Dr Richard Newland sits down with aintree.co.uk to discuss his season so far, what the Grand National means to him and his finest hour as a trainer back in 2014 when winning the race through Pineau De Re.
Newland describes his emotions before and after the race, how he celebrated the victory that evening and the perfect weekend topped off with a double at Market Rasen the following day.
The Worcestershire-based trainer had success at the Cheltenham Festival back in 2007 but views the Grand National as a more prestigious event to land success.
Approaching 50 winners for the season for a third year in a row, Dr Richard Newland’s hopes before the close of play for the jumps later this month revolve very much around attaining a half century once again.
He discusses his favourite track to have runners and the importance of syndicates in the sport, with a high-level of representation in his yard.
Listen to the latest episode of the Paddock Picks Podcast, featuring Leighton Aspell, who rode Dr Richard Newland’s Pineau De Re to Grand National success in Liverpool seven years ago.