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.