|Saturday 5th April 2014|
Pineau De Re Wins Crabbie's Grand National 05/04/14
Pineau De Re wins the Grand National, trained by Dr Richard Newland, ridden by Leighton Aspell.
Ma Filleule Takes Topham Chase 04/03/14
The Nicky Henderson-trained mare Ma Filleule ran her male rivals ragged in the Crabbie's Supporting Everton In The Community Topham Chase.
Silviniaco Takes Bowl Prize 03/04/14
Silviniaco Conti got back on the winning trail with a determined victory in the Betfred Bowl at Aintree for Paul Nicholls and Noel Fehily.
The New One Lands Aintree Hurdle 03/04/14
The New One repelled the persistent challenges of Rock On Ruby and Diakali in a thrilling climax to the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle.
Boston Bob Takes Melling Prize 04/04/14
Paul Townend proved a more than able deputy aboard Boston Bob when riding the Andrea and Graham Wylie-owned nine-year-old to victory in the Betfred Melling Chase.
Two Serious Chances for Wylie Grand National Victory 02/04/14
Leading National Hunt owners Andrea and Graham Wylie are no strangers to big success but a victory in the Grand National would be the icing on the cake.
Vintage Star Shooting for National Glory 01/04/14
Sue Smith's charge should prove to be a live oustider if taking to the unique Aintree fences on Saturday.
Pipe Hopes The Package Can Deliver 31/03/14
Trainer David Pipe is hoping The Package can give him his second winner of the Crabbie's Grand National.
Dynaste and The New One On Target for Aintree Assignments 28/03/14
The dust may only just be settling after the Cheltenham Festival but already attention in the racing world turns towards the upcoming Grand National Meeting at Aintree.
The Rainbow Hunter Seeks Aintree Gold 28/03/14
The Rainbow Hunter was bought with the long-term objective of winning the holy grail of jump racing.
Teaforthree Can Get Welsh Party Started 27/03/14
Teaforthree will attempt to become first Welsh trained winner of the Crabbie's Grand National since Kirkland in 1905.
Carberry Can Guide the Dude to National Glory 26/03/14
Paul Carberry has been book by trainer Michael Scudamore to ride Monbeg Dude in the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree on April 5.
Class May Tell in the Long Run 25/03/14
In Long Run, Nicky Henderson has a class performer, more than capable of landing the trainer his first win in the Crabbie’s Grand National.
Sam to Partner Tidal Bay in Grand National 19/03/14
Sam Twiston-Davies appears to be at the head of the queue to ride top weight Tidal Bay in the big one on April 5.
Which Horse to Back as a Grand National Winner 17/03/14
It’s something about the coverage of the Grand National on TV and the race’s long history that makes all kinds of people have a flutter.
Newland Aiming for Aintree with Pineau De Re 10/03/14
Dr Richard Newland is hoping to saddle his first runner in the Grand National, with Pineau De Re being prepared for a tilt at the £1-million event.
Greatest National Winners Ever 21/01/14
To be in with a chance of winning the famous event, both jockey and horse must display incredible technique and stamina, along with a good amount of luck.
Five Grand National Contenders Not To Overlook Amidst The Cheltenham Build Up 06/02/14
It's worth taking time to take an eye off Prestbury Park for five minutes and look for any possible value in the Grand National market.
Mountainous Aimed at First £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National 24/01/14
Herefordshire trainer Richard Lee is planning to enter Welsh National hero Mountainous in the Crabbie’s Grand National, entries for which close on Tuesday, January 28.
Crabbie's to Sponsor Grand National 28/08/13
Crabbie’s, the UK’s number one selling Alcoholic Ginger Beer, was unveiled today as the new official title sponsor of the Grand National and Grand National Festival at Aintree. The three-year deal between Crabbie’s and Aintree will see the world’s most famous steeplechase run for a £1 million purse for the first time.
Soll Will Soon Be Back At Aintree 05/08/13
Soll is likely to get another shot at the Grand National next year after finishing a respectable seventh on debut back in April in the race won by Auroras Encore.
Auroras Encore Wins Grand National 06/04/13
Auroras Encore won a thrilling renewal of the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree this afternoon.
