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  • Alvarado (IRE)

  • Age: 13 (Foaled March 23rd, 2005)
  • Sex: Chestnut Gelding
  • Breeding: Goldmark (USA) - Mrs Jones (IRE) (Roselier (FR))
  • Trainer: F O'Brien
  • Owner: Mr & Mrs William Rucker

News Clippings

Fergal O'Brien: Alvarado in Scottish National. Lord of The Island in Imperial Cup

February 12th, 2017

Alvarado, runner-up in last season's Coral Scottish Grand National, will aim to go one better this spring despite a below-par run at Musselburgh.

Alvarado could head to Ayr again

January 8th, 2017

A trip back up to Ayr in the spring for the Scottish Grand National could be on the cards for last year's runner-up Alvarado.

Fergal O'Brien aims Alvarado at Veterans Handicap Chase Final at Sandown

December 5th, 2016

Alvarado could bid to bounce back from his early departure in the Becher Chase in next month's Veterans Handicap Chase Final at Sandown.

Alvarado set for road to Aintree with Grand National in mind

November 6th, 2016

Fergal O'Brien is weighing up a number of options for his veteran chaser Alvarado after pleasing in a racecourse gallop at Market Rasen.

Fergal O'Brien set to run Alvarado and Perfect Candidate in Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree

February 28th, 2016

Alvarado is due to make his seasonal reappearance at Newbury next weekend as he is prepared for a third tilt at the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, April 9.

Grand National bids for Fergal O'Brien duo

January 7th, 2016

Fergal O'Brien believes he has a second viable Crabbie's Grand National contender in Perfect Candidate.

Alvarado on Grand National trail again

November 23rd, 2015

Alvarado, fourth in last two renewals of the Crabbie's Grand National, will not be sighted until the new year but remains on course for another tilt at the Aintree marathon next April.

Alvarado, fourth in the Crabbie's Grand National in April, eyes return to Aintree

December 18th, 2014

Alvarado, fourth in the Crabbie's Grand National in April, will have his season built around a return to Aintree.

Balthazar King back to France but Alvarado will miss the Bet365 Gold Cup

April 6th, 2014

Connections of the horses beaten in the Grand National have mapped out their plans and Balthazar King could be heading to France again.

Alvarado is likely to return to Cheltenham in December

November 20th, 2013

Alvarado is likely to return to Cheltenham for the £45,000 Grade Three Majordomo Hospitality Handicap Chase over three miles, one and a half furlongs on the first day of The International, Friday, December 13.

Alvarado and Bradley provide Fergal O'Brien with a one-three

November 16th, 2013

Alvarado (12/1) and Bradley provided Fergal O'Brien with a one-three in the Murphy Group Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

Alvarado up against it

January 17th, 2012

Evan Williams feels his new recruit Alvarado faces a stiff task in the first hunters' chase of the season at Newbury on Wednesday.