Sir Gino remains unbeaten over the hurdles at Aintree

Sir Gino Grand National 2024

Sir Gino (11-10 Favourite) made it four wins from as many starts over hurdles when coming home the winner under Nico de Boinville for the Grade One Boodles Anniversary 4-Y-O Hurdle at Aintree on Thursday, 11th April. Having been forced to swerve last month’s Cheltenham Festival when his stable was in the doldrums, the son of It’s Gino made no mistake as he prevailed by three and a quarter lengths from Kargese. Winning horse racing trainer Nicky Henderson said: “It was a messy sort of a race and they were playing…

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Grand National News: River Island becomes style partner of Ladies Day

Randox Grand National Festival announce River Island as style partner for Ladies Day, 2024

Iconic high-street fashion retailer River Island has been named the official style partner of Ladies Day for the 2024 Randox Grand National Festival this week. This year, Ladies’ Day, including the Style Awards, will take place on Friday, 12th April, running from Thursday, 11th April to Saturday, 13th April. The overall Style Award prize package is this year worth £10,000 – double the amount it was worth in 2023. Brand new for 2024 is the Sustainable Style Award, which will see a prize worth £2,000 awarded to the most fashionably…

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Rachael Blackmore talks through Grand National winning ride

Racheal Blackmore Grand National talk with Betfair

Here’s your chance to watch the latest episode of GoggleJocks as Betfair Ambassador, Rachael Blackmore joins Kevin Black and Vanessa Ryle to relive her stunning 2021 Grand National win abord Minella Times. During the episode, Rachael talks through the twists and turns of Aintree including how she was feeling throughout the flagship race. Luck in the Grand National In the episode, Racheal speaks of Minella Times’ natural ability on the track, where top advice, luck and a talented horse can land you a victory in arguably, the best race in…

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What to Know About the Aintree Grand National Festival 2023 

Grand National Festival

It’s fair to say that the organisers have done a good job of building auxiliary events around the Grand National at Aintree each April. In years gone past, the famous race was perhaps the only reason for casual racing fans to tune in, but the festival that has been built up around the big one is now brilliant in its own right. In fact, should you take the Grand National out of the three-day event, you’d still be left with a world-class racing festival.  Sure, the Grand National race might…

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The favourites for the 2023 Grand National

Grand National Runners with horses jumping cross country fence

As we approach this year’s edition of the Grand National, horse racing fans will surely be assessing their list of potential candidates to make history at Aintree. One of the biggest days on the horse racing calendar, the National is a race with years of prestige and history, and to come out of it victorious is a mark of an exceptionally talented horse. Indeed, those assessing the horse racing betting odds will have a tough time predicting a winner, simply down to the unpredictability the National provides.  Last year saw…

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