Aintree Best Shod Award results announced

The Aintree Racecourse Best Shod Award initiative, introduced in 2015, was repeated at this year’s Randox Health Grand National Festival, with the results being announced. Aintree’s Clerk of the Course, Andrew Tulloch, said: “From our perspective, this is part of our ongoing equine welfare initiatives. “With the support of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and the backing of The Jockey Club and the BHA, we introduced the competition because quality shoeing is a key ingredient of horse welfare.” The runners in the three races over…

Potts, Power and Tizzard on top at the 2017 Randox Health Grand National Festival

The Randox Health Grand National Festival was staged from Thursday, April 6 through to Saturday, April 8 and saw awards go to top jockey Robbie Power, leading trainer Colin Tizzard and the most successful owners Ann and Alan Potts. Robbie Power scooped the Racing UK Leading Jockey Award thanks to four winners at the Randox Health Grand National Festival. Barry Geraghty was second with three victories, with no other jockey riding more than one winner. Power, who won the Randox Health Grand National a decade…

Ladies Day 2017 – all the news

RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE AINTREE, LADIES DAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 7   SLIGHT CHANGE TO GOING   Andrew Tulloch, Clerk of the Course at Aintree, said at 9.30am: “It has been dry overnight but the going is now Good to Soft, Good in places (from Good, Good to Soft in places) on the Mildmay Course and now Good, Good to Soft in places (from Good) on the Hurdle Course.   “The Grand National Course remains Good to Soft, Good in places.   “The…

Grand Opening Day 2017 – all the news

RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE AINTREE, GRAND OPENING DAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 6   The 2017 Randox Health Grand National – Declared runners Grade 3 handicap chase, £1 million total prize fund. Aintree, 5.15pm Saturday, April 8, 2017. 4m 2f 74yds over the Grand National fences. For seven-year-olds and upwards who, up to and including March 20 have been placed first, second, third or fourth in a steeple chase with an official distance description of’ two miles seven and a half furlongs’ or…

AINTREE GOING DESCRIPTIONS CHANGE AHEAD OF RACING TOMORROW

  AINTREE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 2017 RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE   AINTREE GOING DESCRIPTIONS CHANGE After a dry and windy day at Aintree, the official going description for the Grand National Course has changed ahead of the 2017 Randox Health Grand National Festival, which starts tomorrow, Thursday, April 6. Clerk of the Course Andrew Tulloch commented at 5pm: “Obviously, we have had a cloudy day and it has just carried on drying out, so the Grand National course is now Good to…

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