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The Midnight Club

The Midnight Club was the then the Irish, 11 year old, trained by Willie Mullin's who was one of the ante-post favourites for the 2011 Grand National. With incredibly consistent form under his belt, The Midnight Club was one of the dark horses…

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…

2011 Grand National Wallpaper

The 2011 Grand National wallpaper features A.P. McCoy falling from a horse at Bangor. To set the wallpaper as your new desktop background picture just click on the button below. A larger version will then load in a new window. Right click…

Can't Buy Time

Given that he is owned by JP McManus and trained by Jonjo O'Neill, Can't Buy Time was seen as a formidable opponent on a racecourse. However these are not the only credentials that held Can't Buy Time in good stead for the 2010 John Smiths Grand…

Niche Market

Niche Market's chances at the Grand National are steadily improving and according to trainer Bob Buckler, he is a model horse for the race. His performance in the Newbury Aon Chase in 2009, where he came second to Tricky Trickster, encouraged…

Character Building

Character Building, owned by John Wright, who was brought up almost next door to Carlisle racecourse, was considered a sure bet for the 2009 Grand National. Bearing in mind that the last Grand National winner from Yorkshire was nearly 50 years…

Bluesea Cracker

Bluesea Cracker is the 9 year old trained by James Motherway in Cork, Ireland that is looking very good for the 2011 Grand National. Winner of the 2010 Irish Grand National, Bluesea Cracker could be the one to look out for this year. During…