Grand National

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Eddie O’Leary: “What I’d call the National now is a pre-Brexit, post-Brexit handicap. Don Poli is doubtful while Outlander is ruled out. Empire Of Dirt won’t go.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Britain’s senior handicapper has offered a robust defence of the Aintree Grand National weights he published on Tuesday after criticism by a leading (...)

Richard Johnson riding Native River clear from the last to win The Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow in December. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Hennessy Gold Cup and Welsh Grand National hero Native River has not been entered in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on April 8th. The im(...)

David Mullins celebrates after winning the Crabbie’s Grand National steeplechase on Rule The World at Aintree. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

It was ironic that the world’s toughest steeplechase was won on Saturday by a horse with a history of physical fragility that had never won over fenc(...)

Richard Johnson with Balthazar King in the winners enclosure after victory in the Glenfarclas Handicap Steeplechase at Cheltenham Racecourse in 2012. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Dual Cheltenham Festival winner and Grand National runner-up Balthazar King has been retired. The Philip Hobbs-trained veteran landed the Glenfarclas(...)

AP McCoy riding ‘Shutthefrontdoor’ in the Grand National last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Barry Geraghty has selected Shutthefrontdoor as his ride in the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday. The Jonjo O’Neill-trained nine-year-(...)

Tony McCoy guiding Carlingford Lough to Galway Plate success in 2013. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tony McCoy would have a “slight preference” for Carlingford Lough if he had the choice of JP McManus’ Grand National hopes at Aintree on Saturday week(...)

Many Clouds gave Leighton Aspell his second consecutive Grand National win. Photograph: PA

Many Clouds won the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree for trainer Oliver Sherwood and last year’s winning jockey Leighton Aspell.Successful aboard P(...)

Quarry Road winds up into the hills, on the back road between Shankill and Bray, and Aldaniti is very well positioned: high enough to get views fro(...)

Pineau de Re, ridden by Leighton Aspell, on his way to victory in the 2014 Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree, with not a penny of  Vinny Fitzpatrick’s money on him. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

If the portly figure clinging grimly to a lamp post at twenty to five on Saturday afternoon seemed familiar to Vernon Avenue regulars, it was b(...)

Colbert Station, an Aintree Grand National entry, is one of 16 horses left in Saturday’s Webster Cup Chase at Navan.

Cheltenham wound up a bonanza but the odds are sliding dramatically against an Irish success in Saturday week’s A(...)

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