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Richie McLernon

Richie McLernon is a highly rated jockey and works for trainer Jonjo O'Neill. Each season just keeps getting better for him and last season he finished up with a total of 20 winners, earning just over £205K for connections which he has already…

No Joy For Sunnyhillboy

Trainer Jonjo O’Neill announced earlier today that Sunnyhillboy will not be taking part in the 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National. The trainer posted a brief message on his Facebook page which simply read “Unfortunately Sunnyhillboy will…

Sunnyhillboy

Sunnyhillboy caused some head-scratching when he was pulled up in the Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup at Cheltenham in December 2011 when he went off at favorite odds of 7-2, but was pulled up by jockey Tony McCoy before the second to…

McCoy Waits On Decision For Grand National

For many jockeys the choice of who they ride in the Grand National is fairly straight forward. If you're a stable jockey you go with the horse from the yard that is running. If the trainer has limited entries then you hope another trainer has…

Sunnyhillboy Could Prep At Gold Cup

Even writing this this I am a little bit stunned at the fact that trainer Jonjo O'Neill has discussed the possibility of sending Sunnyhillboy to the Cheltenham Gold Cup as part of his preparations for the 2013 Grand National. With only three…

17 Horses To Take Their Chances Again

Having had a chance to look over the 84 entries for the 2013 Grand National, I did little count on how many ran last year and the answer is 17. So although they are not all guaranteed to run, it looks like a lot of trainers and indeed owners,…

JP Hedges His Bets

When it comes to the Grand National, few owners can claim to consistently have the vast number of horses required to enter not just every year but to enter so many with so many trainers, except for JP McManus that is. For those of you not…

2012 Grand National Result

Neptune Collonges won the 2012 Grand National producing one of the best finishes ever seen in the history of the race. Nosing past Sunnyhillboy in the closest ever photo-finish, Neptune Collonges was declared the winner in a time of 9 minutes…