Horse Racing: Irish Grand National

'There's a good chance he'll come back here Easter Monday'

'There's a good chance he'll come back here Easter Monday'

The Boylesports Irish Grand National will be held on April's Fools Day this year, but there is nothing funny about saying Intense Raffles will be one of the leading contenders for Ireland's richest jumps race after his 43-length victory in the 3m1½f rated novice chase. The six-year-old grey is Tom Gibney's only horse for the double-green colours of…
Horse Racing: Irish Grand National
Martin Brassil eyes Irish Grand National for Desertmore House

Martin Brassil eyes Irish Grand National for Desertmore House

Martin Brassil's nine-year-old has come of age this season, winning twice at Kilbeggan before landing the valuable prize at Listowel against far more experienced rivals over fences. He needs one more run over the bigger obstacles to qualify for Fairyhouse at Easter and Brassil then has his eyes set on Aintree next season for a horse who runs in the…
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Fairyhouse Racecourse and the Irish Grand National: A Unique Blend of Racing, Mythology, and Scenery

Fairyhouse Racecourse and the Irish Grand National: A Unique Blend of Racing, Mythology, and Scenery

Fairyhouse Racecourse, located in County Meath, Ireland, is the proud host of one of the world's most iconic horse racing events, the Irish Grand National. But what makes this racecourse and event so special? Below, we'll delve into its history, quirks, and stunning area that surrounds the annual showpiece. Fairyhouse Racecourse has a long and…
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Exploring the Fascinating History of the Irish Grand National

Exploring the Fascinating History of the Irish Grand National

Since its inception in 1870, the Irish Grand National has become one of Ireland's most popular and iconic horse races. The race is held annually at Fairyhouse Racecourse, located just outside Dublin. It attracts thousands of spectators eager to enjoy an exciting day with friends and family. Many would agree that if you were betting on the race it…
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Bookies Prepare as Irish Grand National Approaches

Bookies Prepare as Irish Grand National Approaches

Horse racing is a popular sport in many parts of the world, but it has a particular affinity with Ireland. There is just no doubt that the Irish not only love their horses but also love their horse racing! Due to this, the Irish Grand National is always one of the biggest events on the country's racing calendar. 2023's Irish Grand National is not…
Horse Racing: Irish Grand National
When is 2022 Fairyhouse Easter Festival and Irish Grand National? Date, TV details, ticket info and race details

When is 2022 Fairyhouse Easter Festival and Irish Grand National? Date, TV details, ticket info and race details

It's been a great weekend of action at the 2022 Easter Festival at Fairyhouse with the showpiece under starter's orders at 5pm on Monday. Here's all you need to know about one of the showpiece events of the Irish National Hunt season. Where and when is it on? This year's Festival takes place at Fairyhouse Racecourse from Saturday April 14 to Monday…
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Irish Grand National 2023: Get money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP favourite PLUS €50 bonus

Irish Grand National 2023: Get money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP favourite PLUS €50 bonus

THE Irish Grand National 2023 takes place at Fairyhouse on Monday, and BoyleSports are marking the occasion in style with a spectacular money-back special. BoyleSports punters will have their stake refunded up to €20 as FREE BET if their selection finishes second to the starting price (SP) favourite at Fairyhouse! Want more? Go on then... brand new…
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Irish Grand National 2023: Get money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP favourite PLUS £30 bonus

Irish Grand National 2023: Get money back as a free bet if your horse finishes 2nd to the SP favourite PLUS £30 bonus

THE Irish Grand National 2023 takes place at Fairyhouse on Monday, and BoyleSports are marking the occasion in style with a spectacular money-back special. BoyleSports punters will have their stake refunded up to £20 as FREE BET if their selection finishes second to the starting price (SP) favourite at Fairyhouse! Want more? Go on then... brand new…
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Irish Grand National 2023 free live stream and TV channel

Irish Grand National 2023 free live stream and TV channel

The Irish Grand National is one of the biggest races on the Jumps calendar and you won't want to miss a second of the Fairyhouse feature. The marathon contest is scheduled to start at 5pm on Monday, April 10 and County Meath handler Dermot McLoughlin is bidding to claim the top prize for the third season in a row as he saddles last year's winner…
Paul Townend 'delighted' after Irish Grand National triumph

Paul Townend 'delighted' after Irish Grand National triumph

Before the runners went to post in the €500000 Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse yesterday, Ricky Doyle and Paddy O'Hanlon each rode a winner on the card. For some punters, this might have been a signal to follow a jockey with the National on their CV in the big one - Doyle won the 2021 National on Freewheelin Dylan; O'Hanlon was…
British hopeful Royale Pagaille continues to receive support in Irish Grand National market

British hopeful Royale Pagaille continues to receive support in Irish Grand National market

The Irish Grand National () takes centre stage on the Fairyhouse card this afternoon and Amirite has come in for support overnight to join Stumptown at the head of the betting. Trained by Henry de Bromhead, the seven-year-old will be ridden by Rachael Blackmore and is now a general 8-1 for success in the race, having been as big as 14-1 with bet365…
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Robbie Power's Irish Grand National preview

Robbie Power's Irish Grand National preview

One of the biggest events in the Irish racing calendar arrives on Easter Monday when the BoyleSports Irish Grand National takes place at Fairyhouse in County Meath. Thirty horses and jockeys will arrive at the starting line, with 24 fences and just over three miles separating them and a chance of a €500000 payday for winning one of the country's…
Irish Grand National 2023 full race card and tips

Irish Grand National 2023 full race card and tips

The 151st edition of the Irish Grand National takes place at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday. Thousands of punters will pack into the Co Meath venue for one of the biggest days in the jumps racing calendar. Noel Meade is aiming to win the €500000 race for a second time, after The Bunny Boiler's victory in 2002, and his prayers for rain have been…
Irish Grand National: key quotes from connections on their big-race contenders at Fairyhouse

