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Donald McCain

It’s always going to be difficult when you decide to follow in your father’s footsteps, but it’s got to be a thousand times harder when your father is none other than the legendary Ginger McCain, trainer of the most famous horse in the…
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Jason Maguire

Jason Maguire was born on 13th April 1980 and is a native of Kilmessan, County Meath, Ireland. He is a nephew of Adrian Maguire who won the Irish Grand National on Omerta and is now a trainer. From messing about with ponies at his grandfather…

Ballabriggs

Ballabriggs was the Irish, 12 year old that headed to the Grand National for the third consecutive year in 2013. Trained by Donald McCain, he was aiming for his second win at the National having already won it in 2011. Ballabriggs, hardened…

Arbor Supreme

Arbor Supreme is one of those horses that is specifically trained to enter and win a Grand National. He moved from trainer Willie Mullins to the yard of Jonjo O'Neill in November 2011 by owner JP McManus. …

2011 Race Result

Organisedconfusion (12/1) took a sizeable step up in distance but thrived on the extra test of stamina, staying on strongly in the closing stages to beat Western Charmer by five lengths with the favourite, Sunnyhillboy, third. Amateur female…

2011 Welsh National Results

The 2011 Coral Welsh National was won by 'Le Beau Bai', it was a two horse race between the eventual winner and the much fancied Giles Cross. Le Beau Bai was relentlessly in his pursuit of Giles Cross and was able catch him at the penultimate…

Piraya

If you're looking for a rank outsider to put a few quid on for the 2011 Grand National then Piraya is my tip to you. Initially it doesn't look good on paper - French, 8 years old, mixed form etc... but here's the kicker - this is Piraya's second…

Royal Rosa

A handy little horse, Royal Rosa will be taking a second shot at the Grand National title in 2011, having already entered in 2010 before unseating his rider at the 14th. He was also entered in 2009 but didn't make the cut for the final 40 so…

Golden Kite

Golden Kite is the Irish 9 year old trained by Adrian Maguire who is taking on his first Grand National this year. Very much an Irish based horse, he rarely runs in the UK so his entry may come as a surprise to many but heritage, age and proven…