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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 […]

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. […]

Although we are only in September, and there are months before the Grand National takes place in April 2020, the news we have all been waiting for has finally been confirmed. Tiger Roll, the horse that has lit up Aintree Racecourse when winning the race for the past two seasons will head back to Liverpool […]

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. […]