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Retiring Power backs Aintree’s future

Grand National-winning jockey Robbie Power doesn’t believe there is a “huge necessity” to cut the number of runners in the Aintree showpiece in the future. Calls have been heard to reduce the field size from 40 down to 30, but Power doesn’t believe such a move is needed. Grand National pedigree Power, 40, became one of jumps racing’s most experienced riders and tasted victory on only his second ride in the Aintree contest aboard Silver Birch in 2007 for trainer Gordon Elliott. The Irish rider had what proved his final Grand National ride on Poker Party for trainer Henry De Bromhead, as he announced at the Punchestown Festival last week that he was retiring from race-riding. He feels Aintree can […]

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