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Pretty in Pink Grand National Colours

This day next week, April 5th 2014, it will finally be Grand National day and like so many of you, I'm trying to narrow down my selections in the hopes of picking that elusive Grand National winner! It's not just a statistics game with many…

Grand National Colours

The racing colours (or ‘silks’) worn by jockeys in the Grand National represent the owners of the horse. They do not, as some people believe identify the jockey or horse itself. Nevertheless, taking a mental note of the silks worn by the…

Racing Silks

The origins of Racing Silks probably date back to medieval times, when Knights on horseback would wear bright colours to identify themselves in battle or during jousting contests. Today it's a requirement of horseracing that every owner must…