Grand National

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Jockeys ride their horses after starting the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool. Photograph: Getty Images

Racing’s rulers should consider a reduction in the number of runners in the Grand National, according to David Muir, racing consultant for the RSPCA a(...)

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: Tiger Roll ridden by Davy Russell runs past the post to win the 2018  Grand National. Photograph:  Conor Molloy/Getty Images

Officials at Aintree have described the actions of vandals who caused damage to the Grand National course as “very disappointing”. It is believed a v(...)

Bristol De Mai ridden by Daryl Jaob jumps the last fence to win the Betfair Chase in November  in Haydock. The grey’s next outing will be in the Betway Bowl at Aintree. Photograph:  Mark Robinson/Getty Images

Top-weight Bristol De Mai has been scratched from the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained grey was due to carry (...)

Gordon Elliott: “The horse has come out of the race very well, and the plan is to go for the English National.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tiger Roll is all set to bid for his second successive Randox Health Grand National next month, trainer Gordon Elliott has confirmed. Connections sto(...)

 The Chair fence at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

What is it? This is the ultimate challenge in jump racing as 40 runners and riders take on Aintree’s famous 30 Grand National fences. The course is f(...)

 Derek O’Connor riding Minella Rocco to win the National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup at the 2016 Cheltenham festival. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Top-weight Minella Rocco has been declared a non-runner in the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday on account of the ground. Jonjo O’Neill’s charge(...)

Rachael Blackmore: “The minute I was told I was riding, I was thinking what that would be like to win, the same as anyone.” Photograph: Inpho

Pitch Rachael Blackmore the question about what she expects from riding in the Aintree Grand National for the first time and the reply zings back – “T(...)

Katie Walsh is unseated from Distime during the  Randox Health Foxhunters Chase. Photograph: Reuters

Katie Walsh has passed the course doctor so she can ride Wonderful Charm in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. Walsh, third in the 2012 Nat(...)

Jockey Ger Fox celebrates winning The Irish Grand National on Rogue Angel  at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Eric Luke

Trainer Mouse Morris feels the pressure is off as he prepares to fire a twin assault on Saturday’s Aintree Grand National in a bid to win the race for(...)

Michael O’Leary:  had suggested he would not run any of his big three after disagreeing with the weight they had been allotted at Aintree. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Don Poli, Empire Of Dirt and Outlander are among the 15 horses taken out of the Randox Health Grand National at the latest forfeit stage. Owner Micha(...)

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