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Aidan Coleman

Retained by Venetia Williams, Aidan Coleman was born in Innishannon, Cork, Ireland and by professional jockey standards was incredibly young when he turned pro at just 21 years of age. Riding Mon Mome in the 2008 Grand National for the first…
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Katie Walsh

Katie is the daughter of the well known amateur jump jockey, trainer and television pundit, Ted Walsh, as well as being a sister to top class jump jockey, Ruby Walsh. Hailing from a horse racing dynasty such as the Walsh's being a jockey was…

Enda Bolger

Seven time point to point champion Enda Bolger is a renowned Limerick-based trainer who has had incredible success with cross-country races especially with Garde Champetre in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. In…
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Who Is JP McManus?

He’s not in the Irish top ten rich lists (14th In 2012), claimed embarrassment when he received a medal from his home city, and famously took Facebook to court over a fake account scam and won. Born in Limerick on March 10th, 1951, John…

2011 Irish Grand National Video

You can view the full 2011 Irish Grand National race video above, just click on the play button to watch. The race was won by Organisedconfusion, ridden by Nina Carberry from Ratoath in County Meath and trained by Arthur Moore at Dereens in…
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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'…

West Tip

The son of Gala Performance, he was owned by Peter Luff and trained by Michael Oliver in Worcester. Nicknamed 'Tippy', he had been named after an Irish hurling team the West Tipps [West Tipperary]. In October 1982 near his stables he was…

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…