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Grand National

The Grand National (also known simply as the National) is a world-famous National Hunt horse race which is held annually at Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool, England.

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Agbaso’s defection to PDP selfish – Umeh National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief ...
Gorgeous day for hiking the valley between the Grand Tetons and The National Elk Refuge.…
I've been on every ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach day and night including The 50mph Grand National roller coaster.
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Akwesasne residents ‘punished’ by CBSA for standing up for rights: Grand Chief - APTN National News
I mean, I know it was only the Grand National (which is quite a weak coaster), but still, your backs bad enough as it is.
Last one for Damon's black and white challenge: Unknown cowboy, 2007 Grand National Rodeo. This kind of subtlety...
feel sorry for the man who broke his neck riding the Grand Nationalits not a surprise tbh, that ride is lethal, gave me whiplash
the grand national was the only ride I liked at the pleasure beach and now someone's broken their neck on it ffs that's me never going back
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Cant believe a man broke his neck on the Grand National ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach,was only just on that ride with the school I was in
Horrible about the neck-breaking incident at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. I went on Grand National in August and it was a really bumpy ride!
ON THIS DAY IN MOTORSPORT - OCTOBER 19 (with thanks to for F1, CART and NASCAR results) SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:| * Julian J.H. Petty, Lee's brother, becomes the first Petty to drive the 43 in 1952 at Martinsville Speedway, Martinsville, VA * Mike Hawthorn wins the 1958 Formula One Championship, retiring as a champion before being killed in a non-racing road accident the following January * Scott Dixon wins his third Indycar Championship after claiming fourth at the 2013 MavTV 500 at Fontana. BIRTHS:| * Billy Myers (Born: October 19, 1924 Germanton, NC, Died: April 12, 1958) - 2 time NASCAR Grand National event winner and pioneer of the series. In his memory and the memory if his brother, Bobby, The Myers Brothers award is awarded annually to a person, or persons, who have made outstanding contributions to stock car racing, elected by members of the National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA). * Didier Theys (born 19 October 1956) - two-time overall winner of the 24 Hours of Daytona ...
Excited to be heading to the Grand National at Cow Palace with in the morning!
All this week we're taking a look at the sport of Horse Racing here in the Midlands. Today we're focusing on the job done by Trainers. Despite winning the Grand National earlier this year Worcestershire's Richard Newland says it's not a job he fancies full time. Meanwhile former jockey Jon-Jo O'Neill says his goal is to become a champion trainer. Our reporter Dan Pallett has been to meet them:
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Sad racing news with the passing of Toby Balding, who trained the winner of the Champion Hurdle, Gold Cup and Grand National
Toby Balding was one of a handful of trainers to win the Grand National, Champion Hurdle & Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Sad to hear of the passing of Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle & Grand National winning trainer, Toby Balding, aged 78. One of racing's true gents.
RIP Toby Balding who passed away aged 78. He trained more than 2000 winners including Grand National and Champion Hurdle winners.
think I'll dig out the 1989 Grand National and 1991 Champion Hurdle from the archive to mark the work of Toby Balding.
Sad to hear about legend Toby Balding passing. Grand National, Champion Hurdle & trainer of a fav of mine Kildimo.
Money money is bet on the Tiddlywinks world championships, than on the World Cup final and Grand National combined.
meets his owner Des Lynam prior to the 1986 Grand National.
Cross-dressing teen enters Grand National, disqualified when gender is found out. Media sensation ensues.
Looked in great nick at the parade of Grand National winners at Aintree in April if memory serves. Great to see
Final round of qualifying is underway at RTJ @ Grand National!
Tim Sherwood 'It started as a three-horse race but turned into the Grand National' - The Independent.
PGA Tour just announced a new event called the Barbasol Championship to be held in Auburn/Opelika at RTJ Grand National in…
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Ruby Walsh is a serious doubt for the Grand National after his Cheltenham Festival was ended with a broken arm.
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- Bashboy peaking for Grand National tilt | tilt | |
Sure that's not John Thorne riding Spartan Missile in the '81 Grand National?
£110/night for a Britannia! Good Lord. When the Grand National was 'bombed' out, they were charging £399 for £29 Adelphi rooms.
Grand National meeting held at Easter will be a 3 day event from 2015. Will run from Sunday to Tuesday.
Why wouldn't you love The grand game, the National Pastime.
hopeful Gotta Take Care can run next week on way to Grand National Horse has corn in a foot something he's had before
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Grand finale of National Cello Institute - 200 cellists young & old gathering at Little Bridges for last concert...
LSX twin turbo Grand National fly by Speed Society for more amazing boosted rides
Excited to go watch some of the Grand National Arena Curling Championships tomorrow at the
So turns out the Grand Canyon national park throws Star parties-guess who saw Saturn!!! The ring was visible and all! 🔭🌟
SHOCKER IN GREENVILLE, OHIO: Doug Lawrence and Jake Constantine win the Pro Heats. Grand National Champions Brad Baker and Jared Mees each finish 4th in their respective Heats. Pretty sure everyone makes the Main, but Brad and Jared will be starting from the 2nd row. Gonna be good.
