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Aintree Festival Day 3 – Grand National Day

Races 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7

Saturday 14 April 2012

 

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Aintree, the view of the

Grand National start taken from the

Earl of Derby Stand Terrace

 

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The newly constructed

post-race unsaddling enclosure facilities

 

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The 2012 Parade of Champions:

Leading the parade is Miinnehoma (1984);

Rough Quest (1996); Lord Gyllene (1997);

Red Marauder (2001); Binderee (2002);

Amberleigh House (2004); Hedgehunter (2005);

Numbersixvalverde (2006); Silver Birch (2007);

Comply Or Die (2008); Don’t Push It (2010).

Papillon (2000) and Monty’s Pass (2003) couldn’t make it today.

 

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The Aintree Legends Charity Race:

Jonjo O’Neill (left) and Bob Champion (right)

prepare to lead the pre-race parade

 

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The Aintree Legends Charity Race:

Bob Champion and Jonjo gallop

past the stands to return to the enclosure

 

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The Aintree Legends Charity Race:

The Alan King trained Arabian Heights

(in the McNeill Family colours),

ridden by Adrian Maguire, brings up the rear

 

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The Aintree Legends Charity Race:

And the winner is ...

American Trilogy ridden by Mick Kinane

 

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The Aintree Legends Charity Race:

The Martin Keighley trained Sky Calling,

ridden by Jimmy Frost,

return having finished a creditable 4th.

 

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The Aintree Legends Charity Race:

Jonjo O’Neill and Bob Champion precede the winner,

American Trilogy, back to the Winners’ Enclosure

 

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Race 1:

The Nicky Henderson trained,

Barry Geraghty ridden, Simonsig returns

having won the Grade 2 Mersey Novices’ Hurdle

 

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Race 2:

Thumb up!

The Nicky Henderson trained,

Barry Geraghty ridden, Sprinter Sacre returns

having won the Grade 1 Maghull Novices’ Chase

 

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Race 3:

Thumb up!

The Nicky Henderson trained,

Barry Geraghty ridden, Oscar Whisky returns

having won the Grade 1 Aintree Hurdle

 

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Race 4:

The Listed Handicap Chase

with one circuit to go:

Ballyvesey leads the way.

 

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Race 4:

The Tim Vaughan trained,

Dougie Costello ridden, Saint Are returns

having won the Listed Handicap Chase

 

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Race 6:

The Nicky Henderson trained,

David Bass ridden, Lifestyle returns

having won the Conditional Jockeys’

& Amateur Riders’ Handicap Hurdle

 

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Race 7:

The Nigel Twiston-Davies trained,

Sam Twiston-Davies ridden, The New One

returns having won the Grade 2

Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race

 

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