The Month Ahead – April

There is a wealth of sporting events in the month of April to keep you on the edge of your seat. For Cricket fans there is the start to the Indian Premier League at the beginning of the month with teams such as the Chennai Super Kings and the Delhi Daredevils fighting it out for […]

Postmaster Optimistic About Grand National

Tim Vaughan, whose original John Smith’s Grand National candidate Beshabar has been forced to miss the race and most of the season through injury, is hoping that his lightly weighted Postmaster will sneak into the race and gave the yard something to shout about at Aintree on April 14, writes Elliot Slater. With the top […]

Pick A Winner At The Grand National

Once the Cheltenham Festival is over race fans turn their thoughts to the next big event in the jump calendar ‘The John Smiths Grand National’. The race, held at Aintree since 1839, is easily the most famous steeple chase in the world and offers close to a £1,000,000 in prize money across the 3 day […]

Junior preps at Cheltenham Gold Cup

JUNIOR may make use of the Cheltenham Gold Cup as his warm up race for the Grand National with trainer David Pipe wishing the ante-post favourite can follow in the hoof prints of Miinnehoma, who won the National in 1994 for his father. After finishing eighth over hurdles on his return at Newbury last week, […]

2012 Aintree Grand National

The 2012 Grand National will be held at Aintree on 14 April, 2012. It will be the 165th running of the famous steeplechase race. The maximum field is 40 horses and prize money could top £950,000 as it did in 2011. Aintree has announced some changes to the race and course following a review of […]

Ruby Walsh

Finding success at racing horses comes naturally to Ruby Walsh. The Irish jockey is the son of legendary amateur jockey Ted Walsh and has become a legend in his own right with a string of victories on the racetrack. To date, Walsh has ridden more than 1400 winners while competing as a jockey. This number […]

A Dozen Things You Didn’t Know About Red Rum

Red Rum is one of the most famous horses in the history of the Aintree Grand National, but here are some less well-known facts about him. He was out of Mared by Quorum hence, taking the last two parts of that name, Red Rum which is murder backwards. The horse was sprint-bred and bought to […]

Aintree Grand National 2011

It’s that time of year again! By god it soon rolls round, the sun is shining and the whole of the country is going to be inside watching the big race live on the BBC! This years Grand National is set to be one of the best in recent years, near perfect conditions and a […]

Legendary Grand National Training Achievements

To win a Grand National takes a supreme effort between trainer, jockey and horse, and of course a huge slice of luck. Most racing enthusiasts would add to that equation the owner and stable lad who are each a vital link in the chain. But it is perhaps the trainer who plays the most important […]