Grand National

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The main contenders for the 2017 Grand National
The 2017 Grand National is fast approaching, but which horses are currently regarded as the main contenders to win the 170th staging of the famous race?
Apr 1, 09:12
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Result: Pineau De Re wins 2014 Grand National
Pineau De Re wins the 2014 Grand National.
Apr 5, 16:29
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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
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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
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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
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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


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