w All-Weather Mootasadir star wins today’s Matchbook Magnolia Stakes at Kempton Park

Ne   Mootasadir stretched his unbeaten All-Weather record to six when running on strongly to capture the £45,000 Listed Matchbook Magnolia Stakes at Kempton Park this afternoon, Saturday, March 30. 4/1 chance Mootasadir, trained by Hugo Palmer in Newmarket and ridden by Ben Curtis, gave weight all around because of a 5lb penalty earned for victory in the 10-furlong G3 Diamond Stakes at Dundalk, Ireland, in September. The lightly-raced four-year-old Dansili colt then made it five wins from as many starts on the All-Weather when defying…

Tremendous Ladies Day at Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National Festival

  Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Friday, April 5 is Ladies Day at Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National Festival with a fantastic seven-race programme headlined by four G1 contests and over £800,000 in prize money. The most valuable contest on Ladies Day is the £250,000 G1 JLT Chase (3.25pm, 16 entries) over two and a half miles. Paul Nicholls is closing in on an 11th Jump trainers’ championship and his two entries include Cyrname, who is the top-rated chaser currently in training in Britain with an official…

Stars aplenty on Grand National Thursday at next week’s Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree

The three-day Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse begins with a feast of G1 action on Grand National Thursday, April 4. The seven-race programme starts with four G1 prizes on the bounce, with the feature £250,000 G1 Betway Aintree Hurdle (3.25pm) having attracted 16 entries. Nicky Henderson has captured the two and a half mile highlight four times since 2011 and, if successful in 2019, would equal Toby Balding’s record of five wins in the race. The Henderson team is led by the…

VIDEOS – Randox Health Grand National Ambassador Katie Walsh catches up with Tiger Roll and also visits the stables of Willie Mullins & Jessica Harrington

VIDEOS – Randox Health Grand National Ambassador Katie Walsh catches up with Tiger Roll and also visits the stables of Willie Mullins & Jessica Harrington    Randox Health Grand National Ambassador Katie Walsh has visited the yards of three leading Irish trainers ahead of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National. Walsh, who attained the best-ever finishing position by a female rider in the Randox Health Grand National when third on Seabass in 2012, dropped in on Gordon Elliott’s yard in Country Meath and caught up…

Kirby stars on course for next week’s Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Yorkshire trainer Philip Kirby is readying stable stars Blaklion and Lady Buttons for next week’s Randox Health Grand National Festival, which takes place from Thursday, April 4, to Saturday, April 6. Blaklion is set to make his debut for the yard in the feature £1-million Randox Health Grand National, the world’s greatest and richest chase, on the final day of the meeting, Randox Health Grand National Day, while Lady Buttons will revert to fences for the £90,000 G3 Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase over…

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