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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…
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Donald McCain

It’s always going to be difficult when you decide to follow in your father’s footsteps, but it’s got to be a thousand times harder when your father is none other than the legendary Ginger McCain, trainer of the most famous horse in the…
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Paul Nicholls

Paul Nicholls, born in 1962, grew up in the village of Olveston near Bristol. From hunting and pony racing he went into full-time employment with horses at the age of 16 when he went to work at Dick Baimbridge's yard and started riding in local…
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Nina Carberry

Being daughter to legendary National Hunt jockey and trainer Tommy Carberry, who had Gold Cup and Grand National wins in the 1960s and 70s, was always going to be a good indication that Nina Carberry would have horseriding in her blood. It didn’t…

Nicky Henderson

Having trained over 2000 winners, including being the first to train 50 winners at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, Nicky Henderson, the three times champion trainer, needs no introduction to those who are keen National Hunt racing enthusiasts. Born…