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The 1993 ‘Shambles’: A Grand National Like No Other

With this year’s Grand National just a few short weeks away, you will be reading many ‘best of’ and ‘greatest ever’ type lists. Of course, we have compiled our own versions of them and we look forward to you reading each one. However,…

Cartmel, Racing’s Hidden Gem

Tucked away in a secluded valley in one of England’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty is the medieval village of Cartmel. Historic Cartmel, or Kirkby in Cartmel as it was once known, grew up around its famous 12th Century medieval…
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Winning Horse Formula For Grand National

What’s the word on who will win the Grand National this year, have you received a hot tip from a guy who knows a guy down the pub? Or have you studied the form and come up with a sure winner? Maybe like the majority of us you’ve struggled…

6 Facts About The Grand National Everyone Thinks Are True

Most of the British public (of legal gambling of course!) will have had a bet, a flutter or a punt on a horse in the Grand National. Whether this is a straight win bet, each-way or in the work sweepstake, most of the general public believe in…

The Czech Republic’s Grand National

The Velka Pardubicka, the Czech Republic’s answer to the Grand National, was first run in 1874 and takes place every year on the second Sunday in October. It’s a tough race. The 6.9 km steeplechase has 31 obstacles and usually takes…

Aintree Pays Tribute To Ginger

The racing world is shocked and saddened by the news that the legendary Ginger McCain has passed away at aged 80, following a short illness, so much so that the flag at Aintree racecourse was flying at half-mast on Monday as a mark of respect. One…
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Can A.P. Finally Do It In 2010?

Always the bridesmaid and never the bride is how some people look at A.P. McCoy when it comes to the Aintree Grand National. If he rides again in April 2010, which no doubt he will, it will be his ninth attempt at a much-coveted win and one…