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.
Watch the video of Katie’s visit to Gordon Elliott’s yard 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.
Watch Katie’s visit to Closutton here:
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.
See Katie in conversation with Jessica’s daughter and Racing TV presenter Kate Harrington here:
Katie Walsh visits Jessica Harrington’s Yard ahead of the 2019 Grand National