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Paul Carberry

Hailing from one of the fore-most racing families in Ireland, Paul Carberry, born on 9 February 1974, is the son of jockey Tommy Carberry, who was a famous National Hunt jockey in the 1960s and 1970s. His uncle is Arthur Moore, one of Ireland's…

Richard Johnson

It used to be that AP McCoy was the greatest jockey to have never won the Aintree Grand National but he put paid to that title in 2010 when he won on Don't Push It after 15 attempts. These days the honour goes to Richard Johnson, a fantastic…

Royal Rosa

A handy little horse, Royal Rosa will be taking a second shot at the Grand National title in 2011, having already entered in 2010 before unseating his rider at the 14th. He was also entered in 2009 but didn't make the cut for the final 40 so…

Golden Kite

Golden Kite is the Irish 9 year old trained by Adrian Maguire who is taking on his first Grand National this year. Very much an Irish based horse, he rarely runs in the UK so his entry may come as a surprise to many but heritage, age and proven…