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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…

How To Bet Each Way

The most popular type of bet on the Grand National is the 'Each Way' bet. It's the bet that gives you the best chance of getting a return on your money. If you place your each way bet online with Paddy Power, you'll be betting that your horse…

Dessie Hughes

Dessie Hughes was one of Ireland’s most established and skilled trainers who had success with many different horses, with Hardy Eustace being one of the most notable. Like a lot of other trainers, he started out as a jockey and won the 1977…

Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins commenced training in 1988 having worked as assistant to both his father, Paddy, and to Jim Bolger. He still rates his father as the biggest influence on his career. Based out of Closutton, Kilkenny, Ireland, his stable yard is…