Trainer Willie Mullins: a Grand National winner in 2005 with Hedgehunter.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA.

On His Own is among the ante-post market leaders to make it third time lucky in April’s Crabbie’s Aintree Grand National as Ir(...)

 Mahmood Al Zarooni was guilty of a “widespread systematic misuse of illegal substances”, according to the British Horseracing Authority. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Suspended trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni was guilty of a “widespread systematic misuse of illegal substances”, according to the British Horseracing(...)

Funny things, expectations: people get all affronted by stories of doping in athletics, or cycling, or football, tennis, bog-snorkelling, but w(...)