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Grand National 2022: Sam Waley-Cohen’s Fairytale Victory

Having announced earlier that week that the Grand National 2022 would be his last ever ride, Sam Waley-Cohen went on to make history: as the first ever amateur jockey to win both the Cheltenham Gold Cup AND the Aintree Grand National.  After winning the Grand National 2022 on 50/1 chance Noble Yeats, he said: “It’s …

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Grand National 2022: The 40 Declared Runners plus Reserves

The Grand National 2022 takes place at Aintree Racecourse at 5.15pm on Saturday 9th April, with a maximum of 40 runners. Declared runners (Thursday 7th April) and Reserves are as follows: Randox Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) 4m 2f 74y  Horse/Weight to carry/Owner/Trainer/Jockey  1 Minella Times (IRE) / 9st 11lb 10oz / Mr John …

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Grand National 2022: Cloth Cap and Deise Aba set to run in Hemmings’ Silks in Salute to “Mr Aintree’s” Legacy

By Nick Seddon As the anticipation grows for this year’s Randox Grand National, there is no doubting that there will be one huge void in the parade ring come 5pm on Saturday afternoon. It will certainly feel strange to be at Aintree without Trevor Hemmings, who very much made the race his own in the …

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Grand National 2022: 78 Horses Remain Engaged Following Scratchings Deadline

A total of 78 horses remain engaged in the 2022 Randox Grand National following the scratchings deadline on Tuesday 22nd March. The world’s greatest and most valuable chase offers a total prize fund of £1 million in 2022 and takes place over 4m 2f 74f at Aintree on Saturday 9th April, day three of the …

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Grand National 2022: 92 Remain After Scratchings Deadline

A total of 92 horses remain engaged in the 2022 Randox Grand National following today’s (1st March) scratchings deadline. The world’s greatest and most valuable chase offers a total prize fund of £1 million in 2022 and takes place over 4m 2f 74f at Aintree on Saturday 9th April, day three of the Randox Grand …

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Amateur Jockeys and the Aintree Grand National

Amateur riders are able to participate in plenty of jump races but must have won at least 15 chases or hurdle races to guarantee a place in the Aintree Grand National and the other races over the Grand National fences except the Fox Hunters’ in which an amateur category B licence is sufficient. However, if …

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Grand National Horses: Tiger’s Victory Roll

Trainer Gordon Elliott was overcome with emotion as Tiger Roll, ridden by Davy Russell, returned after winning his second consecutive Aintree Grand National in 2019. Elliott, in tears, reacted: “Everyone loves him. He is the people’s horse. I cannot believe it.” Tiger Roll, a nine-year-old by Authorized carrying 11st 5lb, became the first horse since …

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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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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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