Tag archive for ‘Ruby Walsh’
By James Muir On Friday, April 13th, 2012

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...

By James Muir On Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Legends Top Liverpool Day

The John Smith’s Grand National got off to a cracking start on Thursday afternoon, with human and equine legends taking top billing. The day got off to an appropriate but emotional start, with Donald, Beryl and More...

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By James Muir On Friday, March 16th, 2012

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...

Big Buck's holds off the challenge of Voler La Vedette
By James Muir On Friday, March 16th, 2012

The Festival, Day 3: Buck’s Makes Cheltenham History

Big Buck’s landed his fourth Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham on Thursday, becoming the most successful horse in the history of the Stayers’ championship. Although made to dig very deep by Irish mare Voler More...

Rock On Ruby
By James Muir On Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

The Festival, Day 1: Ruby Rocks Cheltenham

Rock On Ruby was a brilliant winner of the Stan James Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the 2012 Cheltenham Festival. The 8 year-old gave Champion trainer Paul Nicholls his first winner in the race and supplied More...

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By James Muir On Sunday, December 4th, 2011

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...

Old Roan Chase Finish
By James Muir On Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Day of Drama on Merseyside

As I sat on a pleasantly empty (and punctual) Merseyrail service to Aintree this afternoon, I never could have imagined the excitement and drama that would unfold at the home of the Grand National. Despite the many More...