When Donald McCain pulled up in his taxi outside the Prince of Wales hotel in Southport one wet summer’s evening, he couldn’t have known that his next fare was about to change his life and make racing history.
Donald, also known as Ginger,…
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The Grand National steeplechase is such an iconic part of British history that often we forget that it had to start somewhere.
So where, when and how did the Grand National come about?
The Grand National at Aintree is all…
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Donald McCain, more frequently referred to as ‘Ginger’ is a name that goes hand in hand with the Grand National. Ginger was the trainer of the legendary Red Rum, the most famous and greatest horse to have ever lived.
Red Rum won the Grand…
The Becher Handicap Chase takes place at Aintree on Saturday, December 8th 2018. This year's renewal is highly anticipated and has garnered 58 entries. Run over the Grand National fences, this is a race that can often predict those that will…
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We nearly saw the first move in the Grand National market this week when Minella Rocco began his campaign with a run in the Grade Three Irish Daily Star Chase at Punchestown. The run was respectable, and of course he will come on a bundle for…
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Did you know that there is much more to the Grand National than just horse racing? The Aintree festival is also known for music, general entertainment and a fantastically fun atmosphere.
It is also a great place for dedicated followers of…
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It's doesn't instantly trip off the tongue but from 2017, the Grand National will be known as the Randox Health Grand National following the signing of a five year deal to sponsor the iconic Aintree race.
The Irish company signed a multi-million…
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Booked to ride First Lieutenant for Gigginstown House and trainer Mouse Morris in the Grand National 2015, Nina Carberry, has already bagged herself an all important Aintree Festival win and has boosted her claims to become the first female…
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Being daughter to legendary National Hunt jockey and trainer Tommy Carberry, who had Gold Cup and Grand National wins in the 1960s and 70s, was always going to be a good indication that Nina Carberry would have horseriding in her blood. It didn’t…
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