Grand National Ladies

Grand National Ladies – Rachael Blackmore makes history as first ever female jockey to win Aintree Grand National

On Saturday 10th April 2021 Rachael Blackmore rewrote the history books yet again to become the first female jockey to win the Randox Grand National as she and Minella Times gave owner JP McManus a second win in the iconic race. Minella Times had been backed into 11/1 for the world’s greatest steeplechase after Blackmore …

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Grand National 2021: Foxhunters Chase in memory of Rose Paterson

The Hon Rose Paterson, the late Chairman of Aintree Racecourse, will be remembered on the opening day of the 2021 Randox Grand National Festival, Randox Liverpool’s NHS Day, Thursday, 8th April. The Rose Paterson Randox Foxhunters’ Chase will take place over the Grand National fences over a distance of two miles and five furlongs as …

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Fox Hunters Chase

Grand National Ladies: Sarah Swindells in The Fox Hunters Chase

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.100″ background_layout=”light”] Around 20 years ago, Sarah Swindells enjoyed riding as a point to point jockey in her spare time, as did her younger sister Katharine. The horses they rode were owned and trained by their father John on his farm in Cheshire – he and his wife Romy had also been …

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Grand National Ladies – Lucinda Russell

Lucinda Russell became only the second Scottish-based trainer to win the Grand National as One For Arthur stormed to an impressive victory at Aintree on 8th April 2017, 38 years after the success of Rubstic in 1979. Scotland’s leading trainer, who has sent out over 600 winners from her family’s Arlary House Stables near Milnafort …

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Grand National Female jockeys 2016

FACTS: Grand National Female jockeys

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Grand National Female jockeys 2016: Charlotte Brew attracted huge media attention when partnering her own horse Barony Fort who refused four out in 1977. She was a guest on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show and the Daily Mirror arranged a day-trip on Concorde …

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Nina Carberry

Nina Carberry’s first win over Grand National fences – Fox Hunters’ Chase 2015

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Nina Carberry rode her first winner over the Grand National fences – following two previous placed finishes – in the Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase on Wednesday 9th April 2015. Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is …

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Grand National winning trainer Sue Smith

Auroras Encore’s stunning 66/1 success in the 2013 Grand National worth £975,000 provided trainer Sue Smith with the biggest success of her training career. Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet (despite being officially the worst bettor in the History of the Universe), …

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Chanelle McCoy and Emma Spencer to take on Grand National charity cocktail challenge

Chanelle McCoy, the ‘first lady’ of horse racing, married to champion jockey AP McCoy, will be taking on Channel 4 Racing presenter Emma Spencer in a celebrity cocktail-making challenge the night before the John Smith’s Grand National festival begins in Liverpool (11th April). Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to …

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Nina Carberry

Grand National Ladies – Jockeys

Until relatively recently, the race’s fences were barely the most formidable obstacles to be encountered by female jockeys wishing to ride in the Grand National.   Allison GrahamAllison is the Publisher of Eclipse Magazine. She loves going to the Races and is learning to bet (despite being officially the worst bettor in the History of …

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