Henderson and Skelton keen for Randox Health Grand National glory at Aintree

  Lambourn trainer Nicky Henderson wants to land an elusive first £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14. Britain’s four-time champion Jump trainer has yet to win the four and a quarter-mile contest, having filled the runner-up position with Zongalero (1979) and The Tsarevich (1987). Henderson has three entries in this year’s renewal headed by Gold Present (11st), a 20/1 chance with Betway, official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival. The eight-year-old has landed competitive handicaps at Newbury and Ascot…

Blaklion heads 105 entries for the Randox Health Grand National

      Ante-post favourite Blaklion headlines 105 excellent entries for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14 – the 171st running – details of which are revealed today. Staged over four and a quarter miles and 30 fences, the Randox Health Grand National is the world’s richest and greatest chase – the highlight of Aintree’s famous three-day Randox Health Grand National Festival. Last year’s fourth Blaklion, one of six entries for dual Grand National-winning trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies, looked as good as ever…

Seeyouatmidnight aiming to become third Scottish-trained winner of £1-mllion Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on April 14

The 2018 Randox Health Grand National, worth £1-million and staged over four and quarter miles at Aintree on Saturday, April 14, closes for entries at noon on Tuesday, January 30. One For Arthur emulated Rubstic (1979) to become only the second Scottish-trained winner of the world’s greatest chase in 2017 and Berwickshire handler Sandy Thomson is aiming to repeat the feat this year with stable star Seeyouatmidnight, who is owned by his wife Quona. Seeyouatmidnight enjoyed an excellent 2016 over fences, taking the scalps of current…

Record prize money on offer during the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree

  A new record amount of prize money in excess of £3.2 million is being offered for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival, which runs at Aintree Racecourse from Thursday, April 12 through to Saturday, April 14 inclusive, it was announced today.   As revealed at the end of 2017, race values across all Jockey Club Racecourses – including Aintree – and at all levels of the sport, are benefiting from an £8-million injection during 2018.   The 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival…

Previous two winners among 16 chasing glory in Randox Health Becher Chase at Aintree on Saturday

  Vieux Lion Rouge (David Pipe/Tom Scudamore, 11st 5lb), Highland Lodge (James Moffatt/Henry Brooke, 10st 5lb) and The Last Samuri (Kim Bailey/David Bass, 11st 12lb) are among 16 declared runners for the £145,000 G3 Randox Health Becher Chase (1.30pm), staged over the Grand National fences at Aintree on Becher Chase Day, Saturday, December 9. The trio filled the first three places in the 2016 Becher Chase, with Vieux Lion Rouge coming out on top by a short-head from Highland Lodge with The Last Samuri, the 2016 Grand National runner-up, a…

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