Touch that, I need cash back, transaction. I bust back in a all black Grand National!
Humshakals can still earn 100 cr at. Box Office like Grand Masti did. Actually. 'Hypocrisy' is our National Nature and. Color..!
Taylor and Erika's pairs freestyle qualified to recompete on Sunday in the Grand National Championship…
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God's creations never cease to amaze. @ Grand Canyon National Park
Last hours fundraising blitz. For everyone donated I’ll send you a 16x20 poster of this. 🙏
Adam takes first place at 2014 national competition and qualifies for Grand Nationals! Woo hoo
And when I gazed long into this abyss, the abyss also gazed into me. @ Grand Canyon National Park
Touch that,i need cash back,transaction,i bust back in a all black grand national.
Daddy- "Well congratulations on your grand national whatever." . Thanks dad.
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The YCP crew had a busy week here in Grand Teton! The second installment of Trail Talk is up on our blog:
Though today's meeting is a shadow of when it was Grand National Hurdle Day, I'm looking forward to getting out there.
Awesome day in Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Teton National Park!! Came within 40 feet of a…
lmao like a boss but yea grand national would be the move but it'll be a mission wit how I'm moving round this world
Coming up at 5: we're live at the Grand Prix of Houston! Hanging out at the indy car paddock with National Guard team
Grand Canyon squirrels are not afraid of heights or people. @ Grand Canyon National Park
Portsmouth players...YOU are calamity. I am NFL wife, on E, with Grand National mind Pictures.
The future is SO BRIGHT ☼ we have to wear shades! . Happy National Sunglasses Day from your friends at Grand Hyatt...
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A sunset to really ENJOY - Such a deep Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming,
In this issue... Grand National Show information, Youth Team update, 100-Day Horse Challenge, and much more.
“Me and Ewan with a fellow TT winner!!! he won the grand national I. The same year also!
2 tickets to see The National, Neil Young, Lucy Rose and loads more for a grand total of £5!
I've been to like glacier, mt rainier, Yellowstone, Yosemite, sequoia, Olympic, grand Tetons, and more national parks
Do you dream of seeing wolves in the wild? Or of experiencing winter in Yellowstone National Park? Make sure...
Did you really think I'd leave my ball behind? @ Grand Canyon National Park
The Bouncer off to Grand National after win: Promising winter galloper The Bouncer earned a trip to the Grand ...
Relive the excitement of the Grand National with gala dinner limited tickets left
Back hurts from grand national.. Oww
I suppose so, not one for roller coasters apart from the old fashioned wooden ones like the Grand National at Blackpool
Great season for the CBC Riverhawks BLUE. 8 tournament championships and an appearance in the elite 8 in the Grand National
Enjoyed Kelly Corrigan's speech at Grand National She is great!!
Yesterday saw the grand opening of the Mud Kitchen just in time for national mud day on 29 June. . We have set...
New National Parks in Grand Bahama to be Established by Government - via
Retro Sport... In Football Liverpool achieved a League and League Cup double, Manchester United overcame Brighton & Hove Albion to win the FA Cup, but only after a replay and a last minute miss by the South Coast club to take the trophy in the first game. England failed to qualify for the World Cup. Nelson Piquet was crowned Formula One Champion, the Tour de France was won by Laurent Fignon , the Grand National was won by Corbiere, in tennis John McEnroe won the Wimbledon’s men’s championship and Martina Navratilova the ladies.
That's very comforting to know. If Calum is also on I can rest easy! Arc, Grand National and Diamond Jubilee to come!
Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies says his mount Tidal Bay can become the oldest Grand National winner in nearly a century.
QUESTIONS 1 Carl and the Passions changed band name to what Beach Boys 2 How many rings on the Olympic flag Five 3 What colour is vermilion a shade of Red 4 King Zog ruled which country Albania 5 What colour is Spock's blood Green 6 Where in your body is your patella Knee ( it's the kneecap ) 7 Where can you find London bridge today USA ( Arizona ) 8 What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow mule Vodka 9 Who was the first man in space Yuri Gagarin 10 What would you do with a Yashmak Wear it - it's an Arab veil 11 Who betrayed Jesus to the Romans Judas Escariot 12 Which animal lays eggs Duck billed platypus 13 On television what was Flipper Dolphin 14 Who's band was The Quarrymen John Lenon 15 Which was the most successful Grand National horse Red Rum 16 Who starred as the Six Million Dollar Man Lee Majors 17 In the song Waltzing Matilda - What is a Jumbuck Sheep 18 Who was Dan Dare's greatest enemy in the Eagle Mekon 19 What is *** Grayson better known as Robin (Batman and Robin) 20 What was give ...
Peter, you might enjoy this: Story of a v famous Co Limerick-bred Grand National winner.
Tracey, you might enjoy this: Story of a wonderfully eccentric Grand National winner.
