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‘People’s Horse’ Tiger Roll Sets Course For Historic Third Grand National

Tiger Roll will run only twice this season before bidding to become the first horse in history to win the £1-million Randox Health Grand National for a third consecutive year, his trainer Gordon Elliott has revealed. In April, Tiger Roll emulated the legendary Red Rum to win the world’s greatest steeplechase back to back. Trainer […]

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Aintree, British Horseracing Authority To Review Three Deaths At Cheltenham Festival

Up for Review became the first horse to suffer a fatal injury in the Grand National since 2012 this weekend, while Tiger Roll went on to win the race for a second year in a row. According to bbc.com, both Aintree officials and the British Horseracing Authority will conduct a review of the Grand National death, […]

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Tiger Roll First Horse In 45 Years To Win Two Grand Nationals

Trainer Gordon Elliott was overcome with emotion as Tiger Roll, ridden by Davy Russell, returned after winning his second consecutive Randox Health Grand National. Tiger Roll, a nine-year-old by Authorized, became the first horse since Red Rum in 1974 to win two Grand Nationals. He was sent off the 4/1 favorite, and beat 66/1 chance […]

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British Official: This Year’s Grand National Could Be Wrecked By ‘No-Deal’ Brexit

One of Britain’s most prestigious horse racing events, the Grand National, could be ruined this year if there’s a “no-deal” exit by Britain from the European Union, said Environment Secretary Michael Gove. Gove said if Britain leaves the EU in late March without a deal in place for future relationships with member countries, Irish and […]

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Modem Looks To Go One Better In Thursday’s A.P. Smithwick

Robert Kinsley’s Modem will look to take the next step coming off five straight runner-up efforts when he headlines a seven-horse field in the Grade 1, $175,000 A.P. Smithwick Memorial on Thursday at Saratoga Race Course. The first steeplechase graded stakes at Saratoga’s 40-day meet, the 22nd running of the 2 1/16-mile hurdle stakes will […]

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Tiger Roll Gives Gorden Elliott Second Grand National Success

Gordon Elliott promised to appreciate his second Randox Health Grand National success far more than he did his first after Tiger Roll clung on in a thriller at Aintree. When Silver Birch passed the post in front back in 2007, Elliott was a fresh-faced 29-year-old still making his way as a fledgling trainer. At the time, […]

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Splash Of Ginge Provides Owner With Thrilling Upset In Cheltenham’s BetVictor Gold Cup

Splash Of Ginge was a 25-1 winner of the G3 BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham for Nigel Twiston-Davies. Twiston-Davies said: “He’s got a big following this horse and he’s been remarkable for us. “He just lost his confidence over fences a bit so we put him back over hurdles and he’s come back this season […]

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Commentary: Steeplechaser Many Clouds’ Post-Race Collapse ‘All So Unfair’

On Saturday, a magnificent horse gave his life for the sport. His death wasn’t caused by a fall, a preexisting condition, or human error. The 10-year-old steeplechaser Many Clouds put in an emotionally stirring performance to beat Thistlecrack in the Cotswold Chase, the horse who has been heavily favored for this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup […]

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Jacqueline O’Brien, Widow Of Training Legend Vincent, Dies

Wife of one of the greatest influences in racing history Vincent O’Brien (according to a 2003 Racing Post poll), Jacqueline O’Brien passed away peacefully at age 89 on Tuesday. While she had no prior racing knowledge, the Racing Post published the family’s statement which said that Jacqueline “quickly became fully immersed in the business and […]

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Balthazar King Recovering Well After Grand National Spill

11-year-old Balthazar King, who suffered a serious fall at the Canal Turn – the eight fence into the race – in the Grand National earlier this month, is said to be recovering well at Phillip Leverhulme Equine Hospital at the University of Liverpool. Runner-up in last year’s running of the race, the gelding was one of […]

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