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Grand National joint favourites win on day one of Cheltenham Festival

Grand National hopefuls Gaillard Du Mesnil and Corach Rambler both claimed victories on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. The curtain raiser of the festival saw an action-packed day of racing with both Aintree entries winning in good style.
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Haydock winning Jockey Lorcan Williams banned for breaking whip rules

Lorcan Williams has been banned for 18 days due to overuse of the whip at Haydock on Saturday in race 6 on the card. This comes after Saturday's Grade 2 Prestige Novices' Hurdle at Haydock, where his mount Makin'yourmindup narrowly edged out Collectors Item.
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Haydock Park hero Bristol De Mai retired at age of 12

Bristol De Mai, the five-time Haydock winner and multiple grade one winner, has retired at age of 12. His last four wins came at the Merseyside racecourse.
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Bristol De Mai bids for sixth Haydock Park triumph on Merseyside return

Nigel Twiston-Davies trained course specialist Bristol De Mai returns to Haydock Park this weekend looking for further success on Merseyside. The grey has won five times overall at the Merseyside track, most notably the 2017 Peter Marsh Chase.
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Horse welfare changes for Grand National as new whip rules ditched

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) says it will conduct enhanced Grand National welfare checks, despite failing in a bid to enforce landmark ‘whip’ regulations. Pre-race day veterinary protocols will begin this week ahead of the 175th running of the Aintree race in Liverpool on April 15.

Haydock Park 2022 Finale

Flat racing at Haydock Park comes to an end on Friday. Merseyside’s second biggest race course stages race days across the whole year. More crowds flock to National Hunt racing, with many events taking place at the same venues. Here...

Liverpool jockey Anderson has had “best season” of career

Huyton-born jockey Joe Anderson has labelled the 2021/2022 campaign as the best season of his career. Anderson completed the season with 10 winners from a total of 87 rides, an astonishing amount from a man who had not sat on a horse until he was 18.
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Blackmore and Minella Times go again as final Grand National runners list confirmed

The final list of horses have been confirmed for Saturday's Grand National, with 2021 champion Minella Times and jockey Rachael Blackmore teaming up again. The pair wrote their names into the history books as Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the illustrious National Hunt race 12 months ago.
Aintree - pic by Paul on creative commons licence

Grand National: How to pick a winner?

All eyes are on the Grand National this Saturday, but how do you pick a winner to bet on? Merseysportlive investigates. Rachel Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the world's most famous race last year.
grand national aintree racecourse liverpool - image by Pete Leydon

Preview: The Randox Grand National at Aintree

The excitement builds as the Randox Grand National festival gets underway this afternoon at Aintree. More than 150,000 people are expected to attend the famous Liverpool venue over the next three days after a two-year absence.