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Grand National

Mania steers Auroras Encore to National glory

Big outsider Auroras Encore won the Grand National Steeplechase yesterday, cruising to a nine-length victory in the world's most famous jumps race.

Sunday, 7 April, 2013, 4:18am

Katie Walsh hopes to be first woman rider to win Grand National

Her father Ted saddles two runners, Seabass and Colbert Station, both of them among the favourites, but it is the former one that will attract the most attention as it is the mount of his daughter Katie.

4 Apr 2013 - 4:19am

Short Sport, September 21, 2012

Changes made to Grand National course

21 Sep 2012 - 3:01am

BOOK (1962)

Dead Cert Dick Francis (Pan MacMillan)

Dick Francis was never in danger of winning the Nobel Prize for literature. His death on Valentine's Day inspired thousands of readers to praise an author they often hadn't read in years, but whom they remembered with fondness.

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Grand National

Grand National

The John Butler Trio

(WEA International)

You have to give John Butler points for trying. The American-born, Western Australia-raised singer/songwriter stretches his talents wide over the course of Grand National, straddling everything from folk to reggae, jazz, hip hop and all parts in between.

15 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


1 What is a male horse that has been desexed known as?

2 Name the only horse to have won three British Grand Nationals.

3 To which quasi-mythical figure did the horses Hengroen and Llamrei belong?

4 Hyracotherium, the earliest known member of the horse family, stood how high: a) 20cm b) 1 metre c) 3.5 metres?

20 Aug 2006 - 12:00am


Millions of people around the world are left frustrated by 'the race that never was' after a fiasco involving the starting tape. There are several factors responsible for the debacle, but the major problem is the 'grey gate' starting system.

28 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

The Dilemma

The Dilemma

by Jenny Pitman

Macmillan $220

7 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Quest seeks Grand feat

Rough Quest is poised to join an elite band of steeplechasers as a multiple winner of the Grand National when he lines up at Aintree tonight. The 12-year-old is strongly fancied by trainer Terry Casey to repeat his gutsy 1996 victory.

4 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Grand National hero to miss 1998 running

Winning the Grand National these days is almost a curse. Lord Gyllene, the brilliant winner of the Aintree spectacular in April, has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury, while Rough Quest, the 1996 winner, has suffered another setback.

6 Dec 1997 - 12:00am