The Yorkshire Post says: A vintage Grand National result will leave this Yorkshire stable on cloud nine

Vintage Clouds and jockey Danny Cook carry Yorkshire's hopes in the Grand National today.
Vintage Clouds and jockey Danny Cook carry Yorkshire's hopes in the Grand National today.
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NINE years of devotion to be defined by nine minutes – that, in essence, is the size of the challenge facing Vintage Clouds when Yorkshire’s challenger lines up in the Grand National at Aintree.

Ever since the horse was born, this race – still regarded as the sport’s ultimate test – has been the primary objective for owner-breeder Trevor Hemmings, already a three-time National winner.

Stable lad Reece Jarosiewicz with Grand National hopeful Vintage Clouds.

Stable lad Reece Jarosiewicz with Grand National hopeful Vintage Clouds.

Meet the Yorkshire horse and team going for Grand National glory

A self-made man from humble beginnings, the octogenarian’s work ethic is shared by Bingley trainer Sue Smith and her husband Harvey, the showjumping legend; big race jockey Danny Cook; Reece Jarosiewicz, the Barnsley-born stable lad, and all those who work at these famous stables. They all describe themselves as ‘grafters’.

Yet, while Baildon Moor can be unforgiving in inclement weather, Auroras Encore was trained to perfection here before winning the 2013 National – and the whole of Yorkshire will be on cloud nine if racing history repeats itself later today. Good luck.