The Deadly Grand National Jumps That Are The Most Notorious For Killing Horses

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

Millions of pounds are expected to be wagered during this week’s Grand National festival, but animal rights campaigners say the famous race course i...

No, the Grand National Is Not Cruel

Charlie Proctor | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Sport
Charlie Proctor

That being said, it is firmly my opinion that horse racing and the Grand National is not a cruel sport. People who say it is must to do their research. If you have no knowledge of a horse racing, do not force your view onto other naive people who will believe anything they read!

Fatalities At The Grand National Festival Reach Six-Year High As Fifth Horse Dies

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK

UPDATE: This article has been amended to clarify that five horses have died across the Grand National festival and not during the Grand National race....

Animal Rights Campaigners Shout 'Shame On You' To Grand National Racegoers

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK

UPDATE: Fatalities at the Grand National reach six-year high as fifth horse dies Animal rights campaigners shouted "shame on you" to racegoers a...

From Glory and Celebration to Anguish and Headlines - The Less Than 'Grand' National

Dene Stansall | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK
Dene Stansall

At 5.15pm on Saturday, 40 horses will face the starting tape in the 2016 Grand National. They're there because of punters' money that will make the bookies, promoters and the horses' connections potentially rich. The horses get nothing out of it - only fear and a serious risk of imminent death.

Why Ladbrokes Really, Really Doesn't Want AP McCoy To Win The Grand National

PA | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK

Today's Grand National race could be the worst ever for bookies as the nation gets behind champion jockey AP McCoy, Ladbrokes said. His horse Shutt...

Taking the Lady out of Ladies Day

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Sport
Carrie Armstrong

Of course it's okay to drink enough to put our health at risk and skew our judgement enough to put ourselves in potentially dangerous situations. Just don't do it on a day named for women. When everything should be beautiful and feminine and bright.

How to Pick the Winner of the 2015 Grand National

Stephen Harris | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Sport
Stephen Harris

It truly is a wide open handicap (each horse is allotted a weight to carry to try and equalise their varying abilities), and any of the forty runners these days hold realistic claims. No longer are hopelessly outclassed "rags" allowed to run, meaning the standard generally is much higher...

Pineau De Re Wins Chaotic Grand National At Aintree

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport

Pineau De Re, at odds of 25-1, won a chaotic 2014 Grand National by five lengths at Aintree. Trained by Dr Richard Newland and ridden by Leighton A...

What Time Is The Grand National On? Your Guide To Aintree

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport

The Grand National, horse racing's greatest steeplechase, is nearly upon us and to prepare you for the Saturday race here is a quick guide to the show...

Is That Appropriate Attire? The Best And Worst Dressed At Aintree (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Sport

Grand National Ladies' Day is upon us, and judging by the sartorial style in recent years, the ladies do like to put on a show at Aintree. Grand Na...

Cut Out And Keep: Download Your Grand National 2014 Sweepstake Kit

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Sport

Not a betting man? Well even the most miserly make an exception on Grand National, so ahead of Saturday's Aintree 16:15 race time at Aintree here is a...

A Horse Walks Into A Bar...

PA | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Sport

Grand National winner Auroras Encore has been welcomed at his local pub following his triumphant return home. The 66-1 outsider visited the Dick Hu...

Outsider Wins Grand National

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Sport

Outsider Auroras Encore has won the Grand National at odds of 66-1. Winning jockey Ryan Mania tweeted only yesterday he was "worth a bet" but added...

Little Josh Put Down After Fracturing Shoulder

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Sport

Little Josh has become the second horse to die at Aintree ahead of the Grand National, after a shoulder fracture. Having sustained the fatal break ...

Ladies' Day At Aintree (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Sport

Freezing temperatures and cloudy skies have failed to steal the thunder of the fashionistas as Ladies' Day got under way at the Grand National meeting...

What the World Has Learned This Week: Kim Jong-Un Has Much to Learn

Andy Zaltzman | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Andy Zaltzman

The young North Korea boss and trainee despot has an unenviably difficult task stepping into the crazy shoes of his bonkers father, and attempting to waddle around in them with a similarly jaunty gait.

The Week That Was: Money and Moans

Carla Buzasi | Posted 14.06.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Britain might be in recession, or on the brink of it, or just recovering from it, depending on which economist/s you're inclined to believe, but that didn't stop the nation reaching into its collective pocket on Saturday to have a flutter on the Grand National and FA Cup Semi-Final. According to the bookies, nearly half the British adult population will have had a flutter of some kind this weekend, with nearly £300 million placed on bets. The £1 I threw into the office sweepstake suddenly seems rather miserly, although as someone who grew up obsessed by ponies and practically weaned on National Velvet, the thought of a woman winning this year's race meant there was even more reason to tune in. If we are a nation of gamblers, we are also a nation that loves to moan. Let us count the things that have collectively upset us this week.

Aintree Racecourse Fashion: The Good, The Bad And The Downright Bizarre | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Style

Ahhh, race day fashion: you've got to love it. The girls have descended on Aintree Racecourse in their stiletto-clad droves for Ladies Day today - and...

LIVE! Aintree Racing Blog

AOL UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Sport

Despite my camp rain dance in the Ormskirk Premier Inn (think a naked floral dance with moobs and you're close) Aintree again avoided the overnight sh...

Day Two At The Races For Coleen Rooney, This Time It's Monochrome | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Style

After yesterday's splash of neon for Liverpool Day at Aintree, Coleen Rooney toned down her colour palette for Ladies' Day at the races. (Obviously sh...

Roo Beauty - Coleen And The Girls Flock To Aintree For Ladies Day (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Sport

While Wayne Rooney prepares for Manchester United's clash with Aston Villa on Sunday, his wife Coleen returned to Aintree for Ladies Day. The precu...

And They're Off - Faller At The First!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Sport

Ladies Day at Aintree is famous for attracting the most glamourous women. But be warned - if you're gonna show up, make sure you show up in style. ...

Grand National 2012 Sweepstake Pack

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Sport

One of the most anticipated events of the sporting calendar arrives on Saturday in the guise of the Grand National at Aintree. The runners and ride...

Coleen Lights The Fashion Fuse At Aintree (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

It’s not Ladies’ Day at Aintree until tomorrow, but Coleen Rooney has already set the tone of things to come by dressing in an eye-watering shade ...