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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.
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Joseph O’Brien could target Grand National this year

The O’Brien family in horse racing is renowned for success on the Flat, with Aidan O’Brien having won just about every major contest in the UK and Ireland. Aidan’s son Joseph has followed in his father’s footsteps since picking up a trainer’s licence in 2016. He’s had victories in the Irish Derby, Melbourne Cup and […]

Elegant Escape Still On National Path Despite Chepstow Disappointment

  #WelshGrandNational favourite Elegant Escape in the parade ring ahead of the big race. On the weather front it has been lightly drizzling for most of the day pic.twitter.com/HjXxHWMAvp — Melissa Jones (@fillyonform) 27 December 2019 Elegant Escape was unable to land the Coral Welsh Grand National for a second time during the festive period, […]

Beware The Bear Features At Cheltenham Ahead of National Bid

Beware The Bear is expected to have his first shot at the Randox Health Grand National in April. Nicky Henderson’s runner had his latest outing over hurdles at Cheltenham to keep him ticking over this season. The 10-year-old finished eighth of 12 runners in the Paddy Power 69 Sleeps To Cheltenham Handicap Hurdle which was […]

Native River May Be Tempted By Grand National This Year

The 10-year-old has always enjoyed a stamina test, while his jumping has been exemplary over fences where he has completed the course on all 17 of his chase appearances. Although his trainer Colin Tizzard has yet to confirm if the Randox Health Grand National is in their plans this season with Native River, the bookmakers […]

Burrows Saint Now Targets Grand National After Punchestown Success

Burrows Saint @WillieMullinsNH leads from start to finish to win the @thetotecom @punchestownrace Hurdle with @rachaelblackmor pic.twitter.com/CBRxrhIwXT — David Betts (@davidbetts3213) 31 December 2019 Burrows Saint recorded his first win of the season with victory over hurdles at Punchestown on the final day’s racing of the decade where he was too strong for his rivals, […]

Lake View Lad on course for second shot at Grand National

Racing: All the #BoxingDay big race declarations as Lake View Lad looks to make @WetherbyRaces history in Rowland Meyrick Chasehttps://t.co/[email protected] @YorkshireRacing #racing #Yorkshire #Wetherby — OpinionYP (@OpinionYP) December 21, 2019 Lake View Lad went into the 2019 Grand National as one of the fancied runners at 14/1* in the betting. Unfortunately for those associated with […]

Discorama has a spin over hurdles to keep ticking over before National

It’s Navan this weekend not Newbury next for [email protected]_racing explains the decision 👉 https://t.co/lggmpMGaig pic.twitter.com/sH812WzXrp — Horse Racing Ireland (@HRIRacing) November 22, 2019 Discorama was given an outing over Limerick on Boxing Day where he ran respectably well, finishing third of five runners in an exercise which was used predominantly to keep the horse ticking […]

One For Arthur set for another Grand National bid

Lucinda Russell became the first Scottish-based trainer to win the Grand National since 1979 when One For Arthur prevailed in the world’s most famous steeplechase in 2017, and she will once again fly the flag for Scotland in April as a repeat big looks on the cards with the horse. The 10-year-old has had five […]

Walk In The Mill Targets Grand National After Becher Success

  ‘I can’t believe it, I just can’t believe it!’ James best and Walk In The Mill we take our hats off to you after that performance… or @LeglockLuke does anyway! 😂 pic.twitter.com/59WN7dVXdt — ITV Racing (@itvracing) December 7, 2019 Some horses never take to the Grand National fences, regardless of how good their form […]