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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…

AP Will Never Forget Synchronised

Speaking recently to the BBC, Champion jockey AP McCoy says he will never forget Synchronised, the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who died in the 2012 Grand National. McCoy told BBC Sport he was reluctant to speak about the Aintree contest. "It…

2012 Scottish Grand National Result

Merigo won the 2012 Scottish Grand National after a hard fought battle with Auroras Encore, eventually winning by a head. Merigo who finished 2nd last year was heavily backed by punters in the run up to the race. Eventually going off as the…

2012 Grand National Result

Neptune Collonges won the 2012 Grand National producing one of the best finishes ever seen in the history of the race. Nosing past Sunnyhillboy in the closest ever photo-finish, Neptune Collonges was declared the winner in a time of 9 minutes…

Neptune Collonges

Neptune Collonges began his career in 2005 and quickly won two races, most notably the Grade 2 William Hill Winter Novices' Hurdle at Sandown. Neptune Collonges raced six times in 2006. He won two races at the beginning and a third at end of…
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Grand National 2012 Race Video

The 2012 Grand National was the closest race in living memory, it took a photo to separate Neptune Collonges from Sunnyhillboy. The grey Neptune Collonges won the race by a nose and became the first grey horse to triumph at Aintree since 1961. You…

Henderson Hopeful With One Entry

Fresh off the back of unparalleled success at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival, things are looking fantastic for trainer Nicky Henderson so I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss his one and only 2012 Grand National runner, Shakalakaboomboom (it's easier…

Seabass Decision Days Away

Of all of the decisions that Ruby Walsh has ever had to make, I can only imagine that this year's Grand National will be the biggest. Does he ride Seabass for his father and trainer, Ted Walsh, or not? It seems straightforward, Seabass has…

Preparations Underway At Aintree

The biggest single race in the hunt season is just days away and all sights are on Aintree Racecourse where the preparations for the John Smith's Grand National meeting are in full swing. With two courses to take care of, both the Mildmay…