There’s something to be said for a trainer who has absolute full confidence in his runners. No caginess or underplaying their chances. Just a definitive “I think Definitly Red will win the National”. That’s a quote from Brian Ellison, trainer of Definitly Red. And it’s not all pie in the sky because he has a […]
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 The biggest name to get withdrawn is Delta Work.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 […]
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. […]
Trainer Ted Walsh doesn’t enter too many Grand National runners but when he does you know they have a great chance. He saddled Seabass in 2012 to make history for Katie Walsh and this time around he plans on sending Any Second Now over the same Aintree fences. Owned by JP McManus, Any Second Now […]
The Haydock Grand National Trial is a race that traditionally takes place soon after the Grand National weights are revealed. Due to this, horses can run in the race without fear of being penalised by the handicapper for the big one in April. This usually means a competitive race and clues for Aintree but this […]
There were fears on Saturday evening that the 2017 Grand National hero One For Arthur’s career may have been at an end after he was pulled up in the Grand National Trial at Haydock Park with a fibrillating heart. However on Monday, the eleven-year-old was given a clean bill of health by the Royal Veterinary […]
It can be very frustrating to be a national hunt trainer. One day you think you have a Grand National winner on your hands, the next the BHA Handicapper all but scuppers your chances. Case in point is trainer Phil Kirby with his chaser Top Ville Ben. Originally targeted at the Cheltenham Gold Cup, following […]
We don’t have long to go before the world’s greatest steeplechase, the Grand National 2020, gets underway. As part of a three day Aintree Festival, this is a race with universal appeal and the one that everybody loves to have a flutter on. And bookmakers know it. So they spend all year coming up with […]
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 […]
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