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Shutthefrontdoor

In 2015 Shutthefrontdoor became the clear favourite for the Grand National. Trained by Jonjo O'Neill he was the mount of Champion jockey AP McCoy for his last ever National and went off as short as 6/1 across all of the major UK bookmakers.…

Nicky Henderson

Having trained over 2000 winners, including being the first to train 50 winners at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, Nicky Henderson, the three times champion trainer, needs no introduction to those who are keen National Hunt racing enthusiasts. Born…

Alls Not Lost For Raz De Maree

Dessie Hughes was no doubt hoping that with Barry Geraghty on board, his charge Raz De Maree would be able to seriously challenge in the recent Leinster National Handicap Chase at Naas last week but despite his best efforts, things did not go…

Barry Geraghty

Irish jockey, Barry Geraghty, rode his first winner at Down Royal back in January 1997 and his progress since then has been nothing short of remarkable. He has been crowned Champion Jockey on two occasions in Ireland, in 1999-2000 and 2003-2004. He…

Roberto Goldback

Roberto Goldback was entered for the National in 2012 but following a hefty weight of 11-04 by the BHA Handicapper, the Nicky Henderson trained horse was subsequently withdrawn. Back again in 2013 and 11 years old, he was given another shot…

Monty's Pass

The 2003 Grand National is widely considered one of the best field of runners to grace the Aintree course. So the 12 lengths win by Monty's Pass is rightly regarded as one of the strongest displays by a winner in the last 20 years. Monty's…

2003 Grand National Results

Monty's Pass won the 2003 Martell Grand National at Aintree in convincing style. The 10 year old trained in Ireland by Jimmy Mangan and ridden by Barry Geraghty, won the race by twelve lengths from the 2001 Welsh National winner Supreme Glory,…