Tag Archives: Grand National

The Sports Archives – What Happened To The UK’s Best Loved Racehorses?

Horseracing has been a great tradition in the UK for hundreds of years. According to Wikipedia, the sport generates over £3.7 billion for the British economy and our country is home to nearly 60 licensed racecourses, which in itself demonstrates … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Horse Racing, A History And Introduction!

Horse racing is a British establishment; it has been a pervasive part of our culture for hundreds of years.  Before it reached Britain, it, in its own way, made a huge mark on the rest of the world. Originating in … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – The Grand National 2013 Jockeys!

Who’s the best bet to win – the jockey, the horse or the trainer? Let’s look at the jockey option. So you want to put a bet on the Grand National but trying to decide who is the best jockey? … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Gambling on a Legend!

Back in the 1980’s I was already hopelessly addicted to the Grand National and bet on the race every year. I had not, however, developed an interest in horse racing as a whole and knew little or nothing about the … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – Things You Never Knew about Horse Racing!

Horse racing is one of the most popular sports in the UK, with thousands of us flocking to race meetings which are as much of a social gathering as a sporting event. People who never attend a meeting or bet … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – The Fall-out From the 2012 Grand National

The 2012 Grand National is likely to live long in the memory. A dramatic duel between Neptune Collonges and Sunnyhillboy produced the closest finish in the race’s 173-year history, but that was largely overshadowed as a global audience of millions … Continue reading

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The Sports Archives – A Grand Day Out!

Even people with little or no interest in horse racing will have heard of the Grand National, held every year at Aintree in Liverpool. This race is one of the most famous in the world, and attracts massive viewing figures … Continue reading

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