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Seabass

When aimed for the 2012 Grand National, the Ted Walsh trained, Irish runner Seabass gained huge attention due to his unbeaten record in his previous seven starts. Just prior to the 2012 National he won at Naas on February 26th 2012 and before…

Vesper Bell

Originally placed much further down the list of entries when the weights were revealed, Vesper Bell was guaranteed a spot in 2014 due to the number of withdrawals over two scratching periods. One of only two Willie Mullins trained entries…

Katie Walsh Gets Grand National Call Up

Booked to ride Vesper Bell, jockey Mikey Fogarty was due to ride out in his first Grand National later today but a fall in the Topham Chase, yesterday, has now sidelined him with Willie Mullins booking Katie Walsh to take his place on the eight-year-old.…

Injured Seabass Ruled Out Of Grand National

The second scratchings deadline for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National was yesterday, March 18th 2014, and one of the surprise withdrawals was the Ted Walsh trained Seabass. Following a serious injury at Down Royal on Monday, in the Daily Mirror…

The Face Of The National

A photograph of Grand National jockey Katie Walsh has won the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photography Prize. The award and £12,000 prize money was awarded to photographer Spencer Murphy at the National Portrait Gallery. The image of Katie…
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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…

Seabass Clear Favourite For 2013 Grand National

It's been happening all week, the odds for Seabass have slowly but surely shortening to the point where this morning Katie Walsh was tying with her brothers mount On his OWn for the position of race favourite. [Racecard Seabass] At one…

Is It The Walsh's Grand National?

A triple threat this year for the 2013 Grand National as the Walsh family dominate in the racing headlines. With siblings Ruby and Katie riding the two race favourites - On His Own and Seabass and father training two hopefuls - Seabass and…

Will Katie Walsh Win The Grand National

I recently interviewed jockey Carrie Ford who rode Forest Gunner to 5th place in the 2005 Grand National and when I asked her about her thoughts on turning professional she quite openly stated that she would never have been able to make a living…