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Grand National Horses For Liverpool Fans

We have a couple of Grand National runners that are perfect selections for Liverpool FC fans. With Brendan Rodgers men currently riding high in the Premier League what better time to focus on horses that can be linked to Anfield. As Liverpool…
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5 Outsiders To Back In The 2014 Grand National

The Grand National attracts millions of pounds in betting and the bookmakers love this event because of its tendency to produce a high priced winner. In 2013 and 2012, the race was won by a 66/1 shot and a 33/1 outsider respectively and as recently…

Top 20 Horse Inspired Songs

Songs about horses have been around since man first rode bareback across the steppes, and songwriters have always had a special fascination with horses. Our facebook fans recently come up with their own favourites; so here’s our Top Twenty…

Top 10 Extreme Equestrian Sports

From the chariot races of ancient Rome, to the bareback riding of the Apache Indians and the war horses that rode into battle during the First World War; a man and his horse have always faced danger and been tested together. It’s almost as…

No Luck For HBO

The HBO series “Luck” proved to be a bit of a misnomer after the cable channel cancelled the show following the deaths of three horses. The series, helmed by popular actor Dustin Hoffman, premiered on HBO in December 2011. It told the…

Whipping Up A Storm

Around a quarter of people in Britain believe that the use of animals in any sport is unacceptable although only 14% believe that horseracing should be banned altogether. With the growing influence of animal welfare groups over the last fifty…
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Foggy Recollections

The history of the Grand National is full of strange tales but one of the strangest stories is that of the 1947 winner 'Caughoo'. Jockey Daniel McCann who was well beaten on 'Lough Conn' accused winning jockey Eddie Dempsey of hiding 'Caughoo'…

Parade Ring Tips

The parade ring at a racecourse is a gold mine of information. The parade usually takes place 15-20 minutes prior to the start of the race. If you're on-course then it's essential that you check out the horses at the parade and pre parade. The…

BHA Grand National Review

The BHA (British Horseracing Authority) has concluded it's review into the 2011 running of the Aintree Grand National. Responding to criticism over the deaths of two horses in last years race, the BHA has published a list of recommendations…