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David Pipe

David Pipe is the son of Martin Pipe CBE, fifteen times champion National Hunt trainer, and the most successful racehorse trainer in British racing history and has fast carved a niche for himself as an extremely successful and talented National…

Michael Scudamore

Michael Scudamore has held a training license for six years, taking over the yard at Eccleswall Court from his Grandfather, Michael senior in 2008. Over the last five seasons he has sent out over 485 runners with over 40 winners in National…

Philip Hobbs

Philip Hobbs, born in 1955, is the son of Tony Hobbs who had a permit to train for many years, breeding several good horses to run in the family colours. Unlike many trainers who went into the industry at a very young age, Hobbs opted to…

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…
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Jenny Pitman

The Pitman family has a special association with the Grand National, with Jennifer being just 14 months old when she was first put on a pony. When she was 15 her father George Harvey who trained point-to-pointers gave his daughter her first…
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Ginger McCain

Donald McCain, more frequently referred to as ‘Ginger’ is a name that goes hand in hand with the Grand National. Ginger was the trainer of the legendary Red Rum, the most famous and greatest horse to have ever lived. Red Rum won the National…

The Finalised Field

The field has now been finalised for Saturday’s great Grand National - and what an event it promises to be. It now looks as if the ground will be slightly yielding and with former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Long Run and 2013 Welsh National…

Mahon Aims For Glory On Hawkes Point

Young Ryan Mahon has quickly established himself as a talented horseman. He currently works in the Paul Nicholls yard at Manor Farm Stables and rides out there roughly three times a week. Born in Warwickshire, Ryan joined Team Nicholls in…

Maguire Ruled Out Of Cheltenham

Jockey Jason Maguire has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival following a fall at Stratford which resulted in a fractured sternum and bleeding on the liver. The jockey, who won the Grand National for trainer Donald McCain on Ballabriggs…