The 2020 Grand National has been cancelled, although the virtual version (which has been ‘run’ in recent years only) will take its timeslot (and, it will be televised on itv).
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The £1 million Grand National race at Aintree in 2020 takes place on Saturday 4th 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) has won the last two races (2019 and 2018).
- 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).