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Horses To Follow For The 2019 Grand National

As the world’s most famous horse racing steeplechase, the Grand National at Aintree attracts hundreds of millions of viewers across the globe and a flurry of bets from the British public. Thoughts have already turned to next year’s renewal,…

Total Recall Win Sets Him Up Nicely For Grand National Bid

Total Recall has long been spoken about as a Grand National contender, and at the weekend, he registered a win over hurdles that should put him spot on for the big race in April. Trainer Willie Mullins had been keen to not impact his handicap…

Countdown To Cheltenham Festival 2017 Begins

Without a shadow of doubt, the Cheltenham Festival is the highlight of the National Hunt season, attracting attention from all corners of the globe. Some of the best and most successful horses from the UK & Ireland line up to battle it out…

126 Entries For Crabbies Grand National 2016

It's that time of year again when the countdown to the Crabbies Grand National 2016 gets underway with the official list of entries. 126 potential runners have been given the nod this year, an increase of 28 on last years figure of 98. It's…

Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins commenced training in 1988 having worked as assistant to both his father, Paddy, and to Jim Bolger. He still rates his father as the biggest influence on his career. Based out of Closutton, Kilkenny, Ireland, his stable yard is…

Vesper Bell

Originally placed much further down the list of entries when the weights were revealed, Vesper Bell was guaranteed a spot in 2014 due to the number of withdrawals over two scratching periods. One of only two Willie Mullins trained entries…

Prince De Beauchene

It was when Prince De Beauchene handily won the John Smith's Handicap Chase in 2011 that his connections began to consider aiming for the Grand National in 2012. Despite switching trainers at the end of the year, it seemed like his owners…

Katie Walsh Gets Grand National Call Up

Booked to ride Vesper Bell, jockey Mikey Fogarty was due to ride out in his first Grand National later today but a fall in the Topham Chase, yesterday, has now sidelined him with Willie Mullins booking Katie Walsh to take his place on the eight-year-old.…

Mikey Fogarty

Riding out in the 2014 Crabbies Grand National on Vesper Bell for trainer Willie Mullins, will be a first for Irish jockey Mikey Fogarty. Like many jockeys, he got his first taste of racing in the point-to-point field, riding his first winner…