Clan Des Obeaux holds off favourite Al Boum Photo to clinch victory in the Punchestown Gold Cup

Sir Alex Ferguson co-owned Clan Des Obeaux holds off favourite Al Boum Photo to clinch victory in the Punchestown Gold Cup Nicholls could have run Clan Des Obeaux at Sandown on Saturday  The trainer opted to take on the Irish in their own back yard on Wednesday  The 100-30 shot, ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies, won by … Read more

Jockey Bryony Frost completes superb double on Frodon and Greaneteen at Sandown

Bryony Frost completes stunning Sandown double on Frodon and Greaneteen just two weeks after being kicked in the head at Aintree Frost landed the two most prestigious races in the jumps finale at Sandown Frost conjured a late rally from Frodon to claim the Grade Two Oaksey Chase She then guided Greaneteen to a Grade One success in … Read more

Thunder storms home to win the Scottish Grand National as Lucinda Russell eyes a tilt at Aintree

Mighty Thunder storms home to win the Scottish Grand National as Lucinda Russell eyes a tilt at Aintree next season Linda Russell also won the Grand National in 2017 with One For Arthur  Tom Scudamore rode Mighty Thunder to victory in  Blair Campbell’s absence  Harry Skelton rode Allmankind to victory at Future Champions Novices’ chase  By Marcus Townend for … Read more

Harriet Graham’s jump from stand-in clerk at Ayr to Coral Scottish Grand National contender

Harriet Graham will be eyeing a fairytale return to the Coral Scottish Grand National after going from stand-in clerk to contender as the trainer saddles 6-1 favourite Aye Right Graham’s last involvement in the Coral Scottish Grand National was as an official She was a stand-in clerk of the course at Ayr and helped the race … Read more

First female Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore is backed to dominate the sport

First female Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore is backed to dominate the sport by fellow Aintree trailblazer Jenny Pitman Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the Grand National Jenny Pitman, the first female trainer to win the National, has lauded Blackmore  Charlotte Budd, the first female jockey to ride in the race, … Read more

‘She’s an inspiration to male and female jockeys’: Katie Walsh leads tributes to Rachael Blackmore

‘She’s an inspiration to male AND female jockeys’: Katie Walsh leads tributes to Rachael Blackmore after her historic Grand National victory Katie Walsh said Rachael Blackmore was ‘an inspiration’ to all jockeys  Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the Grand National Walsh, sister of Ruby, said Blackmore’s win was ‘just brilliant for horseracing’  … Read more

Trainer Henry de Bromhead celebrates Grand National one-two… after doing the same at Cheltenham

‘It’s the stuff you dream about!’ Trainer Henry de Bromhead celebrates Grand National one-two thanks to history-making Rachael Blackmore… after doing the same at Cheltenham Henry de Bromhead secured a one-two at the Grand National race on Saturday De Bromhead, 48, trained Rachael Blackmore’s Minella Times and Balko Des Flos The trainer saw the same … Read more

GERALDINE REES: Rachael Blackmore’s Grand National win is so special and I’m thrilled for her

GERALDINE REES: Since becoming the first female jockey to finish the Grand National I’ve been waiting for this special day and am thrilled for Rachael Blackmore Rachael Blackmore’s win was something everyone needed to see happen The first female Grand National winner is an incredibly special day for racing It’s a shame Blackmore did not … Read more

Grand National 2021 at Aintree LIVE: Race updates, racecard, runners and favourites

Grand National LIVE: Rachael Blackmore looks to write herself into the history books with on board Minella Times while Tom Scudamore aims to steer favourite Cloth Cap to victory… follow all the action on the final day at Aintree By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline Published: 16:15 BST, 10 April 2021 | Updated: 16:15 BST, 10 … Read more

Georgie Howell-trained Sub Lieutenant to be ridden by daughter Tabitha Worsley at Grand National

Mother and daughter double act fit for the movies… Georgie Howell-trained Sub Lieutenant will take part in the Grand National at Aintree ridden by her daughter Tabitha Worsley The Georgie Howell-trained Sub Lieutenant will take part in the Grand National  Should Sub Lieutenant win it will be Howell’s first success as a Permit Holder  Sub … Read more

Sam Turner: Take Rachael Blackmore and Minella Times to make Grand National history

Sam Turner’s big race selection: Now make most of the good Times and take Rachael Blackmore to write herself into Grand National history by partnering Minella Times to victory Sportsmail expert Sam Turner predicts Minella Times to take an historic victory  A victory would see Rachael Blackmore write herself into Grand National history  She also … Read more

Patrick Mullins will ride Burrows Saint in Grand National as replacement for Paul Townend

Amateur jockey Patrick Mullins to ride second favourite Burrows Saint for father Willie in Saturday’s Grand National after first choice Paul Townend broke his foot in a fall last week Amateur jockey Patrick Mullins will ride Burrows Saint at the Grand National  He will replace the injured Paul Townend, who suffered a fall last week   … Read more

Paul Townend fighting for fitness to take part in Randox Grand National on Saturday

Paul Townend fighting for fitness to take part in Randox Grand National… after Ireland’s champion jockey suffered a fall at Fairyhouse Festival Paul Townend suffered a fall on Sunday during the Fairyhouse Easter Festival A late decision will be made over his fitness after he sustained a foot injury  He is still hoping to take … Read more