|Saturday 8th April 2017|
How the 2017 Grand National Market is Shaping Up 29/03/17
Vieux Lion Rouge is still the market leader with his February win in the Grand National Trial at Haydock still fresh in the memory.
Mullins Duo Head Weights for Topham Chase 29/03/17
Ballycasey and Alelchi Inois, who have both captured G2 chases this season, head the weights for the Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase on Ladies Day.
Fehily Relishes Blaklion Ride 28/03/17
Noel Fehily is excited by the prospect of riding Blaklion for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies in the Aintree Grand National.
Look No Further Than Highland Lodge 28/03/17
Highland Lodge isn’t a household name in the horse racing industry... yet. He is based in James Moffatt’s small Cumbrian yard but that doesn’t mean that he cannot win the Grand National.
79 Go Forward for Randox Health Grand National 21/03/17
The David Pipe-trained Vieux Lion Rouge, one of the market leaders ever since the weights were unveiled on February 14, is the favourite.
Pacha Heads 38 in Foxhunters’ Chase 23/03/17
Pacha Du Polder, who landed the St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham on March 17, is among 38 entries for the Randox Health Foxhunters’ Chase.
Leading Contenders for 2017 Grand National 20/03/17
Trusted sports betting sites have all made Vieux Lion Rouge the antepost favourite for the Grand National, which takes place at Aintree on Saturday, April 8.
An Early Look at Grand National 2017 16/02/17
Regarded as the overwhelming favourite to win the Grand National 2017, The Last Samuri comes with a lot of weight upon his shoulders.
The Last Samuri on Course for National Glory 15/02/17
The countdown is on to the Grand National and some bookmakers have last year’s runner-up The Last Samuri as antepost favourite.
Rule The World wins 2016 Crabbie's Grand National 09/04/16
Rule The World showed his battling qualities when ploughing through the rain-softened conditions to land the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree.
Thistlecrack Is The Supreme Stayer 09/04/16
The brilliant Thistlecrack put in a bold front-running display to win the Liverpool Stayers' Hurdle under Tom Scudamore.
A Walk In The Park For Douvan 09/04/16
The most exciting chaser in training maintained that status with an easy victory in today's Grade One Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase.
Townend Has Rough Ride On Yorkhill 09/04/16
Paul Townend, deputising for the injured Ruby Walsh, rode the hard-pulling Yorkhill to victory in the Grade One Ez Trader Mersey Novices' Hurdle.
Twiston-davies Sees A Promising Future For Ballyoptic 08/04/16
Ryan Hatch rode his first winner at the 2016 Crabbie's Grand National meeting when Ballyoptic fought off Bellshill to win the Doom Bar Sefton Novices' Hurdle.
Eastlake Good Omen For O'Neill 08/04/16
Barry Geraghty steered Eastlake, trained by Jonjo O'Neill and owned by J P McManus to victory in the Crabbie's Topham Chase over the Grand National fences.
George Thanks God For A Big Win 08/04/16
The Tom George-trained God's Own capitalised on 1/5 favourite Vautour's fall and took the Grade One JLT Melling Chase by two and three quarter lengths from Al Ferof at odds of 10/1.
Native Continues Tizzard Purple Patch 08/04/16
Trainer Colin Tizzard continued a brilliant season when Native River put in a bold front-running performance under Richard Johnson to take the Betfred Mildmay Novices' Chase by three lengths.
Buveur Foils Mullins Pair 08/04/16
Noel Fehily produced a power finish to drive Buveur D'Air home in The Imagine Cruising First In The Frame Top Novices' Hurdle.
On The Fringe at Centre of Hunter Chasing History 07/04/16
On The Fringe made hunter chasing history today when completing the Foxhunter double for the second year running.
Annie Power Cuts Down Rivals 07/04/16
The brilliant Annie Power confirmed herself one of the all-time great jumping mares with a superb performance to take the Grade One Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle.
