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Fehily Bags State Of Play

Now that State Of Play has been guaranteed a spot in the final 40 for the 2012 Grand National, Noel Fehily has been confirmed as his jockey and will be the one to guide the 12 year old in, what will hopefully be, a history making race. Having…

A Sweet Ride For Andrew Lynch

Great news for jockey Andrew Lynch, he has been guaranteed a pairing with 2012 Grand National hopeful, Treacle. Lynch will take to the National fences for only the second time in his career, having ridden Vic Venturi in 2011. [Racecard Treacle] Trainer…

Killyglen Has Power

Some of the jockeys are now being confirmed for the 2012 Grand National and while some will take much longer to make a decision one man who has firmly been backed is Robbie Power who will partner Killyglen for trainer Stuart Crawford. [Racecard…

Henderson After 1st National

Did you know that Nicky Henderson has had 31 attempts at winning the John Smiths Grand National and never done so? With two seconds (Zongalero 1979, The Tsarevich), a third (Classified 1986), a fourth (Brown Windsor 1990) and two fifths (Classified…

Hold On Julio

Although Hold On Julio was forced to miss the Sky Bet Chase, thanks to a dirty scope, trainer Alan King is still pointing him dead on towards the Grand National. The nine year old gelding recently demolished his rivals at Sandown and earned…

Four For Twiston Davies

Willie Mullins may have stolen the show by entering a whopping twelve horses into the 2012 Grand National but it's not all about quantity as Nigel Twiston-Davies will agree as he enters four of his own, any of which have just as good a chance…

Always Right

Owned and trained by John Wade, Always Right is the Irish 10 year old who made a splash in the 2012 Grand National proceedings. With only 11 chase career starts under his belt before the 2012 National, he had won five of them and also placed…

Hello Bud Bids Farewell

The 2012 Grand National looks set to be the last outing for stalworth Hello Bud as the veteran horse bids farewell to his racing career after the event on April 14th. Now 14, the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained gelding was fifth in the 2010…
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Foggy Recollections

The history of the Grand National is full of strange tales but one of the strangest stories is that of the 1947 winner 'Caughoo'. Jockey Daniel McCann who was well beaten on 'Lough Conn' accused winning jockey Eddie Dempsey of hiding 'Caughoo'…