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  1. Grand National 2024: Full list of runners and horse-by-horse guide of Aintree race

    By Malik Ouzia The field for Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree was finalised on Thursday morning, with the 34 contenders for racing’s most famous contest confirmed. The number of runners has been reduced this year from its previous cap at 40 in a bid to improve safety, with the
  2. Grand National 2024: Langer Dan takes step into the unknown after Aintree decision

    By Press Association Dual Coral Cup winner Langer Dan takes a step into the unknown as he tackles Grade One company for the first time in the William Hill Aintree Hurdle. The eight-year-old had struggled for form during the winter but trainer Dan Skelton reported the gelding had su
  3. Grand National 2024 Tips: Day One picks and best bets at Aintree plus Newsboy's 1-2-3

    By David Yates Here we go. Aintree is back and the Grand National Festival. All eyes have already started turning to Saturday's main event, but there's plenty of action on Thursday to get pulses racing. Our chief tipster Newsboy picks his 1-2-3s and best bets from each race. 1.45: Cl
  4. Grand National 2024: History maker Rachael Blackmore picks her big race ride

    By Jon Lees History maker Rachael Blackmore has chosen the horse on which she will bid for a second victory in the £1million Randox Grand National. And she has gone for a familiar name to try to repeat her success of 2021. Three years ago Blackmore cemented her place forever in the
  5. Intense Raffles wins Irish Grand National in cruel twist for injured jockey Daryl Jacob

    By Jon Lees Daryl Jacob missed out on a lucrative payday when a horse he had played an integral role in preparing landed the £427,000 BoyleSport Irish Grand National while the jockey was out injured. The Grand National-winning rider had been looking forward to combining with Intens