Grand National

Ruby Walsh expecting Pleasant Company in Grand National

Ruby Walsh is expecting to ride Pleasant Company in next weekend's Grand National at Aintree. The leading rider has twice before won the world's most famous steeplechase. He rode Papillon, trained...

Noel Fehily encouraged by Lion’s Aintree hopes

Noel Fehily is hoping he can continue his rich vein of form by partnering Blaklion to success in the Grand National on April 8. The Irishman enjoyed a stunning Cheltenham Festival earlier this month,...

The Druids Nephew seeks Aintree redemption in Grand National

Trainer Neil Mulholland concedes it is impossible to say whether or not The Druids Nephew would have won last year's Grand National but for his late fall. Well touted for last year's race, The Druids...

Sir Anthony McCoy unwilling to close Door on National success

Sir Anthony McCoy feels there are reasons to believe Shutthefrontdoor could improve on last year's fifth in the Grand National at Aintree. The legendary jockey rode Shutthefrontdoor in his final Grand...

Jackpot Bet Refund

Trainer Emma Lavelle to wait for the weather

Trainer Emma Lavelle has admitted that she will have to wait for a clearer weather forecast before deciding if Shotgun Paddy will race in the Crabbie's Grand National next month. The nine-year-old,...

Paul Nicholls upbeat on Silviniaco Conti’s Aintree hopes

Paul Nicholls feels Silviniaco Conti could be "well in" for the Grand National after he bounced back to form at Ascot on Saturday. Silviniaco Conti grabbed a seventh Grade One success of his career...

Unioniste Grand National plans revealed

Unioniste will be given a chance to school over Aintree style fences by trainer Paul Nicholls in preparation for the Grand National on April 9. The John Hales-owned grey was an early faller in the race...

Top weight for Many Clouds in Grand National repeat mission

Many Clouds will have to defy top weight in order to become the first horse since Red Rum to retain the Grand National at Aintree. The weights for the April 9 marathon were released in London on...

Horse Racing: Houblon Des Obeaux advertises Grand National credentials

The Venetia Williams-trained Houblon Des Obeaux threw his hat into the ring for the Aintree Grand National with a powerful performance at Newbury in the Denman Chase. The nine-year-old put his career...

Trainer Dr Richard Newland waits on Leighton Aspell choice

Trainer Dr Richard Newland is hoping to be able to team jockey Leighton Aspell up with Pineau De Re again, as he goes in search of a second consecutive Grand National winner. Pineau De stormed to...

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