Eddie,you might enjoy this: An eccentric Grand National victor. Winner of this yr's Tony Ryan book award
Here are the answers from the 5K minute. How would you have done? It's back from Monday just after 8am Q. Which dance event takes place tomorrow at Braehead arena? A. Coloursfest Q. Who was the winner of Strictly Come Dancing in 2013? A. Abby Clancy Q. Mount Everest sits on the border between Nepal and which other country? A. China Q. Who is the Chancellor of Germany? A. Angela Merkel Q. In which US State is Orlando? A. Florida Q. Which country won the Football World Cup in 2002? A. Brazil Q. What dance move did Miley Cyrus make famous at the MTV VMA’s in 2013? A. Twerking Q. Which actor is the current Dr Who? A. Peter Capaldi Q. Which racecourse is the Grand National held at each year? A. Aintree Q. What is the name of David Cameron’s wife? A. Samantha Cameron
Action shot from today! Swing looking better! @ Robert Trent Jones at Grand National
Playing golf at one of my favorite courses! @ Robert Trent Jones at Grand National
Roy Hodgson thinks the World Cup is like the Grand National. Maybe he's hoping Suarez falls over a fence and doesn't get back up.
How do jockeys prepare for the inevitable falls of their perilous profession in races like the Grand National?
Congratulations to all 5 nominees to the NA$CAR HoF!! Especially by FRIEND 1960 Grand National (NOT NEXTEL CUP) CHAMPION,Rex White!! Finally somebody got some sense to them!! Then there is Fred Lorenzen who has been slighted by NA$CAR far to long and Little Joe Weatherly and Wendell Scott Sr.!!! Bill Elliott could have waited a few more years but. Rex, Fred Lorenzen Way, way to long! So glad that things are starting to turn for the REAL MEN that made it go and go a long way!! Now!! Curtis Turner (Margaret Sue Turner Wright) should have been in there with his Pal Little Joe but next year it's all out for POPS!!! Congratulations again!!! REX WHITE!
Will be hunting down Lawrence B at Chelsea for my Grand National winnings!! Might require backup.
ON THIS DAY IN MOTORSPORT - MAY 16 SIGNIFICANT EVENTS:| * NASCAR CHAMPION, Tim Flock had a Rhesus monkey co-driver named "Jocko Flocko" with him in his May 16, 1953 Grand National win at Hickory Motor Speedway. Jocko Flocko became the only winning monkey ever. The monkey was retired two weeks later at Raleigh, where the monkey pulled the device to allow the driver to observe the right front tire and was hit by a pebble. At the time, drivers used a device to lift the wheel well to observe tire wear in case of a tire failing). Tim had to do a pit stop to remove the monkey, and he finished third (he would have won without the problem). BIRTHS:| * Scott Nicholls (born 16 May 1978)[2] - seven time British Speedway Champion and SGP racer. DEATHS:| * Richard *** Trickle (October 27, 1941 – May 16, 2013) - "The White Knight" - legendary American race car driver and from more than an estimated 2,200 races, logged one million laps and is believed to have won over 1,200 feature races, being billed as the winni ...
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This Day in History 05-12-2000 NASCAR racer Adam Petty dies in crash 19-year-old Adam Petty, son of Winston Cup driver Kyle Petty and grandson of NASCAR legend Richard Petty, is killed after crashing into a wall during practice for a Grand National race at Loudon, New Hampshire. The young Petty was the first fourth-generation driver in NASCAR history. His great-grandfather, Lee Petty, a pioneer of NASCAR racing, died in April 2000; Adam Petty competed in his first Winston Cup three days before his great-grandfather´s death, finishing 40th. The young Petty was in his second season in the Busch Series and was planning to move to the Winston Cup circuit full time the following year. In his 29 starts during 1999, he posted three top-five and four top-10 finishes; his best was fourth place in the AutoClub 300 at California Speedway (which in 2008 was renamed the Auto Club Speedway of Southern California). According to an NBC News report, his car crashed head-on into a wall while traveling at 130 miles per hou ...
Day of the Grand National it was, so naturally i asked did his dog have any tips for the racing. He said the dog wasnt into the racing
Steve backed the winner in the Grand National & used his payout to do this 1 to 1 day at Gisburn. WINNER!
Amazing what freebies you get on Grand National day!
My thought for the day.Winning the Grand National on Unemployment Figures is more fantasy than can me imagined.
GODZILLA "this oddball thoroughbred could win the Grand National and the Kentucky Derby on the same day." - Little White Lies. hm...
Congratulations to all listeners who backed Claudia Winkleman at 4-1 after my Grand National day tip.
I want my Grand National to look like this.. One day💯.
BHA to liaise with jockeys over date for hearing into Grand National start saga. NO sanctions for snubbing stewards on day
Kreayshawn got an all black Grand National sittin on Forgiato's wow cool mom goals 💖
Amateur Sam Waley-Cohen seeks more success in Fridays Melling Chase on the second day of the Grand National meeting.
Peanuts compared to George Formby, he won the Grand National and the Isle of Man TT race ! Only man in history.
Chelsea seem like the obvious choice for either the Grand National or that TV thing with Tom Daley - they spend loads of time diving and eating grass - or am I oversimplifying things?
Chelsea should enter the Grand National or that tv program with Tom Daley cos they spend most of their time diving or eating grass - or am I just over simplifying things?
