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scratchings for the 2010 Grand National was on March 23rd and it was announced that a further 23 horses have been withdrawn leaving 75 runners still in contention for the big race on Saturday, April 10th…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some 14 horses from the original 112 declared at the first stage for the John Smith's Grand National have been withdrawn from the race, the most significant being the highly talented Taranis, writes Elliot…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

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…