Ms Parfois could aim to bridge 68-year gap in Randox Health Grand National

It has been 68 years since a mare won the Randox Health Grand National when Nickel Coin came home six lengths in front of Royal Tan. In more recent years, the latest mare to be placed was Dubacilla, fourth behind Royal Athlete in 1995. A mare on the trail for the 2019 renewal of the world’s greatest and most valuable chase, which has a prize fund of £1 million and is staged at Aintree on Saturday, April 6, is Ms Parfois (Anthony Honeyball, 10st 2lb). She is…

Williams goes for more Haydock Park success with Red Infantry in Saturday’s William Hill Grand National Trial

  Thursday, February 14, 2019 - Haydock Park stages a tremendous eight-race card on this Saturday, February 16, with the £100,000 G3 William Hill Grand National Trial (3.35pm, 16 runners) taking centre stage.   The William Hill Grand National Trial, a handicap chase over an extended three and a half miles, attracts some of the leading staying chasers and is an ideal prep race for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. The 16 declared runners for Saturday, the highest number of runners for the…

Weights revealed for 2019 Randox Health Grand National and most trainers pleased

Weights revealed for 2019 Randox Health Grand National and most trainers pleased Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - The weights for the 2019 £1-million Randox Health Grand National were revealed at the historic Cunard Building in Liverpool today, Tuesday, February 12. Rose Paterson, Chairman of Aintree Racecourse, got proceedings underway. She said: “I would like to start by thanking all the trainers here – I think a record 21 – for supporting our event. “We did ask ourselves if going ahead at this extremely difficult time for…

Record Irish-trained contingent as 112 entered for 2019 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree – the world’s richest chase

The 2019 Randox Health Grand National has attracted a very strong entry of 112 horses – up from 104 in 2018 and 109 in 2017 – including a record 47 trained in Ireland – the previous highest number of Irish-trained entries was 40 in 2018. With a prize fund of £1 million, the world’s greatest chase is the most valuable Jump race in the world and takes place over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards and 30 fences at Aintree at 5.15pm on Saturday,…

Lake View Lad aimed at £1-million Randox Health Grand National as owner Trevor Hemmings seeks record fourth success in the world’s greatest chase at Aintree

Owner Trevor Hemmings has enjoyed three successes in the Randox Health Grand National and one of his contenders for an unprecedented fourth Aintree victory in the 2019 renewal of the £1-million spectacular is Lake View Lad. His three Randox Health Grand National victories have come courtesy of Hedgehunter (2005), Ballabriggs (2011) and Many Clouds (2015). If successful in 2019, Hemmings would become the most successful owner of all time in the Aintree spectacular. He currently shares the honour with James Machell, Sir Charles Assheton-Smith (previously Charles…

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