RIP Julian Wilson 73,Sadly passed away. Julian was Main presenter of Horse Racing on BBC TV for thirty year from the 1960s til 1997. He also was a racing commentator. He co commentated on the Grand National from 1969 til 1992. He was a brilliant presenter. Thoughts are with his family and friends at its sad time
Day three of the Grand National festival - in pictures
Day one of the Grand National festival - in pictures
Just did a little more writing just now, making it over 500+ words for today's total work done. I'm about to reach the 56,000 word count in my book, and its now up to 212 pages. Had an enjoyable outing last night at the Grand National's album release concert in Philadelphia with Deejay Shelly and her cool friends. Shelly turned me on to some cool new music, the new album by The Grand Nationals titled, "from the north". I learned from Stephen King and Sebastian Junger that a writer should always have a cool cd playing as they do their work, and this new cd sets nice atmosphere to write to. As far as my future as a writer...feeling hopeful :)
Yet another brilliant weekend at the Grand National, yet another stinking hangover to follow! Managed to spend the whole day in the champagne bar sinking bottle after bottle, and didn't get to see one race!
Farm Hero's Saga - Played and deleted. Candy Crush Saga - Played and Deleted. Lucky Slots and Click Fun Casino - occasionally gamble but only on the Grand National so out of the question. Stop sending me these requests. Id rather lick sulfuric acid off the edge of a razor blade than play them. Thanks
Wee day out at Ayr for Grand National. Dress, heels all planned...but as I lie in bed can hear the wind and rain. champagne bar may be a good spot
Just drawn West Bromwich Albion in the works Grand National sweep.I think someone's cheating me.
Picking a winner for The is like picking it for the Grand National. It's a right lottery
Great few days for the Aspell jockeys. Grand National for Leighton & 100/1 maiden winner for Paddy 🏇
Horse Racing – How to pick the Grand National winner – Yahoo Eurosport UK
Sir Cliff Richard told he backed unplaced Our Father (had hit of same name) & did 5p Grand National sweepstakes as a boy
Grand National 2014 Results Aintree racecourse is one of the premier racecourses in the UK. It is the home of The Grand National and almost all of the Grand National horse races have been run here with very few exceptions. The actual racing surface has undergone massive change since the first early races when there were hurdles as well as fences to be jumped and also at one stage a brick wall was amongst the obstacles, but in recent times there have only been minor changes to the track. The racecourse facilities have undergone a huge face lift since 2006 and is shaking off much of the old look and is being brought bang up to date with its modern facilities making it a great place and watch Horse Racing. The course for some time only held The Grand National meeting but now it is adding race meetings to the calendar and is proving to be a very popular venue for other activities, such as conferences and weddings. There is also a golf course in the centre of the course. The racecourse is now also a visitor's ...
Nice start to the week - came third in the office Grand National sweepstake & found a pile of coins on my desk.
It's very difficult to find the Grand National exciting after you've seen the ostrich/elephant/zebra/dog race in the Swis…
If Olivier Giroud was one of the horses in the Grand National, I guarantee you he would've run the wrong way.
It's a huge day of sport. The Grand National at and the Premier League title race continues!
First Grand National I haven't lost money, although still yet to gain money from one
Giroud should of ran in the grand national
You lost money betting on the grand national. Its your own fault stop moaning you should be sensible and save your money.
Failed at predicting grand national yesterday, not sure I'll bother predicting for the boat race
Taking a rest. Grand national winner Pineau De Re in his Worcester stable this morning.
Grand National live in the public bar of . I've gone for BIG SHU e/w. Good Luck!!!
The odds didn't have it with the Grand National!
National start 'not fit for purpose' - The false start at the Grand National was the result of an...
Things to do today:. 1. Read Grand National tips. 2. Lash £20 each way on a horse . 3. Watch it fall at the first fence. 4. …
Put all my grand national winnings on rovers to beat rangers. Probably a daft decision
Aintree wows the world (again) with world class Grand National meeting
Criteria for picking a Grand National Horse:. 1) Has it got a funny name?. 2) Has it got a good coloured jersey?. 3) Is it …
Grand National winners John Provan and Dr Richard Newland arrive by helicopter at Market Rasen - Newland clutching three bo…
"Only 18 of the 40 horses finished the Grand National but the good news is that all horses are well.". *Celebrates*
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National return's on De agenda: Richard Newland is already looking forward to seeing Pineau De Re defend his c...
Balthazar King back to France: Connections of the horses beaten in the Grand National have mapped out their pl...
Well done Leighton and Dr Newland.. Grand national hero on his way home
when can I claim my winnings off the grand national on the skybet website? I thought it would have been instantly but no...
TC World representing a great charity "Everton in the Community" this week at Aintree for the Grand National Race Meeting
17 pts profit this week! That excludes the 8 pts from the Grand National. Bringing us to a total of 94 pts since March 2nd!
Aintree Grand National; where women dress to impress.even if they are wearing an electronic tag ;)
“Unfortunately we are closed until Monday. Sorry everyone, Hope you all enjoy the Grand National :D” This is a sick joke.
