Morris has never seen Grand National winner Rule The World look better

Mouse Morris will never forget Saturday, April 9, 2016 as that was the day when Rule The World, incredibly a maiden over fences beforehand, won the £1-million Grand National at Aintree.   The Irish trainer reflected on that feat at his County Tipperary stables on a beautifully sunny morning in the countryside just to the south of Fethard.   Rule The World, who retired to his owner’s Gigginstown House Stud after running at Punchestown in late April, paraded around the yard, which he had returned…

The Last Samuri tops weights for Aintree’s Betfred Becher Chase on Saturday, December 3

Grand National runner-up The Last Samuri heads the weights for the £140,000 Betfred Becher Chase (59 entries – up from 47 entries in both 2015 & 2014 and 43 in 2013), the first of two races over the famous Grand National fences at Aintree on Betfred Becher Chase Community Day, Saturday, December 3. The Last Samuri (Kim Bailey, 11st 12lb, 10/1 with the sponsor) was fifth on his comeback this season in the Grade One JNWine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal on November 5 and is one…

Vics Canvas back to Aintree, with December’s Betfred Becher Chase in mind

Entries close at noon on Tuesday, November 15, for the two races over Aintree’s famous Grand National fences on Betfred Becher Chase Community Day, Saturday, December 3.   The 2016 Grand National third Vics Canvas (Dermot McLoughlin IRE) could have another another tilt at the feature Betfred Becher Chase over three and a quarter miles and worth £140,000.   The evergreen 13-year-old rallied to finish fifth in last year’s Betfred Becher Chase, beaten three and three quarter lengths by Highland Lodge. That first experience over…

All the news from Ladies Day at the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National Festival

LADIES DAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2016 CRABBIE’S GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL, AINTREE RACENEWS RACOURSE SERVICE GOING GETS QUICKER AT 11.30AM Aintree’s ground had dried up more by 11.30am, with the going descriptions for the three courses changed after they were walked by Andrew Tulloch. The going at 11.30am was changed to:- National – Good to Soft, Soft in places (from Soft, Good to Soft in places earlier) (Soft yesterday) Hurdle – Good to Soft, Soft in places (from Soft, Good to Soft in places earlier) (Soft…

Latest Aintree going news, Racing UK sponsors,Thursday & Friday previews

LATEST GOING NEWS AT AINTREE The going descriptions for two of the three courses at Aintree were changed this morning after two and a half millimetres of overnight rain. Andrew Tulloch, Regional Head of Racing Jockey Club Racecourses North West and Clerk of the Course at Aintree, kept the going descriptions the same late this afternoon following a couple of heavy showers. National – Good to Soft, Soft in places (from Good to Soft, Soft in places at the Canal Turn yesterday) Mildmay – Good…

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