The £1 million Grand National race at Aintree in 2021 starts at 17:15 on Saturday 10th April, only a few weeks after the Cheltenham Festival. How many of these Grand National Facts do you know?
Grand National facts
- Tiger Roll (jockey: Davy Russell, trainer: Gordon Elliot) won the last two races that were actually run (2019 and 2018). The 2020 Grand National was cancelled, although the virtual version (which has exisited in recent years only) took its timeslot (and was televised on itv) – this was won by Potters Corner.
- In 2017 One For Arthur (jockey Derek Fox, trainer Lucinda Russell) was victorious. In 2016 Rule The World (jockey David Mullins, trainer Mouse Morris) won.
- Jockey Leighton Aspell famously won 2 years in a row (in 2014 on Pineau de Re, and in 2015 on Many Clouds).
- The biggest starting price of a winner in recent years was in 2009 when Mon Meme (jockey Liam Treadwell) won at 100/1.
- 13 mares have won, but the last was Nickel Coin in 1951.
- 3 different greys have won (1 winning twice), with the last grey winner Neptune Collonges in 2012.
- A female jockey has never won, but in 2012 Katie Walsh was the first to finish in the top 3 (finishing 3rd on Seabass).