Victory for One For Arthur in the UK Grand National
Added on: April 11, 2017
The Grand National is the most important event on the UK horseracing calendar and this year’s main event took place on Saturday 8th April at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England. For sponsorship reasons, this year’s event was actually known as the 2017 Randox Health Grand National and it was the 170th official running.
The winning horse this year was One for Arthur (SP 14/1) and he was ridden by Derek Fox. One for Arthur is trained by Lucinda Russel and is owned by Two Golf Widows. The Grand National race type is a steeplechase which is ran over a distance of 4 miles and 514 yards (6.909 km) on a left-handed, turf surface track.
The runner up this year priced at 16/1 was Cause of Causes and in third place at 25/1 was Saint Are. In fourth place was the favourite Balklion at 8/1 and in fifth this year was Gas Line Boy priced at 50/1. Vieux Lion Rouge priced at 12/1 came in sixth and in seventh this year was Lord Windermere at 33/1.
These horses were followed by Regal Encore (33/1), Pleasant Company (11/1), Houblon Des Obeaux (50/1), Ballynagour (66/1), Le Mercurey (50/1), GoodtoKnow (66/1), Just a Par (33/1), La Vatican (80/1), The Last Samuri (16/1), Tenor Nivernais (40/1), Roi Des Francs (50/1) and Wonderful Charm (25/1).
The following either pulled up before the end, were unseated or fell. For example Vicente and Cocktails at Dawn both fell at the first. The Young Master fell on the 6th and Raz De Maree had an unseated rider on the same jump. Definitely Red pulled up before the 9th and there was an unseated rider on Thunder and Roses on this same jump.
On the 11th there was an unseated rider on Saphir Du Rheu and Stellar Norton pulled up before the 13th. There was another unseated rider on Measureofmydreams on the 15th and on Ucello Contie on the 22nd. Shantou Flyer and Wounded Warrior both pulled up before the 27th. Wounded Warrior, Double Shuffle and Doctor Harper all pulled up before the 29th.
The remaining six runners, More of That, Drop Out Joe, Highland Lodge, Bishops Road, O’Faolains Boy and Rogue Angel, all pulled up before the 30th. Don’t forget that the next big event for you to look forward to is the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby which will be taking place on Saturday 6th May 2017 at Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky.