JP McManus Grand National 2020 Runners

Super owner JP McManus has eight entries in the 2020 Grand National. Surprisingly they are trained by no less than seven different trainers with only Thomas Mullins entering two - Scoir Mear, Spider Web. Incidentally, both of those are too far…

One For Arthur Grand National Bid In Doubt

A well-deserved winner of the 2017 Grand National, it must have been devasting for connections of One For Arthur when he was sidelined with an injury and couldn't contend the race in 2018. That said, if he had could he have pipped Tiger Roll…

To Run Or Not To Run? That’s The Tiger Roll Question

The wonder horse, Tiger Roll, was all set to break another record and make it three Grand National wins on the trot. Having already won two back-to-back Grand Nationals, he looked all ready to go for a hat trick this year at the illustrious…

Key Grand National Entries To Watch At The Cheltenham Festival

Heading towards the two main events in the annual National Hunt calendar, excitement surrounds the most famous names in racing that look set to compete at both the Cheltenham Festival in March and the Grand National in April. Although the…

Tiger Roll Embarks On Historic Grand National Hat-trick Bid

All eyes will be on Tiger Roll as the dual Grand National winner makes his long-awaited reappearance at the Cheltenham Festival in March. The popular gelding became the first horse since the legendary Red Rum to win back-to-back Grand Nationals…

Delta Work Heads The 2020 Grand National Weights

The 2020 Grand National weights were revealed today and unsurprisingly it is Tiger Roll who has been handed top weight of 11-10 along with stablemate Delta Work. With Delta Work almost certainly guaranteed to go to the Cheltenham Gold Cup, it…
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Philip Hobbs

Philip Hobbs, born in 1955, is the son of Tony Hobbs who had a permit to train for many years, breeding several good horses to run in the family colours. Unlike many trainers who went into the industry at a very young age, Hobbs opted to…

Aintree Pays Tribute To Liverpool With Festival Day Rename

The 2020 edition of the Randox Health Grand National Festival is less than 3 months away, and this year’s festival will see the opening day get a brand new name. Alongside Ladies Day (#FabulousFriday) on Friday 3rd April and the "World's greatest…

Kimberlite Candy Quickly Picking Up Pace As Grand National Looms

Kimberlite Candy has emerged as a legitimate threat for first place at this year’s Grand National event. The gelding, trained by Tom Lacey, has seen odds shorten considerably after his Warwick’s Chase win on Saturday, a second straight…