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…

Best Loses 'Best' Horse

Kent-based trainer John Best has been tremendously successful at the highest level in recent years, but even he has proven unable to get the best out of the much hyped Inler, the horse who some believed might have been capable of springing a…

Twiston-Davies Turns Professional

The ride young Sam Twiston-Davies gave Hello Bud in the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree earlier this month rightly attracted plenty of praise from the racing fraternity. On the back of that effort, and a number of other good rides, the…

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scratchings for the 2010 Grand National was on March 23rd and it was announced that a further 23 horses have been withdrawn leaving 75 runners still in contention for the big race on Saturday, April 10th…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deadline some 14 horses from the original 112 declared at the first stage for the John Smith's Grand National have been withdrawn from the race, the most significant being the highly talented Taranis, writes Elliot…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…