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Liverpool jockey Martin Dwyer – the council estate kid who won the Derby

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Martin Dwyer secured status of becoming a "world class jockey" by achieving one feat - winning the Epsom Derby on a special summer day in 2006. It completed his remarkable journey from a Liverpool council estate. Dwyer relived his memorable day to Merseysportlive's Henry Baines.

The Merseyside jockey making his mark at Cheltenham Festival

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Liverpool has not produced a rich list of professional jockeys of late, despite hosting one of the most famous horse races every year. However, Joe Anderson is bucking the trend. Merseysportlive's Henry Baines reports.

Liverpool jockey welcomes Rachael Blackmore as Aintree ambassador

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A jockey from Liverpool has welcomed the move to make Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore the new face of Aintree as an official ambassador. Blackmore's amazing 2020-21 season saw her become the first ever woman to win the Grand National at Aintree.

Remembering the last British Grand Prix at Aintree

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This weekend, Aintree Racecourse will play host to the 173rd Grand National. The venue is of course synonymous with horse racing, much like Augusta and golf, Wimbledon and Tennis, Lord's and Cricket. But it also occupies a lesser-known chapter in the history books of Formula 1.
aintree racecourse liverpool - image by Pete Leydon

Rachael Blackmore wins Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham ahead of Grand National

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Rachael Blackmore made racing history at Cheltenham, winning the Champion Hurdle riding Honeysuckle. Now all eyes will turn to Aintree and whether she can become the first female winning jockey at the Grand National next month.
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Former Aintree chairman Rose Paterson to be remembered at Grand National

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The Foxhunters' chase at this year’s Grand National will be renamed to The Rose Paterson Randox Foxhunters’ Chase as a tribute after her passing last year. Rose was the chairman of Aintree Racecourse from 2014, and has always been an ever-present part of the track since being chairman.

Five Grand National moments that will never be forgotten

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With this year’s Grand National a month away, the country will finally have the chance to watch the ultimate test of horse and rider, when it returns to Aintree Racecourse. We are going to pick five moments that will that will never be forgotten and will forever go down in Grand National history.
aintree racecourse liverpool - image by Pete Leydon

Grand National: When a stag do ended up in Aintree’s press box!

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With a month to go until the Grand National - the biggest horse race in the world - commentators are already starting to prepare. But sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. ITV Racing Commentator Richard Hoiles spoke to Merseysportlive on the time he was invaded moments before Comply or Die won the race in 2008.

Merseyside sports clubs can access Sports Recovery Package loans

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Merseyside sports clubs can apply for loans from the £300 million Sport Recovery Package  announced by Rishi Sunak in his 2021 Budget. The Government will provide this to support major spectator sports in England badly affected by the pandemic.
aintree racecourse liverpool - image by Pete Leydon

Tiger Roll pulled from Grand National due to ‘unfair weight’

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Double Grand National hero Tiger Roll will not be running in this year's renewal of the race after his owners said the horse had been given an ‘unfair weight’. The 11-year-old horse became the first to win back to back nationals since Red Rum, winning in 2018 and 2019.

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