On the phone to mother for about half an hour, right at the end she tells me she won £280 on the Grand National today!
After losing badly on the grand national yesterday dare not bet on arsenal 😡
Grand National 2014: Leighton Aspell rides Pineau De Re to victory at Aintree
Dont bother with the Grand National any more. Last year my horse started off at 33/1 at Aintree, and ended up at 2 for 1 at T…
My dad had a bet on the horse that won the grand national yesterday so I got some extra money lol
Had fun at the grand national thanks for letting us wear our wigs, I hope you agree they look fab!
Pineau De Re - a fine wine and a super horse , congratulations to connections of a splendid winner of the Grand Nation…
“I don't know who thought it was a good idea to start drinking at 4 yesterday 😭😭” grand national... Rules don't apply
Had a few bets on the football, won £20 on the lotto, and won £26 on the Grand National yesterday.
Leighton Aspell rides Tyre Hill Lady at Market Rasen (5.00) as Noel Fehily is injured. The Grand National-winning rider now has four rides.
My bet on the grand national already fell over. Awesome. Unfortunately I didn't bet he'd fall over.
Just watching the Grand National on Channel 4 On Demand. Fingers crossed I'll win this time.
"Aintree wows the world (again) world class Grand National meeting Proud day if you join
“League Against Cruel Sports anger after Grand National via what a bunch of ***
" Merseyside Police made one arrest during this years 3 day Grand National meeting "
Found this to be a rather amusing read:
you are both photographed in the Daily Mail looking lovely!
Didn't win on the Grand National but that doesn't matter cos Teesside are gunna win come Monday. 👍💰🎉🎶.
. Can you tell why my e/w bet on double seven in the grand national didn't get a return?
I won £40 in my greengrocer's Grand National sweepstake! See what can happen when you shop local - with free parking.
The 8.5 million peak audience for The Grand National on Channel 4 was the most watched TV moment yesterday - higher than any p…
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Watched the last few minutes of the Grand National yesterday, it was pretty exciting, but that may just be because everyone was screaming.
Just placed my grand national bet with the help of ex jockey cheers bro!! Fingers crossed! ;)
Hi Kirsty how are you, and how is your weekend going so far, did you watch the Grand National yesterday?
Going liverpool when the grand national is on was probably a bad idea
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the Grand National was on Channel 4 but we can’t get it
Grand National 2014: Humans beating horses in race to get faster – BBC Sport
Mania out for more Grand National glory – Racing Post Bloodstock
Great picture of the Grand National winner, Pineau De Re on the front of today's papers!
Grand National 2014: Aintree ready for 167th staging of race – BBC Sport
JOCKEYS staged an extraordinary mass revolt on Saturday as 39 of the 40 Crabbie's Grand National riders collectively refused to leave the weighing room to hear the outcome of a stewards' inquiry into farcical scenes at the start.
5 DAYS TO GO !! The hospitality Marquees are taking shape for this weekend's Coral Scottish Grand National. Tickets still available online and at the ticket office, remember, 2013 was a sell out, don't miss out.
Grand National-winning jockey Leighton Aspell is due to be riding at Market Rasen Racecourse today, Sunday April 6.
I'd go to the Grand National if it consisted of 'people who go to the Grand National' being trampled to death by horses.
Poll in Sunday Times says that 70% of public agree with Daily Telegraph and me that Maria Miller should go. With the Telegraph having predicted the Grand National winner, they are on a roll.can't believe she can survive.
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After today's Grand National, I'm thinking of taking up the sport.. What do you think?
Good morning early birds.. Who's ready for How much did you win on the Grand National today? Dale x
FANTASTIC ride by Ryan Mania in this year's Grand National, leading with just a few fences to go, but ran out of steam in the end. Well done though Ryan, you did us all proud.
World Horse Welfare praises Aintree following a fatality-free Grand National, but still wants the 40-strong field to be cut.
Great day in the Bridgland household today - backed the winner of the Grand National, luton town won to stay top and Sarries through to the semis of the heineken cup - very happy
Have just got home from the Grand National had a wonderful day. What an experience saw Cliff Richard and Gloria Honeyford
Sir Cliff Richard showing off the new Grand National trophy
Zara Phillips left baby Mia at home to support her husband Mike Tindall's racehorse at the Grand National at Aintree racecourse in Liverpool
You know your having a good day when your Horse wins the sweep race in the Grand National!
Charity Race Night starting at 9pm tonight in the bar, so come and put those Grand National winnings to good use and enjoy the evening.
Ryan - Well its a short shift for me tonight! I'm here til 10! What's everyone been up to today? Did anyone win anything on the Grand National? I didnt't! Let me know! :)
Who is this ugly child walking into the Grand National with Cliff Richard today??
Grand National Day and its a year to the day that Sally and Alllison passed their IE. Sally should have listened to her Staff instructors and added her IE scores up and then chosen that horse, she would have had a winner ! Sally knew better though ! Happy Anniversary ladies :)
So Grand National day today, nice to see so many of you in the pub to watch it. The best win we've had so far is £220, can anyone beat that???
There's delight for Worcester-based trainer and former GP Dr Richard Newland, after Pineau De Re, the horse he trained, claimed Grand National 2014 glory.
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JOCKEY Henry Brooke was ruing what may have been after his mount was taken out of the Crabbie's Grand National in the most dramatic fashion.
How did you do on the Grand National? Was you a WINNER?
Very solid day of tipping so far Grand National tips place at 18/1 and 40/1 Roy The Bot lands Bahrain GP bet Demented Mole continues his brilliant run with 2 winners in Heineken Cup and Munster flagged up by all 3 rugby tipsters. Lonesharkoy lands his handicap bet in the Roscommon U21 match and a brilliant 11/1 winner on the 13-15 pt winning margin. Check the site for previews on GAA and rugby for tomorrow.
Zara Phillips arrived at the Aintree races in Liverpool on day three, Grand National day, showing the crowds exactly how to master the art dressing like a
Congrats to Leighton Aspell a local lad from Kilcullen who rode the grand national winner Pineau De Re
Picked the winner and runner up horse in the Grand National! Team GB won both matches today in Davis Cup...Bring on the Quiz Night...!!
Erin: Evening! Its Saturday night woohoo! So just like every year I won nothing on the Grand National, not even close! Maybe I should stop going by lucky numbers and cool names and instead look at the actual odds? So now I am playing some banging tunes to cheer me up! If you lost on the National or won lets commiserate/celebrate together- what dance anthem do you fancy hearing tonight?! Make it a banger!!
Some of the highlights from Grand National Day 2014. Congratulations to Pineau De Re, winner of the Crabbie's Grand National 2014
Our statement on the 2014 Grand National: ‘Thankfully, there were no horse fatalities in this year’s Grand National but the race was a stomach-churning, chaotic event, with just 18 of the 39 who took part able to complete the course. Eight horses fell and seven were pulled up because they were exhausted or injured. Given the severity of some of the falls it is good fortune rather than prudence on the part of the organisers that no horse was killed. The same can be said for the Topham Chase, run yesterday (Friday) on the Grand National course. This was another event marked by chaotic scenes with a number of horses crashing to the ground. The month of March saw at least 22 horses die on racecourses across the country. That figure could so easily have been added to by events at Aintree. Animal Aid is relieved that this wasn’t the case but we remain strongly opposed to the running of the Grand National because of its cruel and hazardous nature and because the horses entered into it cannot choose whether ...
The 25-1 shot wins the Crabbie's Grand National in a race where all runners and riders came home safely
No Grand National joy for West Cork men So, it's all over, the Grand National, as Pineau Du Re took the honours as 18 runners finished. Rocky Creek, ridden by Noel Fehily, finished fifth after a promising ride, but there was no luck for Aidan Coleman on board Rainbow Hunter. So how did you get on? Back the winner? Let us know
Well knackered after a day out at the Grand National and Meesh saw me on the TV and I saw Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and Gloria Hunniford!!!
Amy at the Grand National standing with Cliff Richard and Lolli asks who's he!! The shame of it!!
Day 95 Say what you mean Mean what you say But don't say it mean I know today is "Go for Broke" day - well I'm broke - no big national winner !! Well this day in 1997 The 150th running of the Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool was cancelled because of an IRA bomb scare. Also this day in 1847 Birkenhead Park, on the Wirral Peninsula, opened On This Day. Designed by Joseph Paxton it is generally acknowledged as the first publicly funded civic park in Britain. This day in 1827 The birth of Joseph Lister, the English physician who introduced the idea of using antiseptics during surgery. it's only rumor he invented Listerine mouthwash !! For Andy Musson this day in 1922 The birth, in Preston, Lancashire of former footballer Sir Tom Finney. He was famous for his loyalty to his league club, Preston North End and for his performances in the English national side. He played his entire career for his local club, appearing 433 times and scoring 187 goals. For train enthusiast this day in 1941 The death of Sir Nig ...
Congratulations to the winners of our Grand National competition. 1st place: enjybenjy72 Runners up: mclmsn, daddyof3x, purplecloud 🐎
Pineau De Re won a chaotic 2014 Grand National by five lengths at Aintree. More to follow...
Day 48: Grand National day at the Johnson Enclosure. Didn't win.
Were you lucky enough to get a win on the Grand National? Celebrate in style at the Church tonight. Live music from 10.30pm featuring the fantastic Cellar Dwellers! Music from 90's and to date! See you all later, remember free entry before 10pm, £3 after 10pm!
Day Three of the 2014 Aintree Festival, including the Crabbie's Grand National.
Pineau De Re springs a surprise with superb Grand National win. Read more:
It's Saturday.. We've just had the Grand National.. How did you get on? If you were a winner come out and celebrate tonight (or if you lost come and drink away your sorrows) with us! DJ Moogle will be here from 10pm with Smashed: The Saturday Night Mashup. He'll be spinning a little bit of everything for you. Free entry all night! See you later!
