Fairyhouse Update

Wed 21st Nov 2012, 10:27

©Healy Racing Photos
By request and in agreement with the Stewards the first and subsequent races at Fairyhouse today will start five minutes later than advertised.

The published start time for the seven race card is 12.45pm.

GRAND NATIONAL - The Northern Challenge

The Sue Smith-trained Auroras Encore was the last northern-trained horse to win the Grand National back in 2013 but recent victories for that part of the country have been thin on the ground since the likes of Lucius, Rubstic and Hallo Dandy in the late 70s early 80’s showed that steeplechasing was in a healthy state north of the Watford Gap with the likes of Gordon W Richards, Denys Smith, Arthur Stephenson, Peter Easterby and Jimmy Fitzgerald capable of holding their own against their southern and Irish counterparts.