Grand National Field Set and Raring to Go 05/04/13
On His Own is the 7/1 favourite with Betfred – Aintree’s official betting partner – after a maximum field of 40 was declared for Saturday’s John Smith’s Grand National.
Henderson Hoping Gold Can Bring Back National Crown 04/04/13
Nicky Henderson looks very much as though he is on his way to finally wrestling the National Hunt trainers’ championship away from Paul Nicholls, and a win for his lively outsider Roberto Goldback in Saturday’s feature John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree would just about seal the deal.
Solwhit Scintillating in Liverpool Hurdle 06/04/13
World Hurdle hero Solwhit turned in another superb display in the hands of Paul Carberry to claim the John Smith's Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree.
Special Tiara Takes Maghull Novices' Chase 06/04/13
Bryan Cooper's great season continued as he guided Special Tiara to victory in the John Smith's Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree.
Ubak Storms Home in Mersey Novices' Hurdle 06/04/13
Gary Moore's Ubak shed his maiden tag in some style by running out a surprise winner of the John Smith's Mersey Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.
At Fishers Cross Classy Winner of Sefton Hurdle 05/04/13
At Fishers Cross won his sixth race from as many starts this season with a brilliant performance in the John Smith's Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree, completing a double on the day for Tony McCoy and his retaining owner JP McManus after the victory of My Tent Or Yours.
Triolo D'Alene Wins Topham for Henderson 05/04/13
Triolo D'Alene held on to claim a thrilling John Smith's Topham Chase at Aintree for the red-hot combination of Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty.
Sprinter Sacre Sublime in Melling Chase 05/04/13
Sprinter Sacre put up yet another superb performance to win the John Smith's Melling Chase at Aintree.
My Tent Or Yours Strolls Up in Top Novices' Hurdle 05/04/13
My Tent Or Yours bounced back from his Cheltenham Festival reverse with a scintillating display under Tony McCoy in the Rose Appeal Supports Alder Hey Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.
Tartan Snow Settles On Fox Hunters' Prize 04/04/13
Tartan Snow, a 100-1 chance, edged out Cool Friend in a thrilling finish to the John Smith's Fox Hunters' Chase at Aintree.
Zarkandar Battles to Aintree Prize 04/04/13
Zarkandar rallied bravely to deny The New One in the John Smith's Aintree Hurdle.
First Lieutenant Takes Charge of Betred Bowl 04/04/13
Ryanair Chase runner-up First Lieutenant (7-2) went one better with a determined performance in the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree.
L'Unique Claims Matalan Prize 04/04/13
L'Unique (10-1) turned the form of the Adonis Hurdle on its head by giving Alan King a fourth victory in the Matalan Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree.
Sue Smith Pair 'Raring to Go' in Grand National 03/04/13
Sue Smith is relishing the prospect of seeing Auroras Encore and Mr Moonshine tackle the John Smith’s Grand National fences on Saturday, April 6, and both horses are reported to be “raring to go” following their last piece of work on Tuesday.
Tarquinius Sold to New Owner 04/04/13
Tarquinius, a runner in the 2013 John Smith’s Grand National, has been sold to a new owner three days before the big race on Saturday.
Teaforthree Connections Hoping for Good Grand National Ground 02/04/13
Among the favourites to win the 2013 John Smith’s Grand National is Teaforthree, with the nine-year-old proving a popular betting selection in the past fortnight.
Sprinter Sacre Heads Stars on Show in Melling Chase 03/04/13
Sprinter Sacre, Cue Card and Flemenstar feature among a fascinating list of six runners for the John Smith's Melling Chase at Aintree on Friday April 5.
Cusack Hoping for Topham Success with Last Time D’Albain 31/03/13
Irish handler Liam Cusack, who was fourth on Ebony Jane in the 1994 John Smith’s Grand National, is hoping to taste success over the famous fences as a trainer with Last Time D’Albain in the £120,000 John Smith’s Topham Chase on Ladies’ Day, Friday, April 5.
National Winners 1839 -
On Tuesday February 26, 1839, Lottery became the first winner of The Grand National. In those days the field had to jump a stone wall (now the water jump), cross a stretch of plough land and finish over two hurdles.