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Mr Moonshine

Ten years old and trained by Sue Smith who won with Auroras Encore in the 2013 Grand National, Mr Moonshine is a bay gelding with 21 chase starts under his belt. He has been to Aintree six times and ran in his first Grand National in…
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Sue Smith

On April 6th 2013, race horse trainer Sue Smith, became only the third female in history to train the winner of the Grand National when 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore claimed the Aintree spectacular, with National debut jockey Ryan Mania on board. A…

Mania Aiming For Second National Win

When he romped home in first place on Auroras Encore in 2013 few could believe their eyes. Gone were the favourites and instead was the 66/1 long shot who had only just scraped into the National proceedings. For trainer Sue Smith and jockey…

Brian Hughes

The 2014 Crabbies Grand National will be the fourth attempt for jockey Brian Hughes when he rides out on the Sue Smith trained Vintage Star. His first National was back in 2010 when he pulled-up on Beat The Boys. He subsequently partnered…

Exclusive: Sue Smith Interview

On April 6th 2013, trainer Sue Smith had the incredible experience of standing on the sidelines at Aintree Racecourse watching her horse, Auroras Encore romp home as the 66/1 Grand National winner. She very kindly took some time out recently…

Vintage Star

When Sue Smith won the Grand National in 2013 with 66/1 shot Auroras Encore, little did anybody know that she would have a further two solid chances to repeat the success in the 2014 Crabbies Grand National, yet that was exactly the case.…

Grand National Winner Auroras Encore Retired

Auroras Encore, the 2013 Grand National winner, has been retired at the age of 12 following an announcement by trainer Sue Smith that he suffered a fracture when racing at Doncaster on Saturday. The Yorkshire stable star underwent surgery…

Auroras Encore Heads To Wetherby

All eyes will be on the Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at Wetherby on December 26th as 2013 Grand National winner, Auroras Encore, hopes to make his seasonal return to competitive action. The Sue Smith trained 11-year-old, is set to compete…
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Auroras Encore

Trained by Sue Smith, Auroras Encore is her second confirmed runner for the 2013 Grand National which is fantastic news