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Jay Trump

Jay Trump won the National in 1965, and in doing so became the first American bred, owned and ridden horse to do so and it was also jockey Tommy Crompton Smith’s Aintree debut! It was to be his first and last appearance at Aintree, and in…

Team Spirit

On Team Spirit’s fifth successive attempt at the Aintree Grand National he won it in 1964. He may have won by just half a length but he definitely was a worthy winner, and his win as made even more special by the fact that it made his half…

Kilmore

Kilmore was the horse to win the Grand National in 1962. For some horses it can take them quite a few attempts at the Aintree race to adapt to the challenges of the course, but with Kilmore he succeeded with aplomb on his second attempt. His…

Merryman II

Merryman II, on winning the 1960 Grand National, became not only the first Scottish horse to win the race, but also the first horse to be captured winning the event on television! Indeed Merryman II’s victorious tale is definitely a fate-filled…

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…

Bluesea Cracker

Bluesea Cracker is the 9 year old trained by James Motherway in Cork, Ireland that is looking very good for the 2011 Grand National. Winner of the 2010 Irish Grand National, Bluesea Cracker could be the one to look out for this year. During…

Attrition Sets Sights On Aintree Glory

He's been around the jumping game for eight seasons now, but there is still life (and possibly one more big victory) in 2006 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero War of Attrition, writes Elliot Slater. There's no doubt that Mouse Morris' eleven-year-old…

Ebadiyan For Coral Cup

Cheltenham hasn't been a happy hunting ground for Oliver Brady's Ebadiyan, but the formerly useful flat handicapper looks capable of making an impact there in the 2010 Cheltenham Festival Betting if he is allowed to take his chance in the Coral…

2009 Grand National Results

The John Smiths 2009 Grand National threw up some incredible results, least of which was a 100/1 winner in the shape of Mon Mome. However, it's still interesting to see where the rest of field ended up. It may even come in handy when picking…