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Gen Wright's Articles in Horse Racing and Riding

  • Cheltenham Glory With Jockey Richard Dunwoody
    Along with being the most successful Grand National jockey of modern times Richard Dunwoody was also a master at the Cheltenham Festival.
  • Irish Trained Winners Of The Grand National
    Irish trained horses have had an exceptional run at the Grand National over the last ten years but their association goes much, much deeper. The history between them goes back over 150 years with some of the most impressive winners and jockeys being trained on Irish soil.
  • The History Of Aintree Racecourse
    Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, is one of the most famous racecourses in the world and it's 180 year history is as rich and interesting as one could imagine.
  • The Three Founding Sires Of Thoroughbred Racing
    The Thoroughbred is the most well-known breed of racehorse in the world. Apart from racing, Thoroughbreds are also bred - with some strategic cross-breeding also involved - for show jumping, polo, hunting, combined training and dressage.
  • From The Epsom Derby To The Grand National
    Discover which horses have run and won both the Epsom Derby and the Grand National.
  • Horse Blinkers And The Grand National
    Why do some Grand National horses wear blinkers and some don't. Have you ever watched the Grand National horse race and wondered why some of the runners wear blinkers, if you have stop wondering!
  • The Dubai World Cup
    The Dubai World Cup is run every March in Dubai, and is a racing challenge, run over ten furlongs, and has the biggest prizes to match.
  • Kieren Fallon - All Bets Are Off
    Kieren Fallon is the controversial Jockey who's on and off track exploits have made him a household name, loved by the Ladies and feared by the bookmakers.
  • Lester Piggott - The Jockey Legend
    Lester Piggott was the son of a famous Grand National horse trainer and one of the greatest Jockeys of all time. Lester Piggott was born in 1935, the son of Keith Piggott, who was a successful national hunt jockey and a Grand National trainer.
  • Cheltenham Gold Cup Horse Race
    The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of England's greatest sporting events, second only to the Grand National in the steeplechase calendar.
  • The Irish in the Grand National
    The impact of Irish horses and jockeys on the English Grand National. The Grand National is one of the most famous steeplechases in the world, and it was two Irish fox-hunting men, Edmund Blake and Cornelius O'Callaghan who came up with the name 'steeplechase' in 1752.
  • Jockeys and their Superstitions
    Generally Sportsmen and women are known for being superstitious but Jockeys take to a new level. It is a well known fact that jockeys are notorious for their superstitions and rituals, and this is definitely true of the jockeys who race in the Grand National.
  • The history of foul play at the Grand National
    A history of dirty tricks and foul play in the Grand National horse race. Unfortunately in horse racing, like all sports there is sometimes foul play to be found, and it was discovered in the first ever Grand National in 1839.
  • Rules of Entry to the Grand National
    A guide to the rules and requirements for horses entering the Grand National steeple chase.
  • Grand National Lady Riders
    The history of female jockey's in the Grand National horse race. In 1982 Geraldine Rees riding Cheers became the first female jockey to complete the Grand National course and in the history of the race just fourteen women have ridden and just four have completed the course.
  • The rules of Royal Ascot
    Royal Ascot is not only one of the biggest race meeting of the year, it's also one of the biggest fashion parades in the world.
  • Grand National Fallers and Finishers
    Learn more about the fallers and finishers in the worlds most amazing race ~ The Grand National.
  • Red Rum Legendary Grand National Runner
    Red Rum is the Grand National runner who won the Aintree race an unprecedented three times.
  • A brief history of the Irish Grand National
    Brief history of the Fairyhouse Irish Grand National. The Irish Grand National is an annual racing event which takes place at Fairyhouse Racecourse. The race was first run in 1870 for a total prize of 167 sovereigns, and the winner of this grand prize was a horse named 'Sir Robert Peele'.
  • Who Is JP McManus? Race Horse Owner
    J.P. McManus is the famous Grand National race horse owner, learn more about the man.
  • The famous fences of the Grand National
    Learn about the major fences in the Grand National steeple chase race at Aintree.
  • What Does Handicapping mean in Horse Racing?
    Learn about Handicapping and how is it used in horse racing. Handicapping is one of the fundamentals in horseracing. If you want to be able to bet on a horse for any other reason than you like the name of the horse, fancy the jockey, or like the colour of his outfit then maybe it's best if you learn a little about handicapping!
  • Long Shot Wins The Grand National
    The 100/1 shot Mon Mome wins the Grand National in style. Liam Treadwell won the John Smith Grand National Steeple Chase during day three of the John Smiths Grand National Meeting at Aintree in Liverpool on the 4th April 2009, riding Mon Mome.

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