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Prince De Beauchene

It was when Prince De Beauchene handily won the John Smith's Handicap Chase in 2011 that his connections began to consider aiming for the Grand National in 2012. Despite switching trainers at the end of the year, it seemed like his owners…

Mullins Tight Lipped About Grand National Jockeys

Ireland's Champion Trainer Willie Mullins may have seen his list of 2014 Crabbies Grand national entries diminish over the last few weeks but he still has two lively contenders for Saturday's contest, the problem now is who will ride them? With…

Mullins Could Raid Grand National

The one word used most frequently in conjunction with Ireland's Champion Trainer, Willie Mullins is 'raid'. Hardly an article gets written these days about the man that doesn't involve him plotting some type of raid or assault on UK racing to…

Auroras Encore Heads To Wetherby

All eyes will be on the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at Wetherby on December 26th as 2013 Grand National winner, Auroras Encore, hopes to make his seasonal return to competitive action. The Sue Smith trained 11-year-old, is set to compete…

Becher Chase Attracts 43 Entries

December 7 2013 will see the Aintree fences back in action for the first time since the Grand National in April and the two Betfred-sponsored races that utilise them have received more than 40 entries apiece. Included in the potential line-up…

Does Cheltenham Hamper The Grand National?

This is always going to be a tricky time of year for trainers and connections as a myriad of big price races run back-to-back and all competing for a rather limited number of race horses that are good enough to seriously contend for the big…

Mullins Enters 7 For 2013 Grand National

The day we had all been waiting for finally arrived and the BHA announced that 84 horses have been entered into the 2013 Grand National, seven of which come from the yard of Ireland's champion jump trainer, Willie Mullins, making him the leading…

2013 Grand National Dates

It's that time of year again when we eagerly anticipate just who will be entered into the 2013 Grand National and the good folks at Aintree have now advised that the closing date for entries is noon on Tuesday, January 29 2013. To follow…

Charity Horse Runs In National

It's fantastic to see that there are still some incredibly huge-hearted people in the world and right now my number one guy is Graham Wylie who has pledged one of his 2012 Grand National hopefuls to the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital…