Tag Archives: Aintree

Tiger Roll avatar foiled as Potters Corner triumphs in Virtual Grand National | Sport

Potters Corner wins.

Potters Corner became the nearest thing we will see to a Grand National winner this year when he was declared the winner of ITV’s Virtual Grand National on Saturday evening. The computer simulation was broadcast in the slot that would normally be occupied by the Aintree race, abandoned along with …

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Talking Horses: millions will tune in for ITV’s Virtual Grand National | Sport

Around lunchtime on Saturday, somebody somewhere will hit “enter” on their keyboard and, a fraction of a second and many millions of calculations later, it will generate the result of the 2020 Virtual Grand National. A few hours after, many millions of viewers – more, perhaps, than might have watched …

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Talking Horses: roll up for our answer to the Grand National mystery | Sport

It’s a tricky beast, this Virtual Grand National which so many of us will watch on Saturday (ITV, 5pm). Because of our reduced circumstances, it has become something to anticipate on about the same level as that half-pint of Carlsberg that John Mills sinks at the end of Ice Cold …

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Business as usual for horse racing until government says otherwise | Sport

“Keep calm and kick on” is the maxim racing appears to have adopted in the face of the threat posed by coronavirus, judging by the views expressed on a busy day here as trainers seized the chance to win some decent prize money without competition from the unbeatable Irish. This …

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Talking Horses: Willie Mullins says new-look National is just grand | Sport

On the eve of the Horse Welfare Board’s first press conference, intended to introduce itself and its aims to the world, Willie Mullins gave his support to the idea that racing should move with the times and adjust to changing social mores. The hugely successful jumps trainer described himself as …

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