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Martin Brassil

Training out of Beech Park in County Kildare, Ireland, Martin Brassil has a small string of horses compared to his more high profile peers. This however does not detract from the quality he has held is his yard throughout the years. During…

Niall Madden

Not many jockeys can say that they were victorious on their Grand National debut; indeed many much respected and big-prize winning jockeys have battled for years to triumph at the National; but that is exactly what Niall Madden did in 2006,…

Numbersixvalverde

Numbersixvalverde (named after the owners villa in Portugal) won the Grand National at his first attempt in 2006, Numersixvalverde also won the Irish Grand National in 2005 when still a novice. The 2006 Grand National is widely regarded as…

2006 Grand National Race Story

Irish trained horses really came into their own during the 2000's when they dominated the Grand National races every year and 2006 was no different when Numbersixvalverde became the fifth winner from the Emerald Isle to score in eight runnings. The…

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…