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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Aintree Grand National

Last year
# William Hill
3 tips for Saturday's racing at Aintree as the Grand National takes centre stage
Racing journalist Johnny Ward makes his selectins, along with odds from William Hill.
# looking good
Freewheelin Dylan on the road to Aintree
Irish National hero has ‘ideal’ Grand National weight.
# Frustration
Tiger Roll ruled out of third Grand National bid as O'Leary laments 'idiotic opinion' of handicapper
British Horseracing Authority chief handicapper Martin Greenwood has defended his decision.
All time
# Shutdown
The Aintree Grand National has been cancelled due to coronavirus
Officials accept that it would not be possible to stage the race behind closed doors.
# Decision time
Tiger Roll '50-50' to attempt historic Grand National treble as handicap weights announced
Two-timer winner handed top weight of 11st 10lbs ahead of Aintree showpiece.
# Bad Fall
Broken collarbone rules Cheltenham hero Bryony Frost out of the Grand National
The 23-year-old jockey won’t be fit to ride at Aintree on 6 April.
# Inspiring
'When I got the tube in my side, my lungs were punctured, I realised things were more serious then'
Robbie McNamara was due to ride Lord Windermere in the 2015 Aintree Grand National. The day beforehand, his life changed forever.
Irish horse racing legend Tommy Carberry passes away
Tributes have been paid to the 75-year-old former jockey and trainer.
# Mark Your Card
3 each-way shots that could land you a jackpot in the Grand National
So you’re telling us there’s a chance?
# column
Forty years on from the Grand National's first female jockey, women in sport still have fences to jump
When it comes to equality, women in sport still face a proverbial Becher’s Brook, writes Tommy Martin.
# Back in business
Barry Geraghty says he's ready for Aintree Grand National - five weeks after breaking six ribs
The jockey has been on the sidelines since the end of February following a nasty fall.
Brian Fletcher -- who guided Red Rum to two Aintree Grand Nationals -- dies aged 69
The English jockey was responsible for one of the all-time great Aintree finishes in 1973.
# grand day for it
The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Grand National Day - and pick a winner
All eyes remain on Merseyside as the Grand National festival enters its final day.
# Let's Get Quizzical
It's better than sticking a pin in the paper - let our foolproof* quiz pick your Grand National horse
*Valid against 99.9% of fools.
# Off the hook
Nina Carberry's Grand National ban lifted thanks to 'ambiguous wording'
BHA rule ban will not apply on Grand National day.
# The Real McCoy
McCoy rides his luck and claims the Aintree Hurdle on day one of the festival
However, the day’s feature went to Silviniaco Conti for the second year in a row.
# Door closed
No Punchestown for Tony McCoy as he bids for Grand farewell
The jockey will finish his career on 25 April.
# revolt
Grand National jockeys stage mutiny over Aintree false-start farce
All bar one failed to co-operate with the stewards enquiry.
# The National
3 each-way shots you should consider in the Grand National
40 runners go to post but there can only be one winner. Can a big-priced outsider spring a shock in this year’s Grand National?
# On The Mend
'Small fracture' for Grand National champion Ryan Mania
The Scottish jockey is due to leave hospital today following an MRI scan on his racing injuries.
# sure thing
All the Grand National statistics you need in one beautiful infographic
Just in case you were wondering where to stick that fiver.
# Grand National
5 fool-proof* ways to pick the winner of this afternoon's Aintree Grand National
*Warning: Methods advised may not be fool-proof.
# Your Say
Poll: Is the Aintree Grand National cruel?
Despite recent safety changes to the course, horses continue to die.
# Safety
BHA report: Too soon to say if Grand National needs to be made safer
The British Horseracing Authority has concluded a review of the incidents which led to the deaths of Synchronised and According to Pete this year.
# Bittersweet
Neptune Collonges takes Grand National in photo-finish
Post-race celebrations were dampened by news of two fatalities, Gold Cup champion Synchronised among them.
# I want that one
A pinsticker’s guide to… the Aintree Grand National
If you’re one of those people who chooses horses in the most unscientific way possible, we’re here to help you in your quest.
# he ain't heavy
Synchronised saddled with top weight for 2012 Grand National
JP McManus’s horse heads the weights, with 31 Irish-trained runners declared for this year’s Aintree showpiece.