Looking forward to The Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree

Aintree Racecourse hosted The Crabbie’s Grand National weights lunch at Abbey Road Studios in London today, Tuesday, April 11 and over 200 owners, trainers, jockeys, media and racing industry figures attended. Please find below what some of said ahead of the £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on April 5.   Phil Smith, head of Handicapping at the British Horseracing Authority, has been in charge of the weights for The Crabbie’s Grand National for the last 15 years.   He said: “Tidal Bay will run…

Tidal Bay Heads Crabbie’s Grand National Weights

 The Paul Nicholls-trained Tidal Bay, who looks better than ever this season at the age of 13, has been allotted top-weight of 11st 10lb in The 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National, for which the weights are revealed at noon.   There is record prize money of £1 million for this year’s Crabbie’s Grand National, which is run at Aintree on Saturday, April 5, and the weights were announced at a venue in London which will always be associated with Liverpool, Abbey Road Studios.   The Crabbie’s…

Weights for £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National revealed at Abbey Road Studios tomorrow

The weights for The Crabbie’s Grand National will be revealed at noon tomorrow, Tuesday, February 11.   Run at Aintree on Saturday, April 5, The Crabbie’s Grand National will have, thanks to the new sponsor, a total prize fund of £1 million for the first time in 2014.   The 115 entries for The 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National were revealed on January 29, 31 more than in 2013.   The weights launch is being held for the first time at Abbey Road Studios in London….

Margarson aiming for another super Saturday at Lingfield Park

Trainer George Margarson, who saddled Rebellious Guest to an impressive win at Lingfield Park last weekend, is hoping for another successful raid at the Surrey course this Saturday, February 8, with Woolfall Sovereign lining up in the £19,000 Compare Bookmakers At bookmakers.co.uk Handicap (3.45pm) over six furlongs. Woolfall Sovereign was third on his latest start in a five-furlong handicap at Southwell on January 21 and the eight-year-old has enjoyed eight wins on the All-Weather, including a pair of victories over the minimum trip at Lingfield…

Leading Jockeys at The Festival – Cheltenham success caps pivotal season for Treadwell

ch2014mg7final Ruby Walsh made history in 2010 when becoming the most successful jockey ever at The Festival, surpassing the record of 25 winners held by the late Pat Taaffe. He currently stands on 38 Festival victories, having taken the Leading Rider Award for a seventh time in 2013 with four victories. The 18-time champion jockey A P McCoy is now up to 29 successes (with two wins in 2013), closely followed by Barry Geraghty on 28 (three wins in 2013). Festival success caps pivotal season…

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