The American Grand National was first held in 1899 at Morris Park Racecourse and is one of the oldest races in steeplechasing. The race is now held annually at Far Hills, New Jersey and is a Grade 1 event run over 2+5⁄8 miles. The race has a prize value of $500,000 and is one of […]
Will 2020 be the year that Tiger Roll makes an unprecedented attempt to run and win the Grand National for the third time? We’ll find out for certain next month, but looking back at the events of the past few weeks it’s been anything but a smooth ride to Aintree for the double champion. Weighty […]
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 more 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 looks set to be broken. 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 […]
The Cotswold Chase is designed for Gold Cup hopefuls to show they are worthy of lining up in the biggest race of the Cheltenham Festival in March. Going into the race, Elegant Escape was fancied to do that and book his place as an outsider in the Gold Cup. Although what he may have actually […]
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 […]
A new Grand National contender emerged over the Christmas period. Elegant Escape won the Welsh National at Chepstow to throw his hat into the ring. He is only six right now, so will be seven by the time we reach the feature even in April. And that means we could see him in the race […]
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 […]
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 more cautious and playing their cards close to the […]
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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