Blaklion gearing up for Aintree once again as Twiston-Davies celebrates upcoming 20th anniversary of first Grand National success

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - The countdown to the 2018 Randox Health Grand National started today with a media visit organised by Aintree Racecourse to the stable of Nigel Twiston-Davies. The £1-million handicap chase, by far the richest Jump race run anywhere outside of Japan, takes place at Aintree on Saturday, April 14. Twiston-Davies is the only current trainer to have won the Grand National more than once. Next year will be the 20th anniversary of his first Grand National success with Earth Summit…

Vieux Lion Rouge aiming for back-to-back wins in Saturday’s Randox Health Becher Chase

Last year’s winner Vieux Lion Rouge is among 24 five-day confirmations for the £145,000 G3 Randox Health Becher Chase (1.30pm), one of two races over the famous Grand National fences at Aintree on Becher Chase Day, Saturday, December 9. Vieux Lion Rouge (David Pipe, 11st 5lb) stayed on gamely to win last year’s running of the three and a quarter mile handicap chase, defeating 2015 scorer Highland Lodge(Jimmy Moffatt, 10st 5lb) by a short-head in a thrilling finish. Vieux Lion Rouge, who also captured last season’s G3 Grand…

The Last Samuri handed 11st 12lb as weights revealed for Randox Health Becher Chase

Weights are released today for the £145,000 G3 Randox Health Becher Chase (60 entries) and the £70,000 188bet.co.uk Grand Sefton Handicap Chase (37 entries), both staged over Aintree’s famous Grand National fences on Becher Chase Day, Saturday, December 9. The 2016 Grand National runner-up The Last Samuri (Kim Bailey) tops the weights on 11st 12lb for the Randox Health Becher Chase, run over three and a quarter miles. The nine-year-old finished third behind Vieux Lion Rouge (David Pipe, 11st 5lb) andHighland Lodge (Jimmy Moffatt, 10st 5lb) in this contest 12…

60 entries revealed for Randox Health Becher Chase at Aintree

Entries are revealed today for the two races over the famous Grand National fences on Becher Chase Day, Saturday, December 9, at Aintree. Highland Lodge (James Moffatt) is one of 60 entries for the feature G3 Randox Health Becher Chase, worth £145,000. The 11-year-old made most of the running to win the famous three and a quarter mile handicap in 2015 and almost repeated the feat last year, only to be overhauled in the dying strides by Vieux Lion Rouge (David Pipe), beaten a short-head. The entry level…

Randox Health to sponsor Aintree’s Becher Chase

Randox Health to also sponsor Henry VIII Novices’ Chase at Sandown Park  Jockey Club Racecourses is pleased to announce that global healthcare company and Grand National partner, Randox Health, is to sponsor the Becher Chase at Aintree Racecourse in a three-year deal. The £145,000 Randox Health Becher Chase is the centrepiece of Becher Chase Day at Aintree on Saturday, December 9, the only fixture outside of the Randox Health Grand National Festival to feature action over the Grand National fences. Dr Peter FitzGerald, founder and…

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