Although this is only the eleventh renewal, some pretty strong trends are already starting emerge. Despite the large field the favourite has obliged on seven occasions, and had Annie Power not fallen at the last in 2015 that would have been eight. 608 more words

Liverpool FC and the Grand National

The world’s most famous horse race is contested at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool annually, some 4.5 miles approximately from Anfield. This year though, many supporters of Liverpool FC are being forced with a tough decision, to attend the match and miss the main steeplechase or to forego the match. 1,193 more words


Ten of the best: No 1 - 2011 Gold Cup

10 days to go, and I thought it might be fun to pick 10 races that stand out to me from over the 29 years I’ve been attending the Cheltenham Festival, Actually it is bloody difficult to pick 10 so some great memories (or not so great as they won’t all be wins) won’t make it. 539 more words

Liverpool mayor slams first fixture clash with Grand National for 24 years

Liverpool’s Premier League fixture with Bournemouth will kick off just 15 minutes after the start of the Grand National, a situation described by the mayor of the city as ‘madness’. 355 more words


The Surreal 60's

The jaunty upbeat music set to horses wiping out all over the place and Foinaven looking like he’s literally about to die.  The 60’s were surreal as shit.

Cross Country Race

Found this video on YouTube which those of you with a love for cross country riding and horse racing will appreciate.

Grand National Entries Released

There was a quick distraction from the Cheltenham Festival hype today, with entries released for the greatest steeplechase of all, the Aintree Grand National.

105 horses have been entered, including ante-post favourite Blaklion, who finished 4th in the race last year and won the Becher Chase in December. 268 more words