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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 2014 Grand National trainer Dr Richard Newland | “The number one race in the world”

Dr Richard Newland secured his finest hour as a trainer when landing the Grand National at Aintree seven years ago

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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.

Exclusive interview: Dr Richard Newland on the “number one race in the world”. the Grand National

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.

“Ridiculously, I was quite confident”

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.

watch: dr richard newland’s pineau de re sees off allcomers in the 2014 grand national at aintree [credit: racing tv]

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.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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