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History Of Horse Racing In The UK

England has a long history in many sports, but horse racing has one of the oldest and most interesting of all. This was a noble sport that began way back in around the 12th century when the English knights came back from the crusades and brought…

Step Back Makes Strides Towards 2019 Grand National

The national hunt season came to an end at Sandown last weekend and right on the last day of the season we were given a glimpse into the future when Step Back triumphed in the Bet365 Gold Cup. Not only was it the fact that he won the race, but…

The Grand National: Three Contenders For Aintree Glory

The Grand National is one of the oldest and most prestigious horse racing events on the planet. Every year, 40 of the best thoroughbreds in the business go up against each other over this imposing four-mile circuit and the 2017 edition could…

The Scudamores: One of Racing’s Finest Families

From Tom to Michael, the Scudamores are one of horse racing’s most successful families and they are also universally liked in the equine community. Michael Scudamore won the Grand National on Oxo back in 1959 and that was the start of a very…

Novice Trainer Sam Drinkwater Has Grand National Dreams

Until just last year, the name Sam Drinkwater was largely unknown in the racing world. Late in the year, his horses exploded onto the scene with a Boxing Day with that no one could have anticipated. His next dream is to see his horses in the…

5 Tips For Picking A Winner At This Year’s Grand National

Some say picking a winner at the Grand National is a little bit like playing the National Lottery – you choose a random horse and hope for the best. However, this needn’t be the way. Over 100 horses were entered into this year's race and…

Aintree Racecourse - Home of the Grand National

Aintree has become one of the most famous courses in the world.  It is recognised by horse riding enthusiasts around the world. The reason for this is that it has been the home of the Grand National since its inauguration in 1939. Over the…
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National Hunt Chase Appears Best Option For Houblon

Although he hasn’t run a bad race all season, and has often competed against smart opposition, the overwhelming impression left after recent efforts from the Venetia Williams-trained Houblon Des Obeaux is that he is genuine, stays well, but…

Aintree Grand National Festival

The Aintree Grand National race meeting is one of the most exciting race events in the history of horse racing. Few other meetings have the variety of races, the quality of horses and the spectacle of the Grand National, the world’s oldest,…