Irish Grand National: key quotes from connections on their big-race contenders at Fairyhouse

Noel Meade prayed for rain ahead of the BoyleSports Irish Grand National and the weather gods have answered those prayers. You have to rewind to 2002 and The Bunny Boiler for Meade's previous victory in the race but 21 years on he has an ideal candidate in the mud-loving Thedevilscoachman, whose form figures on ground with soft or heavy in the…
Four key horses for the Boylesports Irish Grand National

Four key horses for the Boylesports Irish Grand National

runners and riders, form, Timeform comments and latest betting. And, below, walk the course at Fairyhouse with Ruby Walsh and Robbie Power. A maximum field of 30 has been declared for the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday but the stats suggest those carrying 11st or more will be swimming against the tide. Only one horse in…
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Irish Grand National 2023: race time, runners, riders, odds, tip, how to watch, weather forecast

Irish Grand National 2023: race time, runners, riders, odds, tip, how to watch, weather forecast

Punters set to wager in region of €12m on this year's highly anticipated Irish Grand National on Easter Monday One of the highlights of the annual Irish racing calendar, takes place on Monday at Fairyhouse Racecourse in Ratoath, Co Meath, culminating in the BoyleSport Irish Grand National at 5pm. Some 30 horses are set to contest the lengthy three…
Irish Grand National 2023 tips: Best bet, odds, runners and riders for the big race at Fairyhouse

Irish Grand National 2023 tips: Best bet, odds, runners and riders for the big race at Fairyhouse

The Irish Grand National is a moveable feast, staged whenever Easter Monday falls, but, like the Aintree original, this year run five days later, it delivers the thrills every single time. And, like our own National, finding the winner can sometimes be difficult bordering on impossible. Two years ago, for instance, Freewheelin Dylan became, at…
Paul Carberry's Irish Grand National preview

Paul Carberry's Irish Grand National preview

One of the biggest events in the Irish racing calendar arrives on Easter Monday when the BoyleSports Irish Grand National takes place at Fairyhouse in County Meath. Thirty horses and jockeys will arrive at the starting line, with 24 fences and just over three miles separating them and a chance of a €500000 payday for winning one of the country's…
Lord Lariat on course to defend Irish Grand National crown

Lord Lariat on course to defend Irish Grand National crown

Last year's winner Lord Lariat tops the 46 acceptors for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday. A repeat success for Lord Lariat would see him become the first horse to win back-to-back renewals of the race since Brown Lad in 1975 and 1976 and it would also see Dermot McLoughlin become the first trainer in almost 50 years to…
Irish Grand National preview: Noel Meade on Thedevilscoachman

Irish Grand National preview: Noel Meade on Thedevilscoachman

Meade, who won what he refers to as his "favourite race" back in 2002 with The Bunny Boiler under Ross Geraghty, has five entries in the Fairyhouse marathon at this stage, with the JP McManus-owned Thedevilscoachman heading the betting on the back of his Grade 3 novice chase success at Limerick on Sunday. Seven-year-old novice Thedevilscoachman was…
How to bet £20 ante-post on the Irish Grand National

How to bet £20 ante-post on the Irish Grand National

Angels Dawn was a fluent winner at the Cheltenham Festival and looks overpriced at 20-1 to win the Boylesports Irish Grand National on Monday week (April 10). The Sam Curling-trained mare is a novice on the up and showed plenty of the attributes needed to win the 3m 5f Fairyhouse feature when landing the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chase this month. She…
Betting opens for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National

Betting opens for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National

Jockey Paddy O'Hanlon and groom Rebecca Macintyre celebrate after victory in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National with Lord Lariat. (Picture: Sportsfile) Betting has opened for the 2023 BoyleSports Irish Grand National after the weights for the iconic race were revealed yesterday from the yard of last year's winner, Dermot McLoughlin. The Meath…
Entries revealed for Irish Grand National

Entries revealed for Irish Grand National

Dermot McLoughlin has made three entries as he bids to become the first trainer in almost half a century to win the BoyleSports Irish Grand National for the third successive year at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday, April 10. McLoughlin's late father Liam rode the Tom Dreaper-trained Kerforo to win the race in 1962 and the Ratoath trainer cemented the…
Irish Grand National 2022 Tips: Check out our best bets for Fairyhouse on Easter Monday

Irish Grand National 2022 Tips: Check out our best bets for Fairyhouse on Easter Monday

The good racing seems to be non-stop at the moment and Easter Monday is certainly no exception. The feature race of a packed day is of course the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. Billy Grimshaw has the task of finding the winner for us and has picked one out he expects to relish the test... The Irish Grand National is one of the highlights of…
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Punchestown Festival day four preview & tips

Punchestown Festival day four preview & tips

Barra could be the value in a really competitive Hanlon Concrete Irish EBF Glencarraig Lady Francis Flood Mares' Handicap chase on Day Four of the Punchestown Festival today. Gordon Elliott's mare was a progressive handicap hurdler last season. She finished second in the Paddy Mullins mares' handicap hurdle at the Dublin Racing Festival at…
Outsider Lord Lariat causes 40-1 shock in Irish Grand National for trainer who won it with 150-1 shot last season

Outsider Lord Lariat causes 40-1 shock in Irish Grand National for trainer who won it with 150-1 shot last season

ON Easter Monday, the Lord rose to bag a miraculous win in the Irish Grand National. Unfancied 40-1 shot Lord Lariat gave small-time trainer Dermot McLoughlin back-to-back wins in the big race - a year after he won it with a 150-1 outsider. The raucous Fairyhouse crowd were silenced as the seven-year-old followed in the footsteps of his stablemate…