The Grand National is the most famous jumps race in the world. This year 40 runners will line up for the £1m event, which takes place on Saturday at 5.15pm at Aintree. Here courtesy of the Racing Post is a full guide to the big race, and some helpful hints if you're looking to have a bet. This is the Racing Post's racecard for the big contest.What is the Grand National?The Grand National is a £1million handicap chase over a unique set of fences which are covered in spruce. Every year 40 runners compete in the race over four miles and two and a half furlongs at Aintree Racecourse. The race is run over two full circuits of the course, with competitors facing 30 testing fences.Because the race is a handicap, horses carry different weights according to their previous form. The idea behind the Grand National handicap is to make for a more even race. The best horse carries a maximum weight of 11st 10lb, and the weights given to the other horses are set in relation to this.Get your … [Read more...] about All you need to know (and some stuff you don’t) about the Grand National
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Grand National tips and pinstickers' guide: Can Tiger Roll retain the title at Aintree? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Randox Health Grand National from Aintree takes place at 5.15pm on Saturday. So that means many punters will be spending today working out who to back. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/racing/grand-national-tips-and-pinstickers-guide-can-tiger-roll-retain-the-title-at-aintree-37986037.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36807190.ece/e2515/AUTOCROP/h342/RACING%20A%20462.jpg Email The Randox Health Grand National from Aintree takes place at 5.15pm on Saturday. So that means many punters will be spending today working out who to back. We've got the Pinstickers' Guide and some top tips ahead of the big race to help you decide: Grand Nations tipsPricewise (followers won £84 from £10 stake at Cheltenham): BALLYOPTIC E/W Irish trainers saddled five of the first six home last year and they have seven of the top ten in the weights this … [Read more...] about Grand National tips and pinstickers’ guide: Can Tiger Roll retain the title at Aintree?
One of the biggest, if not the biggest horse racing events of the UK racing calendar is upon is. Whether you're a racing fan all year-round, or you just like to watch the Grand National, there is an air of excitement surrounding the event. Thousands head to the course to watch the race live and even more watch from home. And with a huge prize of £1 million, it's also a big event for owners, jockeys and trainers. Here's all you need to know about the 2019 race. Where is the Grand National? The race is held annually at Aintree Racecourse , just north of Liverpool, and has been since 1839. When is it? The Grand National race meeting will be held on Saturday April 6. There will be seven races throughout the day. The first one at 1.45pm and the last at 6.20pm. The Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase will start at 5.15pm. How long is the race? The race is four miles and two and half furlongs - which is about four miles and 500 metres. This is two laps of the racecourse … [Read more...] about Grand National 2019: Everything you need to know
5 Apr From the section Horse Racing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/sport/horse-racing/47824869 Read more about sharing. A Wales physio, Irish jockey and Scottish-trained horse walk into Aintree Racecourse, stop me if you have heard this one before.The 2017 Grand National winner, One For Arthur, will be calling on all three Celtic nations on Saturday as he bids to win the race for a second time.Irish jockey Derek Fox, who rode One For Arthur to his first National success two years ago, had an operation for a slipped disc in November 2018 but has made a quick comeback thanks, in part, to a Welsh Rugby Union physio.Prav Mathem, a former British and Irish Lions physio, works as the medical manager for the WRU and has been part-responsible for Fox's rehabilitation since his operation. Mathem's work with Fox has seen … [Read more...] about One For Arthur: The Welsh-backed, Irish-ridden, Scottish-trained Grand National entry
By Frank Keogh BBC Sport 4 Apr From the section Horse Racing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/47783335 Read more about sharing. Randox Health Grand NationalDate: Saturday, 6 April Venue: Aintree Racecourse Time: 17:15 BSTCoverage: Live on BBC Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website - more detailsRunners, riders, trainers and form - all the key details you need to know for Saturday's big race at Aintree.(Racecard number, horse, trainer, jockey, recent form, age, weight carried [ie 11st 10lb is top weight]. Form: F - Fell, P - Pulled up, U - Unseated rider. Additional reporting: Laura Savvas/Ben Hobson )Verdict: 1 Vintage Clouds 2 Jury Duty 3 Rock The Kasbah 4 RathvindenQuick guide to runners1 ANIBALE FLYTrainer: Tony Martin (Ire) Jockey: Barry GeraghtyForm: 34-622 Age: 9 Weight: 11-10Mr … [Read more...] about Grand National 2019: Pinstickers’ guide to Aintree runners & riders