This category contains information on Grand National trainers past and present.

Evan Williams

Evan Williams was born on Aberogwrn Farm in The Vale of Glamorgan and from an early age showed a keen interest in stock keeping on the family’s dairy farm. His grandfather and his parents both rode and trained winners for Point to Points and…

Tim Vaughan

Based in the Vale of Glamorgan, Tim Vaughan is, for all intents and purposes, the new kid on the block when it comes to race horse training but that hasn't stopped him making his mark on the industry with over 350 winners to date. Vaughan…

Martin Brassil

Training out of Beech Park in County Kildare, Ireland, Martin Brassil has a small string of horses compared to his more high profile peers. This however does not detract from the quality he has held is his yard throughout the years. During…
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Jenny Pitman

The Pitman family has a special association with the Grand National, with Jennifer being just 14 months old when she was first put on a pony. When she was 15 her father George Harvey who trained point-to-pointers gave his daughter her first…
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Ginger McCain

Donald McCain, more frequently referred to as ‘Ginger’ is a name that goes hand in hand with the Grand National. Ginger was the trainer of the legendary Red Rum, the most famous and greatest horse to have ever lived. Red Rum won the National…

Thomas Gibney

Gibney racing is based in Drumbaragh Co. Meath. Although a small yard, trainer Thomas Gibney hit the big time in 2012 when Lion Na Bearnai scored in the Irish Grand National at 33/1. As is becoming more and more popular, Gibney has a different…

Johnny Farrelly

National hunt jockey turned trainer, Johnny Farrelly looks set to field his first Grand National runner as a trainer when Battle Group takes to the Aintree fences on Saturday April 5th 2014. Having himself ridden in four Nationals - his first…

Liam Cusack

Based in Co. Laois, Ireland, trainer Liam Cusack gets to field his first Grand National runner when Last Time D'Albain takes to the Aintree fences on Saturday, April 5th 2014. No stranger to the Grand National, Liam Cusack used to be a jockey…

David O’Meara

David spent 13 seasons as a jockey before hanging up his whip. He won the 2000 Foxhunters’ at Aintree, a race which is considered the Amateur riders Grand National. Run over the same fences but shorter in distance at just 2.5 miles instead…