Weights for 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National revealed at 11.45am tomorrow

Monday, February 15, 2016 – The weights for the Crabbie’s Grand National will be revealed at 11.45am tomorrow, Tuesday, February 16. Run at Aintree on Saturday, April 9 at the later time of 5.15pm, the Crabbie’s Grand National has a prize fund of £1 million making it by far the richest Jump race run anywhere outside of Japan. The 126 entries for the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National, the 169th running of the world’s most famous chase, were revealed on February 3. For the first time…

Fahy mulling options for Morning Assembly ahead of Crabbie’s Grand National

Irish trainer Pat Fahy is hoping talented performer Morning Assembly lines up the £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 9, day three of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival. The world’s greatest chase, by far the richest Jump race in Europe, takes place at Aintree over 30 fences and four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards. The nine-year-old Morning Assembly was a very talented novice two seasons ago when he defeated the high-class Don Cossack, a leading contender for this year’s Timico Cheltenham…

Terrific 126-strong entry revealed for 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 – A huge entry of 126 horses, the highest number since 2008, is unveiled today for the £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National. The 2016 figure is the second highest level of entries in the last 10 years and marks a significant vote of confidence for the Crabbie’s Grand National which has a maximum field of 40 on Saturday, April 9. The detailed entry figures are 2016-126, 2015-98; 2014-115; 2013-84; 2012-82; 2011-102; 2010-112; 2009-123; 2008-150 and 2007-119. The world’s greatest and probably most…

Saint Are back on Crabbie’s Grand National trail & will be entered again in Aintree’s showpiece on Tuesday

Saint Are (Tom George) is on course to try and go one place better in the £1-million Crabbie’s Grand National, which takes place over 30 fences and four miles, two furlongs and 72 yards on Saturday, April 9 at Aintree. Entries for the world’s greatest and probably richest chase, which is run for the 169th time in 2016 with a new start time of 5.15pm, close at noon on Tuesday, February 2 and will be revealed 24 hours later, with Saint Are among them. Saint…

Rocky Creek tops 13 for Betfred Grand Sefton Chase at Aintree tomorrow – Mann anticipates bold showing from Seventh Sky

Top-weight Rocky Creek will have to concede upwards of 7lb to his 12 rivals in tomorrow’s £70,000 Betfred Grand Sefton Handicap Chase (3.20pm). The two mile, five-furlong contest is one of two races over the famous Grand National fences at Aintree on Betfred Becher Chase Community Day, Saturday, December 5. Trained by Paul Nicholls, Rocky Creek (Nick Scholfield, 11st 12lb, 6/1 with Betfred) captured the Grade Three BetBright Chase by six lengths at Kempton Park in February and was last seen out when second to…

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