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National Fairytale For Pete

The fantastic thing about the Grand National is that you don't have to be a millionaire to own a winning horse, or a Champion trainer to enter one or the world's greatest jockey to ride one. In fact, this race is always about the work horse,…

Bay Preps Traditionally

Trainers have all sorts of ways of prepping their horses for the Grand National. Some like their horses tobe very fresh and don't run them for months beforehand. Others like to shake the cobwebs off and run them frequently. Some trainers opt…

Burton Port Unlikely

With the 2012 Grand National only days away, it would appear that trainers are starting to make some decisions and with Burton Port having been allocated 11-07 for the event, it's understandable that trainer Nicky Henderson may be considering…

Pipe Aims To Line-Up Three

With the 2012 Grand National getting ever closer, and only two scratching deadlines remaining, trainer David Pipe is aiming to have three of his horses line-up in the starting 40 on Saturday, April 14th 2012. Pipe, who won the 2008 National…

2012 Grand National Wallpaper

Our new 2012 Grand National wallpaper is ready to download. To set the wallpaper as your new desktop background picture just click on the link below. A larger version will then load in a new window. Right click on the new larger image and…

Purple Plans In The Air

Evan Williams is bitterly disappointed that he 11 year old National hope, Deep Purple, sustained an injury that has thrown his Grand National preparations into disarray leaving the trainer scratching his head trying to decide if he will make…

Ruby's Gem

Only a few jockeys are lucky enough to have their pick of the best horses in the grand national. A.P. McCoy and Ruby Walsh are two such jockeys and the talented pair will both be giving serious thought to the mounts they will pick for the 2012…

Hello Bud Bids Farewell

The 2012 Grand National looks set to be the last outing for stalworth Hello Bud as the veteran horse bids farewell to his racing career after the event on April 14th. Now 14, the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained gelding was fifth in the 2010…

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…