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Don't Shut The Door On McCoy Yet

On the week that A.P McCoy announces to the racing world that he’s hanging up his boots and calling time on his amazing career, I take a look at his Grand National record and assess whether or not it was equally as glittering as his lifetime…

Double Seven Aiming For Grand National

Having finished third in 2014, connections of the much fancied Double Seven, have their sights firmly on the Grand National 2015 in a bid to go two places better this time around. Owned by JP McManus and trained by Martin Brassil, the…
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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…

Double Seven

If there's one horse to keep a close eye for the 2015 Crabbies Grand National then Double Seven would be it. Trained by Grand National winning trainer Martin Brassil with Numbersixvalverde in 2006, owned by JP McManus, third in the 2014…

Martin Brassil

Training out of Beech Park in County Kildare, Ireland, Martin Brassil has a small string of horses compared to his more high profile peers. This however does not detract from the quality he has held is his yard throughout the years. During…

McCoy To Ride Double Seven in 2014 Grand National

Speculation has been rife as to who 19-time Champion Jockey AP McCoy would ride for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National and now we have our answer. It will be the Martin Brassil trained Double Seven. [SOdds Double Seven] Owned by JP McManus…

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…

Martin Brassil Going For Double Win

In 2006 trainer Martin Brassil won the Grand National with 11/1 shot Numbersixvalverde so eight years on, could success be beckoning for the second time? A lot has changed in eight short years including the prize fund which has shot up from…