Grand National 2019 News
Find out all the information about the runners and riders in the 2019 Grand National
Aintree return on the cards for Highland Lodge and Just A Par
Trainer Jimmy Moffatt is looking to send Highland Lodge and Just A Par back to Aintree next year after running the pair in the Becher Chase on Saturday.
Becher Chase Day: Five things we learned about the 2019 Grand National
Fresh from his visit to Aintree on Saturday, Nick Seddon looks at five things he learned about the 2019 Grand National picture after Becher Chase day.
Blaklion bids to retain Becher Chase crown
Blaklion bids to land back-to-back victories in the (Grade 3) Becher Handicap Chase over the iconic Grand National fences at Aintree on Saturday.
Tiger Roll spearheads Elliott Grand National team
2018 Grand National hero Tiger Roll is set to lead a formidable Gordon Elliott team into battle as the trainer targets a third victory in the Aintree showpiece next April.
Ballyoptic heads 28 entries for Becher Chase
Ante-post favourite Ballyoptic is among 28 five-day confirmations for the Becher Handicap Chase, run over the famous Grand National fences at Aintree this Saturday.
Frodon top weight for Aintree's Grand Sefton Chase
Allocated weights have been unveiled today ahead of the Grand Sefton Handicap Chase at Aintree next month, with Frodon to carry top weight of 11st 12lb.
Don Poli heads the weights for Aintree's Becher Chase
Don Poli to carry top weight of 11st 12lb for the (Grade 3) Becher Handicap Chase, run over the world-famous Grand National fences at Aintree on 8th December.
Missed Approach and Theatre Territory given National target
Warren Greatrex has revealed that he is targeting Grand National success with Missed Approach and Theatre Territory.
The Last Samuri switches to Harry Fry
2016 Grand National runner-up The Last Samuri has left Kim Bailey's yard to be trained by Harry Fry, in what is expected to be his last season in training.
Ante-post preview: 2019 Grand National
We take a look ahead to the 2019 Grand National and pick out two horses worth backing.
Grand National Result 2018: Tiger Roll wins in dramatic fashion
Tiger Roll (10/1), trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by Davy Russell, won a thrilling 2018 Grand National at Aintree as he defeated the Willie Mullins trained Pleasant Company in a photo finish.
Grand National: Ciaran Gethings replaces the injured Adrian Heskin on Saint Are
Ciaran Gethings gets the late call to partner Saint Are in the Grand National.
Grand National: the potential history makers
Victory for certain horses in this year's Grand National would put them in the record books.
Grand National going: still heavy but 'will dry up a bit' before the big race
Aintree's Clerk of the course Andrew Tulloch has left the official going on the Grand National course as 'heavy, soft in places.'
Grand National betting: Raz de Maree and I Just Know the market movers overnight
With yesterday’s rain prompting a change in the going on the Grand National course to ‘heavy, soft in places’, the longstanding race favourites have been on the drift.
Grand National: special bets
Does picking the winning horse from among the 38 now due to face the starter at 5.15 this afternoon look a daunting task?
Regal Encore and Walk In The Mill out of Grand National
Two more horses were ruled out of the Grand National on Saturday morning.
The Timeform Expert's View: Total domination in Grand National
Timeform's Phil Turner provides his best bet, next best and best longshot for Day 3 of the 2018 Grand National Festival at Aintree.
Beeves taken out of Grand National
Beeves became the third to defect from the Grand National on Friday afternoon.
Vicente out of Grand National after going change
With the official going now heavy, soft in places on the Grand National course, Paul Nicholls has taken Vicente out of the race.
Minella Rocco out of Grand National; first reserve Thunder And Roses in
Jonjo O'Neill has confirmed that top-weight Minella Rocco will not run in Saturday's Grand National due to unsuitably soft ground.
The Timeform Expert's View: Best of Citizen still to come
Timeform's Jamie Lynch provides his best bet, next best and best longshot for Day 2 of the 2018 Grand National Festival at Aintree.
Daryl Jacob can't wait to ride Ucello Conti in the Grand National
Daryl Jacob rode a double on day one of the Grand National Festival.
