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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Aintree

This year
# merseyside
118 people arrested at Grand National following deaths of three horses
Scores of activists climbed fences at Aintree, with at least two fixing themselves to a jump using glue and lock-on devices.
Last year
# Racing
Noble Yeats wows at Aintree, Facile Vega in cruise control at Fairyhouse
Grand National hero storms to victory in Many Clouds Chase.
# Racing
Fairytale Aintree Grand National win for Emmet Mullins and Sam Waley-Cohen
50-1 shot Noble Yeats took the glory.
# emphatic
Brilliant Epatante runs out as easy winner in Aintree Hurdle
The former champion hurdler cruised into contention under Aidan Coleman.
# Racing
Flooring Porter headlines Liverpool Hurdle contenders
Gavin Cromwell’s stable star aiming to follow up Cheltenham success.
# Racing
Aintree aim for Cheltenham winning hero Flooring Porter
French Champion Hurdle also on connections’ radar.
All time
# Minella Magic
'She didn't have to be asked to do that. She’s just a lovely person, from good people'
John Nallen on a magical racing year for the Minella horses and the success of Rachael Blackmore.
# History Maker
Reluctant superstar Rachael Blackmore on the crest of a wave after National heroics
‘It’s still hard to process it all, to be honest. It’s been unbelievable.’
# title race
Rachael Blackmore returns to action with win at Fairyhouse after Grand National heroics
Blackmore is closing in on leader Paul Townend in the race to become Champion Jockey.
# Rachael Blackmore
'I don't feel male or female right now. I don't even feel human. This is just unbelievable.'
The Tipperary native made history today at Aintree.
# Record Breaker
History maker! Rachael Blackmore wins the Aintree Grand National on Minella Times
More glory for trainer Henry De Bromhead.
# Aintree
Thyme Hill wins thrilling Stayers Hurdle and Shishkin stays unbeaten over fences with Aintree strike
My Drogo took his winning run to four with a most convincing performance in the Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle.
# Fergie Time
Aintree delight as Alex Ferguson celebrates Grade One treble
There was victory in the Betway Bowl Chase for Clan Des Obeaux, with Tiger Roll having to settle for fourth.
# anibale fly
McManus to field seven runners in Grand National
A decision still has to be made on who will ride Anibale Fly at Aintree.
# Barry Geraghty
'Sitting in silence, coasting along thinking you're on the verge of winning the biggest race in the world'
Retired star jockey Barry Geraghty reflects on his memories of Irish and Aintree Grand Nationals.
# 2000: Revisited
'I was filled with so much emotion, I ran down to meet them all and it was absolutely magic'
Ted Walsh on his greatest winning run as a racing trainer and celebrating with his family.
# It's Quizness time
Quiz: How well do you know the racing careers of Ted and Ruby Walsh?
It’s 20 years today since the pair were celebrating their Grand National win.
# Quizzical attraction
Quiz: How many of these Grand National winners can you name?
Can you recall the famous winners at Aintree?
# Tiger Roll
'There'll come a time when sport will become important again I think for people's morale'
ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin on Tiger Roll, the Grand National and racing memories.
# three in a row
Champion Tiger Roll headlines Grand National entries with 45 Irish-trained runners involved
Gordon Elliott is hoping his star can make history in April.
# Close Call
Defi Du Seuil comes good to see off Un De Sceaux at Sandown
Meanwhile in Aintree, Walk In The Mill claimed back-to-back victories in the Randox Health Becher Chase.
# Final Call
Michael O'Leary stuns jump racing world with plan to wind down Gigginstown operation
The scaling back policy will will take place over the next few years.
# Injury
Barry Geraghty hospitalised after fall at Aintree
The Meath jockey was due to ride Anibale Fly in tomorrow’s Grand National, but he is now set to miss out.
# Demolition
Min earns revenge over Politologue at Aintree
Ruby Walsh was onboard for a dominant ride this afternoon.
# Aintree
St Anthony may be needed to find a winner in the Grand National... but enjoy it
Johnny Ward on the runners and riders at Aintree this weekend.
# Super Success
'He just didn't feel right' - Faugheen pulled up as Supasundae claims victory in dramatic Aintree Hurdle
Favourite Buveur DAir finished second.
# Number One
Victory for Ruby as Kemboy back to winning ways with brilliant Aintree display in Betway Bowl
After the Cheltenham Gold Cup disappointment, Kemboy bounced back in style today.
# Racing
We've got 3 expert tips to consider for Grand National Day at Aintree
Look ahead to the big one by reading Thom Malone’s thoughts in Heed Your Hunch.
# And they're off
Five horses to light up the Aintree Festival
There’s plenty to look forward to, away from the National, over the next few days.
# Round Two
Politologue and Min set to renew rivalry at Aintree on Friday
Last year’s one-two will both contest the JLT Chase.
# Comeback
Samcro targets Aintree return as doubts linger over Apple's Jade
Gordon Elliott said the seven-year-old was ‘not certain to travel’ and may be held until the Punchestown Festival.
# Up In The Air
Eddie O'Leary remains coy over Tiger Roll's Grand National participation
The Cross Country Chase winner at Cheltenham may yet defend his crown on 6 April.
# Dominant
Peerless Altior battles the conditions to claim Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown
The Nicky Henderson trained horse made it seven grade one wins this afternoon.
# Aintree
Ireland's Derek Fox rides One for Arthur to Grand National victory
Who did you back?
# Tipping Point
The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Three of Aintree
And hopefully find you a winner.
# Tipping Point
The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day Two of Aintree
And hopefully find you a winner.
# Aintree
Lizzie Kelly steers Tea for Two to surprise Betway Bowl success
Cue Card ran a gallant second but didn’t have enough down the stretch.
# Aintree Day One
The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day One of Aintree
And hopefully find you a winner.
# agribusiness
Why 2017 could be a make-or-break year for the bloodstock industry
Between Brexit and potential overproduction, the Irish racehorse sector is set for turbulence.
# Mark Your Card
3 each-way shots that could land you a jackpot in the Grand National
We went looking for value in the big race at Aintree. Here’s what we found.