How Do Bookmakers Work Out Odds?

Odds are a funny thing. In a handicapped race like the Grand National, you would expect that if forty horses run that each has a one in forty chance of winning. So all would be at around 40/1. But of course it doesn't work that way at all. Some…

Grand National Clues On Offer Over The Christmas Period

The Christmas period is an incredibly exciting time for racing fans. And this season we have a number of big races taking place. Amongst them are two that usually throw up a number of Grand National contenders. The first is the Rowland Meyrick…

Mr Diablo Aiming For Grand National Success

With the Becher Chase taking place tomorrow and the big Christmas festivals fast approaching, plenty of potential Grand National runners are on the path to Aintree. Against all of the odds, Mr Diablo may be a contender on April 6th 2019. Trained…

Discounted Tickets For Becher Chase At Aintree

The Becher Handicap Chase takes place at Aintree on Saturday, December 8th 2018. This year's renewal is highly anticipated and has garnered 58 entries. Run over the Grand National fences, this is a race that can often predict those that will…

The Legend Of The Grand National

When it comes to horse racing, there are only a select few races that evoke the kind of nostalgic excitement as the Grand National. A legacy that dates back more than 175 years, the race has over time become a premier racing event with jockeys,…

Jury Duty Wins American Grand National For Gordon Elliott

It may not be as long or as difficult as the Aintree Grand National but the American Grand National at Far Hills in New Jersey still attracts the big names. This year is no different and had plenty of interest from the British and Irish trainers.…

Scudamore Thought He’d Paid Too Much For One For Arthur

In 2013 Peter Scudamore left the Cheltenham sales with One For Arthur. He also thought that he had paid too much for him. Little did he know that just four years later he would see him romp home to win the Grand National. Trained by Lucinda…

Improving Young Mare Ms Parfois Looks Tailor Made for 2019 Grand National

For horses that are aiming towards the 2019 Grand National their entire season plan has to focus around that. They can’t run too many times before the gruelling test in April, as the horse needs to be fresh. Handicap marks also need to be…

Kerry National Winner Snow Falcon Could Be Aimed At Aintree

Recent Kerry National winner Snow Falcon just held on to take the feature at Listowel recently and that may not be the only National that he is aimed at this season. The eight year old’s stamina will have to be taken on trust, but there is…