National weights have been revealed and it is a triple header as Bristol De Mai, Easysland, and Santini have all been handed top weight of 11-10. Putting them on a rating of 167, the trio head the 105 entries with Delta Work, Presenting Percy and Tiger Roll next in line, all on […]

As we gear up for the 173rd renewal of the great race, which will be held at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday, April 10th 2021, it all starts with the entries. For 2021 that number is 106 and unsurprisingly, Tiger Roll heads the list. Having won the race in both 2018 and 2019, if he wins […]

Trainer Jonjo O’Neill has had his fair share of success in the Grand National. Winning the race for the first time in 2010 with Don’t Push It, he has always managed to saddle up some great prospects. And 2021 will be no different. This year his big hopeful looks likely to be Cloth Cap. Owned […]

Every season we analyse the result of the Becher Chase and try and work out whether the winner of this early-season trail will come back next April and win the Grand National itself, but are we barking up the wrong tree completely? Well firstly no horse has ever returned to do the double in the […]

It was billed as an almighty clash between two of the best long distanced chasers. Tiger Roll and Easysland were going head-to-head again in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at the November Cheltenham Festival. Odds were short on both but given Easysland’s triumphant win in the March race, he went off as the favourite on […]

It was only a few months ago when it looked like One For Arthur would make another bid for the Grand National. Hopes were high and connections were optimistic that the 11-year-old could put in another great race. But with all of the disruption in 2020, the race never happened and trainer Lucinda Russell was […]

Eight months ago jockey Bryony Frost was earmarked to ride Frodon in the Grand National. Could she have won it? Would the duo have given Tiger Roll a run for his money? We will never know, such as how 2020 has panned out. But there is good news on the horizon. Frodon is back in […]

One of the biggest things to do with the Grand National is the betting. Like it or not, millions of us have a flutter each year on the race. For many, it’s a huge occasion, involving all the family and betting a few quid each-way gets us even more excited about the runners. Betting on […]

He may have won the Grand National three times as an owner, but Trevor Hemmings has decided it’s time to scale down his racing interests. Hemmings, who is now 85-years-old has been in the horse racing industry for 36 years and is one of the sports most successful owners. Like Michael O’Leary winding down his […]

It is great news that ITV has managed to secure a new deal to cover British racing until 2023. With more and more of the sports we love to watch being aired on paid platforms, ITV retaining some of the biggest racing festivals is a huge relief for fans. Those old enough to remember can […]

It’s been quite a while since we saw any real horse racing action, though thankfully it has now resumed, albeit behind closed doors. After the highs of seeing Tiger Roll romp home to win the 2019 Grand National, we were all eagerly anticipating a third tilt at the greatest steeplechase in the world in 2020. […]