As the 2017-18 jumps season hots up all eyes are on the performances of the potential runners for the 2018 Grand National. Logical Song has just put himself into contention following a fantastic win in the Paddy Power Cork Grand National under the guidance of jockey Danny Mullins. Trained by Mags Mullins, the eight-year-old has […]

Trained by Jonjo O’Neill, Go Conquer may be the answer to Paul and Clare Rooney’s quest for Grand National glory. With The Last Samuri already having had a few cracks at jumps racing’s biggest prize Go Conquer may be able to go one step further and actually win it for them. The eight year old […]

With the National Hunt season well and truly underway it is time to have a tentative lo at next year’s Grand National and pick out some possible candidates for the Aintree marathon and their ante-post odds. As the biggest fans of Merseyside’s historic steeplechase will tell you “Not all roads lead to Cheltenham, some of […]

It’s all change for the Grand National 2018 Festival at Aintree with the newly renamed Grand National Thursday to play host to ‘A Day for Champions’ with Merseyside’s sporting greats on hand in new Champions Lounge. The Thursday of the festival will now be known as ‘A Day for Champions’ and has been designed to […]

He was tipped for great things in the 2017 Grand National but Definitly Red didn’t manage to fulfil his potential over the Aintree fences and was subsequently pulled up at fence nine, by jockey Danny Co, when his saddled slipped. A few months on and the direction for Brian Ellison‘s charge has changed dramatically and […]

As somebody who focuses largely on the Grand National, Phil Smith, is a name I am than familiar with but it appears that he is going to step down from his role in May 2018, after 22 years of service. Having joined the then British Horseracing Board in August 1995 as a Flat Handicapper, […]

The 2017 Grand National winner, One For Arthur, has been ruled out for the season and will not be back to defend his Aintree title, according to Peter Scuda, partner of winning trainer Lucinda Russell. Not two weeks ago, trainer Lucinda Russell was convinced there was to come from One For Arthur, suggesting he […]

He is one of the UK’s most successful horse trainers, having won the Trainer Championship a staggering four times but one thing is still missing from Nicky Henderson’s list of triumphs and that is a Grand National win. Despite 58 Cheltenham Festival wins and notching up in excess of £8.5m in earnings over the last […]

On bomaker, Betfair, has announced an extended deal with Jockey Club Racecourses, to continue its title sponsorship of two major jump racing events. Betfair will remain as title sponsor of both the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park, which will take place on November 25th this year, and the Betfair Tingle Creek at Sandown Park, which […]

The thoughts of ante post punters have already turned to the 2018 Randox Health Grand National. There has already been significant movement with regards to next year’s odds on the betting exchange for the Aintree showpiece. If a long-term investment in the ante post Grand National betting appeals to you, then check out our five early contenders […]

Much of the talk in the lead-up to Aintree has been about the horses that won’t be making their way to the Grand National festival. However we think this is a disservice to the challengers that are going to compete at the Liverpool racecourse, so we’ve decided to run through the Cheltenham performers who will […]

After a comprehensive 19-9 spanking of the British by the Irish at the Cheltenham Festival, all eyes will shortly be focusing on the Grand National meeting at Aintree, but who will take the big one? With last year’s winner of the Grand National Rule The World retired, can any other Irish trained runners step up […]