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Ginge Army Marching Towards Grand National

The brilliantly named Splash Of Ginge sprang a surprise in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday. The horse trained by Nigel Twiston-Davis went off at 33-1 and landed the £86,848 purse for owner John Neild. Liverpudlian John Neild grew…

Shoppers Bag Free Grand National Tickets

Lucky shoppers at Liverpool One bagged free Grand National tickets over the festive period. Aintree racecourse placed fifty pairs of tickets for Ladies Day in a range of retail outlets throughout the shopping centre. Customers were rewarded…

Aintree Launches 2014 Crabbies Grand National Festival

As we launch ourselves into 2014 so have Aintree Racecourse as they embark on the road to the 2014 Crabbies Grand National Festival with the start of it's biggest ad campaign to date. Created by agency Loaf Creative, it began on Monday 6th…

Chance Du Roy lands Becher Chase

At three and a half miles long and contested over the famous Aintree fences, the Becher Chase is one of the few races to give genuine clues to how a horse might perform in the Grand National. It was no surprise to see past and possible future…

Aintree The Long Term Aim For Long Run

After a good showing in the Betfair Chase at Haydock, the Nicky Henderson trained Long Run may be aimed at the Aintree showcase race on the 5th April 2014. Long Run finished fourth behind the impressive Cue Card at Haydock in what many consider…

The Soldier Who Saved The 1946 Grand National

A nostalgic Grand National story came to our attention after it was published by Biggleswade Today. The article told of Bill Wilson, who was involved in saving the 1946 Grand National race. What is notable about that Grand National is that it…
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New MD At Aintree

We all know and love Aintree Racecourse, predominantly for it's Grand National Festival every April but in order to produce such a stunning display of National Hunt Racing the amount of work that goes on in the background is absolutely phenomenal.…

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…

Richard Pitman Rides Again

Richard Pitman is hoping to ride in the 2012 Legends Race at Aintree just weeks after donating a kidney to a total stranger. Richard, 69, underwent the 3 hour operation to donate the kidney in January and is thrilled to now be fit enough…