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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Grand National

April 2023
Animal welfare charity calls for horse safety reforms as racing chiefs defend Grand National
The RSPCA is calling for the race to involve fewer horses and for jockeys to lose their whips.
Poll: Do you believe that horse racing should be banned?
Three horses died at the Grand National in the UK last weekend.
Over 100 people arrested at Grand National as ‘reckless actions’ criticised
Dozens of activists climbed fences at Aintree, with at least two affixing themselves to a fence using glue and lock-on devices.
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.
Gordon Elliott looking to Delta to deliver fourth Grand National success
County Meath handler fields six at Aintree as he tries to equal record.
Elliott keen on ‘one last hurrah’ at Aintree for Russell with Galvin
Russell had retired from the weighing room in December, but returned to the riding ranks when Jack Kennedy suffered a broken leg in January.
This year
Minella Times - Rachael Blackmore's Grand National winner - retires following injury setback
The 10-year-old was being prepared for Aintree but connections have called time on his career.
Last year
Fairytale Aintree Grand National win for Emmet Mullins and Sam Waley-Cohen
50-1 shot Noble Yeats took the glory.
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
Mighty Thunder records famous ‘home win’ in Scottish National
Lucinda Russell-trained eight-year-old races to glory under Tom Scudamore.
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.’
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.
'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.
History maker! Rachael Blackmore wins the Aintree Grand National on Minella Times
More glory for trainer Henry De Bromhead.
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
Here's your TV guide for this bumper weekend of sport
There’s plenty to get stuck into.
McManus to field seven runners in Grand National
A decision still has to be made on who will ride Anibale Fly at Aintree.
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.
'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.
Here's your TV sport guide for Easter weekend
Plenty to get stuck into over the next few days.
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.
Tiger Roll withdrawn from Grand National over 'unfair' weight
The announcement was made by owners Gigginstown House Stud.
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.
Quiz: How many of these Grand National winners can you name?
Can you recall the famous winners at Aintree?
'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.
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.
Champion Tiger Roll headlines Grand National entries with 45 Irish-trained runners involved
Gordon Elliott is hoping his star can make history in April.
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.
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.
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.
Narrowing the field ahead of the Grand National
Thom Malone runs through the card ahead of the Aintree showpiece.
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.
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.
A 14/1 shot and other tips to consider on Ladies Day at Aintree
Thom Malone runs through his picks for Friday.
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.
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.
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.
Gordon Elliott '10 or 15' for Aintree Grand National
The Irish trainer may have a third of the field on 6 April.
Michael O'Leary bought a load of passengers a drink after he delayed their flight
He had a good excuse, in fairness.
'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.