History made as Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National on Minella Times

Minella Times has won the Randox Grand National at Aintree for jockey Rachael Blackmore and trainer Henry de Bromhead at 11-1. Blackmore’s win in an annus mirabilis for the rider marked a first success for a female jockey in the world’s most famous steeplechase.  Minella Times’ win was also a remarkable one for de Bromhead, who saddledContinue reading “History made as Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National on Minella Times”

Remaining Irish line-up for the Randox Grand National

Bristol De Mai heads a maximum field of 40 for the Randox Grand National on Saturday. Ireland have strong entries in the race but the strongly-fancied Secret Reprieve is only a second reserve at this stage. Secret Reprieve, trained by Evan Williams, won the Welsh National in December and has been set up for aContinue reading “Remaining Irish line-up for the Randox Grand National”

Tiger Roll heads the market for the Boylesports Irish Grand National

Tiger Roll is the current market leader at 11/2 for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday 5th April 5pm The connections decided not to go for an historic third victory in the Randox Grand National at Aintree on Saturday week. Tiger Roll is set to run in the Irish equivalent onContinue reading “Tiger Roll heads the market for the Boylesports Irish Grand National”

Taps turned on for the drying conditions at Aintree

Thursday 8th April will be the start of the Randox Grand National meeting at Aintree. With the current spell of weather, watering has commenced on the track to ensure good racing ground. Following several days of warm weather, the clerk of the course, Sulekha Varma, has opted to water the National and Mildmay courses, dueContinue reading “Taps turned on for the drying conditions at Aintree”