Tag archive for ‘Grand National’
LORD OAKSEY
By James Muir On Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
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Racing Mourns Death of Lord Oaksey

Horse racing legend John Oaksey died peacefully at home in Wiltshire on Wednesday morning at the age of 83. He had been battling ill-health for some time. Lord Oaksey was an incomparably popular figure in racing, More...

GN 2012
By James Muir On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Grand National Tickets On Sale Now

The countdown to the 2013 John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree began in earnest today, with tickets for the showpiece event now officially on sale. All tickets and badges for all enclosures went on sale at More...

MIINNEHOMA
By James Muir On Monday, July 9th, 2012
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Grand National Hero Miinnehoma Dies

Miinnehoma, who won the Grand National at Aintree in 1994, has died aged 29. He passed away peacefully of old age over the weekend, David Pipe confirmed on his website earlier today. The gelding was owned by comedian More...

GRAND NATIONAL
By James Muir On Friday, April 13th, 2012
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The 165th John Smith’s Grand National

It’s the biggest and most famous steeplechase anywhere in the world and we look at some of the contenders for the most exciting National lottery. Every year a story is thrown up by the winner of the Grand National More...

GNDAY
By James Muir On Friday, April 13th, 2012
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Aintree: Grand National Day

Twelve months ago, Nicky Henderson and Barry Geraghty stole the supporting show on the final afternoon of Aintree’s three-day spectacular. Victories from Spirit Son, Finian’s Rainbow and Oscar Whisky made amends More...

TOPHAM
By James Muir On Friday, April 13th, 2012
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More History at Liverpool

The day after Big Buck’s etched his name into more record books, Always Waining provided a tonic for the out of form Peter Bowen in landing an unprecedented third consecutive John Smith’s Topham Chase, in the More...

LADIES' DAY
By James Muir On Thursday, April 12th, 2012
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Aintree: Ladies’ Day

One of the most popular spectator days of the British sporting calendar, Ladies’ Day at Aintree promises to be another colourful affair, with bright and sunny weather and a sell-out crowd predicted at the Merseyside More...

LIV
By James Muir On Thursday, April 12th, 2012
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Aintree: Liverpool Day

Big Buck’s is one of the many star names in action on the opening day of the 2012 John Smith’s Grand National Festival. He lines up in the aptly named curtain raising BGC Partners Liverpool Hurdle and is heavily More...

Rummy - October 2011
By James Muir On Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
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National Fever Building

Andrew Tulloch, clerk of the course at Aintree, has changed the official going at the Merseyside venue to SOFT, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES after the prolonged spells of rain that threatened the racecourse did not materilaise. More...

LION NA BEARNAI
By James Muir On Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
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Lion Lands Irish Grand National

Lion Na Bearnai was the brave winner of the Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday. The 33/1 chance was settled in midfield for much of the race, before taking closer order as the field turned More...