Silver Birch wins Grand National 14/04/07
Irish raider Silver Birch caused a minor surprise as he claimed the John Smith's
Grand National at Aintree.
Grand National Shakedown & Jockey
McKelevey came within three-quarters of a length of providing the first Welsh-trained
winner of the John Smith’s Grand National since Kirkland in 1905 and
trainer Peter Bowen was left wondering what might have been.
Aintree To Stage Replacement Race 22/04/07
Racecourse, which had to abandon the last race on Grand National day, will
stage a replacement worth £30,000 at its evening fixture
on Friday, May 18.
Edge makes it into final 40 12/04/07
All of the leading contenders for Saturday’s John Smith’s
Grand National at Aintree remained in at today’s final declaration
stage, with a maximum field of 40 horses plus reserves going forward.
Doumen "Optimistic" about
Francois Doumen believes that official assessor Phil Smith has
got his figures wrong in rating L'Ami 10lb superior to stablemate
Kelami and recommends punters have an each-way interest in John
Halewood's horse for Saturday's John Smith's Grand National.
Mullins Does U-Turn with Homer Wells 11/04/07
Willie Mullins will be four-handed in Saturday's John Smith's
Grand National at Aintree, having decided to run Homer Wells after
Point Barrow in Good Form 11/04/07
Pat Hughes, who trains Point Barrow, the ante-post second favourite
with Betfair for Saturday's John Smith's Grand National, confessed
that he will be disappointed if his stable star does not finish
in the money at Aintree.
Trainers Talk about John
Smith’s Grand National
Welsh trainer Peter
Bowen is hoping to have three runners in Saturday’s £700,000
John Smith’s Grand National - Ballycassidy, McKelvey and
Great Grand National Supporting Programme 10/04/07
The John Smith's Grand National takes pride of place on Saturday
at Aintree, but there are also six other excellent races.
Great Entries for
the First Two Days of The John Smith’s
Grand National Meeting 08/04/07
for the first two days of the John Smith’s Grand
National meeting, Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13 (Ladies’ Day),
at Aintree have been made, and they could not be better.
Tom Taaffe hoping for more for Slim Pickings 05/04/07
Kildare handler Tom Taaffe has revealed that Slim Pickings will
become his first ever runner in the John Smith’s Grand
National at Aintree in nine days time.
Simon Heads Spearing National Assault 04/04/07
John Spearing is pleased with the progress of stable star
of a tilt at the £700,000 Grade Three John Smith’s
Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14.
Aintree Next For Katchit 03/04/07
Trainer Alan King revealed today that JCB
Triumph Hurdle hero Katchit is primed to follow-up in the
season’s most valuable juvenile hurdle, the £130,000
Grade One John Smith’s Anniversary 4-Y-O Novices’ Hurdle
(3.10pm) at Aintree on Thursday, April 12.
Aintree Agenda For Star Nicky Richards Duo 03/04/07
Trainer Nicky Richards could bid for a big race double with stable
stars Turpin Green and Monet’s Garden at the three-day John
Smith’s Grand National meeting.
Aintree Previews New Facilities 28/03/07
Aintree Racecourse offered guests an opportunity to preview
its new Grandstand facilities ahead of the 2007 John Smith’s
Grand National meeting.
Paul Nicholls Dominates John
Smith’s Topham Chase 27/03/07
trainer Paul Nicholls is responsible for five of the eight top-weighted
horses for the 2007 John Smith’s Topham
Chase, run over two miles, five and a half furlongs of the Grand
National course at Aintree on Friday, April 13.
Leopardstown Winner Gets 20-1 National Quote 14/01/07
Coral has trimmed Point Barrow to 20-1 (from 25-1) for the
John Smith’s Grand National following the nine-year-old's
success at Leopardstown this afternoon.
Eurotrek Marches To Victory in Becher Chase 19/11/06
Eurotrek survived a mistake at the second last and almost
going off the course by bearing left under winning rider Liam Heard
at the Elbow to spring a surprise 25-1 success in the £100,000
totesport.com Becher Handicap Chase.
John Smith's Extends National Sponsorship Until 2010
It was announced today that
Scottish & Newcastle (owner of
John Smith's) has extended its current agreement to sponsor the
world's greatest steeple chase until 2010.
Aintree and John Smith's to Sponsor Grand National Winning
Aintree Racecourse and John Smith's have teamed up with Grand
National winning jockey, Niall Madden, to deliver an innovative
new sponsorship and further develop their links in the racing industry
with the John Smith's Grand National meeting.
Numbersixvalverde Upsets Favorites
Numbersixvalverde, an 11-1 shot ridden by Niall Madden, upset joint favorites
Hedgehunter and Clan Royal to win the 159th Grand National horse race, the U.K.'s
biggest betting event.