Tremendous Viewing Figures For The Grand National At Aintree Yesterday

John Baker, the man in charge of Aintree Racecourse, reacted to the high viewing figures released earlier today by Channel 4, which covered the John Smith’s Grand National for the first time. The Regional Director North West of Jockey Club Racecourses said: “The Channel 4 viewing figures for yesterday’s John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree are phenomenal. “Beforehand we reckoned that a peak audience of 7 million would be great so to get nearly 9 million, beating three of the last four BBC audiences, is…

All the news from John Smith’s Grand National Day at Aintree

JOCKEY REACTIONS AFTER THE 2013 JOHN SMITH’S GRAND NATIONAL Ryan Mania, partner of the winner Auroras Encore, said: “The race kind of went by in a flash. I tried to jump off around about the jockeys that have been round before. I have got my bit of light, jumped off exactly where I wanted to be and he has taken to the fences. He has jumped from fence to fence and I couldn’t believe the run I got. “I couldn’t have asked for a better…

Factfiles for all 40 declared runners in the 2013 John Smith’s Grand National

FACTFILES FOR ALL 40 RUNNERS IN THE 2013 JOHN SMITH’S GRAND NATIONAL Click here - ffFINALgnfactfiles2013onFriday5April

All the news from Ladies’ Day at Aintree

COURSES TO BE WATERED AHEAD OF JOHN SMITH’S GRAND NATIONAL Selective watering will take place on all three courses at Aintree ahead of tomorrow’s John Smith’s Grand National Day. Clerk of the Course Andrew Tulloch said: “We will be watering selected parts of all three courses overnight to maintain the ground ahead of tomorrow’s John Smith’s Grand National. We will put on between two to four millimetres depending on what is needed.” UNBEATEN SPRINTER SACRE SHINES FOR 47,000+ CROWD ON SECOND DAY OF JOHN SMITH’S…

All the news from Grand Opening Day at Aintree

RECORD CROWD FOR OPENING DAY OF JOHN SMITH’S GRAND NATIONAL MEETING John Baker, Aintree and North West Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses, said: “Grand Opening Day here at Aintree welcomed a record crowd of 32,340 for a spectacular first day of the John Smith’s Grand National meeting. “For many the highlight will have been Zarkandar and Ruby Walsh holding off the challenge of The New One by half a length in the Grade One John Smith’s Aintree Hurdle, but we saw some thrilling action…

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