Grand National Racing

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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Grand National 2021: 90 contenders go forward after first scratchings stage

A total of 90 horses remain engaged in the Randox Grand National following the first scratchings stage, writes Nick Seddon. The world’s greatest steeplechase takes place over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards at Aintree on Saturday 10th April and Tom Lacey thinks Kimberlite Candy ticks all the boxes. Kimberlite Candy has twice finished runner-up …

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Tiger Roll

Grand National 2020: Virtual Reality to the Rescue

With ‘the world’s greatest race’ having to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 outbreak and social distancing guidelines, may racing fans were set to disappointed this Saturday 4th April when the race was due to be run. But ITV has now stepped in to broadcast The Virtual Grand National 2020 at the race’s scheduled start …

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Online Sweepstake for the Virtual Grand National 2020

An online sweepstake generator has been created for the Virtual Grand National which will be broadcast on ITV on Saturday, 4th April 2020 at 17:00 BST. The sweepstake has been created by Degree 53, specialists in UX, design and software development. Every year, the Grand National sweepstake is part of the office life in Britain, …

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Grand National 2019: Foxhunters’ Day Review

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Aintree Racecourse, What to Wear to The Grand National

Grand National 2019: Ladies’ Day Review

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Tiger Roll

Grand National 2019: Tiger’s Victory Roll

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Eclipster: Using Statistics to Narrow the Grand National Field

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.20.1″] As of today (Wednesday 3rd April) the field for the Grand National contains 81 runners. When the final declaration is made 40 runners will go to post. Clearly, in both scenarios, working your way through 40-plus horses is an onerous task. So, we can look at past winners to find common …

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