The Dutchman in good form ahead of Grand National test
Trainer Colin Tizzard reports The Dutchman to be in good form ahead of Saturday's Grand National at Aintree.
Video: Faster than Mr Frisk? Quickfire Grand National Preview
Want a short and sweet Grand National preview to watch? Jamie Lynch and Phil Turner try to run through all 40 runners in this year's Grand National quicker than Mr Frisk's record-breaking time of 8 minutes and 47 seconds.
2018 Grand National: Video preview
Jamie Lynch and Phil Turner give the lowdown on all 40 runners set to run in the 2018 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree, and pick out their best bets in the race.
Grand National Trends: How to pick the winner of the 2018 Grand National
Want to pick the winner of the Grand National? Timeform look at past renewals to help find the 2018 winner.
Grand National declared field: Gold Present out, Road To Riches in
Gold Present is the only absentee from the five-day entries following the final declarations for the 2018 Grand National.
The Timeform Expert's View: Make a killing with Barra
Timeform's Ben Fearnley's provides his best bet, next best and best longshot for Day 1 of the 2018 Grand National Festival at Aintree.
Coltherd hopeful of big run from Captain Redbeard
Stuart Coltherd is quietly confident about the chances of Captain Redbeard in Saturday’s Grand National, as he bids to become the second successive Scottish-trained winner of the race.
Martin: Anibale Fly will need some luck in National
Tony Martin has admitted that luck will be a crucial factor if Anibale Fly is to perform in Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree.
Blaklion team hopeful of big run in Saturday's National
Connections of Blaklion are hopeful of another good performance on Aintree’s National course in Saturday’s Grand National.
Johnson still searching for Grand National ride
Champion Jockey Richard Johnson is still without a ride for Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree, and his options are beginning to run out.
Katie Walsh: Ground not an issue for Baie Des Iles
Katie Walsh is unconcerned about the going for her mount Baie Des Iles in Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree.
Grand National contender Seeyouatmidnight changes ownership
Grand National candidate Seeyouatmidnight will contest Saturday’s showpiece in different colours, having been bought by David and Patricia Thompson of Cheveley Park Stud.
Fence by fence guide to the Grand National
Grand National expert Phil Turner provides a fence-by-fence guide to Saturday's race - a fascinating fact for each of the 30 fences the horses will jump.
Grand National A to Z: Jamie Lynch's guide to the race
Get everything you need to know about the Grand National as chief correspondent Jamie Lynch provides an A to Z guide to the race that grips the nation.
Minella Rocco heads 63 remaining in the Grand National
There are 63 horses that remain in the 2018 Grand National following the five-day confirmation stage.
Grand National Great: Hedgehunter
We take a look at the top-class winner of the 2005 Grand National, Hedgehunter.
Grand National Great: Rough Quest
We take a look at the winner of the 1996 Grand National, Rough Quest, a horse whose victory was described as "better than sex" by jockey Mick Fitzgerald!
Grand National Great: Red Rum
We take a look at the most famous Grand National winner of them all, Red Rum, who recorded a landmark third win in the race in 1977.
Grand National Great: Golden Miller
We take a look at 1934 Aintree winner Golden Miller who completed a unique Gold Cup-Grand National double that season.
Grand National Great: Party Politics
We take a look at the appropriate winner of the 1992 Grand National, Party Politics, a huge horse who strode to victory under Carl Llewellyn in an election year.
Grand National Great: Mr Frisk
We take a look at the winner of the 1990 Grand National, Mr Frisk, the last horse to have been ridden to glory in the race by an amateur.
Grand National Great: Don't Push It
We take a look at Tony McCoy's long-awaited Grand National winner Don't Push It, successful in 2010.
Grand National Great: Manifesto
We take a look at the remarkable Aintree record of 1897 and 1899 Grand National winner Manifesto, a horse who now has a name raced after him at the meeting.
Grand National Great: Aldaniti
We take a look at the heart-warming tale of the 1981 Grand National winner, Aldaniti, and his jockey Bob Champion.
