For the second time this season, Elegant Escape has run a fantastic race over a distance which appears to be too short for him. This suggests that the only way for him to get his head in front this season will be in one of the big long-distance races we have. His next stop could […]

The Becher Chase 2019 is a highly anticipated race. Run over the same fences as the Grand National, this is where a lot of trainers send their runners as a mini-test for the big event. Sure, not all Becher Chase runners will even get a Grand National entry but those that do well always create […]

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 […]

Kicking off the series of Grand Nationals for the 2019/20 National Hunt season will be the Coral Welsh National. Scheduled to take place at Chepstow Racecourse on Friday, December 27th, 2019, the race has attracted 61 entries this year. There are plenty of fan favorites as well as some potential Grand National 2020 runners. So […]

Those familiar with Vintage Clouds will be ighted to hear that the plan is to send him back to Aintree for the 2020 Grand National. One of the few grey horses to take part in 2019, hopes were high for the Sue Smith trained nine-year-old. Despite Tiger Roll being the clear favourite for the race, […]

Tiger Roll is yet to see the racecourse this season and already he has been talked about 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. […]

Trainer David Pipe always throws up one or two very interesting Grand National prospects. In recent years he has had the good fortune of being able to run the very classy Vieux Lion Rouge with ed results. Remarkably Vieux Lion Rouge has run in all four of the last Grand National renewals and could very […]

The Tim Radford-owned Mister Whitaker could well be making his way to Aintree next April for a pop at the Grand National according to his connections. Winner of the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in 2018, Mister Whitaker has always loed like a decent stayer in the making and may well progress into […]

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 […]

The Grand National is one of the most iconic dates on the horse racing calendar each year, with the race itself only being one part of the spectacle that is this incredible event. Enjoying the Grand National means a lot than just watching the action on the track. To fully enjoy the Grand National […]

Henderson remains one of the leading forces in the training ranks of national hunt racing and has held a trainer’s licence for 41 years. Despite this, Grand National success has eluded him and he is much well known for his list of Champion hurdlers, including the great See You Then and recently Buveur […]