Winning Grand National team keep the party rolling

It was a case of bringing it all back home — again.

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Tiger Roll takes second Grand National - Davy Russell wins and inspires

The Tory zealots, the European Research Group, may not maintain a wine cellar, but if it did, it is unlikely that the faction’s sommelier would have been busy serving champagne after Saturday’s Grand National.

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Davy Russell dedicates Grand National success to former Cork footballer Kieran O'Connor

Victorious Grand National jockey Davy Russell has dedicated his historic victory on Tiger Roll to former Cork footballer Kieran O'Connor.

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Tiger Roll retains Aintree Grand National with stunning performance

Tiger Roll, trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by Davy Russell, has won the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree for the second year in a row.

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Grand National: The nines have it! The nines have it!

Twenty years hence, when the producers of Reeling in the Years are choosing the sounds and sights to represent the stories of 2019 they shouldn’t face too arduous a task.

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Elliott planning ambitious double Grand National tilt with Tiger Roll

Any doubts surrounding Tiger Roll’s participation in the Aintree Grand National were allayed by his trainer Gordon Elliott yesterday, who also revealed that the gutsy nine-year-old may well be one of a number of his charges who could follow up in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

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Modigliani may make his long-awaited return at Naas

One-time Classic contender Amedeo Modigliani may make his long-awaited reappearance at Naas on Sunday.

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Mick O’Toole remembered: 'The good days had always outnumbered the bad'

The three respectable looking couples arriving from Ireland for a Florida vacation would have glided unnoticed through immigration. Back then American border control agents approached their work with a lighter touch than they do these days and wouldn’t have realised that they were welcoming living legends to their shores. The officials wouldn’t have known that the three gentlemen of the party were the gravitational centre of the wild west world of late 1970s Irish horseracing. Mayhem and mischief were on tour.

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Beach bonanza for Jamie Osborne

Jamie Osborne and the ‘Melbourne 10’ enjoyed a tremendous return on their recent investments as they enjoyed a spectacular treble with Florencio, Waqaas and Monumental Man at the annual Laytown Races yesterday.

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Willie Mullins primes Lagostovegas and Stratum for Newmarket

Royal Ascot heroine Lagostovegas and beaten Ebor favourite Stratum are two of 11 possible runners for Willie Mullins in the Dubai Cesarewitch at Newmarket on October 13.

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Here's our pinstickers' guide to the Aintree Grand National

Ashley Iveson gives his opinion on all 40 runners for the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.

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Road To Riches sneaks into Grand National field as runners are confirmed

Gold Present was the only withdrawal at the final 48-hour declaration stage for the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.

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Katie Walsh 'counting down the days' until Grand National test on her husband's horse

"We're counting down the days now, but it's going to be a great experience and I'm looking forward to riding in the race again and especially for Ross."

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General Principle swoops late to give Gordon Elliott first Grand National win

General Principle got up on the line to claim a thrilling renewal of the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

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PICTURES: Sky high tribute to Tony McCoy in Liverpool ahead of Aintree Grand National

A giant image of jockey Tony McCoy was projected onto the iconic Royal Liver building in Liverpool last night - the home city of the Aintree Festival.

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€40 bet sees Dublin punter win €20,000 on Grand National day

Today's Grand National win for 25/1 shot Pineau De Re helped a south Dublin punter win €20,348 from an initial €40 stake.

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25-1 shot Pineau De Re wins Grand National

Pineau De Re claimed Crabbie's Grand National glory at Aintree for trainer Dr Richard Newland and jockey Leighton Aspell this afternoon.

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Grand National latest: Waley-Cohens in for the Long haul

Owner Robert Waley-Cohen and his jockey-son, Sam, have enjoyed unprecedented success over the Aintree fences but it could all pale into insignificance if Long Run wins the first £1m (€1.2m) renewal of the Crabbie’s Grand National.

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Grand National winner airlifted to hospital

Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania was today airlifted to hospital after a fall in a race at Hexham, only a day after his victory at Aintree.

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According to Pete and jockey Henry Haynes, and On His Own and Paul Townshend fall at Bechers on Saturday

Jefferson: I'll still support National

Malcolm Jefferson has spoken in defence of the John Smith’s Grand National after paying tribute to According To Pete, who lost his life at Aintree on Saturday.

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Animal rights campaigners criticise 'shameful' British Grand National

The organisers of the British Grand National are being criticised by animal rights campaigners over safety.

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McCoy hoping Synch's in time again

Tony McCoy admits he is as much in the dark as everyone else regarding how Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Synchronised will take to Aintree’s giant fences in the John Smith’s Grand National.

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British Grand National begins today

The 165th John Smith's British Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool begins today.

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Emotions run high as Ballabriggs wins National

Ballabriggs was an emotional winner of the John Smith's Grand National for Donald McCain, son of Aintree legend Ginger McCain, the trainer of Red Rum.

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Ballabriggs wins Aintree Grand National

Ballabriggs, trained by Donald McCain and ridden by Jason Maguire, won the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree.

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Waley-Cohen hoping it's Oscar's time

Sam Waley-Cohen will bid to become the first amateur jockey to ride the winner of the John Smith’s Grand National in over 20 years when he partners Oscar Time at Aintree tomorrow.

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100/1 outsider wins Grand National

The 100/1 outsider Mon Mome, trained by Venetia Williams and ridden by Liam Treadwell, has won today's Grand National at Aintree by several lengths.

