Ride along with AP McCoy over the Grand National Fences

Grand National Fence Ride

As we head into the Aintree Grand National Weekend, this jockey cam video gives you a great feeling for what those fences are like without the chaos of the race. Ride along with jockey AP McCoy on Hello Bud, an 18-year old chaser. Pretty impressive to be jumping that course at age 18, don’t you […]

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The Grand National’s Best Moments

This is a guest post by London-based writer Dom Smith. He is a longtime follower of U.K. horse racing with a particular fondness for the Grand National event. The Grand National at Aintree is still several months away, but given that winter is relatively quiet on the horse racing circuit, it represents one of the […]

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Auroras Encore wins the Aintree Grand National at 66-1; All horses safe

This year’s John Smith Grand National was a great race that thankfully was not marred by any bad falls or fatalities. In fact, all 40 starters returned to the stable safe after the race and 17 horses finished. Only two horses fell during the race. Perhaps this year the course designers finally got it right […]

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