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Jockey Robert Thornton Out For Season

This is the time of year when no jockey wants to get injured, at least not badly enough to rule them out of the most lucrative festivals of the season but that's just what happened to top jockey Robert Thornton who broke his right arm in a heavy…

Pady Does Well Prepping for 2013 Grand National

With a guaranteed spot as 2013 Grand National Runner, this is potentially the one and only shot Forpadydeplasterer is going to get at winning one of the most coveted prizes in National Hunt racing so prepping him for it was always going to be…

Join Together Prep Race Doesn't Go To Plan

Ready and willing to fill the void left by Neptune Collonges, Join Together looks like Paul Nicholls' best hope of achieving back-to-wins in the Grand National and the prep race he was aimed at was the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster last Saturday.…
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Katherine Jenkins To Open Grand National Festival

The line-up for the opening of the the 2013 Aintree Grand National Festival is looking more and more impressive everyday especially with the confirmation and that internationally acclaimed opera singer Katherine Jenkins will perform the national…

Mullins Scratches Three From 2013 Grand National

The first scratchings deadline for the 2013 Grand National has passed and it was announced on Wednesday that eleven horses had been withdrawn at the stage. Irish Champion trainer, Willie Mullins, withdrew the largest number for any trainer…
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Galway Company To Supply Grand National Fences

With the recommendations from last years National firmly put in place for the 2013 renewal on April 6th, the contract to create the new internal structures for the 2013 Grand National fences has gone to a Galway based company in Ireland. The…

Fancy Owning A Share In A Grand National Horse?

Ever wondered what it would be like to have your very own Grand National Runner? Well wonder no more as it's more of a reality than you may think! Middleham Park Racing, who own Beshabar, are selling a 5% stake in the great horse and it can…

JP Hedges His Bets

When it comes to the Grand National, few owners can claim to consistently have the vast number of horses required to enter not just every year but to enter so many with so many trainers, except for JP McManus that is. For those of you not…

Seabass Makes Seasonal Return

Last year's third place finisher, Seabass, is on course for a seasonal return to the track as he gets an entry for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown on February 9th, just days before the BHA Handicapper announces the weights for this years…