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Becher Chase Odds 2020

Jumps racing is back and trainers and punters will be looking towards this year's The Becher Chase at Aintree as a guide for next year's Grand National! The race will take place on Saturday, December 5th at 1.30pm. November is the time of…

The Irish And The Grand National

The Irish and the Grand National go hand in hand, but why do they have such an affiliation with the Aintree steeplechase? Grand National History The Irish have always been associated with the Grand National. The style of race dates all the…

Grand National 100 to 1 Winners

The Grand National is one of the years biggest sporting events and nothing provides excitement like a 100/1 winner! The Aintree Grand National is often billed as ‘The Greatest Steeplechase in the World’ and a contributing factor to this…

How To Pick A Grand National Winner

Every year as April dawns, the thoughts of the racing community turns to picking a Grand National Winner. Possibly the greatest steeplechase in the world, the race was established in 1839 and is held at Aintree Racecourse annually. For months…

Grand National History

There is much debate among historians regarding the first official Grand National race held. Most fans who have trawled the newspaper libraries and archives of the UK now prefer the idea that the first was in 1836 and was won by The Duke. This…

Foinavon ~ The 1967 Grand National Winner

Foinavon was the shock winner of the 1967 National when a mass pile-up at the 23rd fence meant that he was the only horse to come out well. On the day of the race, he was a 100-1 outsider but the day before he had a 500-1 chance! In fact, so…
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Don’t Push It Grand National Winner

Easily one of the greatest moments in Grand National history is when AP McCoy finally raced across the line riding Don't Push it as the winner. After fourteen previous attempts, this was a dream that had seemed to be slipping away from him.…

Aintree Home Of The Grand National

Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool is the home of the annual Grand National. Arguably the greatest horse race in the world, no other race comes close to matching the excitement at Aintree on Grand National day. The story of Aintree racecourse is…

How Do You Pick Your Winner?

Picking a winning horse is a very hard thing to do, however, we've compiled a list of things that might make it that little bit easier! Looking for the perfect way to pick a horse for the Grand National? Well if we are honest there isn't…
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Paul Carberry ~ Grand National Winner

Paul Carberry followed in his father's footsteps when he won the Grand National. His father Tommy had raced to victory in 1975 on L’Escargot when Paul was a mere fourteen months old. Paul repeated that famous feat on Bobbyjo in 1999. In…
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Can Cause Of Causes Win The 2018 Grand National?

When looking through the Grand National contenders the horses can often be split into two different groups. The first is horses that have been really impressive this season, look to be improving and are taking a shot at the race. The second…
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Pleasant Company Returns To Begin Grand National Bid

Many people fancied Pleasant Company for the 2017 Grand National and a good run over the big fences helped him to finish in 9th position in the race. He is now a nine-year-old and returns to the track this weekend looking to put on a good show…