Will A Woman Ever Win The National?

In the film ‘National Velvet’ Elizabeth Taylor rides her horse Pie to victory in the Grand National only to be disqualified when it’s discovered that she’s a girl masquerading as Pie’s Latvian male jockey. Fiction obviously; but fiction…
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Welsh Grand National Weights

Hot off the press, the weights for the Welsh Grand National have just been announced and there's some great news for connections of Synchronised who, despite winning the event earlier this year, has been given the same weight he won off last…

McCoy Launches Autobiography

A legend both on and off the course, Tony McCoy was in Belfast on Sunday to launch his new autobiography, aptly titled “A P McCoy – My Autobiography.” The latest book published by Orion Books is a much more in depth view of McCoy and his…
Ginger McCain With Red Rum

Memorial Service For Ginger

Famous not just in horse racing but across the world, Ginger McCain, the legendary racehorse trainer was celebrated in a memorial service at Liverpool Cathedral on November 15th 2011. McCain, who recently died at the age of 80, trained Red Rum…

Trevor Hemmings

Worth an estimated £1 billion, Trevor Hemmings is one of the most famous names in British Horse racing. Born in 1935 in London, he grew up in Leyland, Lancashire and currently resides in the Isle of Man but also has homes in Jersey and Ireland. He…

McCoy Faces 'Long Winter'

New whip rules are causing all kinds of havoc for the jump jockeys this season and the latest, in a string of high profile names, to fall foul of the of the BHA is Champion jockey Tony McCoy after he received a five-day whip ban at Ffos Las…

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…