Elliott Unhappy With Aintree Changes

Recent recommendations made by the BHA, following a review of the John Smith’s Grand National have met with some criticism particularly from winning trainer Gordon Elliott who believes the changes to the conditions of the race are a “joke”. With…

Minimum Entry Age Rises

As part of a BHA review of the annual John Smith's Grand National, the minimum age of entries is to increase to seven from six years. Following the death of two horses in the 2011 Grand National, Ornais and Dooneys Gate, a study, designed to…

BHA Grand National Review

The BHA (British Horseracing Authority) has concluded it's review into the 2011 running of the Aintree Grand National. Responding to criticism over the deaths of two horses in last years race, the BHA has published a list of recommendations…

Kim Muir Challenge Cup

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase completes the third day of the Cheltenham Festival and it's hard to imagine a tougher day for punters than this one where handicaps abound. This gives the amateur riders the centre of the…

Walkon For Totesport Trophy

Alan King's horses are in good form at present but few of his horses can have given him more pleasure of late than seeing the classy Walkon very nearly defy a 22-month absence with a superb effort in defeat at Ascot on Saturday in the Grade…

Merigo On Course For Aintree

It is nearly 32 years since Rubstic won the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree for Scotland, the John Leadbetter-trained ten-year-old scoring at odds of 25/1 under jockey Maurice Barnes, so some might say another Scottish winner would not…

Synchronised Welsh Win For McCoy

A typically well judged ride from 15-times champion and 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Tony McCoy, saw Jonjo O'Neill's Synchronised gallop to a brave victory in the stamina sapping Coral Welsh National at Chepstow on Saturday, and in…

McCain Name In Lights Once Again

It's now 33 years since the mighty Red Rum won his third Aintree Grand National in the most memorable of circumstances and ensured that the name of his trainer 'Ginger' McCain would forever be associated with the world's greatest steeplechase,…

McCoy For Sports Personality

Following his triumphant success at the 2010 Grand National, when he rode home to his first victory at the event on Don't Push It, Tony McCoy has been nominated for the prestigous BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2010. He is one of 10 sports…