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65 Remain In 2014 Crabbie's Grand National

At the five day declaration sage of the 2014 Crabbie's Grand National, just eight runners have been withdrawn. There were few surprises as at least four of the non-runners had already been talked about as withdrawals by connections over the…

Shakalakaboomboom

Trainer Nicky Henderson threw his two cents worth into the 2012 race and ear-marked Shakalakaboomboom as a potential 2012 Grand National Runner and, having been given 10-12 by the BHA Handicapper, was tipped to make his mark in the race. On…

The Story After The Glory

Where Are The Grand National Winners Now? The Grand National has produced some of the greatest horseracing winners of all time, horses whose names live on in the minds of once-a-year punters long after the race has been run and the betting…

Tatenen

Tatenen was a French nine year old from the Richard Rowe yard who made his first appearance at the Grand National in 2012. He went off at 100/1 and didn't make it around the course successfully however, and instead unseated his rider Andrew…
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Grand National Longshots

In what used to be a race that could throw up some very long odds winners, the Grand National is now so big that the money going on the horses can alter the odds so significantly as to represent absolutely no value at all for the once a year…

Will Imperial Command The Grand National?

It has only been a couple of weeks since doubts were cast over the participation of Gold Cup winner Imperial Commander in the 2013 Grand National. When a lung infection ruled him out fo the Gold Cup the odds were not favourable but once trainer…
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Who's Going To Win The 2013 Grand National?

It’s the question on everyone’s mind. Which of Saturday’s 40 runners is going to win the John Smith’s Grand National? If I told you that a Cambridge University maths guru has devised a formula which he thinks can pinpoint the winner…
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Rare Bob

From the Dessie Hughes yard came Rare Bob in 2013, an eleven year old Irish horse who ran in the 2012 National but was brought down at the fifth fence under jockey Bryan Cooper. Between the 2012 and 2013 renewals he had four races, the first…

Long Run For 2013 Grand National?

It's not often that the Aintree Grand National is a back-up for any horse, usually it's the main target but this year that's exactly the plan for Waley-Cohen owned and Nicky Henderson trained Long Run. Essentially if he unable to contest…