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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Grand National

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2022
# Racing
Fairytale Aintree Grand National win for Emmet Mullins and Sam Waley-Cohen
50-1 shot Noble Yeats took the glory.
# Grand Ambitions
Longhouse Poet is the one to back today in the National
Longhouse Poet is only eight and has raced just six times over fences but proved in the Thyestes Chase that he was well able for the rough and tumble of a big-field handicap.
All time
# local knowledge
Mighty Thunder records famous ‘home win’ in Scottish National
Lucinda Russell-trained eight-year-old races to glory under Tom Scudamore.
# 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.
# grand designs
Cloth Cap leads the way, with all set fair for National spectacular
World’s greatest steeplechase is back, but taking place behind closed doors for the first time
# Tune in
Here's your TV guide for this bumper weekend of sport
There’s plenty to get stuck into.
# 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.
# Shock Success
150-1 winner of Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse as Freewheelin Dylan storms to glory
Huge outsider proves unstoppable at Fairyhouse under inspired Ricky Doyle.
# 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.
# Tune in
Here's your TV sport guide for Easter weekend
Plenty to get stuck into over the next few days.
# Cheltenham
Grand National hero Tiger Roll lands victory at Cheltenham for the fifth time
Keith Donoghue steered the two-time Grand National victor home in the Cross-Country Chase.
# gigginstown
Tiger Roll withdrawn from Grand National over 'unfair' weight
The announcement was made by owners Gigginstown House Stud.
# 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.
# Roll on
Weight and see: Michael O'Leary hoping handicapper gives Tiger Roll a fair shot at history
The Gigginstown boss will be awaiting the decision with interest, writes Johnny Ward.
# 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.
# possibilities
Tiger Roll's Grand National hat-trick bid hinges on certain conditions - O'Leary
The Gigginstown racing manager says the Gordon Elliott-trained horse needs a rating of 165 or lower.
# Class
Davy Russell pays poignant tribute to former Cork footballer Kieran O'Connor after Grand National win
Moments after achieving another Grand National success on Tiger Roll, Davy Russell dedicated his win to his East Cork neighbour.
# aintree great
Tiger Roll powers home to become first horse since Red Rum to win successive Grand Nationals
Davy Russell rode the favourite past Magic of Light and Rathvinden to emulate the National icon.
# Racing
Narrowing the field ahead of the Grand National
Thom Malone runs through the card ahead of the Aintree showpiece.
# 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.
# 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.
# Worth a look
A 14/1 shot and other tips to consider on Ladies Day at Aintree
Thom Malone runs through his picks for Friday.
# 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.
# Racing
Weekend tips: history against Tiger Roll as punters eye Aintree
‘The Lincoln handicap starts the British flat turf season at Doncaster tomorrow, but the race in Liverpool next week will dominate the public imagination,’ writes Thom Malone.
# 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.
# The National
Gordon Elliott '10 or 15' for Aintree Grand National
The Irish trainer may have a third of the field on 6 April.
# Ryanair
Michael O'Leary bought a load of passengers a drink after he delayed their flight
He had a good excuse, in fairness.
# Joy
'I've won this race a thousand times in my head in my dreams as a child'
Davy Russell was in a jubilant mood after winning the Grand National.
# Family affair
O'Sullivan and Walsh: Husband and wife team chasing 'fairytale' Grand National run
Kildare trainer Ross O’Sullivan will have his first ever Aintree Grand National runner today, with his wife Katie Walsh riding Baie Des Iles in the iconic race.
# Grand National
Grand National contender A Genie In Abottle found dead inside stable
The seven year old passed away on Friday afternoon, however a cause of death is still unknown.
# Aintree
Ireland's Derek Fox rides One for Arthur to Grand National victory
Who did you back?
# strolling in
Conor McGregor just rolled up to the Grand National in an unbuttoned shirt wearing these shades
He knows how to make an entrance.
# All Clear
Great news for Katie Walsh as she's passed fit to ride in the Grand National
Daryl Jacob has also been cleared to take part in the big one at Aintree today.
# lovely gesture
Cancer-stricken boy in need of funds given honorary spot on Grand National card
Sunderland and England striker Jermain Defoe has been listed as Bradley Lowery’s trainer.
# reflections
Grand National-winning trainer pays tribute to his late son in emotional interview
Mouse Morris’ 30-year-old son Christopher was tragically found dead in his apartment in Argentina last June.