Here at grandnational.fans, we are all about the Grand National. Any Grand National actually. Of course, we wait all year for the Aintree spectacular but when you throw in the Coral Welsh National, the Irish National at Fairyhouse and the Scottish National at Ayr, then we know we are spoiled for choice. But like all […]

The modern Grand National may be one of the biggest and most famous races in the world, but it hasn’t always been so successful. Down the years, the race has faced serious interruptions, leading to a turbulent history that has had as many failures and fallers than the average race. With over 180 years of […]

The recent Rowland Meyrick third, Lake View Lad, will have another crack at this year’s Grand National according to his Fife-based trainer, Nick Alexander. The Trevor Hemmings-owned grey was pulled up in the 2019 renewal of the race but excuses can be made for a below-par performance that day. After the Wetherby race Alexander said: […]

The Welsh trained Potters Corner was a popular winner of the Welsh Grand National on Friday, December 27th, 2019. He took the feature staying event of the festive period by just under two lengths at Chepstow. Battling on very well to take the prize, he stayed on strongly over the 3m6f trip on heavy ground […]

The 2019 Horse Racing Ireland Awards were recently held in mid-December where, out of a sea of exceptional nominees, a two-time Grand National winner and Ireland’s veteran jockeys were amongst the winners. Horse of the Year, Tiger Roll Perhaps unsurprisingly after such a stellar 2019 summer and winter season, back-to-back National winner, Tiger Roll was […]

If the entries for the 2020 Grand National opened today, Gordon Elliott says he would have 15 to enter. Of those 15, Elliott says all would make the cut. And, of course, Tiger Roll is still in the mix despite Michael O’Leary’s comments to the contrary. That’s down slightly on 2019 when the Irish trainer […]

Magic Of Light looks primed for the upcoming Grand National event after finishing as the runner-up in this year’s race, following a repeat win in the Thoroughbred Breeders Association Mares’ Chase at Newbury on Wednesday. The eight-year-old, trained by Jessica Harrington, returned to the fences with a bang, claiming a victory in the wake of […]

Trainer Nicky Richards is aiming to emulate his late father Gordon, who sent out Lucius (1978) and Hallo Dandy (1984) to win the Grand National, by saddling his own runner, the 10-year-old Takingrisks. Last season’s Scottish Grand National victor recently won the Rehearsal Chase at Newcastle and will probably now run in a couple of […]

Well, the Becher Chase Day at Aintree turned out to be just as informative as we thought it would be with many of the horses that we predicted would go well doing just that. One horse who won’t be heading back to Aintree next April is the Sue Smith-trained Vintage Clouds. He clearly hated every […]

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 […]