Grand National: Dates For Your Diary 2012/13

Hi all,

I’ve updated where I can so far for the current season (New winners NOT in capitals) and will continue to amend as we go – any ideas for further races that you think might be worthy of Grand National consideration please let me know.

I thought it might be a good idea to have a reference page for all the important dates/races that could have a bearing on the Grand National. I’ll put down a few ideas of races that we might want to have on the list and then open it up to you guys for suggestions. I will also add the various forfeit/closing dates for the Grand National itself and then keep bouncing this article up the menu so it stays fresh and in the five articles currently on view. I have updated the list and added some other dates that may be useful:

Race              Date          Winner
Galway Plate	 July 27th	Blazing Tempo

Kerry National 	 14th September	Alfa Beat

Munster National 9th October	Muirhead

Rewards4Racing 12th November	Galaxy Rock

Paddy Power	 13th November  Great Endeavour

Hennessy	 26th November	Carruthers

Becher Chase	 3rd December	West End Rocker

London National	 4th December	Deep Purple

Majordomo Chase	 10th December  Shakalakboomboom 

Paddy Power(Leop)27th December  Cross Appeal

Welsh National	 27th December   Le Beau Bai

Betfred Classic	 14th January   Hey Big Spender

Peter Marsh	 21st January  According To Pete

Thyestes Chase     26th January   SIEGEMASTER

SkyBet Chase     30th January   ABANDONED

totesport Grand National Trial 19th Feb SILVER BY NATURE

Racing Post Ch   26th February  QUINZ

Eider Chase      26th February COMPANERO

Stewart Family hcap 16th March   BENSALEM

Chelt Gold Cup	  18th March   LONG RUN

Midlands National 19th March   MINELLA FOUR STAR

Topham		  8th April    ALWAYS WAINING

Grand National	  9th April   BALLABRIGGS

Scottish National 16th April   BESHABAR

Bet365 Chase 23rd April   POKER DE SIVOLA

Irish National	  25th April    ORGANISEDCONFUSION

The important dates as far as the entries for the 2012 Grand National will be updated as soon as we have them:

Entries close noon on 31st January.

Weights announced .

First Forfeit Stage noon on 28th February.

2nd Forfeit Stage noon on 20th march.

Confirmation stage 9th April.

Final Decs 12th April.

Race Day April 14th.

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14 Responses to Grand National: Dates For Your Diary 2012/13

  1. daniel edwards says:

    Racing Post Chase??

  2. The Stayer says:

    Any Class 1 chase over 3m+ and Class 2 over 3m4f should be of interest to anyone looking for National clues. A couple worth putting on the radar would be:

    Cheltenham PaddyPower Meeting – C1 Gd3 3m3f Hcap Chase
    Cheltenham December – C1 Listed 3m1f Hcap Chase
    Sandown December – C2 3m6f London National

    The two Cheltenham races have thrown up quite a few National runners in recent years. Mon Mome won the latter race last season and My Will has won the 3m3f race in the past. Comply or Die ran in both races last season.

    The 3m6f London National was first staged last season and attracted horses like Kilbeggan Blade, Rambo and Bowleaze. With hindsight this may not be a classy enough contest to throw up national clues but it’s too early too write-off as a National trial after one season.

  3. Neil says:

    I’ve not much really to add, yet, to this thread but I will go over what I put on the Galway Plate thread.

    1 Anthony Mildmay / Peter Cazalet Memorial Chase (AKA) London National at Sandown.

    2 Ritz Club Trophy Handicap Chase (AKA) William Hill Handicap ran at Cheltenham Festival.

  4. Neil says:

    Becher chase will be run on the 22 of November

  5. Neil S says:

    For me the clues for the national used to start with the hennessy and that’s on November 28

  6. Gammers says:

    Confirmed stage dates for entries in the 2010 Grand National (as published in the Jumps Pattern and Listed Racebook):

    Entries close noon on Feb 2nd.
    Weights announced Feb 16th.
    First Forfeit Stage noon on Mar 2nd.
    2nd Forfeit Stage noon on Mar 23rd.
    Confirmation stage April 5th.
    Final Decs April 8th.
    Race Day April 10th.

  7. admin says:


    Thanks for those – I will update the main page

  8. Should the Eider at Newcastle not be on the above list?

  9. admin says:

    Good point Ben – I will update in the morning. If anyone else has any ideas please let me know


  10. The Stayer says:


    Thanks for updating this page. Can we please have a new thread on The Munster National (10th October) some time soon.

  11. Systemsman says:

    Agreed Munster National page – I will get some trneds sorted out soon to post up. Its not that far away now.

  12. Neil S says:

    Just to add my voice to the Munster national thread, working out some stats, including the requested RPR figures.

    Will be nice to have a fresh thread to put them on.

  13. TC says:

    Servo Hcap 14th November Any Currency

    Paddy Power 15th November Great Endeavour

    Becher Chase 22nd November One Cool Cookie

    Hennessy 28th November Weird Al

    London National 6th December Cant Buy Time

    Neptune Chase 11th December

    Blue Square Cup 19th December

    Paddy Power(Leop)27th December Agus A Vic

    Welsh National 28th December Fabalu

    Tote Classic 8th January Keenan’s Future

    Peter Marsh 23rd January Palypso de Creek

    SkyBet Chase 30th January

    Blue Square Gold Cup 20th February

    Racing Post Ch 27th February

    Eider Chase 27th February

    William Hill Hcap 16th March

    Chelt Gold Cup 19th March Imperial Coomander

    Midlands National 20th March

    Irish National 5th April Tinakellylad

    Topham 9th April Frankie Figg

    Grand National 10th April Notre Pere

    Scottish National 17th April

    Someone want to help me fill in the blanks? ;0 :) ;)