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Don Poli Set For Campaign Towards Grand National

Three-time Grade One winner Don Poli is set to be campaigned this season towards the Grand National at Aintree in April. Gordon Elliott’s runner has long been talked about as being an ideal candidate for the 4m4f marathon, however, connections…

Gordon Elliott

The 2007 Grand National proved that age, experience and reputation are not precursors for success, when Gordon Elliott, a novice trainer who had not yet had a single winner in his homeland of Ireland, won the steeplechase with 33-1 shot Silver…

Roi Du Mee

When Roi Du Mee beat out Prince De Beauchene in the 2013 BobbyJo Chase his odds for the 2013 Grand National were slashed from 50/1 to as little as 20/1. Trained by Gordon Elliott, he was given the entry last year on the back of some great and…

Tarquinius

Trained by Gordon Elliott, Tarquinius was 10-years old when, as a result of a round of withdrawals, finally secured himself a spot in the starting line-up of 40 2013 Grand National Runners and given that he originally started in 63rd spot, that…

Chicago Grey

Late in October of 2011, Gordon Elliot watched Chicago Grey finish third in the Charlie Hall Chase. Soon after, he announced that the grey gelding was a serious consideration for the Grand National. He praised the horse's effort and said that…

Tarquinius Gets New Owner Ahead Of National

It's really not often that a horse heading to the Grand National gets sold three days before the race but that's exactly the situation with Tarquinius, one of trainer Gordon Elliott's two runners this year. [Racecard Tarquinius] Richard…

Grand National Entrant Suffers Fatal Injury

Jessies Dream the Gordon Elliott trained entrant in the 2013 Aintree Grand National suffered a leg break during routine work on the gallops earlier this morning. Trainer Gordon Elliot speaking to the Racing Post said "Unfortunately he broke…

Elliott Updates On Roi Du Mee

Fresh off the back of an epic Grand National Trial win at Fairyhouse last week, Roi Du Mee had his ante-post odds for the 2013 Grand National slashed from a rank outside 50/1 chance to a more modest 20/1 with Paddy Power. Beating out fellow…

Backstage

Trainer Gordon Elliot didn't run Backstage again prior to the 2010 Grand National at Aintree, in an attempt to protect his handicap mark. At the time, the 7 year old, owned by the Capranny Stable Staff Syndicate, won his last race, the Handicap…