Grumeti Douses Countryside Flame in Matalan 12/04/12
Already a Grade Two winner over hurdles, race 11/4 favourite Grumeti recorded his first top-level win in style to outbattle Countrywide Flame, to whom he finished third in the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Mullins Relies on Three for Grand National Success 12/04/12
Champion Irish jumps trainer Willie Mullins has three possible contenders for the race he won seven years ago with the gallant Hedgehunter.
Aintree Grand National Trends 10/04/12
It’s always a fiercely competitive cavalry charge, you need plenty of luck to win it but there are plenty of key trends that can narrow the field down.
Grand National Going Changed on Friday 13/04/12
The official going ahead of day one of the John Smith’s Grand National meeting has changed before racing today.
Viking Blond Team Need Rain for their Charge 29/03/12
Nigel Twiston-Davies has had a relatively quiet time of things over the last few months with many of his better horses needing give in the ground to show their best form, something that has been in woefully short supply due to the abnormally dry winter.
Synchronised On Target for Grand National Run 21/03/12
Trainer Jonjo O’Neill yesterday reported that Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised could take his chance in the £975,000 John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14.
Synchronised Team Ponder Grand National Assault 19/03/12 Synchronised, the horse bred to win a Derby who won a pulsating Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup in the bravest possible fashion, could bid for a unique double and attempt to life the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree on April 14.
The Package Runs Solid Grand National Trial17/03/12
The David Pipe-trained The Package did his John Smith's Grand National prospects no harm at all when putting up a rock solid performance at the Cheltenham Festival.
Niche Market out of Grand National 07/03/12
Trainer Paul Nicholls has ruled Niche Market out of next month's John Smith's Grand National.
Junior Boosts National Claims in Grimthorpe 03/03/12
Junior reinforced David Pipe's belief in his John Smith's Grand National chances, despite having to settle for second place behind Ikorodu Road on his return to fences at Doncaster.
Dartnall Hoping Giles Cross Gets his Ground at Aintree 29/02/12
Giles Cross features among 77 horses going forward for the £975,000 contest following the first scratchings deadline on February 28, details of which are announced today.
Roulez Cool on Course for Aintree; Nina Carberry to Ride Organisedconfusion 24/02/12
Robert Waley-Cohen is pleased with his John Smith’s Grand National hope Roulez Cool’s preparation for the 2012 renewal of the world’s most famous chase, which takes place over four and a half miles and 30 fences at Aintree on Saturday, April 14.
Synchronised Heads Grand National Weights 14/02/12
Outstanding Grade One Lexus Chase winner Synchronised, owned by J P McManus and trained by Jonjo O'Neill, has been allotted top-weight of 11st 10lb for this year's John Smith's Grand National, which takes place over four and a half miles and 30 fences at Aintree on Saturday, April 14.
According To Pete On Course for John Smith's Grand National 09/02/12
Trainer Malcolm Jefferson is hoping that According To Pete can continue his excellent recent form in this year’s £975,000 John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14.
Becauseicouldntesee On Course for Biggest Test 01/02/12
Many of the best chasers in training are among the entries announced today for the 2012 running of the world’s most famous Jump race, the John Smith’s Grand National.
State of Play Lines Up for Another National Shot 27/01/12
State Of Play has run just four times in the last three years and three of those runs have all come in the Grand National.
Oscar Time Ruled Out for Season 25/01/12
Last season’s Grand National runner-up Oscar Time will not feature again this season after failing to recover sufficiently from a troubling leg injury.
National Run Possible for Tatenen 24/01/12
Tatenen could turn out to be a Grand National contender after repeating his victory of 12 months ago in the valuable BetVictor.com Handicap Chase at Ascot on Saturday.
According To Pete Prevails in Peter Marsh Slog 21/01/12
According To Pete could be bound for the John Smith's Grand National after grinding out victory in the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock.
Williams Trio Have Aintree Agenda 17/01/12
Vale of Glamorgan trainer Evan Williams is looking forward to the publication of the weights next month as he plans a three-pronged challenge for the Aintree Grand National with with Cappa Bleu, Deep Purple and State Of Play.
Neptune Equester Aiming for Aintree 11/01/12
Brian Ellison’s Grand National hope Neptune Equester is one of 17 entered for the Betfred Classic Chase at Warwick on Saturday.
Grand National Return On the Cards for Mon Mome 06/01/12
Trainer Venetia Williams has stated that 2009 hero Mon Mome will once again be targeted at the Aintree marathon following his excellent run in defeat at Cheltenham on New Year's Day.
West End Rocker Rocks Up in Becher Chase 03/12/11
West End Rocker made it second-time lucky over the famous Grand National fences with a determined performance in the Betfred Becher Chase at Aintree.
Stormin Exit Aiming to Enhance Goldie's Record in Grand Sefton
Jim Goldie is set to bid for a third victory in the £50,000 Betfred Grand Sefton Handicap Chase with talented chaser Stormin Exit on course for the extended 2m5f contest at Aintree on Betfred Becher Chase Grand National Trials Day.
2012 Grand National Odds, Trends and Statistics 14/11/11
With the 2011/12 National Hunt season beginning to hit full stride we thought it was time to take a look at next April's Grand National to see if there is any ante-post value to be had with our leading bookmakers.
BHA Publishes Results of Grand National Safety Review 02/11/11
The Review has led to the publication of 30 recommendations designed to continue enhancing the safety and welfare of the Grand National and on the Grand National course, while, crucially, retaining the race’s unique and challenging character.
A Tribute to Ginger McCain 20/09/11
Donald "Ginger" McCain (21 September 1930 – 19 September 2011) was one person you thought could live forever. Although gone from us now, his spirit, quick wit and legacy remain.
Beshabar Campaign Geared Around Grand National Bid 24/08/11
Tim Vaughan’s Scottish Grand National winner Beshabar will be trained with only one race in mind this season with the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree in April being absolutely top of the agenda for his up-and-coming trainer.
Changes to the Grand National Course to Enhance Safety 15/08/11
Aintree Racecourse and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) today announced the interim findings of their review into the 2011 John Smith’s Grand National meeting.
Comply Or Die Earns Honourable Retirement 21/04/11
David Pipe has announced that his 2008 John Smith’s Grand National winner Comply Or Die has been retired after being pulled up in this year’s renewal of the Aintree marathon
National Glory for McCain and Ballabriggs 09/04/11
Ballabriggs was an emotional winner of the John Smith's Grand National for Donald McCain, son of Aintree legend Ginger McCain, the trainer of Red Rum.