It wasnt just Aintree Grand National Weekend who had winners today, we had some lovely brides who looked stunning in their gowns "all winners" in our store today !! see you soon xx
Well done to our sweep winners on the Grand National Abbie Farish 1st Lynne Pickering 2nd and Sylvia Maudling 3rd 👍🐎💷
Many falls during the Grand National race and only 18 of 40 horses managed to finish the race... however, thankfully, initial reports are stating all horses are ok. We will keep you updated on any developments.
It was another thrilling display over the Aintree Grand National fences and with Pineau De Re reigning victorious in the first £1m Grand National. It was a
Congratulations to everyone connected with Pineau de Re, winner of this years Grand National. This time next week its the Coral Scottish Grand National, will you be here?
Well done to anyone who backed Pineau De Ru the Grand National WINNER !!!
Pineau De Re won the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree for Leighton Aspell and Dr Richard Newland on Saturday.
"This is what we do it for," says winning jockey Leighton Aspell as Pineau de Re claims Grand National glory.
The Grand National sweepstake has been won by Tom Evans and Amrik Sandhu. Well done guys you can collect your winnings from the bar.
That's it! Pineau De Re has won the Grand National by five lengths... did you win anything though?
Which horses won on the grand national?
Free Grand National tips for 2014, last year we tipped the second and third placed horses - can we do even better in the 2014 National?
would like to congratulate my mother on winning over £30 on the Grand national. as where I won nothing. drinks r on u m8
I was right, a horse did win the Grand National.
MICKY: Hiya - Micky looking after the show for Aylissa today. Anybody win any cash on the Grand National? I could do with borrowing a tenner!
Still waiting for your horse to find the finishing post at the Grand National? Despair not, Kings Tamerton Community Centre are hosting a DVD racing night tonight. There will be many races (including the big auction race) and several prizes to win in the raffle. So come along to KTCC for an evening of thrills and spills. 1st race starts by 8pm.
You might not of had a good day in the grand national, but something that will be a winner is your night when you go to B.E.D Newry tonight!!
Pineau De Re wins Grand National: Pineau De Re, ridden by jockey Leighton Aspell and trained by Richard Newlan...
I think that Horse that just won the Grand National has the same Dentist as Marty Morrissey. .
Should have Chris Kamara commentating on the Grand National in the future
Pineau De Re, ridden by Leighton Aspell, has won the Grand National 2014 at Aintree.
Get the winner on the Grand National? Pineau De Re came 1st (odds of 25-1), 2nd was Balthazar King and Double Seven was 3rd!
Leighton Aspell and Pineau De Re (25-1) win the Crabbies Grand National. 2nd Balthazar King, 3rd Double Seven, 4th Alvarado. Early indications are that all the horses are okay after the race - we'll confirm asap.
Pineau De Re wins the Grand National at 25-1
Results of the Grand National Sweepstake Pineau De Re Balthazar King Double Seven Congratulations Eddy, Rob and Marie Thanks to all who took part in the sweepstake
This is the most miserable Grand National Winner ever, don't deserve it, ***
It’s the Grand National in Liverpool today and we just love seeing all the ladies (and gents) getting their glad rags on! Do you have any big events coming up that you’ll be getting dressed up for?
The Grand national makes me feel sick
Rolling report: Follow the buildup to Grand National at Aintree and then updates from the big race
And they're off... Good luck to those who had a go on our Grand National sweepstake
Who is having a cheeky flutter on the GRAND NATIONAL then? Let us know who you have put your money on in the comments. We're backing Burton Port, because we love the name -obviously!
Almost time for the 2014 Grand National and why not watch the biggest race of the year on the biggest screen in Kells at the Kelltic Bar Great value drinks and food now being served.
Ahead of this afternoon's Crabbie's Grand National, take a look back in pictures at former winners of the great race
Grand National starting shortly. Good luck to you and your ride! Kiln Bar is the place to be
What have you backed in The Grand National? I've got 'Twirling Magnet' in the sweepstake at work - I don't hold out much hope though - it's 80/1. SCOTT
This is the time I need 3 TVs. Watching Davis Cup The Match on my laptop and need to watch the Grand National!
Watching Davis Cup tennis.better than watching the Grand National...dont think they will put Andy Murray down if he gets injured!
Have any of you had ago on the Grand National 2014, who have u backed?
Follow live race commentary of the 2014 Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 5 2014
Oh bloody *** Italy have taken third set in Davis Cup tennis & screwed up my viewing plans! Stick with tennis or go to Grand National in a bit? And miss the end of the tennis, decisions decisions!!!?
The Grand National gets underway in under half an hour...let us know the horse(s) you have placed your money on for the big race! BTB's Selections: MONBEG DUDE (14/1) & MOUNTAINOUS (50/1)
Channel 4 have gone all out with their coverage of today’s Grand National (sponsored, for the first time, by Crabbie’s). As well as the race itself, the channel boasts of having…
Who is coming up for the Grand National?!
With the Grand National about to start, we've pulled together some of our favourite horse art. Shop the horse collection here:
Dan Moylan: My 5-year-old daughter picked my horse in the Grand National. How did you select yours?
With 40 horses running, anything is possible as the 167th Grand National takes centre-stage at Aintree on Saturday. Watch the big race via live streaming online.
