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On His Own Heats Up

Howard Johnson may have had a very crappy 2011 when he was disqualified as a trainer but for the owners who had to change trainers, things aren't so bad. A point in case is Graham Wylie who moved On His Own to the Willie Mullins yard and hey…

2012 Grand National Entries

The entries for the 2012 John Smith’s Grand National have been announced and 82 horses are now in contention for the record prize money of £975,000. The 2012 Grand National takes place at Aintree on Saturday, April 14 and top of the list…

In Compliance

In Compliance was the 12 year old who is having his second shot at the Grand National following a 13th place finish in 2011. He also previously ran in Aintree in the John Smiths Topham Chase in 2010 where he finished in 6th place having started…

Minimum Entry Age Rises

As part of a BHA review of the annual John Smith's Grand National, the minimum age of entries is to increase to seven from six years. Following the death of two horses in the 2011 Grand National, Ornais and Dooneys Gate, a study, designed to…
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Mon Mome

Mon Mome (Our Kid) became the first 100-1 shot to win the Grand National since Foinavon's lucky win at the Aintree course in 1967, when a loose horse caused a pile up at a fence and left Foinavon with a clear run to the finishing line. In…

112 Grand National 2010 Entries

The closing date for entering runners in the 2010 Grand National was Tuesday February 2nd and all 112 were declared today, the 3rd, with weights to be announced on February 16th 2010. Excitement surrounds State of Play, the fourth place in…