Randox Health Grand National Ambassador Katie Walsh catches up with Tiger Roll and also visits the stables of Willie Mullins & Jessica Harrington
Friday, March 29, 2019 - Randox Health Grand National Ambassador Katie Walsh has visited the yards of three leading Irish trainers ahead of the 2019 Randox Health Grand National.
Walsh, who attained the best-ever finishing position by a female rider in the Randox Health Grand National when third on Seabass in 2012, dropped in on Gordon Elliott's yard in Country Meath and caught up with 2018 Randox Health Grand National hero Tiger Roll.
Elliott, who also won the Grand National with Silver Birch in 2007, has the most remaining entries of any trainer in the 2019 Randox Health Grand National with 18 contenders still engaged.
The video of Katie's visit to Gordon Elliott's yard can be found here:
Katie Walsh rides Tiger Roll at Gordon Elliot's Yard ahead of the 2019 Grand National
Next up, Katie visited the County Carlow stables of Ireland's multiple champion Jump trainer Willie Mullins, who has several leading Randox Health Grand National contenders in 2019 including last year's head runner-up Pleasant Company. Mullins saddled the 2005 Grand National hero Hedgehunter.
Click here to watch Katie's visit to Closutton:
Katie Walsh rides Willie Mullins' Pleasant Company ahead of the 2019 Grand National
Finally, Katie went to Jessica Harrington's yard in County Kildare. Ireland's leading female trainer has yet to saddle a runner in the Randox Health Grand National, but is set to have two participants in 2019 - Magic Of Light and Sandymount Duke, who is owned by Rolling Stones band member Ronnie Wood.
Click here to see Katie in conversation with Jessica's daughter and Racing TV presenter Kate Harrington:
Katie Walsh visits Jessica Harrington's Yard ahead of the 2019 Grand National
The £1-million Randox Health Grand National takes place at Aintree at 5.15pm on Saturday, April 6. This year sees the 172nd staging of the world's greatest and most valuable chase, which takes place over four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards, and 30 fences.
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Aintree is home to The Randox Health Grand National, the most famous horse race in the world which is the climax to a three-day Festival meeting in April every year. The racecourse hosts five other fixtures and is a leading conference centre in the north west of England.
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Grant Rowley, Regional Communications Manager, The Jockey Club (North West) on 07884 655990 or email: Grant.Rowley@thejockeyclub.co.uk
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