Aintree Grand National

Grand National Meeting Day 1 2009

The Grand National Meeting gets underway at Aintree tomorrow with Denman (pictured) putting in an appearance in the Totesport Bowl Chase worth £160,000 run over 3 miles 1 furlong. He ran a terrific race in the Cheltenham Gold Cup but connections did say he would not run again this season. Lets hope he can win.…

Countdown to Grand National 2009

It is now only five days to the greatest race in the world for us National Hunt lovers. According to the official Aintree site the first Grand National was run in 1839 and was won by Lottery. However in the book Gallant Sport written by John Penfold he argues that the first Grand National was…

Countdown to Grand National 2009

It is now only two weeks away to the Grand National Handicap Chase, the greatest race in the world, which will be run over 4 miles 4 furlongs at Aintree. The race is worth a staggering £900,000 this year. There are 88 horses declared at the moment and this will be reduced to 40 on…

Review of Grand National Meeting 2008

The Grand National Meeting of 2008 was a very rewarding one for jockey Timmy Murphy, trainer David Pipe and owner David Johnson. Timmy Murphy rode a super race on Our Vic to catch Kauto Star right on the line in the Betfair Bowl Chase on the Thursday. Our Vic has been better than ever this…

Aintree Grand National 2008

Well we now know the runners and riders for the Aintree Grand National of 2008. Hedgehunter carries top weight of 11-12 and he is the one Ruby Walsh has decided to ride. This will be Hedgehunter’s fifth appearance in the great race. In 2004 with David Casey on board he tried to make all the…

Countdown to Grand National 2008

With only two weeks to go the runners and riders for this years Aintree Grand National are still very sketchy. The race will be worth £800,000.00 this year and not surprisingly 115 entries stood their ground at the second forfeit stage this week. The maximum field of 40 runners looks assured which means 75 horses…