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Sue Smith

On April 6th 2013, race horse trainer Sue Smith, became only the third female in history to train the winner of the Grand National when 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore claimed the Aintree spectacular, with National debut jockey Ryan Mania on board. A…

Exclusive: Sue Smith Interview

On April 6th 2013, trainer Sue Smith had the incredible experience of standing on the sidelines at Aintree Racecourse watching her horse, Auroras Encore romp home as the 66/1 Grand National winner. She very kindly took some time out recently…
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Ryan Mania

Ryan Mania was born on 23 December 1988, in Galashiels, Scotland. His father Kevin, a joiner, and his mother Lesley, a mental health worker, bought him a Shetland pony at the age of three. By the age of twelve he was working with point-to-point…

Grand National Winner Auroras Encore Retired

Auroras Encore, the 2013 Grand National winner, has been retired at the age of 12 following an announcement by trainer Sue Smith that he suffered a fracture when racing at Doncaster on Saturday. The Yorkshire stable star underwent surgery…

Auroras Encore Heads To Wetherby

All eyes will be on the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at Wetherby on December 26th as 2013 Grand National winner, Auroras Encore, hopes to make his seasonal return to competitive action. The Sue Smith trained 11-year-old, is set to compete…

Hard To Imagine Another National Encore For Auroras

In recent years, the Aintree Grand National has proved a very profitable event for the bookmaking fraternity and there were few, if any, complaints from the layers when the unconsidered 66/1 chance Auroras Encore popped up to record a stunning…
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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

2012 Scottish Grand National Result

Merigo won the 2012 Scottish Grand National after a hard fought battle with Auroras Encore, eventually winning by a head. Merigo who finished 2nd last year was heavily backed by punters in the run up to the race. Eventually going off as the…