Tag Archive for: Grand National


Why Do Horses Wear Blinkers? Does It Help Them Win?

If you’ve ever watched a horse race and wondered why some of the horses are wearing blinkers, then wonder no more. Horses wear blinkers, also known as blinders, when they race to help them maintain focus and prevent distractions. The…
Aldaniti & Bob Champion
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Bob Champion & Aldaniti – The Famous 1981 Grand National Winners

A Grand National legend, Bob Champion battled not only the Aintree course, but cancer, to go on and win the race with Aldaniti in 1981.

Grand National Racing Silks – Will You Pick Your Favourite?

The racing colours (or ‘silks’) worn by jockeys in the Grand National represent the owners of the horse. They do not, as some people believe identify the jockey or horse itself. Nevertheless, taking a mental note of the silks worn by…

Broadcasting History Of The Grand National

The Grand National has been a fixture of British culture for nearly 200 years. The first race was run in 1836, and every year it has gotten better and better. The 2023 Grand National will be just as exciting as we wait to see if Noble Yeats…

How To Bet Each Way

The most popular type of bet on the Grand National is the 'Each Way' bet. It's the bet that gives you the best chance of getting a return on your money. If you place your each-way bet online with Paddy Power, you'll be betting that your horse…
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Vincent O’Brien – Grand National Winning Trainer

Vincent O'Brien is a legend in the sport and is also the only trainer to saddle three consecutive winners of the Grand National at Aintree.

How Ginger McCain Found Red Rum

When Donald McCain pulled up in his taxi outside the Prince of Wales hotel in Southport one wet summer’s evening, he couldn’t have known that his next fare was about to change his life and make racing history. Donald, also known as Ginger,…

Philip Hobbs

Philip Hobbs, born in 1955, is the son of Tony Hobbs who had a permit to train for many years, breeding several good horses to run in the family colours. Unlike many trainers who went into the industry at a very young age, Hobbs opted to…
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Ginger McCain

Donald McCain, more frequently referred to as ‘Ginger’ is a name that goes hand in hand with the Grand National. Ginger was the trainer of the legendary Red Rum, the most famous and greatest horse to have ever lived. Red Rum won the Grand…