Grand National Great: Foinavon
We take a look at the winner of the 1967 Grand National, Foinavon, a horse whose name has become synonymous with the race itself.
Gas Line Boy hoping to make it third time lucky in Grand National
Trainer Ian Williams reports Gas Line Boy to be in good form as he attempts to win the Grand National at the third attempt.
2018 Grand National - Breaking down the field
With the 2018 Grand National approaching, we break down this year's field into workable chunks in the hope of finding you a bet in the race.
Amputee jockey set to create history over Grand National fences
Guy Disney is set to create history by becoming the first amputee jockey to ride over the Grand National fences, having been booked to ride in the Foxhunters’ Chase at Aintree.
Anibale Fly well supported for the Grand National
Anibale Fly came in for good market support on Wednesday ahead of the 2018 Grand National.
Grand National Going: Which horses will Soft ground suit?
We take a look at the current ground conditions at Aintree ahead of the 2018 Grand National and suggest three horses who won't be inconvenienced by testing going.
Blaklion bound for Aintree once again
Becher Chase winner Blaklion is reported to be on target for the Grand National after a breathing operation.
Mudlark Raz de Maree to be Power assisted at Aintree
Grand National-winning jockey Robbie Power is likely to ride veteran Raz de Maree in this year's race.
Elliott trio take aim at Grand National
Gordon Elliott looks set to have three runners in this year's Grand National at Aintree, including three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Tiger Roll.
As de Mee set to miss Aintree test
The Paul Nicholls-trained As de Mee has been ruled out of the 2018 Grand National through injury.
Grand National: five of the unluckiest losers
Hard-luck stories abound in the long history of the Grand National. Here are five of the unluckiest losers.
Ranking The Races: Phil Turner's Top 5 Grand National renewals
Phil Turner heads down memory lane to discuss his five favourite ever renewals of the Grand National at Aintree...
Grand National schooling fences made available to trainers
Grand National schooling fences, located at four venues in Britain and Ireland, will be available for use from today.
Henderson: Gold Present ready for National test
Nicky Henderson has reported that Gold Present is fit and ready to go for the Grand National, as he aims for his first ever win in the race.
Causes of Causes ruled out of National
2017 runner-up Cause of Causes is set to miss this year's Grand National at Aintree after a setback.
2017 Grand National: Story of the race
We take a look back at the 2017 renewal of the Grand National and review what happened in the race.
Grand National 2018: What date and time is the race, which channel is it on and where do I get a list of the runners?
Find out the date and time of the 2018 Grand National, plus which channel it is on and where you can get a list of the runners.
Gigginstown's Aintree team taking shape
Gigginstown House Stud could be represented by as many four horses in this year’s Grand National.
Bryony Frost given chance to emulate National-winning father
Bryony Frost has been confirmed as the rider of Milansbar in the Grand National, a race won by her father Jimmy on Little Polveir in 1989.
Grand National Ante-post Preview: Total Recall one to remember
We preview the 2018 Grand National and give you our best ante-post betting tips.
Handicapper highlights Aintree chances of Gold Cup third Anibale Fly
BHA Head of Handicapping Phil Smith says Anibale Fly looks well treated following his third in last week's Gold Cup.
Katie Walsh looking forward to National ride on Baie des Iles
Successful on Relegate in the Champion Bumper at last week's Cheltenham Festival, the jockey is now gearing up for another ride over the big fences at Aintree.
Owner Trevor Hemmings bidding for record fourth National success
The Isle of Man-based owner has three of the 73 horses remaining in the race after the latest forfeit stage.
Grand National weights rise by 3 lb as Minella Rocco stands his ground
Minella Rocco is now the top weight for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National following the latest forfeit stage.
Abolitionist ruled out of 2018 Grand National
Leading ante-post fancy Abolitionist has been ruled out of the 2018 Randox Health Grand National.
Morning Assembly on target for Grand National
Pat Fahy has revealed that the 2016 eighth Morning Assembly is being aimed at this year's renewal.
