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…

Declaration arrangements for the 2019 Randox Health Grand National – details of elimination sequence, reserves & raising of weights

The 172nd staging of the world’s greatest and most valuable chase, the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree, is now just nine days’ away with the much-anticipated race due off at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 6. The maximum field for the Randox Health Grand National is 40 runners. In order to have 40 runners or near enough, a system of reserves was brought in ahead of the 2000 running. Below can be found the details of eliminations, reserves and raising of the weights for…

Henderson trio top weights for Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase at Aintree on April 5

  Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - G3 Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate runner-up Janika (11st 12lb) heads both the weights and the betting for the £140,000 G3 Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (4.05pm), one of the highlights of Ladies’ Day at the Randox Health Grand National Festival, on Friday, April 5. The French import is 9/1 market leader with Betway, the official betting partner of the Randox Health Grand National Festival, to provide trainer Nicky Henderson with a sixth victory in the race, run over two miles, five…

10 Randox Health Grand National Factfiles

Anibale Fly (FR) 9-11-06 Breeding: b g Assessor (IRE) – Nouba Fly (FR) (Chamberlin (FR)) Breeder: Earl Baty, Mr V Baty, Mr F Lemercier Born: May 28, 2010 Owner: J P McManus Trainer: Tony Martin IRE Form: 211/1346/112P142/591F34-622 *Fourth, beaten 11 and a half lengths, in the 2018 Randox Health Grand National. His handicap rating of 164 is 5lb higher this time around, but following his second in the G1 Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup his rating has been raised to 172 and he is therefore…

Grand National schooling fences in place at four different venue across Britain & Ireland

Special Grand National schooling fences are now available for use at four different venues across Britain and Ireland. The fences are for any trainer to school horses entered in the three races run over the Grand National fences during the Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree – the £1-million Randox Health Grand National (Grand National Day, Saturday, April 6), the £140,000 Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase (Ladies Day, Friday, April 5) and the £45,000 Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase (Grand National Thursday, April 4). The…

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