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A.P. McCoy

Anthony Peter "A.P." McCoy MBE is widely regarded as the greatest National Hunt jockey ever. He rode his first winner, "Legal Steps", at Thurles on 26 March 1992 and he has never looked back. He has broken numerous records including a record…
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5 Outsiders To Back In The 2014 Grand National

The Grand National attracts millions of pounds in betting and the bookmakers love this event because of its tendency to produce a high priced winner. In 2013 and 2012, the race was won by a 66/1 shot and a 33/1 outsider respectively and as recently…

McCoy Has Two Serious Contenders For National

Most jockey's are not lucky enough to be given their pick of Grand National Runners and to some extent, neither is AP McCoy but what he does have is a large pool to choose from and that's because he is retained by multi-millionaire and racehorse…

McCoy Waits On Decision For Grand National

For many jockeys the choice of who they ride in the Grand National is fairly straight forward. If you're a stable jockey you go with the horse from the yard that is running. If the trainer has limited entries then you hope another trainer has…

Tom Scudamore Backs Colbert Station

It's always interesting to hear the perspective of the Grand national from the jockey and many are quite vocal about their thoughts on changes to the course, the going as well as their potential opposition. Tom Scudamore, who was confirmed to…

Will McCoy Ride Colbert Station?

There's a sure fire way to get public backing for one of your horses and JP McManus is the master. Hailing from Limerick in Ireland, McManus frequently names his horses after famous landmarks in the region and Colbert Station is no different,…
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Colbert Station

Owned by JP McManus and trained by Grand National winning trainer Ted Walsh, Colbert Station looked like JP's best chance to add a second National win to his collection in 2013 as he was on great form and had just had two back-to-back wins.…
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Colbert Station Straight In At 18/1

I frequently check the ante-post odds for the 2013 Grand National and when I say frequently I mean every single day - just in case I miss something! So imagine my surprise when last week I spied a very new entry on Paddy Power. Colbert Station…