Yala Enki wins gruelling National Trial at Haydock
Yala Enki showed all of his grit to run out a convincing winner of Haydock's Grand National Trial in testing conditions on Saturday, seeing off favourite Blaklion in a race in which just three finished.
Grand National-winning jockey Liam Treadwell retires
Liam Treadwell, who won the 2009 Grand National on Mon Mome, has retired from riding.
Grand National 2018 weights released: Definitly Red top
Recent Cheltenham winner Definitly Red tops the weights for the 2018 Grand National. Get the full list here.
Grand National 2018 weights: Reaction from the trainers
Nigel Twiston-Davies, Jonjo O'Neill, Gordon Elliott and Kim Bailey talk about their hopes for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National. Get the latest reaction following the release of the weights for this year's race.
Blaklion tops 105 entries for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National
Ante-post favourite Blaklion headlines 105 entries for the £1-million Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 14.
Arthur becomes a National hero for Scotland
The Lucinda Russell-trained One For Arthur wins the Grand National at 14 /1 for Derek Fox.
Yanworth goes extra mile to lift Liverpool Hurdle
Disappointing Champion Hurdle favourite steps up in trip to win the Liverpool Hurdle.
San Benedeto gets up late in the Maghull Novices' Chase
San Benedeto capitalises on stable-companion's misfortune to land four-timer.
Finian's an Oscar winner in Mersey Novices' Hurdle
The in-form team of Colin Tizzard, owners Ann & Alan Potts and jockey Robbie Power landed their third Grade 1 win of the meeting.
Worlds strong at the End of Sefton Thriller
The Worlds End held on gamely to win the Grade 1 Sefton Novices' Hurdle.
The Timeform Expert's View: Shuffle Double the price he should be
Timeform jumps handicapper Phil Turner provides his best bet, next best and best longshot for Grand National day at Aintree on Saturday.
Gold again for Tizzard in Topham
Colin Tizzard landed a three-timer on Ladies' Day at Aintree when Ultragold won the Topham Chase.
Fox Norton doubles up for Tizzard and Power
Fox Norton made it a double on day two of Aintree for trainer Colin Tizzard, jockey Robbie Power and owners Ann and Alan Potts when winning the Melling Chase.
Might Bite completes Cheltenham-Aintree double
Nicky Henderson saddled a one-two in the Mildmay Novices' Chase on Ladies Day at Aintree.
Pingshou lands a surprise in Top Novices' Hurdle
Pingshou gave Robbie Power another winner in the Ann and Alan Potts colours at Aintree on Friday.
Grand National 2017: Timeform's Runner Guide
Timeform's runner-by-runner guide to all forty horses in the 2017 Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.
The Timeform Expert's View: Mount up, it's time to Go Conquer
Timeform Chief Correspondent Jamie Lynch provides his best bet, next best and best longshot for Ladies' Day - day two of the 2017 Grand National Festival.
Who will go off as favourite in this year's Grand National?
Ahead of Saturday's 2017 Grand National at Aintree, Nick Seddon looks at which horses are likely to prove the most popular amongst those having a bet in the race.
Katie Walsh's arm bruised not broken
Following a fall in Thursday's Foxhunters' Chase, rider Katie Walsh has badly bruised her arm.
Buveur d'Air leads home My Tent Or Yours in Aintree Hurdle
Buveur d'Air beat My Tent Or Yours in the Aintree Hurdle in a repeat of the Champion Hurdle from last month.
Tea For Two denies Cue Card in Betway Bowl at Aintree
The Lizzie Kelly-ridden Tea for Two denied defending champion Cue Card a second successive Betway Bowl.
Getting Young Master to National "100-week plan"
The 2017 Grand National as been a long-term plan for trainer Neil Mulholland.
Robbie Power hoping for Encore in Grand National
Man of the moment Robbie Power is hopeful of a big run from outsider Regal Encore in Saturday's Grand National.
Defi du Seuil sees off determined Divin Bere to win Anniversary Hurdle
Defi du Seuil extended his unbeaten record to seven with a hard-fought success in the Anniversary 4-y-o Hurdle at Aintree.
