In 2001 Martin Pipe sent 10 runners to the Grand National. On Saturday, April 6th, that record los set to be bren. Because trainer Gordon Elliott plans to saddle 12 horses for the 2019 Grand National. The Irish handler currently has 19 entries still in contention. However, he has since ruled out Shattered Love, The […]
There are less than six weeks to go until the Grand National. We are now at the stage where many horses are being seen on the racecourse, putting together the final touches of their preparation. Last Sunday we saw Tiger Roll make a reappearance in a Grade Two hurdle race at Navan racecourse. And what […]
No horse has done it since Red Rum. Winning back-to-back Grand Nationals has proved to be almost impossible. And that’s exactly what jockey Davy Russell says about the 2018 winner, Tiger Roll. Trained by Gordon Elliott, the win was by the smallest of margins when a photo finish was needed to determine the winner in […]
When Tiger Roll romped home to win the Grand National earlier this year, it solidified an epic seasonal campaign for trainer Gordon Elliott. Not only did he have a superb Cheltenham Festival but he also won the Irish Grand National. What he did not do, however, was win the Irish Trainers Championship. That went, once […]
The battle between Champion Trainer Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott has been on since Elliott started to make a real name for himself in the 2015-16 season. That year the championship honours went to Mullins who won it by a landslide and ended up with total earnings of €4.4m against Elliott’s €2.5m. One year later […]
As the 2018 Grand National draws ever closer, all eyes are on the trainers who will saddle up the forty runners who will take part in the race on Saturday April 14th at 5.15pm. As expected most are quite optimistic about their chances while some are cautious and playing their cards close to the […]
Irish trainer Gordon Elliott has never won an Irish Grand National but with a whopping 13 of his runners declared from the 30 entries for the 2018 renewal, he’s definitely playing a numbers game to finally win one. I’ll save you the trouble of googling that percentage and tell you that it’s a staggering 43% […]
The Boylesports Irish Grand National takes place at Fairyhouse on Monday 2nd April at 5pm and with €500,000K up for grabs, it’s set to be a hotly contested race and at the latest forfeit stage there are still 55 potential runners in contention with only 30 places available at the starting . Among those who […]
Day three of the Cheltenham Festival sees crowd favourite Cue Card do battle with Un De Sceaux in the Ryanair Chase at 2.50pm. Cue Card will be a popular pick with punters and should the Colin Tizzard trained 12-year-old land the Ryanair the boies will be moaning like Michael O’Leary on Grand National weights day. […]
It’s day two at Cheltenham and the big races include the RSA Chase and the Queen Mother Champion Chase. Of course, Grand National fans will be focused on the Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase, where 2018 Aintree hopeful Cause Of Causes is pitted against stablemate Bless The Wings. 1.30 pm Bally Novices’ Hurdle Race 2m […]
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 […]
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