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Welsh Grand National

It's fair to say that the Welsh Grand National is the big highlight of the Christmas racing calendar. Just as we are getting over the Christmas indulgence The Welsh National kicks off and is always a race not to be missed. The very first…

Barry Geraghty’s Grand National Chances

By the time the 2021 Grand National roles around, Barry Geraghty, at 41-years-old, will be one of the older jockeys riding in the race. But age brings vast experience and Geraghty's career has been outstanding. Since his first win back in…

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…
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Past Masters of the Grand National

The Grand National is one of the most difficult races in all of the world horseracing, if not the most difficult. Naturally, it is the names of the horses that endure longest in the memories of spectators. Often times this is because of a…

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…
Paul Carberry

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…