Tizzard So Relaxed after Cool Card Cruises to Victory 07/04/16
If Colin Tizzard was bursting with delight after Cue Card's easy win in the Betfred Bowl Chase he was not showing it.
Apple's Jade Proves Ridiculousy Easy Winner 07/04/16
Apple's Jade strolled to a 41-length victory in the Grade One Betfred Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle, leaving her Cheltenham conqueror Ivanovich Gorbatov in her wake.
Arzal Crowns Vintage Season for Whittington 07/04/16
Front-running Arzal put the icing on the cake for Oxfordshire handler Harry Whittington after a great season when capturing the Merseyrail Manifesto Novices' Chase.
Randox Health 2017 Grand National Sponsors 08/03/16
Global innovative healthcare company, Randox Health, will become the new Official Partner of the world's greatest steeplechase, the Grand National, and the three-day Grand National Festival staged at Aintree Racecourse, in a five-year deal starting after the 2016 running.
Right Place, Right Time for the Grand National 02/12/15
Aintree have confirmed the world's most famous steeplechase will be run at 5.15pm next year, in a bid to further boost viewing figures.
Many Clouds wins Grand National 11/04/15
Many Clouds wins the Crabbie's Grand National to give Leighton Aspell a second successive victory in the race .
Can JP McManus win his second Grand National? 09/04/15
He won the race in 2010 with Don’t Push It who also became the first winner for both AP McCoy and trainer Jonjo O’Neill.
AP McCoy On A Woman Winning The Grand National 08/04/15
There's no reason they can't win the Grand National if they get on the right horse.
Tony McCoy - Grand National Jockey 27/03/15
Considering that Tony McCoy will probably be the greatest jump jockey in the history of the sport of horse racing, his record in the world’s greatest steeplechase can be described as frustrating.
Stats & Trends 27/03/15
With a maximum field of 40 set to go to post, studying the trends for the big race can be a useful tool to narrow down the runners when making your selection.
Whisper Doubles Up In Liverpool Hurdle 11/04/15
Whisper comes back to form and wins the Silver Cross Stayers' Hurdle for the second successive year.
Sizing Granite Toughs It Out In Maghull 11/04/15
Sizing Granite takes the Maghull Novices' Chase with God's Own a fast finishing second.
Nichols Canyon Wins Mersey Novices' Hurdle 11/04/15
Nichols Canyon wins the opener at Aintree for the Ruby Walsh-Willie Mullins dream team.
Rajdhani Express Steams to Topham Glory 10/04/15
Robert Waley-Cohen won today's Crabbie's Topham Chase with the Nicky Henderson-trained Rajdhani Express, ridden by his son Sam.
Thistlecrack Storms Home in Sefton 10/04/15
Thistlecrack after the 25/1 shot romped to a 13 length victory in the Grade One Doom Bar Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.
Don Cossack Imperious in Melling Chase
Don Cossack cruises to victory in the Grade 1 Melling Chase under AP McCoy who was recording his 3rd win in the race.
The History of the Grand National - The World's Greatest Steeplechase 28/04/14
There are few sporting events more steeped in history than the Grand National. The headline race of the Aintree festival has been the highlight of the British racing calendar since 1839 and remains as vital today as it has ever been.
2017 Grand National
A full guide and preview to the World's most famous horse race. The site includes an insight in to all the Grand National Runners, form, jockeys, colours and trends. Latest betting odds and bookmakers offers.
Grand National Guide
It was clear from the first running of the race 1839 that the ‘National’ was destined to become more than just another steeplechase, the spectators who witnessed jockey Captain Becher fall at the fence which now bears his name could never have imagined that over 175 years later the nation would still be gripped by the spectacle.
National Winners 1839 -
On Tuesday February 26, 1839, Lottery became the first winner of The Grand National. In those days the field had to jump a stone wall (now the water jump), cross a stretch of plough land and finish over two hurdles.