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John Hill

John has worked in the horse racing and betting industry for the last 13 years in various roles, including as a broadcaster for Betfred and as a freelance commentator and journalist. His favourite horse racing moment form the last couple of decades is Kauto Star’s victory in the 2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup where the horse became the first to regain his crown in the Blue Riband contest. John particularly enjoys National Hunt racing, with his favourite course being Wetherby.

Irish Grand National 2020 Cancelled

Unfortunately, the 2020 Irish Grand National has been cancelled due to public health and safety protocol. Racing in Ireland had been taking placed behind closed doors, but the government changed their stance on March 24. The Irish Grand National is one of the biggest races on the National Hunt calendar in Ireland. Irish racing, the […]

2021 presents opportunity of Tiger Roll vs Easysland

The 2021 Randox Health Grand National cannot come quick enough for many horse racing fans, with the loss of the world’s most famous steeplechase in 2020 a huge blow to the sport. Speculation has already begun about who could line up in 2021 and one of the possibilities is a rematch between Tiger Roll and […]

Tiger Roll 10/1* to win third Grand National in 2021

Tiger Roll has been installed as the 10/1* favourite with the bookmakers to win the 2021 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. The dual winner was denied the opportunity to win the race for the third time in three years due to the cancellation of the race. However, he is expected to line up in […]

2020 Randox Health Grand National cancelled due to coronavirus

This year’s Randox Health Grand National Festival has been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak which has swept the world. The Jockey Club made the announcement on Monday evening following the government’s new public health guidelines which advised against non-essential public travel and social contact. Jockey Club Racecourses, which manages Aintree, had been considering running […]

Trio of Grand National contenders fall short on Gold Cup Day

Three strong contenders for the 2020 Randox Health Grand National featured on Gold Cup Day at the Cheltenham Festival, but none was able to score in their final prep run before the big day at Aintree. Bristol De Mai and Elegant Escape both took part in the Gold Cup, which was once again won by […]

Grand National In Doubt Due To Coronavirus

The outbreak of coronavirus in the UK has raised the question about whether the Grand National can take place on April 4 as planned. There were some concerns leading into the Cheltenham Festival that the biggest meeting on the National Hunt calendar could be under threat. However, racing was allowed to go ahead at Prestbury […]

Tiger Roll second in Cross Country Chase

Tiger Roll was unable to make it a hat-trick of wins in the 2020 Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival after he had to settle for second place behind Easysland. As a result of the performance, Tiger Roll is now out to 10/1* to win the Randox Health Grand National next month as […]

In-form Geraghty a big boost For Anibale Fly

Champ winner of The @rsagroup Novice Chase @CheltenhamRaces Trained by @sevenbarrows Ridden by @BarryJGeraghty for JP McManus @itvracing @RacingTV @RacingPost #CheltenhamFestival2020 #cheltenham2020 #champ #nickyhenderson #barrygeraghty pic.twitter.com/9FvevJk5x2 — Andrew West (@andyjwest78) March 11, 2020 Former Irish Champion Jockey Barry Geraghty was at the top of his game on day two of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival with […]

Lake View Lad likely to miss Cheltenham Festival

Lake View Lad is likely to head straight to Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National instead of appearing at the Cheltenham Festival next month as he has been recovering from a sinus problem. His trainer Nick Alexander has revealed the horse’s workload has been reduced over the last couple of weeks due to the problem. He […]
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