Grand National

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What Corach Rambler’s retirement says about racing’s direction of travel
Conundrum of what is best for the sport conflicting with what is best for a horse rears its ugly head once again

Greg Wood

20, May, 2024 @3:09 PM

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This year’s Grand National looked and felt like a better race, in every way | Greg Wood
The race’s ability to adapt to changing attitudes over the course of nearly 200 years has been one of the secrets of its survival

Greg Wood

15, Apr, 2024 @7:00 AM

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Vintage Grand National enough to make Willie Mullins lose his voice
Trainer adds I Am Maximus’s success at Aintree to his Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle wins at Cheltenham this season

Sean Ingle at Aintree

13, Apr, 2024 @7:50 PM

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I Am Maximus lands gamble for all-conquering Mullins in Grand National
I Am Maximus ran out an impressive winner of the Grand National at Aintree

Greg Wood at Aintree

13, Apr, 2024 @6:10 PM

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Grand National 2024: I Am Maximus wins thrilling race at Aintree – as it happened
The favourite won an incredible race at Aintree for Willie Mullins. Look back on the action

Tony Paley (now), Barry Glendenning (earlier) and Greg Wood at Aintree

13, Apr, 2024 @4:57 PM

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‘Areas of concern’: British racing faces headwinds as Grand National looms
Sport’s leaders fighting back on welfare and prize money fronts after falls in crowds put squeeze on before racing’s biggest day

Sean Ingle at Aintree

12, Apr, 2024 @6:00 PM

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Talking Horses: Mahler Mission best value in soft-ground Grand National
Selection has a near-perfect profile for the biggest betting race of the year in terms of his age, talent, stamina and form to date

Greg Wood

12, Apr, 2024 @2:54 PM

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Student’s life transformed by Grand National favourite Corach Rambler
Cameron Sword set to realise dream in racing with horse he part-owns on verge of history after last year’s win in ‘people’s race’

Greg Wood at Aintree

12, Apr, 2024 @12:57 PM

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Grand National 2024: horse-by-horse guide to all the runners
Irish horses dominate Saturday’s big-race field but the favourite Corach Rambler hails from Scotland

Greg Wood

11, Apr, 2024 @3:35 PM

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Grand National 2024 quiz: can you identify the real runner from the fakes?
Racing has a rich history of bizarre names for horses. Here are 10 from the big race at Aintree. Can you pick them out among those we made up?

Guardian sport

11, Apr, 2024 @9:50 AM

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Grand National meeting day one: trainers’ title on the line at Aintree
A three-way struggle will play out this week with Paul Nicholls’s Cap Du Mathan the tip to win the first race over the big fences

Greg Wood

10, Apr, 2024 @4:52 PM

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Grand National’s heavy going likely to make ‘new’ race look like older ones
The going on the National course was soft, heavy in places on Monday, when 51 horses were left in at the five-day stage

Greg Wood

08, Apr, 2024 @3:28 PM

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