Grand National

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Grand National winner Comply Or Die dies, aged 17
Racehorse Comply Or Die, who won the 2008 Grand National at Aintree, dies at the age of 17.
May 10, 10:16
David Mullins rides Rule The World during the Grand National on April 9, 2016
Rule The World wins Grand National ahead of The Last Samuri
Rule The World, a 33-1 shot, wins the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree ahead of 8-1 joint-favourite The Last Samuri.
Apr 9, 17:27
Ruby Walsh riding Annie Power clear the last to win the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge trophy at Cheltenham on March 15, 2016
Injured Ruby Walsh ruled out of Grand National
Ruby Walsh, due to ride Sir Des Champs at Saturday's Grand National, is forced to pull out of the event due to a fractured wrist sustained on Friday.
Apr 8, 20:31
Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell wins the 2015 Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on April 11, 2015
Later start for Grand National to boost viewing figures
Aintree officials confirm that the 2016 Grand National will start an hour later at 5.15pm in a bit to boost viewing figures for the famous steeplechase.
Dec 1, 11:37
All the runners clear the first fence in The John Smith's Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 06, 2013
Clare Balding to host Grand National coverage
Presenter Clare Balding is to return as the host of Channel 4's coverage of next year's Grand National.
Oct 28, 14:57
Balthazar King ridden by Richard Johnson goes on to win The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on November 14, 2014
Balthazar King to leave hospital this month
Balthazar King is expected to return to his stables in Hampshire later this month as he continues to recover from a heavy fall at the Grand National.
May 8, 11:28
Leighton Aspell riding Pineau De Re jumps the last fence to win the Crabbie's Grand National Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 05, 2014
Grand National distance reduced by a furlong
The British Horseracing Authority and Racecourse Association announce that the distance of the Grand National has been reclassified.
May 7, 15:12
Davy Condon poses at Ascot racecourse on December 22, 2012
Grand National jockey Davy Condon forced into retirement
Irish jockey Davy Condon is forced to retire after doctors informed him that he risked a severe spinal injury should he continue in the sport.
Apr 23, 13:25
Balthazar King ridden by Richard Johnson goes on to win The Glenfarclas Cross Country Steeple Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on November 14, 2014
Balthazar King 'making progress' after breaking his ribs in the Grand National
Former Grand National runner-up Balthazar King is recovering slowly after breaking his ribs at Aintree on Saturday.
Apr 14, 05:33
Oscar Time ridden by Sam Waley-Cohen in action during the 2015 Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on April 11, 2015
Former Grand National runner-up Oscar Time retires
Oscar Time retires from racing after finishing 15th in Saturday's Grand National.
Apr 13, 04:47
A.P. McCoy riding Carlingford Lough looks on after finishing ninth in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 13, 2015
Tony McCoy: 'I thought I was going to win'
Jockey Tony McCoy admits that he was "gutted" that Shutthefrontdoor faded in the final stages of his last Grand National.
Apr 12, 11:09
Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on September 01, 2013
Brendan Rodgers, Jamie Carragher reveal their Grand National picks
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reveals that he is backing AP McCoy in Saturday's Grand National, while ex-Reds star Jamie Carragher says that he has picked Rocky Creek.
Apr 11, 14:38
Jockey A P McCoy celebrates after winning on Don't Push It following The Grand National steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, north-west England on April 10, 2010
Tony McCoy's record-breaking career
Sports Mole looks back at the career of Tony McCoy ahead of his 20th and final Grand National.
Apr 10, 15:00
Tony McCoy poses with his trophy marking his 4000th career victory at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013
Forty-horse field confirmed for Grand National
The field for Saturday's Grand National is confirmed, with 40 runners scheduled to take part in the world's most famous steeplechase.
Apr 9, 15:25
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Jamie Moore to miss Grand National after breaking leg
Jockey Jamie Moore is ruled out of the Grand National after suffering a broken leg in a fall at Towcester.
Apr 2, 12:43
Jason Maguire poses at Newbury racecourse on March 01, 2013
Jason Maguire ruled out of Grand National
Jockey Jason Maguire is ruled out of this year's Grand National at Aintree with a back injury.
Apr 1, 11:27
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Nina Carberry given Grand National ride
Nina Carberry will ride First Lieutenant at next weekend's Grand National as she looks to become the first woman to win the race.
Mar 31, 21:17
All the runners clear the first fence in The John Smith's Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 06, 2013
Merry King out of Grand National
A breathing problem forces eight-year-old Merry King to be pulled out of the upcoming Grand National.
Mar 31, 14:24
All the runners clear the first fence in The John Smith's Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 06, 2013
Former winner Jamie Maguire out of Grand National
Jamie Maguire will not be able to go for a second Grand National win this year because of a back injury.
Mar 30, 17:41
Daryl Jacob poses at Fontwell racecourse on February 23, 2014
Daryl Jacob to ride Pineau De Re at Grand National
Defending champion Pineau De Re will be ridden by Daryl Jacob at this year's Grand National.