Flying Angel leads HTF one-two in Manifesto Chase
Flying Angel beat Cloudy Dream - both members of Timeform's Fifty To Follow list - in the Manifesto Novices' Chase at Aintree.
FREE 2017 Grand National Sweepstake
Timeform's free 2017 Grand National Sweepstake can be downloaded here.
The Timeform Expert's View: Hoping it's Cloudy
Timeform Jumps Editor Dan Barber provides his best bet, next best and best longshot for Day One of the 2017 Aintree Festival.
Grand National 2017: Pendra out as final 40 are confirmed
Pendra was the only horse in the top 40 not declared as the final field for the 2017 Randox Health Grand National was confirmed.
Melling Chase 2017: Timeform's Runner Guide
Timeform run the rule over the nine runners for the 2017 Melling Chase at Aintree on Friday.
Barry Geraghty set to ride More Of That in Grand National
Top jockey Barry Geraghty is set to pick More Of That ahead of Cause Of Causes as his ride in the 2017 Randox Health Grand National.
Betway Bowl 2017: Timeform's Runner Guide
Timeform run the rule over the seven runners for the 2017 Bowl at Aintree on Thursday.
Timeform Grand National Quiz: Test your knowledge!
How much do you know about the world famous steeplechase? Test your knowledge with our quiz! Tweet your score to @TimeformLive to see how you compare to others.
Ground dries out for 2017 Grand National
Yet another sunny and dry spring day at Aintree has seen the official going description for the Grand National Course change ahead of the 2017 Randox Health Grand National.
Neuroblastoma sufferer Bradley Lowery gets Grand National honour
Five-year-old Neuroblastoma campaigner Bradley Lowery has been awarded an honorary 41st place in Saturday's Randox Health Grand National.
Connections of Drop Out Joe getting nervous ahead of Grand National
Drop Out Joe's owner Robert Aplin admits to feeling 'nerve-wracked' ahead of the horse's tilt at the 2017 Randox Health Grand National this Saturday at Aintree.
Grand National 2017: Five memorable renewals
With the 2017 Grand National almost upon us, Nick Seddon looks back on some notable renewals of the world famous steeplechase, including 'the race that never was'.
Carlingford Lough and Ziga Boy to miss National
Carlingford Lough and Ziga Boy have been ruled out of the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.
One For Arthur's rider Derek Fox returns to action
The rider has been on the sidelines since a fall in early-March, but hopes to make a return to action on Wednesday before Aintree.
Brian Ellison: Grand National win would mean everything
Winning the 2017 Grand National would mean everything to Definitly Red's trainer Brian Ellison.
Walsh to ride Pleasant Company in 2017 Grand National
Ruby Walsh has chosen the lightly raced Pleasant Company to ride in this year's National.
Geraghty cleared to ride in Grand National
Barry Geraghty has been off the track since breaking six ribs and collapsing a lung in a fall at Kempton at the end of February.
Boy team hoping to avoid repeat of Becher mishap
Ziga Boy's connections are hoping for better luck ahead of his run in the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.
Grand National 2017: A beginners' guide to picking the winner
Timeform bring you their guide on how to pick the winner of the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.
Scudamore excited by Rouge ride in National
Tom Scudamore is relishing the prospect of riding favourite Vieux Lion Rouge in the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.
Grand National Day Rail Travel Update
The key organisations - Aintree Racecourse, Merseytravel, Merseyrail - responsible for looking after people getting to the races on Grand National day, Saturday 8th April, have been working hard to ensure that the RMT strike doesn't affect racegoers' enjoyment of the Aintree showpiece.
All systems go for The Young Master run at Aintree
The Young Master is reportedly on target for the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.
Grand National Quiz: Can you name the 20 most recent winners in under 5 minutes?
Become a Grand National legend! Put your knowledge of Aintree's most famous race to the test by seeing if you can name the 20 most recent winners in under 5 minutes, then share your score with your friends to see how you compare! To play, simply type in your answer and if it's correct it will show below. Good luck!
Grand National 2017 odds: The story so far
As the 2017 Grand National approaches, and with the key trials having already been and gone, we take a look back at how the odds for the race have developed over the season.
