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Snowy Up For Third Grand National

As punters scour the ante-post markets looking for the right horse to carry their cash in the John Smith's Grand National, those who believe in coincidence names might just wonder if Snowy Morning could be the most appropriate on the list with…

Why Horses Wear Blinkers

If you’ve ever watched a horse race and wondered why some of the horses are wearing blinkers, then wonder no more. The primary reason is to keep the horse focused on the path ahead of him and limit his peripheral vision to avoid distractions.…

Irish Trained Winners Of The National

In recent years the Irish have had incredible success at the Aintree Grand National but it's association and links go much deeper than that. In fact it was two Irish fox-hunting gentlemen Edmund Bake and Cornelius O’Callaghan who coined the…
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Fred Winter

Fred Winter is the only person to have won the Grand National twice as both jockey and trainer and also the only man to have both ridden and trained winners of the Grand National, the Champion Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Born in September…

2009 Grand National Wallpaper

Grab the free 2009 Grand National wallpaper! To set the wallpaper as your new desktop backround picture just click on the one of the pictures below. A larger version will then load in a new window. Right click on the new larger image and…

2008 Grand National Wallpaper

Here is the Grand National wallpaper for the 2008 race. You are free to download, distribute and do whatever you like with the image! To set the wallpaper as your new desktop backround picture just click on the one of the pictures below.…
Statue of Red Rum at Aintree
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Red Rum - National Legend

In the history of horse racing, few horses have captured the affection of the British public like Red Rum. The spirited horse rose from an early life of anonymity to become the only three-time Grand National winner. Today, three decades after…
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Picking A National Horse

The Grand National will be with us sooner than we think and as the most popular race in the calendar it is always a good exercise to go back to basics and look at the most important factors when selecting your bet. In the past the National…