Mar 29, 15:26
Nigel Twiston-Davies at Kempton Park racecourse on October 20, 2013
The New One ruled out of Grand National meeting
Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies reveals that The New One will not defend his title in the Aintree Hurdle at the Grand National meeting next month due to a spinal issue.
Mar 25, 12:53
Willie Mullins on the gallops at Cheltenham racecourse on March 09, 2015
Willie Mullins enters outsider Ballycasey for Grand National
50/1 outsider Ballycasey will be trainer Willie Mullins's only entry in this year's Grand National.
Mar 25, 10:56
Tony McCoy poses with his trophy marking his 4000th career victory at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013
Tony McCoy: 'I'd retire with Grand National win'
Nineteen-time champion jockey Tony McCoy admits that he would probably confirm his retirement should he win the Grand National at Aintree next month.
Mar 21, 11:01
A.P. McCoy riding Carlingford Lough looks on after finishing ninth in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 13, 2015
Carlingford Lough out of Grand National
Following a disappointing outing at Cheltenham, Carlingford Lough will be rested for the Grand National.
Mar 18, 16:27
Tony McCoy poses with his trophy marking his 4000th career victory at Towcester racecourse on November 07, 2013
Grand National favourite Double Seven ruled out for season
Injury rules Double Seven out of the Grand National and the entire 2015 season.
Jan 5, 14:28
Leighton Aspell riding Pineau De Re win The Crabbie's Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 05, 2014
Result: Pineau De Re wins 2014 Grand National
Pineau De Re wins the 2014 Grand National.
Apr 5, 16:29
Owen Mike Tindall stands with Monbeg Dude on March 26, 2014.
Sports Mole's five Grand National tips
Sports Mole tips five horses ahead of this afternoon's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.
Apr 5, 12:40
All the runners clear the first fence in The John Smith's Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 06, 2013
Crabbie's announce Grand National sponsorship
Alcoholic ginger beer Crabbie's announce that they will sponsor the Grand National at Aintree for the next three years, replacing John Smith's.
Aug 28, 14:56
Ballabriggs with owner Trevor Hemmings on January 17, 2012
2011 Grand National winner Ballabriggs retires
2011 Grand National winner Ballabriggs retires from racing following a 28-race career.
Apr 12, 20:33
Ryan Mania celebrates on Auroras Encore after winning the John Smith's Grand National Chase on April 6, 2013
Grand National-winning jockey Ryan Mania: 'This will change my life'
Grand National-winning jockey Ryan Mania says that yesterday's unlikely victory at Aintree will change his life.
Apr 7, 09:36
Neptune Collonges
Live Commentary: Grand National - as it happened
Read how 66-1 shot Auroras Encore came through the field to win the Grand National in surprising fashion at Aintree.
Apr 6, 15:35
Jockey Noel Fehily during The Paddy Power Imperial Cup Day on March 9, 2013
Noel Fehily replaces Andrew Lynch on Treacle for Grand National
Noel Fehily replaces Andrew Lynch aboard Trecle in the Grand National after Lynch suffered minor injuries at Aintree on Friday.
Apr 6, 11:08
Jockey Liam Treadwell celebrates winning the Byrne Group Plate on March 14, 2013
Grand National-winning jockey Liam Treadwell cracks collarbone
Grand National-winning jockey Liam Treadwell suffers a cracked collarbone after falling at Aintree on Friday.
Apr 6, 10:58
Nigel Twiston-Davies during a stables visit on February 25, 2013
Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies not blaming fences for Little Josh's death
Trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies refuses to blame the fences at Aintree for Little Josh's fatal fall on Friday.
Apr 6, 09:20
Mon Mome ridden by jockey Aidan Coleman goes to post before the JLT Specialty Handicap Chase on March 13, 2012
2009 Grand National winner Mon Mome is retired
2009 Grand National winner Mon Mome is retired from the sport.
Apr 3, 12:37
Neptune Collonges
Aintree tests new fences on Grand National course
Two new fence designs will be trialled at the home of the Grand National this weekend.
Dec 7, 16:19
Neptune Collonges
John Smith's to end Grand National sponsorship
Beer company John Smith's announces that it will end its eight-year affiliation with the Grand National after the 2013 race.
Nov 24, 09:17
Neptune Collonges
British Horseracing Authority announce new Grand National safety measures
The BHA and Aintree racecourse announce that new safety measures will be introduced at the Grand National to prevent further deaths.
Sep 20, 15:17
Neptune Collonges
RSPCA: Grand National deaths are unacceptable
RSPCA chief executive Gavin Grant says that the death of two horses in the Grand National is unacceptable.
Apr 16, 02:36
Paul Nicholls
Paul Nicholls: Grand National will always have risk
Grand National winning trainer Paul Nicholls says that there will always be a risk to both human and animal life after two horses had to be put down following falls in the famous steeplechase.
Apr 15, 11:34