Grand National British Trained Winners

The last time a British trained horse won The Grand National race was in 2017 with the last four winners being Irish trained horses. That got us thinking about some of the last British trained Winners, let’s take a look at these below:

2013: Auroras Encore – 66/1

2013 saw Sue Smith train Auroras Encore to win The Grand National. At 66/1 and being 11 years old, the odds were certainly not in the horse’s favour as only eight horses in history have won at equal or higher odds. Ryan Mania was the incredible jockey on the day, racing in his first National, who fought off Capp Bleu who finished in 2nd and Teaforthree in 3rd place.

2014: Pineau De Re – 25/1

Trained by Dr Richard Newland and winning jockey Leighton Aspell, who had come out of retirement to race, Pineau De Re was the 25/1 winner in 2014. The two most high-profile jockeys in the race, Richard Johnson and Tony McCoy, finished 2nd and 3rd on Balthazar King and Double Seven. This was the second Grand National to feature the modified fences to ensure the race was safer for horses and it was reported that all horses had returned without serious injury.

2015: Many Clouds – 25/1

Leighton Aspell won the 2015 Grand National for the 2nd year in a row when he took to the saddle of Many Clouds, trained by Oliver Sherwood. At 8 years of age, Many Clouds was the youngest winner since Binderee in 2002, as well as carrying a weight of 11st 9lbs, it was a truly magnificent victory. Tony McCoy was close to the lead all the way through in his final appearance in the saddle, eventually finishing 5th on Shutthefrontdoor.

2017: One For Arthur – 14/1

Ridden by Derek Fox and trained by Lucinda Russell, the 14/1 shot One For Arthur, the latest of The Grand National British trained winners beat Cause for Causes (14/1) and Saint Are (25/1) to win in 2017. The win was only the second time a Scottish trained horse had tasted victory since Rubstic in 1979.  It wasn’t just the race that was eventful, it had taken three attempts to get going after 2 false starts meaning 31 out of the 40 jockeys were referred to the British Horseracing Authority.Do we think a British trained horse could win this year? We’ll have to wait a see!

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