The 2019 Grand National has attracted a bumper entry of 112 horses – up from 104 in 2018 and includes a record 47 trained in Ireland. The previous highest number of Irish-trained entries was 40 just last year. Irish trainer Gordon Elliott will be attempting to land his third Grand National after Tiger Roll held […]
It would seem that gone are the days when all you had to do to place a bet was to head to your local bookies. Even then the number of them around were few and far between and they certainly were not as glossy or as inviting as they are these days. And while it […]
During this years’ iteration of the iconic Grand National race, onlookers were stunned by the sight of the Royal Family arriving for a day out at Aintree. First came Meghan Markle and the Queen, with the latter dressed in her iconic yellow dress with matching shoes and a stylish overcoat. A number of other prominent […]
It was the rather aptly named Lottery that claimed victory in the inaugural Aintree Grand National in 1839, a feat that jockeys and trainers alike have been trying to replicate since. Doing so has the power to define a jockey’s career and it is the grueling nature of the race that attracts the eyes of […]
We have designed a range of Grand National inspired wallpapers for your iPhone. The images look great as a wallpaper or lock screen. We have four designs to choose from, the first is a Red Rum screen which features his iconic colours and the legendary name. The second design features the silks of Many Clouds and […]
With the National Hunt season well and truly underway it is time to have a tentative look at next year’s Grand National and pick out some possible candidates for the Aintree marathon and their ante-post odds. As the biggest fans of Merseyside’s historic steeplechase will tell you “Not all roads lead to Cheltenham, some of […]
It’s all change for the Grand National 2018 Festival at Aintree with the newly renamed Grand National Thursday to play host to ‘A Day for Champions’ with Merseyside’s sporting greats on hand in new Champions Lounge. The Thursday of the festival will now be known as ‘A Day for Champions’ and has been designed to […]
Aintree Racecourse and Women in Racing (WiR), supported by Women in Sport, are delighted to welcome the return of the Grand Women’s Summit to the venue on Friday 8th April 2016, which is Ladies’ Day. The first event of its kind held in 2015 was hailed a huge success with more than 115 delegates attending […]
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