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Matthew Rennie

Matthew Rennie is a journalism student at the University of Sheffield who is in the final year of his degree. Since a young age he has built up experience working in Horse Racing media. His works include writing spotlight comments for Sporting Life and reporting from Yarmouth Racecourse for BBC Radio Norfolk. His overall career goal is working as a journalist in the horse racing industry, with the aim of becoming a commentator.
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Coronavirus latest – Aintree Grand National hangs in the balance

As the Local MPs for Liverpool allude to a complete cancellation of the Grand National, Aintree Racecourse will likely remain tight lipped until Monday when the British Government is expected to update their strategy to stem the spread of Coronavirus. The strand, Covid-19, has wreaked havoc across the world and is showing very little signs […]

What National trials are there to look for at Cheltenham?

The wait is very nearly over for another four glorious days at Prestbury Park. The Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner, which usually means all the Grand National hopefuls are stored away to wait for their turn in the limelight. The general consensus is the Festival is rarely a place to run your trial […]

Dual Grand National hero Leighton Aspell bows out from race-riding

The Grand National will lose a familiar face this year after jockey Leighton Aspell will retire from the saddle after racing at Fontwell on Sunday. The 43-year-old, who briefly retired between 2007 and 2009, will end his career that has produced hundreds of winners, including on board Itsnotwhatyouthink in the concluding bumper at the West […]

Contrasting fortunes for National hopefuls on the road to Aintree

The @WillieMullinsNH Monopoly in The BobbyJo Chase @Fairyhouse continued Yesterday #AcapellaBourgeois making it 8 Victories in the last 10 renewals . Only @gelliott_racing got a look in with 2013#RoiDuMee @_Davy_Russel_ 2015 #RoiDuMee @92bryan92 @gelliott_racing #Fairyhouse pic.twitter.com/SbiURoWY8W — Joe Seward (@JoeSeward1) February 23, 2020 With all the Cheltenham Festival trials done and dusted for now, attention […]

The entries: which horses may be a surprise addition to the Grand National?

As expected, the ‘people’s horse’ Tiger Roll headlines the entries once again for this year’s Grand National as he bids for a historic third success in a row and is likely to face a handful of re-opposing rivals. Last year’s second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth all feature among the initial entries at this stage, […]

Tiger Roll on course for historic bid after headlining National entries

Tiger Roll remains on course for his bid at creating Grand National history after featuring among 105 entries for this year’s contest. The ten-year-old became the first horse since Red Rum to win back-to-back victories in the Aintree spectacular with a heart-warming success last year, but Gordon Elliott’s charge has yet to be seen on […]

Henderson throws Ok Corral’s hat into Aintree mix after Doncaster victory

Everything is fine and dandy at the Ok Corral. Your 2020 Great Yorkshire Chase winner. #Doncaster pic.twitter.com/JxEVXuw6tj — Steve Mullington (@mulldog) 25 January 2020 Trainer Nicky Henderson has nominated the Grand National as a potential end-of-season target for Ok Corral after his gritty success in the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster at the weekend. The […]