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Michael Byrne

Michael Byrne is a conditional jockey based at trainer Tim Vaughan's yard in Wales and has ridden nearly 50 winners for the yard since joining in 2011. His first mainstream Cheltenham win came on Buck Magic in 2012 with Byrne saying: “I…

Robbie Colgan

Based in Ireland, Robbie Colgan is a National Hunt jumps jockey who, having taken his first ride on the racecourse in the 1998/9 season, has worked his way up through the ranks to become an established member of the Irish weighing rooms. Like…

Mania Aiming For Second National Win

When he romped home in first place on Auroras Encore in 2013 few could believe their eyes. Gone were the favourites and instead was the 66/1 long shot who had only just scraped into the National proceedings. For trainer Sue Smith and jockey…

Jake Greenall

Jake Greenall is a conditional jump jockey based at trainer Henry Daly's yard and will be riding in his first Grand National when he saddles Rose Of The Moon for David O'Meara on Saturday, April 5th 2014. He is the son of the Aintree chairman,…

David Pipe Updates On The Grand National

Writing on his website blog earlier this week trainer David Pipe ran through his plans for the 2014 Aintree Festival including his hopes for the 2014 Grand National. With four contenders still in the mix, only two are now guaranteed a spot,…
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Night In Milan

When Night In Milan won the Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster back in March 2014 nobody really thought he would make the line-up for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National despite the fact that he'd been given an entry. That was primarily because he…

Mullins Tight Lipped About Grand National Jockeys

Ireland's Champion Trainer Willie Mullins may have seen his list of 2014 Crabbies Grand national entries diminish over the last few weeks but he still has two lively contenders for Saturday's contest, the problem now is who will ride them? With…
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Who Will Win The 2014 Grand National

The big question everyone is asking this week: Who Will Win The Grand National? This race is notoriously difficult to pick a winner in, with 40 runners and 30 jumps almost anything can happen and frequently does. However, that's not to say…

Brendan Powell

Brendan Powell Jnr is a National Hunt jockey based at Colin Tizzard's yard and at just 19 years of age will be one of the youngest to ride out in the 2014 Crabbies Grand National when he partners Battle Group for trainer Johnny Farrelly. Son…