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Aintree Grand National success etches Henry de Bromhead's name in racing history as dream season goes on

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 18:00
His father Harry "was an original thinker, a bit unorthodox" before he handed over the training reins at the turn of the millennium, and the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to Henry de Bromhead.
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What's next for Rachael Blackmore? How perfect year could get even sweeter as she eyes being crowned champion jockey

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 12:35
It has been a year of firsts for Rachael Blackmore with the trailblazing Tipperary rider emphatically etching her name in racing history over the last month.
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‘I started to believe I could win when I heard the commentator say I was four lengths ahead’- Rachael Blackmore 

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 10:41
Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore said she started to believe she could win the Grand National after hearing the commentator say she was four lengths ahead of the horse behind. 
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Blackmore continues to inspire with more history in her sights

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 02:30
Superwoman wouldn’t hold a candle to Rachael Blackmore with the Tipperary rider shattering yet another glass ceiling en route to a sensational Aintree Grand National success aboard Minella Times (11/1).
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Rachael Blackmore’s brilliance is her story – not her gender

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 02:30
There was a moment as her triumphs accumulated at the recent Cheltenham Festival when you sensed Rachael Blackmore tire of the endless desire to frame her story as some kind of suffragette’s uprising.
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Frost and Cobden on mend after Aintree falls

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 02:30
Jockeys Bryony Frost and Harry Cobden are both on the mend after enduring heavy falls on Grand National day at Aintree.
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‘Bolshoi’ waltzes into Derby picture after bold Leopardstown display

Mon, 12/04/2021 - 02:30
Bolshoi Ballet enhanced his Classic claims as he provided trainer Aidan O’Brien with an 11th victory in the PW McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown.
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As she smashes one glass ceiling after another Rachael Blackmore is now a National treasure

Sun, 11/04/2021 - 02:30
Until Rachael Blackmore and Minella Times won the 173rd Randox Grand National at Aintree yesterday, a female riding the winner of the world’s greatest race was purely a work of fiction — Enid Bagnold’s 1935 classic National Velvet.
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‘It’s just a dream’ - Rachael Blackmore’s family react to her becoming the first woman ever to win the Grand National

Sat, 10/04/2021 - 17:35
Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore has become the first woman ever to win the Grand National at Aintree.
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Meade out to add another National memory with long shot ‘Tout’

Sat, 10/04/2021 - 02:30
Noel Meade may not be able to list the Aintree Grand National as one of his many successes in a glittering training career spanning back to 1970, but he still has plenty of fond memories about the Liverpool showpiece.
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Mullins and Livelovelaugh turn Topham into a procession as Irish raiders hit back

Sat, 10/04/2021 - 02:30
Livelovelaugh turned the Randox Topham Handicap Chase at Aintree into a procession for Patrick and Willie Mullins on a dominant second day of the Grand National meeting for the Irish raiders.
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Harrington can weave ‘Magic’ to plunder National spoils 

Sat, 10/04/2021 - 02:30
There may be no Tiger Roll – the two-time champion was instead tailed off in a Grade One on Thursday – but the people’s horse may provide the key form line in today’s Randox Grand National (5.15) at Aintree.
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Suddenly I find myself riding in the National with a live chance, it doesn’t get any better than this

Sat, 10/04/2021 - 02:30
It doesn’t get any better than this. It’s always been the Grand National for me. Some people prefer the class of the Cheltenham Gold Cup but ever since I read a big book with small print and a faded cover on the history of the Aintree Grand National when I was seven or eight, I’ve been hooked on the magic of it.
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His price is short but the ‘Cap’ fits for O’Neill in Grand National

Sat, 10/04/2021 - 02:30
I read in Graham Sharpe’s excellent book Classic Horse Racing Quotes that newspaper headline writers had a bit of fun after the Grand National in 1935, stating that the big race was won by three furlongs.
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‘Ballet’ can dazzle to complete Ballysax dozen for O’Brien

Sat, 10/04/2021 - 02:30
The dominance of Aidan O’Brien knows no bounds and the Ballydoyle maestro should complete the perfect dozen of successes in tomorrow’s PW McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes (3.45) with Bolshoi Ballet.
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Fergie time at Aintree as former Red Devils boss relishes famous Merseyside treble

Fri, 09/04/2021 - 02:30
It was going to take something to overshadow Tiger Roll’s appearance, win, lose or draw, in the Betway Bowl, but as the two-time Grand National winner plodded round in fourth, beaten 92 lengths, up front Alex Ferguson was completing a treble courtesy of Clan Des Obeaux.
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Clan Des Obeaux claims Betway Bowl in style as Tiger Roll forced to settle for fourth

Thu, 08/04/2021 - 17:02
Clan Des Obeaux made it third time lucky in the Betway Bowl Chase at Aintree with a superb performance.
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McConnell hopeful Some Neck makes National cut

Thu, 08/04/2021 - 02:30
John McConnell faces an anxious wait to discover if Some Neck is guaranteed a run in the Randox Grand National at Aintree.
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Irish eyes can smile at Aintree with The Shunter and ‘Jason’

Thu, 08/04/2021 - 02:30
There is unlikely to be the same type of dominance as there was at last month's Cheltenham Festival but the Irish raiders, led by the evergreen Tiger Roll, can still pack a decent punch on the opening day of the Aintree Grand National meeting.
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