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Grand National Weights Revealed As Build Up Begins

The official time to get excited about the Grand National is when the weights are revealed, something we saw earlier this week. The weights were revealed in London, which is always a baffling decision when the event takes place at Aintree, Liverpool. Onto…

Jumps Racing At The Heart Of Grand National

Ask anyone to name the world’s most famous horse race and, more often than not, the answer will be the Grand National. The name is synonymous with the sport and gets the pulses racing for what is always an exciting weekend of racing at…

Minella Rocco Shows National Credentials

We saw many fantastic winning performances over the festive period, but one horse who put in a very good showing, despite not winning was Minella Rocco. This is not his time of year. He will always perform better on the spring ground, where…

Blaklion Makes Perfect Return At Wetherby

Those who are already thinking about backing Blaklion for the Grand National in 2018 will have been delighted with his reappearance run at Wetherby last weekend. The current Grand National favourite ran in the Charlie Hall Chase over three miles…

Early Look At The Grand National And Cheltenham Gold Cup

It is that time of year again. We’re now into March and the major National Hunt meetings at Aintree and Cheltenham are fast approaching. The Grand National is one of the oldest races on the planet and the best stayers in the business will…

Last Orders On Drinks Sponsors For The National

The makers of the most famous alcoholic ginger beer brand in the UK, Crabbies, gave up the Grand National title sponsorship last year. However, the void was quickly filled by Randox, a preventive healthcare group based in Northern Ireland. The…

Many Clouds Tops Weights For Grand National 2016

Last year's Grand National winner, Many Clouds, has topped the weights for the Grand National 2016 after they were revealed today by the BHA Handicapper, Phil Smith, at a special weights lunch held at the Sky Garden in London. Just one pound…

Irish Gold Cup Reads Like A Mini Grand National

The Irish Gold Cup took place at Leopardstown Racecourse, on Saturday February 6th, with the line-up very closely resembling the big entries for this year's Grand National with eight of the ten runners also entered for the Aintree spectacular…

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…