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John Smiths Ends Grand National Sponsorship

Aintree are in search for a brand new sponsor following the shock announcement today that John Smiths will no longer be sponsoring the greatest steeple chase in the world! The 2013 Grand National will be the last to be named after the ale…

Merigo On Course For Aintree

It is nearly 32 years since Rubstic won the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree for Scotland, the John Leadbetter-trained ten-year-old scoring at odds of 25/1 under jockey Maurice Barnes, so some might say another Scottish winner would not…

Twiston-Davies Turns Professional

The ride young Sam Twiston-Davies gave Hello Bud in the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree earlier this month rightly attracted plenty of praise from the racing fraternity. On the back of that effort, and a number of other good rides, the…

Nicholls Taranis Out Of National

With the passing of the March 3 deadline some 14 horses from the original 112 declared at the first stage for the John Smith's Grand National have been withdrawn from the race, the most significant being the highly talented Taranis, writes Elliot…