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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…

Lucky Number Seven For Nicholls

The Paul Nicholls duo of Tidal Bay and Rocky Creek are well suited to the Crabbie’s Grand National claims their Ditcheat based trainer. Talking about his hopes for Tidal Bay, Nicholls told AtTheRaces ‘‘The National should suit him.…

The Man Who Rode, Trained & Owned A Grand National Winner

It seems like a staggering achievement because that’s exactly what it is. One man, back in 1845 became the only person in Grand National history to own, train and ride his horse to victory in the world’s greatest steeplechase. The honour…

Henderson Looks For First National Win

It's almost hard to believe that trainer Nicky Henderson, who has won just about every race in the country, has actually never won the Grand National. Hoping to put that right this year all his eggs are now firmly in the Roberto Goldback basket…

Trainers Reactions To National Weights

Above you can watch reactions to the weights handed out by Phil Smith for this years Grand National. As always some trainers are surprised, some disappointed and some walk away with a smile! The weights will change between now and the day…

Nicky Richards

Nicholas Richards, born in 1956, is a British racehorse trainer specialising mainly in National Hunt racing. Based out of his stables at Greystoke, near Penrith, Cumbria, he began his career as a jockey and was British champion amateur flat…

Enda Bolger

Seven time point to point champion Enda Bolger is a renowned Limerick-based trainer who has had incredible success with cross-country races especially with Garde Champetre in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. In…

Henrietta Knight

Earlier this year, on 24th May 2012, Henrietta Knight announced her retirement from training but has managed to still keep herself as busy as ever and now takes horses in for pre training and specialist jumping education. Any of the horses that…

Ted Walsh

Ted Walsh is most famous these days for his 2000 Grand National win with Papillon, trained by himself and ridden by his son Ruby. His victory by one and a half lengths from Mely Moss, was the winning debut in the National for Ruby and was also…