Review: Grand National

So, going back to that spectrum of wooden roller coasters I mentioned in my Big Dipper review, the Grand Narional is definitely the most intense of the three classic wooden coasters at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 469 more words


low light, bright lights & getting on the roof

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is a wondrous magical place during the day but the engineering, lighting and beauty of the rides really is amazing at night… 52 more words


Antony Has Moore Dreaming Of Aintree

Cue Card came into Saturday in tip top form and as good as connections had seen him. The day started off brightly for the Tizzards with Quite By Chance routing his rivals in the Listed Chase at Ascot, before Native River went close in the Grade Two Bet365 Hurdle at Wetherby. 263 more words

Evan Williams has serious good or soft ground contenters in BetVictor Gold Cup

Horse Talk with Simon Jackson: Top horse-racing tips and the latest news.

EVAN WILLIAMS has major contenders for both good and soft ground conditions in the £160,000… 420 more words


NATIONAL HUNT - THE STUFF OF LEGEND: "And now with all this mayhem, Foinavon has gone off on his own"

1967: Foinavon

The Grand National of 1967 is the stuff of legend.
A fairly standard Grand National seemed to be taking place with 28 of the 44 starters still going at Beecher’s the 2nd time. 319 more words

National Hunt - The Stuff Of Legend: The riddle of the royal horse

1956: Devon Loch

It’s one of the sports biggest mysteries that gets played out year after year. And still no one knows what happened.

Owned by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and ridden by Dick Francis, Devon Loch went to the 1956 Grand National with a genuine hope of producing a royal winner. 182 more words