Grand National Thursday – A Day for Champions

  Tremendous day’s racing at Aintree   Wednesday, August 9, 2017 – The three-day Randox Health Grand National Festival gets off to a brilliant start with the renamed Grand National Thursday, a unique day of high-class racing, which takes place on April 12, 2018.   Featuring some of the best Jump racing in the country, the new-look Thursday will also include a Champions of Merseyside feel to it, with a number of sporting champions involved in celebrating the best of Merseyside sport at all levels…

Many Clouds remembered at Aintree

Aintree Racecourse announces today that the newly promoted Grade Two race staged over three miles and a furlong on Becher Chase Day in December is being renamed the Many Clouds Chase in memory of the great chaser. The pinnacle of Many Clouds’ illustrious career came at Aintree in the 2015 Grand National, when he put up a tremendous performance under Leighton Aspell to defeat Saint Are by a length and a quarter. The Oliver Sherwood-trained horse carried 11st 9lb to victory that day, which was…

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…

All the news from Grand National Day 2017

    RANDOX HEALTH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL 2017 RACENEWS RACECOURSE SERVICE AINTREE, GRAND NATIONAL DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 8           GOING NEWS ON GRAND NATIONAL DAY MORNING     The going remains:- Grand National Course – Good, Good to Soft in places Mildmay and Hurdle Courses – Good   Andrew Tulloch, Clerk of the Course at Aintree, said at 8.30am: “All the courses had up to five millimetres of watering last night until 11.00pm when the grass started to freeze. We are…

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