Two Cheltenham Races to Watch for Grand National Clues

The Cheltenham Festival is almost upon us. And for one week of the year, horse racing punters are glued to the action on the track. Cheltenham is fantastic and the showpiece event of the season for many horses. However, there are some who use…

Ultragold Preps At Cheltenham For Grand National

There are plenty of potential 2019 Grand National runners who plan to use the Cheltenham Festival as a prep for the big race. Ultragold is one of them. Trained by Colin Tizzard, Ultragold is guaranteed a spot on April 6th. He currently sits…

Give Me A Copper to Show Grand National Credentials

The Paul Nicholls trained Give Me A Copper has been named as one of the best chances the trainer has of having a winner at the Cheltenham Festival this year. And if all goes well, the horse could be heading to the 2019 Grand National afterwards. The…

The Concise History of Horse Racing

Horse racing is a sport with long-lasting traditions. Its history dates back many centuries and has gone through several waves of development. The traditions ingrained in horse racing are among its most appealing qualities. Here’s a brief…

Can A Mare Win The 2019 Grand National?

It’s now 68 years since a mare last won the Grand National. Nickel Coin came home victorious in 1951 at odds of 40/1. In the long history of the Grand National only 13 mares have won the race. But can that change this year? The latest mare…

Grand National 2019 Weights

The weights for the 2019 Grand National have now been allocated. That means horses are free to run well off their current mark without fear of a rise in the weights before the big day. A day that many trainers look forward to, they can now take…

Grand National Trial 2019 (Haydock)

The lead up to the Grand National starts in earnest in this month. Aintree’s sister racecourse, Haydock Park, hosts the £100,000 G3 Grand National Trial on Saturday, February 16th. A total of 46 entries have been received for the extended…

Royal Vacation Has 2019 Grand National Claims

When you think about top staying handicap chase races, Taunton is not the first venue that springs into mind. However, on Saturday January 19th the track hosted a very competitive Class 2 Portmans Cup and won by Royal Vacation. Trained by…

2019 Grand National Gets 112 Entries

It's official. The 2019 Grand National has received 112 entries. That includes a record number of 47 from Ireland. And no surprise that 22 of them have come from trainer Gordon Elliott. Winning his second Grand National last year with Tiger…