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  • National hero Mania in hospital after fall

    International Horse Racing April 8, 2013 3:24 am

    Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania is recovering in hospital on Sunday following a nasty fall 24 hours after lifting the world’s most famous steeplechase on 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore. The Scottish rider was on board Stagecoach Jasper, trained like his Aintree winner by Sue Smith, in a handicap hurdle […]

  • National Mania for outsider Auroras Encore

    International Horse Racing April 7, 2013 6:42 am

    Scottish jockey Ryan Mania has won the Grand National at his first attempt, guiding outsider Auroras Encore to victory at Aintree. The 23-year-old, who briefly gave up riding two years ago when opportunities dried up, gave the 66-1 chance a perfect ride with Auroras Encore beating Welsh duo Cappa Bleu […]

  • Bookies fear National plunge on Katie

    International Horse Racing April 6, 2013 7:54 am

    Bookmakers believe punters will go angling for Seabass to put Katie Walsh into the record books as the first female jockey to win the Grand National. The combination filled third place 12 months ago and the bookies think there could be a public plunge on the Irish rider as she […]

  • Second horse death mars Aintree festival

    International Horse Racing April 6, 2013 7:42 am

    The Aintree Festival was plunged into more grief on Friday following the death of another horse over the fences used in the Grand National Steeplechase. Little Josh was euthanased after breaking a shoulder following a heavy fall in the Topham Steeplechase, the fourth race of the day. He was the […]

  • Ruthless Sprinter Sacre wins again

    International Horse Racing April 6, 2013 6:24 am

    Jumps racing phenomenon Sprinter Sacre has stretched his winning streak to nine in the Grade One Melling Chase at Aintree. The seven-year-old, known as the Frankel of the jumps scene, made light of the extra half-mile (800m) to his preferred distance of two miles to cruise home 4-1/2 lengths clear […]

  • Tony McCoy chooses Grand National mount

    International Horse Racing April 5, 2013 10:54 am

    Tony McCoy has decided to ride the Ted Walsh-trained Colbert Station in Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree. The champion jockey faced a difficult choice as his other JP McManus-owned option was Jonjo O’Neill’s Sunnyhillboy, beaten by the narrowest margin in National history 12 months ago by Neptune Collonges. “He’s won […]

  • Darley acquires interest in Animal Kingdom

    International Horse Racing April 4, 2013 9:48 am

    Sheikh Mohammed has bought into Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom, acquiring a 29 per cent share. It means Animal Kingdom will stand in the northern hemisphere at Darley’s Jonabell Farm in Kentucky. John Messara, who bought 75 per cent of Animal Kingdom from Team Valor before the World Cup, […]

  • Big guns poised for Coronation Cup

    International Horse Racing April 4, 2013 9:24 am

    St Nicholas Abbey and Cirrus Des Aigles are among 35 entries for the Coronation Cup at Epsom on June 1. Dunaden, winner of the 2011 Melbourne Cup and runner-up Red Cadeaux are also in the mix. The Aidan O’Brien-trained St Nicholas Abbey has won the race for the past two […]

  • Camelot nominated for Lockinge

    International Horse Racing April 4, 2013 9:24 am

    Dual Derby winner Camelot could reappear in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on May 18. Aidan O’Brien’s star, who narrowly failed to lift the triple crown last season, is one of 32 entries for the one mile (1600m) event. It would represent a significant drop in distance from the St […]

  • Dunlop thrilled with Cadeaux Cup placing

    International Horse Racing April 2, 2013 11:48 am

    Ed Dunlop is considering the next plan of attack with Red Cadeaux following his fantastic run in defeat in the Dubai World Cup on Saturday. The globetrotting seven-year-old has been a magnificent servant to his connections in recent seasons, going down by just a nose in the 2011 Melbourne Cup […]

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