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Mick Kinane - a winners blog! - Mick Kinane

18th April 2012

Winner of the 2012 John Smith's Grand National Legends Charity Race, Mick Kinane shares his thought and feelings as the 2012 victor.

Marcus Armytage talks about being a Grand National winning Jockey and how it has changed his life. - Marcus Armytage

15th March 2012

I get that 'Aintree feeling' every time I'm en route there and driving up the motorway. Even if it's in the autumn.

Hywel Davies reminisces about the Legends race last year at Aintree and being a Grand National winning Jockey. - Hywel Davies

15th March 2012

Aintree is obviously a special place for me and riding there again brings back all those memories.

Richard Pitman talks about 'that' National in 1973 and how he is still haunted by the ghost of Crisp. - Richard Pitman

15th March 2012

As everyone knows, I've just donated a kidney but am already feeling great and am probably fitter than I've been for ages.

Make-up tips for this year's Matalan Style Contest at The John Smith's Grand National. - Benefit

9th March 2012

Spring see's a wave of pretty peach's and pink's hit the catwalks so we are loving Hervana, this is one of Benefit Cosmetics newest box powders.

Benefit recommend to focus on either lips and eyes as a beauty rule - Benefit

7th March 2012

Race goers make up needs to be natural but glamorous! If you're planning to enter the Matalan Style Contest or if you just want to look your best on Ladies Day we've got some fabulous make-up tips....

Jimmy Frost speaks about Aintree and how awed he is of the historical place. - Jimmy Frost

5th March 2012

I hear Carl Llewellyn is walking to the pub instead of driving for his training this year so I shall go one better than him and cycle there and only have a half!

Worried that he won't be very quick Mike Kinane talks about his last race ride and how he is making weight. - Mick Kinane

28th February 2012

I've never ridden at Aintree but think it may ride a bit like Chester being a flat track with everything happening very quick.

Ben de Haan, speaks about last years race and how he is planning to keep fit. - Ben de Haan

27th February 2012

'You totally forget how fit you need to be to be able to ride a finish and the only thing that can really get you fit is to ride in races.'

Carl Llewellyn talks about his plan to WIN this years Charity Race - Carl Llewellyn

21st February 2012

"For once in my life I can't blame myself for the defeat as I was fully fit so I blame my horse for not going fast enough and 'Dobb's for having a faster one!"

Adrian Maguire talks about the times he has raced in the Grand National - Adrian Maguire

21st February 2012

"To be honest, just to ride at Aintree on John Smith's Grand National day will give me a great thrill; I'm looking forward to it and can't wait to be back in the weighing room with all the lads."

Brendan Powell speaks about 'How Scary' it is to be back on a horse. - Brendan Powell

13th February 2012

"I don't know what horse I'll ride yet but I have a few nice mile and a halfers, including one called Maycontainnuts who's a possibility as he's both good and safe. If I ride him, he'll do all the work and I'll just sit and steer!"

Tony 'Dobbs' Dobbin talks about being back in the Weighing Room with old friends. - Tony 'Dobbs' Dobbin

13th February 2012

"I was pretty confident on Fortuni, my mount last year, as I'd obviously ridden him a lot at home (and he was trained to perfection by my wife!) but this year I don't know what I'll be on yet so can't think yet about pulling off the double. Of course I shall be there to win though!"

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