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Rebecca Curtis

National Hunt Racing is a difficult business at the best of times and without putting too fine a point on it, even more so for the women in the industry. Successful women in horse racing can almost be counted on one hand - Jenny Pitman, Henrietta…

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…
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Auroras Encore

Trained by Sue Smith, Auroras Encore is her second confirmed runner for the 2013 Grand National which is fantastic news
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Cappa Bleu

Encouraged by Cappa Bleu's 2011 campaign, trainer Evan Williams had said that the gelding's main goal was the Grand National in April 2012 and having been given 10-10 by the handicapper he went off as one of the favourites at 16/1 and although…

Seabass Clear Favourite For 2013 Grand National

It's been happening all week, the odds for Seabass have slowly but surely shortening to the point where this morning Katie Walsh was tying with her brothers mount On his OWn for the position of race favourite. [Racecard Seabass] At one…

Will Imperial Command The Grand National?

It has only been a couple of weeks since doubts were cast over the participation of Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander in the 2013 Grand National. When a lung infection ruled him out fo the Gold Cup the odds were not favourable but once trainer…

Henderson Looks For First National Win

It's almost hard to believe that trainer Nicky Henderson, who has won just about every race in the country, has actually never won the Grand National. Hoping to put that right this year all his eggs are now firmly in the Roberto Goldback basket…

McCoy Waits On Decision For Grand National

For many jockeys the choice of who they ride in the Grand National is fairly straight forward. If you're a stable jockey you go with the horse from the yard that is running. If the trainer has limited entries then you hope another trainer has…

Ruby Walsh Weighs Up Opposition

Fresh off the press and by by press we mean the Paddy Power Blog and Ruby Walsh has been weighing up his opposition in anticipation of the 2013 Grand National on Saturday. Starting with On His Own, though he hasn't yet been officially confirmed…