50-1 Long Shot Noble Yeats Wins the Grand National

Noble Yeats wins Aintree

Noble Yeats was not considered a serious contender in the 2022 Grand National. The seven year old was considered too young and too inexperienced (the last time a horse this young won the Grand National was in 1940!). But the Grand National is nothing but unpredictable. Two of the favorites failed to finish. Last year’s […]

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Rachael Blackmore Becomes the First Female Jockey to Win the Grand national

Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National

Rachael Blackmore made history yesterday by becoming the first female jockey to win the Grand National Steeplechase. The 31-year old Irish jockey rode Minella Times to the victory at a closed track. It’s a shame that only a handful of people got to see her historic victory live. Last year the Grand National was canceled […]

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One For Arthur Wins the Grand National

For those of you who missed the 2017 Grand National, it’s safe to watch the replay. Although many horses and riders fell, no injuries were reported. All the horses made it back safely to the barn. Winning the big race was One For Arthur, trained by Lucinda Russell and ridden by Derek Fox. One For […]

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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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2014 Grand National

Here’s the good news: It’s safe to watch the video. All 40 horses that started in last Saturday’s Grand National came home okay. Changes to the race course over the past few years seem to be working and while their were falls and general mayhem, there were no serious injuries. 18 of the starters finished […]

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The Grand National: The Demolition Derby of Horse Racing

Just this week I watched a video of the Aintree Grand National Steeplechase, run in Liverpool, England. This amazing race has been run since 1839 and it is both incredibly awe inspiring and terrible to watch. The carnage of this race is unbelievable with horse and jockeys falling at every fence. And yet there are […]

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