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King George VI Chase Odds 2020

The King George VI Chase is one of the oldest and most prestigious events of the racing calendar, but who is the favourite for this years? Referred to as one of the biggest races of the year, the King George VI Chase takes place on Boxing…

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 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…

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…
HBO Show Luck

HBO Gambles And Loses

When HBO announced the cancellation of horse racing show 'Luck' in 2011 after a third horse died during production, some fans of the show may have missed this Sunday drama, but they were few and far between. The abysmal ratings for the first…
Guineas

Why Are Horses Sold In Guineas?

Horse racing is a sport steeped in history. While many things in racing have changed over the centuries, the Sport of Kings still retains many antiquated traditions. As a result, we still measure race distances in furlongs. That was originally…
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Horse Racing Returns!

To the delight of many racing fans the shutdown of British horse racing is over! Racing was suspended last week due to an outbreak of equine flu at Donald McCains stables in Cheshire. Three cases of the contagious virus were found at the…

A Tribute To Denman – A Racing Legend

The sad news about Denman’s passing was given to racing fans on Wednesday morning and I am sure many people who read the news quickly remembered a fond memory they have of the wonderful staying chaser. We were told that Denman had been unwell…
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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…