Comply Or Die
winner of the 2008 Grand National
Comply Or Die Lands National Glory
Comply Or Die won a thrilling John Smith's Grand National
over Aintree's daunting fences. David Pipe's charge, ridden by Timmy
Murphy, had to pull out all the stops after the last fence as he
was pressed by Irish challengers King Johns Castle and Snowy Morning.
Aintree Winners to the Fore in Anglo-irish National Hunt Classifications 12/05/08
Runners at this year’s John Smith’s Grand National meeting fared very well in the Anglo-Irish National Hunt Classifications and the annual jump awards, which were released today, Monday, May 12.
Pipe Dynasty Alive and Kicking
David Pipe - whose father Martin won the 1994 race with Miinnehoma - was
landing the John Smith’s Grand National in only his second season
with a licence and admitted that he was hopeful beforehand.
Comply Gamble Hits Bookies
Comply or Die won the 2008
running of the John Smith's Grand National and the early gamble proved spot
on as the horse returned 7/1 joint-favourite - three points lower than his
morning price of 10/1.
Paul Carberry, rider of the second King John Castle,
was probably a bit short at the second last but he winged the last
and I thought that when he landed he would get a run behind and
I thought I had the two of them but Timmy’s mount pulled out a bit
Gwanako on Springs in Topham Chase 04/04/09
Paul Nicholls, having seen his hot favourite Master Minded beaten in the previous race, the John Smith’s Melling Chase, earned immediate compensation when five-year-old Gwanako jumped his rivals into submission for victory in the John Smith’s Topham Chase.
Pipe Confident of Comply Or Die's Chances 04/04/08
his second season as the master of Pond House, David Pipe will saddle five
runner’s in Saturday’s John Smith’s Grand National.
O’Regan Hopeful of a
Big Run from Bewleys Berry 04/04/08
O’Regan, who will have his second mount in the John Smith’s
Grand National on Saturday, is hopeful of a big run in the world's
most famous steeplechase.
Order Of Elimination
Decided & Nadover Runs 01/04/08
order of elimination for the 99 horses in the John Smith’s Grand
National has been decided by the British Horseracing Authority
Silver Birch on Target for 2009 31/03/08
Birch, last year’s John Smith’s Grand National winner
who has been sidelined through injury this season, is reported to be doing
well and it is still the intention to bring him back for racing’s
most famous chase next year.
Cornish Rebel Ready for Aintree Test 28/03/08
trainer Lisa Williamson is anticipating a big effort from the talented
and quirky Cornish Rebel, her first runner in the Grand
Simon Aiming to Uphold Tradition 27/03/08
Fred Rimell saddled four
John Smith’s Grand National winners from
Kinnersley Racing Stables and the famous establishment’s current incumbent,
John Spearing, is hoping Simon bring home the prize for the late trainer’s
widow, Mercy Rimell.
Morris Bids for Grand National Double with Baily Breeze 27/03/08
Morris is hoping to become the first trainer to pull off the John
Smith’s Grand National/Irish Grand National double in the same season
since Ted Walsh achieved the rare feat in 2000, when he saddles Baily Breeze
in the £800,000 Aintree spectacular on Saturday, April 5.
Doumen Seeks Gallic Success
in The John Smith’s Grand National 26/03/08
trainer Francois Doumen is hoping to secure a first Gallic triumph
when he saddles the brothers L’Ami and Kelami in the
world’s most famous steeplechase at Aintree on Saturday, April 5.
Jefferson Hoping for Roman Conquest
in John Smith’s Topham
A total of 87 horses,
three more than in 2007, have been entered for the £110,000
John Smith’s Topham Chase (3.45pm), which takes place on the second
day of the John Smith’s Grand National Meeting at Aintree, on Friday,
Quinn, Williams and Hughes Happy with John Smith's Grand National
North Yorkshire trainer
John Quinn is content with the assessment of handicapper Phil Smith,
who has allotted his Grand National hope,
Character Building, a handy 10st 5lb.
Mr Pointment on Grand National Trail 25/11/07
Mr Pointment jumped his way to the head of the market for
the John Smith’s Grand National (April 5, 2008) with a superb
front-running display to win the highlight of day two of the Northwest
Racing Masters, the £100,000 totesport.com Becher Chase over
the Grand National course at Aintree.
John Smith’s Grand National
Prize Money Continues to Grow 22/11/07
Racecourse today announced that the John Smith’s Grand National
will increase in prize money by £100,000 (€143,000 Euros) in
2008 and will take the total prize fund up to a record £800,000 (€1,144,000
Euros) for the winner of the world’s most famous steeplechase.