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Ruby Walsh

Ruby Walsh is one of the most famous and successful jockeys in the world. Son of the former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh, Ruby Walsh won his first Irish amateur title in 1996/7 at just 18 yers of age and then again in 1997/8, before turning…

Gordon Elliott

The 2007 Grand National proved that age, experience and reputation are not precursors for success, when Gordon Elliott, a novice trainer who had not yet had a single winner in his homeland of Ireland, won the steeplechase with 33-1 shot Silver…

Silver Birch

The 33-1 shot, Silver Birch held of a late challenge from McKelvey to win the 2007 Grand National. Jockey Robbie Power steered Silver Birch past front runner Slim Pickings and into the history books. Trained by Gordon Elliott, Silver Birch…

2007 Grand National Race Story

It took Silver Birch just 9 minutes 13.60 seconds to complete and win the four and a half mile Aintree Grand National in 2007. The 10-year-old, Gordon Elliott trained horse had been a leading fancy for the 2005 National but a leg injury sustained…

Irish Trained Winners Of The National

In recent years the Irish have had incredible success at the Aintree Grand National but it's association and links go much deeper than that. In fact it was two Irish fox-hunting gentlemen Edmund Bake and Cornelius O’Callaghan who coined the…

2007 Grand National Results

With the Grand National fast approaching it's interesting to look back at where the runners ended up in the past - will some have better luck this time around? Before you put a bet on this year why not take a peek at where the horses finished…