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Across The Bay Retired

At 12-years-old, a Grand National favourite, Across The Bay has been retired. Trained by Donald McCain, Across The Bay didn't have the greatest of years in 2015 which started off when he could only manage 14th spot in a 16 runner race at…
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Donald McCain

It’s always going to be difficult when you decide to follow in your father’s footsteps, but it’s got to be a thousand times harder when your father is none other than the legendary Ginger McCain, trainer of the most famous horse in the…

Kruzhlinin

One of more obscurely names horses entered for the Grand National, after a bit of research it transpires that 'Kruzhlinin' is the name of town in Russia where Mikhail Alexandrovich Sholokov, recipient of the 1965 Nobel Prize for Literature,…
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Across The Bay

Trainer Donald McCain said of Across The Bay prior to the 2013 Grand National "It seems strange that Across The Bay won a Grade Two Hurdle at Haydock and didn’t move in the betting. Yet you win a bad hurdle race in Ireland and you become…
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Jason Maguire

Jason Maguire was born on 13th April 1980 and is a native of Kilmessan, County Meath, Ireland. He is a nephew of Adrian Maguire who won the Irish Grand National on Omerta and is now a trainer. From messing about with ponies at his grandfather…

Maguire Ruled Out Of Cheltenham

Jockey Jason Maguire has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival following a fall at Stratford which resulted in a fractured sternum and bleeding on the liver. The jockey, who won the Grand National for trainer Donald McCain on Ballabriggs…

Henry Brooke

Winner of the 2013 British Conditional Jockeys Championship, Henry Brook had a fantastic season and it only got better as he prepared to ride in his first ever Grand National on board the Donald McCain trained Across The Bay. He did exceptionally…

Owners Happy With Across The Bay Weight

He led for most of the 2013 Grand National, fading only as the competition closed in on him from three out, but it's all systems go again for the Donald McCain trained Across The Bay, who connections are hoping can step up and do the business…

Sydney Paget may bypass Welsh National

Trained by Donald McCain, Sydney Paget propelled himself to the top of the odds for the Coral Welsh National 2013 when he romped home at Haydock on November 23rd. Ridden by jockey Jason Maguire, the six-year-old was initially believed to have…