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Paddy Power Grand National Ad

Never ones to shy away from a controversy, Paddy Power have just released a new Grand National advert featuring jockey Ruby Walsh being accosted by a Granny! She invites herself to Ruby's table and then asks the jockey for advice on picking…

No Luck For HBO

The HBO series “Luck” proved to be a bit of a misnomer after the cable channel cancelled the show following the deaths of three horses. The series, helmed by popular actor Dustin Hoffman, premiered on HBO in December 2011. It told the…

BHA Rapid Response Unit

The BHA is to introduce a 'Rapid Response Unit' for this years Grand National. The aim of the unit will be to monitor TV output and press coverage so that the BHA can response quickly to unfolding events. The 2011 Grand National was seen…

HBO Gamble On Luck

On January 29th, HBO's horse racing drama “Luck” returns to television screens, following its December 11th pilot debut. “Luck: is a sprawling, multi-layered story that comes out of a collaboration of famed director Michael Mann, best…

Grand National Tops Zeitgeist

Newspapers, radio, newsreels and television have reported on every detail of The National since its official inception in l839, but with the ease of obtaining information in the on-line media age more and more people are turning to the internet…

National Tops TV Ratings

We all know that the grand national is one of the most popular sporting events in the UK, but few realise just how big the TV audience is for the great race. In 2011 the grand national was watched by 8.8 million people, giving it a a 65%…

Broadcasting History Of The Grand National

Three National Hunt races were broadcast on television in 1948, and within a short space of time there was regular coverage from Kempton Park and Ascot. After years of negotiation the Grand National was televised in 1960, with the original commentators…