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Sadness as Exotic Dancer dies at Aintree

Jonjo O'Neill's stable star Exotic Dancer died after suffering a heart attack following the totesport Bowl at Aintree today.

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Preists team hoping for rain

Tom O’Leary would love to see the clouds gather over Aintree this week with every drop of rain set to aid the chances of his confirmed mudlark Preists Leap in the John Smith’s Grand National.

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No ground for concern at Aintree

Officials at Aintree aim to provide ground no quicker than good for the three-day John Smith's Grand National meeting in two weeks' time.

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Denman out of Grand National

Denman has been scratched from the John Smith's Grand National following his comeback defeat at Kempton on Saturday.

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Bookies delighted with outsider's Aintree win

The 33-1 success of Silver Birch in the John Smith's Grand National had the major bookmakers declaring the biggest betting day of the year a "bookies' benefit".

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Joes Edge on road to recovery

Joes Edge, one of three co-favourites in the John Smith's Grand National, is recovering well after pulling up lame in the big race yesterday.

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Murphy hoping for cutting edge in National

Ferdy Murphy is praying Joes Edge gets the necessary breaks when he lines up among a 40-strong field for the John Smith’s Grand National tomorrow.

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Dobbin in fitness race for Aintree

Tony Dobbin faces a race against time to be fit for the John Smith's Grand National meeting at Aintree after hurting his arm when Cloudy Lane was brought down in the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

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Wedding celebrations something special for Balding

Toby Balding had lots of runners in the Grand National during his 48-year training career and won the race twice, but nothing could ever compare with what happened on the big day in 1989.

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Cheers rang loud and long for rees

Geraldine Rees has vivid memories of the events of 25 years ago, when she made headlines around the world by becoming the first woman to complete the course in the Grand National.

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Walsh continues good run for Irish at National

Hedgehunter had Irish eyes smiling with a superb victory in the John Smith’s Grand National at a packed-to-the-rafters Aintree today.

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Hedgehunter wins the Grand National

Hedgehunter, jockeyed by Ruby Walsh, has won this year's Grand National at Aintree.

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National winner takes his time going home

After his runaway win in the Aintree Grand National, Monty’s Pass was today taking time to get back to his base in Ireland.

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Walsh at the treble

Ruby Walsh took Aintree by storm with a sparkling 681-1 treble in the first three races on Martell Cognac Grand National day with one trainer hailing the jockey as the “best thing to come out of Ireland since Guinness”.

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How they finished at the Grand National

How they finished at the Grand National yesterday.

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Monty's Pass wins Grand National

Monty’s Pass (16-1) put up a superb round of jumping to land the Martell Cognac Grand National at Aintree today.

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Charlie's Swan song

Charlie Swan said goodbye to a glittering career in the saddle as he retired from riding at Aintree today.

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Walsh makes it three out of three

Ruby Walsh's unbelievable afternoon continued as he booted home his thid winner from three races on the card when Sacundai just pipped Rooster Booster in the Martell Cognac Aintree Hurdle.

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Miguel wins Maghull Novices Chase

Le Roi Miguel absolutely bolted up after a magnificent round of jumping in the Grade One Martell Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree.

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Risky Reef takes Aintree opener

Ruby Walsh started Grand National day in the best possible fashion when he gave Risky Reef (20-1) a lovely ride to take the opening Cordon Bleu Handicap Hurdle at Aintree.

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Jockey change for Grand National

Jockey Norman Williamson, due to ride Killusty in today's Grand National, has been ruled out because of injury.

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Irish contenders at the Grand National

Irish contenders at the Grand National.

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Rivals are great friends

Jonjo O’Neill and JP McManus will be fighting from different corners in today’s running of the world’s most famous race, despite having teamed up to take the Topham Trophy with Clan Royal.

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Sunshine greets National racegoers

Bright sunshine greeted the early arrivals at Aintree racecourse today ahead of the of the Martell Cognac Grand National.

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Preparations for Grand National underway

Thousands of race-goers will descend on Aintree near Liverpool this afternoon for the Grand National.

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Champ gets National meeting underway in style

Tony McCoy struck first blood on Carlovent in the opening race of the three-day Grand National meeting, the Martell Cognac Nisa Today’s Handicap Hurdle, at Aintree today.

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Youlneverwalkalone team pleased with ground

Connections of ante-post gamble Youlneverwalkalone declared themselves happy with the ground at Aintree ahead of the Martell Cognac Grand National on Saturday.

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Dry overnight at Aintree

Aintree enjoyed another rain-free night ahead of the start of the Martell Cognac Grand National meeting this afternoon.

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Monty out to be a National marvel

Monty’s Pass will carry plenty of Irish confidence for Saturday’s Martell Cognac Grand National despite finishing last of four in a hurdle race two weeks ago.

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McCoy to ride Iris Bleu in National

Champion jockey Tony McCoy, who made a successful return from injury on Deano’s Beeno at Ascot yesterday, has chosen to ride Iris Bleu in Saturday’s Martell Cognac Grand National.

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Racing: Doctor to have last word on McCoy National bid

Tony McCoy faces a nervous few hours before a decision can be made over his participation in tomorrow’s Martell Grand National.

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Racing: Marauder on course for National repeat bid

Last season’s Martell Grand National winner Red Marauder remains on course for a repeat bid for the Aintree marathon despite a ‘‘niggling’’ problem.

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