All the news from Ladies’ Day at Aintree

COURSES TO BE WATERED AHEAD OF JOHN SMITH’S GRAND NATIONAL Selective watering will take place on all three courses at Aintree ahead of tomorrow’s John Smith’s Grand National Day. Clerk of the Course Andrew Tulloch said: “We will be watering selected parts of all three courses overnight to maintain the ground ahead of tomorrow’s John Smith’s Grand National. We will put on between two to four millimetres depending on what is needed.” UNBEATEN SPRINTER SACRE SHINES FOR 47,000+ CROWD ON SECOND DAY OF JOHN SMITH’S…

All the news from Grand Opening Day at Aintree

RECORD CROWD FOR OPENING DAY OF JOHN SMITH’S GRAND NATIONAL MEETING John Baker, Aintree and North West Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “Grand Opening Day here at Aintree welcomed a record crowd of 32,340 for a spectacular first day of the John Smith’s Grand National meeting. “For many the highlight will have been Zarkandar and Ruby Walsh holding off the challenge of The New One by half a length in the Grade One John Smith’s Aintree Hurdle, but we saw some thrilling action…

John Smith’s Grand National Declared Runners & Reserves

No      Form    Horse                          Age/Wgt ………………Owner………………………….. Trainer/Jockey 1) 51U/1P/-2 IMPERIAL COMMANDER (IRE) 12-11-10  Our Friends in the North  Nigel Twiston-Davies/Sam Twiston-Davies 2) P/33F0-0 WHAT A FRIEND 10-11-09 Ged Mason & Sir Alex Ferguson  Paul Nicholls/Sam Thomas 3) 3PF-4PP WEIRD AL (IRE) 10-11-08 Brannon Dick Holden   Donald McCain/Timmy Murphy 4) 1113-04 QUEL ESPRIT (FR) 9-11-07  Red Barn Syndicate   Willie Mullins IRE/- 5) 40/-U312 BIG FELLA THANKS 11-11-06 Crossed Fingers Partnership  Tom George/Denis O’Regan 6) 1113-23 SEABASS (IRE) 10-11-06 Gunners Syndicate   Ted Walsh IRE/Ms Katie Walsh 7) 0-1U355…

John Smith’s Grand National Day sold out and lots of other news from Aintree

JOHN SMITH’S GRAND NATIONAL DAY SOLD OUT  John Smith’s Grand National Day at Aintree – Saturday, April 6 – is now sold out in all enclosures which means over 70,000 will watch the 2013 John Smith’s Grand National. Racegoers can purchase tickets and badges on the gate for the first two days of the John Smith’s Grand National meeting – Grand Opening Day tomorrow, Thursday, April 4 and Ladies’ Day, Friday, April 5. Advance bookings are 10 per cent up for tomorrow so a new record crowd…

Cirrus Des Aigles headlines Investec Coronation Cup 35

  Entries for the Group One Investec Coronation Cup, with increased prize money of £350,000, at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, are revealed today and include the world’s top-rated horse Cirrus Des Aigles and St Nicholas Abbey, who is after an unprecedented third success in the mile and half showpiece. St Nicholas Abbey captured the prestigious contest in 2011 and 2012 and is one of nine entries from Ireland’s champion trainer Aidan O’Brien. The six-year-old gained his fifth Group One victory on Dubai World…

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