Grand National Previews

Grand National 2008

Grand National 2008

With a maximum field of 40 runners going to post today the start would be crucial. The new way of starting the race by getting the horses to stand bac...

Grand National 2007

Grand National 2007

As the runners left the tape in the 2007 Grand National, Numbersixvalverde was one of the first away with Bewleys Berry and Royal Aucair prominent. Eu...

Grand National 2006

Grand National 2006

The horses as usual went down to the first fence a little too quickly and this caused three horses to fall at the first fence Royal Auclair last years...

Grand National 2005

Grand National 2005

As the horses moved away from the tape the crowd gave a mighty roar. The horses crossed the Melling road and to the first of the 30 fences. At the fe...

Grand National 2004

Grand National 2004

As the horses moved away from the start Alexander Banquet was in the lead with Hedgehunter his stable mate in second position, they all headed towards...

Grand National 2003

Grand National 2003

As usual all the horses set off at a fast pace. As they crossed the Melling road for the first time there were about 10 in a line across the course....

Grand National 2002

Grand National 2002

All the horses and jockeys set off at a fast pace towards the first fence as they always do and as they crossed the Melling road, Wicked Crack and The...

Grand National 2001

Grand National 2001

The tapes went up on the starting gate and all the horses ran towards the first fence going a little too quickly but not a quickly as in previous year...

Grand National 2000

Grand National 2000

The Tapes go up and despite all the warnings on the television beforehand and the fact that many of the riders have ridden in the race before they all...