John Smith's Grand National News
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.
When Numbersixvalverde won the Irish Grand National last season he ensured his
place in history, not only as winner of that famous race, but also as the horse
that gave Ruby Walsh the distinction of being the only jockey to capture the
Fairyhouse contest in the same season as the John Smith’s Grand National
and Coral Welsh National.
John Smith's Grand National Declared Runners 06/04/06
A full field of 40 and four reserves go forward for the big race on Saturday,
the John Smith's Grand National after the final declaration stage.
Millions Express An Opinion On Grand National 07/04/06
British and Irish bookmakers reckon some £250,000,000
will be spent on John Smith’s Grand National day in betting
shops, on exchanges and through the internet and telephone accounts.
Sir Rembrandt to Miss
John Smith’s Grand National 06/04/06
Sir Rembrandt will miss the John Smith’s Grand National, his trainer Robert
Alner announced on Thusday morning.
Ollie Magern, Ground
Ball and Eurotrek out of Grand National 05/04/06
Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Ollie Magern goes for the Betfair Bowl instead.
JP McManus' Ground Ball misses Grand National and goes instead for the Red Rum
Chase. Paul Nichols representation in the John Smith's Grand National down to
six after vet rules out Eurotrek.
Hedgehunter At Aintree
On Wednesday 04/04/06
Hedgehunter, winner of last year’s John Smith’s Grand National, is
scheduled to arrive at Aintree on Wednesday.
Cowell, Green and Rose aim to
raise a million for the NSPCC 04/04/06
If Le Duc or Le Roi Miguel wins this Saturday’s John Smith’s
Grand National at Aintree, it will trigger a million-pound
pay day for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty