Grand National Trainers


Use Grand National trainers stats and trends to help you to identify the winner of this year's Grand National.

Many people like to place their grand national bets on a favourite trainer or a popular, well known trainer.

Using our trends showing the performance of each trainer's past grand national runners, you can see the best grand national trainers to follow and those to avoid.

Grand National Trainers of The Leading Horses This Year

Willie Mullins Runners



Paul Nicholls Runners

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Donald McCain Runners




Jonjo ONeill Runners

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Grand National Trainers With Best National Records

The Grand National has proved to be a race where certain trainers have had continued success.
These trainers know what is required to win the Grand National. This could be their year all over again! We will pay special attention to their runners.

Donald McCain Runners

Donald McCain took over the training licence from Ginger after the 2006 Grand National and has followed in his four-time National winning father's footsteps by taking the great race with Ballabriggs. McCain Jnrs record overall is very impressive with most of his runners managing to complete the course
2013 - 14th, Pulled Up, Pulled Up
2012 - 6th, Fell
2011 - 1st
2010 - 8th
2009 - 12th, Unseated Rider
2008 - 6th, 14th
2007 - Unseated Rider


Jonjo ONeill Runners

Jonjo ONeill had had some near misses in the Grand National but 2010 winner Don't Push It surely makes up for all the previous disappointments with the likes of Clan Royal and Butlers Cabin. Jonjo came agonisingly close to a second win in 2012 with Sunnyhillboy.
2013 - Pulled Up, Unseated Rider
2012 - 2nd, Fell, Unseated Rider
2011 - 3rd, Unseated Rider, Fell
2010 - 1st, Fell
2009 - 7th, Fell, Brought Down
2008 - Pulled Up, Fell
2007 - 11th
2006 - 3rd, 5th 2005 - 3rd, 21st, Unseated Rider, Carried Out
2004 - 2nd, Pulled Up
2003 - 7th


David Pipe Runners

Martin Pipe's son David is now very much forging his own reputation and he has had multiple entries in the Grand National since taking over from his father. Comply or Die won the race for him in 2008 and whilst that great old warrior has been retired Pipe is sure to have a very strong contender for 2104. This is David's record since he took over from his father:

2013 - 6th
2012 - 10th, Fell
2011 - 19th, Pulled Up, Fell
2010 - 12th, 13th, Fell, Fell, Unseated Rider
2009 - 2nd, 10th
2008 - 1st, 15th, Pulled Up, Fell, Fell
2007 - 8th, Pulled Up

Willie Mullins Runners

Willie Mullins won the Grand National in 2005 with Hedgehunter who, but for falling at the last in 2004, could have also been placed on two further occasions. Mullins also guided the consistent Snowy Morning to third place in 2008

2013 - 16th, Fell, Pulled Up
2012 - 11th, Fell, Fell
2011 - 6th, Fell, Fell
2010 - 6th, Unseated Rider
2009 - 9th, 11th
2008 - 3rd, 13th
2007 - 9th, Pulled Up, Pulled Up, Unseated Rider
2006 - 2nd
2005 - 1st
2004 - Fell, Fell
2002 - Unseated Rider
2000 - Fell

Grand National Trainers With Poor Grand National Performances

Some of the other top trainers haven't managed such a good record in recent Grand nationals despite many of their runners being well fancied. Just two of Nicky Henderson's last twelve runners have completed the course

Philip Hobbs has managed a 2nd but only one of his last ten runners has managed to complete the course

So the grand national tip based on trainer form is beware of backing a horse just because it is from a popular yard. But do play close attention to the runners of Willie Mullins, Donald McCain and Jonjo O Neill as well as the most fancied runners from David Pipe and Nigel Twiston-Davies.

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02/09/14 12:25:01