75 Remain In 2010 National

The deadline for the second official scratchings for the 2010 Grand National was on March 23rd and it was announced that a further 23 horses have been withdrawn leaving 75 runners still in contention for the big race on Saturday, April 10th…

Nicholls Taranis Out Of National

With the passing of the March 3 deadline some 14 horses from the original 112 declared at the first stage for the John Smith's Grand National have been withdrawn from the race, the most significant being the highly talented Taranis, writes Elliot…

Snowy Up For Third Grand National

As punters scour the ante-post markets looking for the right horse to carry their cash in the John Smith's Grand National, those who believe in coincidence names might just wonder if Snowy Morning could be the most appropriate on the list with…

Grand National 2010 Weights Declared

The Grand National 2010 weights have been declared and it looks lonely at the top for Albertas Run, Madison Du Berlais and Notre Pere who all jointly head the handicap on 11st 10lb for the world’s most famous Jump race which takes place on…

112 Grand National 2010 Entries

The closing date for entering runners in the 2010 Grand National was Tuesday February 2nd and all 112 were declared today, the 3rd, with weights to be announced on February 16th 2010. Excitement surrounds State of Play, the fourth place in…

Attrition Sets Sights On Aintree Glory

He's been around the jumping game for eight seasons now, but there is still life (and possibly one more big victory) in 2006 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero War of Attrition, writes Elliot Slater. There's no doubt that Mouse Morris' eleven-year-old…

Ebadiyan For Coral Cup

Cheltenham hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Oliver Brady's Ebadiyan, but the formerly useful flat handicapper looks capable of making an impact there in the 2010 Cheltenham Festival Betting if he is allowed to take his chance in the Coral…

Irish Trained Grand National Winners

In recent years the Irish have had incredible success at the Aintree Grand national but it's association and links go much deeper than that. In fact it was two Irish fox-hunting gentlemen Edmund Bake and Cornelius O’Callaghan who coined the…

The Career Of Jockey Frankie Detorri

Frankie Detorri is easily recognised as the world’s most famous jockey – even people with no interest in horseracing know who he is – ask a random member of the public the name of a jockey and it is more than likely guaranteed that they…