Tiger Roll is fast becoming one of the most popular racehorses in the land. While being bred for the flat and winning an Aintree Grand National is not unique – the last multiple victor of the Liverpool feature more than 40 years ago, Red Rum was a dead-heat winner on his debut over five furlongs – but the versatility and sheer breadth of achievement of the Gigginstown House Stud-owned and Gordon Elliott-trained nine-year-old takes some beating.
Thu, 21 Feb, 2019
Barry Geraghty has endured a terrible run of injury in the past 12 months but as the 37-year-old prepares for his latest comeback, at the Galway Festival on Monday, he proclaims himself fitter and stronger than ever. And despite broken arms, fractured ribs and a punctured lung in the last year, he isn’t even considering retirement.
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
Dai Williams’ battling spirit to overcome both a heart attack and a stroke were reflected by the tenacious success of West Of The Edge in the Crystal Services Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at Plumpton yesterday.
Tue, 02 Feb, 2016
Considering that he had just scuppered a sporting fairytale, it was warming to see just how genuinely chuffed the racing world was for Leighton Aspell, who had scripted his own tale of the wholly unexpected at the Grand National and appeared not quite able to take it all in.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
BRIDLINGTONBYGONES can exploit a lenient-looking mark in the Racing UK Handicap Hurdle at Musselburgh today. The Karen McLintock-trained six-year-old is winless from six previous tries over hurdles, but has shown enough promise to warrant support in Scotland.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2011