Corach Rambler’s Victory Saves Bookies £5m Despite Joint-Favorite I Am Maximus’ Win

The eight-year-old horse stormed to victory in the Grand National, winning by seven and a half lengths under jockey Paul Townend. The 7-1 market leader, I Am Maximus, achieved this feat alongside the well-backed fellow JP McManus-owned companion, Limerick Lace, who finished out of the top places in tenth. I Am Maximus became the third favorite to win the Grand […]

Maximus Triumphs in 2024 Grand National at Aintree

The 7-1 shot ridden by Irish champion trainer’s stable jockey Paul Townend proved to be too good for Delta Work and Minella Indo in the Grand National. Last year’s winner, Corach Rambler, unseated Derek Fox at the first fence, causing early drama. Townend, achieving his first National win, expressed his disbelief at the race and the horse’s performance. He described […]

Premier League Regular Makes Grand National Debut with Wembley Announcer Commentating for Second Time

On this significant occasion, two prominent men are taking on big roles. Steve Crossman, a well-known sports presenter, is anchoring the BBC’s coverage of the Grand National for the first time, while Chris Temple, a broadcaster in football and athletics, is making his debut as a BBC commentator. Mark Chapman is in Augusta for the US Masters, leaving Crossman to […]

Potential Grand National fairytales: Repeat champions, raw emotion, and impressive amateurs still making headlines.

Last year’s safety review resulted in several changes to the Grand National race. The number of runners was reduced from 40 to 34, the first fence was moved 60 yards closer to the starting line, and the start was altered so that all horses are standing, rather than walking, when the race begins. These changes were implemented in the hope […]

Overpriced early Grand National contenders: 5 horses to watch in the ante-post market, according to Racing Post.

The Irish handicapper raised him 10lb after that, although he has since dropped one of those after two runs down the fields at Leopardstown and Naas. With prospective National contenders needing six runs over fences to qualify for the big one, those two efforts have done the job in ensuring he meets the criteria for Aintree. The Kerry National form […]

The recent concerning trend in the Grand National: ‘Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott can run them out of town’

Issues specific to the National have escalated tensions, particularly with a 15% reduction in field size this year. This has made the Grand National even more of a race for top-quality horses, attracting owners willing to challenge the demanding Aintree course. As a result, Irish superowners and supertrainers are expected to dominate the event. The entry list suggests that British […]