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Liverpool jockey Anderson has had “best season” of career

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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

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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.
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Grand National: How to pick a winner?

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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.
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Preview: The Randox Grand National at Aintree

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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.
Aintree racecourse looking NE Taken from Lord Sefton Stand- ruth e (https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3950477)- Creative Commons)

Aintree named as sixth most-loved racecourse in British Isles

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Aintree racecourse has been named as the sixth favourite across the UK, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in a study by BoyleSports. With an average monthly search volume of 9,900 and an attendance of around 180,000 in 2019, the Merseyside racecourse is a highly rated location for horse racing fans.
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Rachael Blackmore dominates Cheltenham again… now bring on Aintree

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The calm after the Cheltenham storm... but roll on Aintree. As the famous Cheltenham Festival came to a close over a sun-drenched racecourse on Friday, racing fans are feeling the 'holiday blues'.
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Potential Grand National runners aiming for Cheltenham Gold Cup glory

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The showpiece event of the Cheltenham Festival will be upon us this afternoon, in the form of the highly coveted Gold Cup (GC). The most prestigious of National Hunt events will see 13 horses and jockeys of the highest calibre...
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Cheltenham Festival preview with William Kinsey

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William Kinsey owner of Peel Hall in Cheshire spoke to Merseysportlive about the Cheltenham Festival. Kinsey is known for breeding, sourcing and producing star horses for the future. Yesterday one horse he owns Stormy Island finished fourth. He said: “The ground...
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“I think Cheltenham will really suit him” – Oliver Greenall

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Upcoming horse racing trainer Oliver Greenall will send his star horse 'Herbiers' to the Cheltenham Festival on Friday with absolutely every chance. Running in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle event, the chance for Greenall to compete against the 'big boys' of the sport will be a fantastic occasion.
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Cheltenham is back…bring on the roar

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28 races, 14 Grade 1's, four days of endless excitement and the return of fans. Bring on the festival! The prize pot this year will exceed £4 million across the week, therefore attracting the very best horses to the festival.

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