Tag archive for ‘Grand National’
ALAN DAVIES
By James Muir On Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
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Davies Apologises over Hillsborough Rant

TV personality Alan Davies has taken to twitter in order to apologise for the ‘insensitive’ remarks about the Hillsborough disaster that he made during his presence on “The Tuesday Club”. Davies engaged More...

10 GREAT GRAND NATIONALS - RED RUM
By James Muir On Sunday, April 1st, 2012
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10 Great Grand Nationals

With the Grand National less than a fortnight away, we take a look at ten of the greatest and most memorable renewals from the last century. 2009 – Mon Mome Notable for so many reasons. Venetia Williams became More...

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By James Muir On Friday, March 16th, 2012
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The Festival, Day 4: Synchronised Strikes Gold

Synchronised won the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup this afternoon after an exciting renewal of jump racing’s Blue Riband. Victory looked unlikely some way from home after the stout stayer became outpaced, but champion More...

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By James Muir On Sunday, February 19th, 2012
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National Trial Thriller

The Grand National really was the theme at Haydock on Saturday, with Aintree heroes strutting their stuff before, during and after seven compelling races at the Merseyside venue. Before the action got underway, More...

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By James Muir On Thursday, February 9th, 2012
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Josh Gifford Dies aged 70

Josh Gifford, a hugely respected and well loved racing personality, has passed away at the age of 70. He died at home of a heart attack in the early hours of the morning. Gifford had only recently returned home More...

Bankhouse - Ballabriggs
By James Muir On Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
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Bullish Ballabriggs Bulletin Tops McCain Press Day

A visit to Donald McCain’s Bankhouse Stables is all it takes to get Grand National fever, and thanks to an upbeat report on 2011 winner Ballabriggs, the heart has been set racing, as the countdown to the 2012 More...

John Smith's Grand National - Aintree 2
By James Muir On Thursday, January 12th, 2012
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Grand National Prize Money Increases

The total prize fund for the Grand National at Aintree will be a record £975 000 in 2012. The announcement by Aintree Racecourse earlier today means that the world’s greatest steeplechase is now one step closer More...

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By James Muir On Sunday, December 4th, 2011
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West End Rocks Aintree

With Willie Carson out of the I’m A Celebrity… jungle and the first episode of the controversial Desperate Scousewives out of the way, all eyes were on Aintree for the first races over the newly modified Grand More...

Ginger Memorial
By James Muir On Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
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Ginger Remembered at Liverpool Cathedral

A thousand people attended a memorial service at Liverpool Cathedral today for four-time Grand National winning trainer “Ginger” McCain. Ginger died of cancer in September, just days short of his 81st birthday. As More...

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By James Muir On Monday, October 24th, 2011
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Freaky Family Funday

Gremlins were out in force on “Freaky Family Funday”, getting into the big screen which was absent all day due to a technical glitch. For six competitive races, the public were reliant on course commentator More...