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Balthazar King

In 2013 Balthazar King was one of three serious contenders for trainer Philip Hobbs and more importantly was the one most likely to give him the illusive Grand National win having had his best result back in 2002 with What’s Up Boys when…

Time For Grand National King To Be Crowned At Aintree

It’s perhaps no more than a curiosity that a horse with ‘King’ in its name has never won the Grand National. There has been a Regal, an Empress and even a Royal, but never a King. When you’re gambling in casinos across the globe from…

Richard Johnson

It used to be that AP McCoy was the greatest jockey to have never won the Aintree Grand National but he put paid to that title in 2010 when he won on Don't Push It after 15 attempts. These days the honour goes to Richard Johnson, a fantastic…

Grand National Option For Balthazar King

With four back-to-back wins under his belt, you would forgiven for thinking that the Philip Hobbs trained Balthazar King would be the ante-post for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National. For savvy punters, he's still available at 33/1 with Paddy…

Exclusive: Philip Hobbs on the Grand National

With the closing deadline for the entries to the 2014 Crabbies Grand National closing this afternoon, we've had a chat with trainer Philip Hobbs, to gauge his perspective on the event and who he hopes will finally win him that elusive Grand…