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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 (...)

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 celebrates after winning the  Weatherbys Champion Bumper with Relegate at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Katie Walsh is looking forward to having another crack at Aintree Grand National glory aboard outsider Baie Des Iles. It is six years since Walsh st(...)

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(...)

Philip Dempsey’s Mr Diablo is confirmed for Randox Health Topham Chase at Aintree next week. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

The Willie Mullins duo of Ballycasey and Alelchi Inois head the weights for the Randox Health Topham Chase at Aintree next week. Mullins was last su(...)

Foxrock with Katie Walsh on board wins the Hunters Steeplechase at Leopardstown in February. The Ted Walsh-trained nine-year-old will not feature in the English Grand National. Photograph: Inpho

Foxrock appears increasingly likely to sidestep the Randox Health Grand National in favour of a tilt at the Irish equivalent at Fairyhouse – despite b(...)

Leading  BHA handicapper, Phil Smith: “It makes sense for every runner in handicaps in Britain to be assessed by British handicappers using identical methodology.” Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

British Horseracing senior handicapper Phil Smith insists “there is no semblance of any anti-Irish bias” following the publication of the weights for (...)

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(...)

Patrick Mullins: “Cue Card is the one to beat on form but he is coming back from a fall and he has been beaten there a few times, so that gives us some hope.”

Colin Tizzard feels Cue Card is still in tip-top form ahead of his bid to put behind him his costly Cheltenham Gold Cup fall in the Betfred Bowl at Ai(...)

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