George pair working well ahead of National bids
Double Shuffle and Saint Are are both on course to run in this season's Grand National.
Nicholls happy with condition of National quintet
Paul Nicholls is pleased with the condition of his five runners ahead of the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.
Top 5 Grand National shocks
We reveal the five biggest shocks in Grand National history!
Vics Canvas set to miss Grand National
Last year's third has reportedly suffered a set-back and will miss the 2017 Grand National, according to connections.
Top 5 Grand National Jockeys
Which jockeys have the best win and place records in the Grand National this century? Read on to find out.
Fox faces fitness battle to ride Arthur in National
Derek Fox should be back in the saddle to ride One For Arthur in the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.
Top 5 Grand National performances
Aintree has witnessed some notable performances – both equine and human – over the years. Here are five of the best this century.
Grand National hope Foxrock set to bypass Aintree festival
The Ted Walsh-trained Foxrock will reportedly swerve the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday 8th April.
Vieux Lion Rouge among 79 entries for the Grand National
Favourite Vieux Lion Rouge featured among 79 horses still entered in the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday April 8.
Minella Rocco taken out of the Grand National
Minella Rocco, who had been backed into favourite, has been taken out of the 2017 Grand National by his connections.
Minella Rocco now vying for favouritism
Minella Rocco is now vying for 2017 Grand National favouritism after finishing second in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
O'Brien has the Perfect Candidate for National test
Fergal O'Brien is looking forward to running Perfect Candidate in the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.
Many Clouds' owner Hemmings buys Vicente
Trevor Hemmings - owner of the 2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds - has bought Vicente, a leading contender for the 2017 renewal of the race.
Definitly Red beats The Last Samuri in Grimthope Chase
Definitly Red was cut across the board for the Randox Health Grand National by all bookmakers after winning the Grimthope Chase at Doncaster in impressive fashion.
Just A Par stakes Grand National claim with Newbury win
Randox Health Grand National entry Just A Par stayed on best to win a veterans' chase at Newbury.
Gigginstown trio out as Vieux Lion Rouge heads Grand National betting
Don Poli, Empire Of Dirt and Outlander were among the 15 horses taken out as 95 entries remain for the 2017 Randox Health Grand National following the latest cut off point.
George set to be Double-handed in the Grand National
Tom George looks set to be represented by both Double Shuffle and Saint Are in the 2017 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree.
Pipe's Lion roars in Haydock Grand National Trial
Grand National entry Vieux Lion Rouge won the Grand National Trial at Haydock on Saturday.
Vicente and Le Mercurey Nicholls' big two for National
Grand National-winning trainer Paul Nicholls has nominated two horses as his big hopes for the Grand National in April.
Grand National 2017 weights released: Outlander heads the handicap
The weights for the 2017 Grand National which takes place on April 8 have now been released.
Foxrock a potential National runner after Leopardstown victory
Foxrock could line up in the Grand National at Aintree following a brave defeat of On The Fringe at Leopardstown on Sunday.
Cheltenham-bound Don Poli given Grand National target
Gordon Elliott - trainer of 2007 winner Silver Birch - is on target to run some of his stable stars in this year's Grand National.
Ziga Boy has National aim after Doncaster double
Ziga Boy is set to be aimed at the Grand National after winning the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster for the second consecutive year on Saturday.
Don Poli heads Grand National 2017 entries
There were 110 horses entered for the 2017 Grand National, with a maximum field of 40 runners allowed to go to post for the world's greatest steeplechase at Aintree.
Grand National winner Many Clouds dies after heroic Cotswold victory
The 2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds died of a severe pulmonary haemorrhage after his brave defeat of Thistlecrack in the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Regal Encore quoted for the Grand National after Silver Cup win
Regal Encore ran a career-best to win the listed Silver Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot on Saturday and was subsequently offered at 33/1 for the Grand National.
Vieux Lion Rouge stakes Grand National claim with Becher Chase win
Vieux Lion Rouge overhauled Highland Lodge in the final stages to win a thrilling Betfred Becher Chase on the Grand National course at Aintree.