Has everyone got their bets on for the Grand National! Come watch your horse win (hopefully) on our big screen at the moorlands!
Begged a fiver and got a jakey carryout now on third pint of snakebite watching Davis Cup tennis Britain doin' well, hope its over before Grand National starts
Glued to TV today - Davis Cup Tennis, Women's Football Qualifying, Gillette Soccer Saturday (c'mon you Rams), Grand Prix Qualifying and Grand National... :-)
Can't believe Cliff Richard is at the Grand National, wonder if he fancies coming round for a cup of tea.!
Just seen Cliff Richard on TV at the Grand National and I'm really tempted.what a ***
GINNO: Have you got your bets on for The Grand National?
Cliff Richard at the Grand National & Cilla lol xx
With the world’s most famous horserace taking place this weekend (Saturday, 5 April), familiar faces from the horseworld give you their tips on who is going to win the 2014 Grand National
Who's your tip for the Grand National? We're going for Alvarado. Good luck
So what is your top Grand national tip?? or do you just go with the name that takes your fancy?? Chris.
Alan: Are you having a flutter on the Grand National this afternoon? Who are you backing?
167th Grand National and Birkenhead Park's 167th birthday. Horse with initials BP anyone?
A massive 194 horses entered for the first day of the 2014 Coral Scottish Grand National. Among those with entries are trainers, Lucinda Russell, Alan King, David Pipe, Sue Smith, Nicky Henderson & Paul Nicholls.
I've betted on Big Shu to win the grand national! :)
We have some Davis Cup Tennis and the Grand National later to keep you entertained today. Plus some lovely new beers.
All the runners and riders for the Grand National
We are now open at 12 at weekends and have a lunch menu served all afternoon. On the screens today we have the pleasure of showing - Man City vs Southampton now Munster vs Toulouse (Heineken cup qtr fin) Now Newcastle vs Manchester Utd 3pm Claremont vs Leicester (Heineken cup qtr fin) 4pm Chelsea vs Stoke 5.30 Ulster vs Saracens (Heineken cup qtr fin) 6.30pm and let's not forget the Grand National @ 4pm
This time last year we was in bermondsey recording a part of the album, just dawned on me that we watched the grand national on a tiny tv in our duds.
Remember the Open Day is running through till 4pm, so you still have plenty of time to come and check out our campuses before the Grand National starts! :)
If I win on the Grand National tday I'm goin t treat myself to a Michael Kors handbag. Giddy up horsies!! Lol :)
Come and join us and watch the Grand National :)
I couldn't see your article about a major Scottish politician passing, it was so wee. "Scottish Sun?" Grand National + Brucie?
Who have you bet on today's Grand National??? Comment and Share!!!
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They should have a horse in Grand National called 'My Face'. Imagine it coming round the last bend and everyone shouting "COME ON MY FACE !" 😂
Just bet on grand national with ma dad
That day has come again picking my Winner for the Grand National by Colour of the jockeys top! Who's with me? Rachael xx
Footie action today. Dundee Utd v Celtic at 12.45pm Man City v Southampton at 12.45pm Newcastle v Man utd at 3.00pm Chelsea v Stoke at 5.30pm Real Sociedad v Real Madrid at 7.00 Rayo Vallecano v Celta Viga at 9.00pm Throw in the Grand National from Aintree at 4.15pm
Despise the grand national, way too many horses die due to way too many horses been on the track, hope all you betters loose :)))
Was going to put on a bet 'frozen tap' for the grand national! Be it's not running.
If one of my horses come in on the grand national I'm getting out my trolley tonight expecting a big win 🏇💷
Have you ever won on The Grand National? I won £7.50 a few years ago... not enough to retire on! ;) - Julian x
Normally we would all be watching the Grand National on the BBC , like we all have done for years , unfortunately they lost out to C4 , fair doos you might say , they've replaced said Racing , a sport most of the people I know watch especially the Grand National with , Tennis the Davis Cup !! And on BEEB 2 the Women's World Cup !! *** it's really time the licence fee was Quashed , I'd really like to see the viewing figures , BBC you really are backing the wrong Horse !!
The free Sportshour Podcast has a football feel to this week as well as some amazing Grand National stories, and it is ready to download! goal posts for goats! How Zimbabwe's football association is looking at a unique way of cultivating a new crop of talent... REFEREE!!! Find out what went off unexpectedly in referee Howard Webb's pocket Street Child World Cup Former Arsenal star Gilberto Silva tells us of his upbringing and sadness following the killing of 14 year old Rodrigo Kelton, captain of the Brazilian Street Child World Cup team. His team mates tell us how they will win the tournament this weekend in his honour. Grand National - Rees’ Piece Women have only been allowed to compete in the Grand National since 1975 and only 5 have ever completed the course, Geraldine Rees was the first. We've been to her stables to hear her story and find out what she said to legendary trainer Ginger McCain when he told her "steeplechase is no sport for a woman" Grand National - Safety first Has last year’s chan ...
My horse gets put down every Grand National so this year I'm betting on Michael Gove.
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