Grand National 2017: Aintree erect schooling fences at four venues in England and Ireland

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

As the curtain comes down on the Cheltenham Festival horse trainers’ focus turns to the £1million Grand National at Aintree on April 8. 328 more words


Saturday - Cue Card, Yanworth & The Grand National Favourite

Cue Card and Yanworth split the opinion of racing folk on Saturday. Cue Card sent out a timely reminder that even at the ripe age of 11 he will be in the Gold Cup with a live chance. 691 more words

Is it worth the weight anymore?

The Randox Health Grand National weights are published tomorrow. However there is no longer the pre-announcement excitement that there used to be when the weights were framed around previous Aintree form, and not just lifted directly from a horses official handicap mark. 135 more words


Plymouth v Coventry: Buttock Balladry (running in the 4.20 at Aintree)

Results do have to improve, of that I’m under no illusion.

Nor am I unaware of the growing number of supporters becoming increasingly frustrated by the disappointing run of results away from home, with Coventry having won just 2 and drawn 1 from 11 games this season. 1,882 more words

Club Talk

Remember Sleepy Steve?

Whilst going through my archive, searching for a particular race for someone, I found this little gem of a tale that made the front page of the dailies back in April 1986. 74 more words


Oliver Sherwood: “Let’s enjoy the life of Many Clouds – he was a real wonder horse”

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

MANY CLOUDS’ death after his courageous defeat of Thistlecrack in the BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase cast a gloom over Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham. 628 more words


Former Grand National champion collapses and dies after win

Former Grand National champion horse has collapsed and died after narrowly winning a race at Cheltenham’s Festival Trials Day.

The horse, Many Clouds, was taking part in the Cotswold Chase today when it collapsed after crossing the finishing line. 505 more words