2017 Aintree Grand National – Key Stats For Picking The Winner

Picking the Grand National winner is never easy. This does not mean that the race is a complete lottery, though. Here are 6 key stats to bear in mind, when making your selections…

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Grand National Key Stats

Only 2 winners have carried more than 11st 5lbs, since 1977.

Every winner, since 1970, had already won over 3 miles or more.

It has been 75 years since a horse aged less than 8 won the race.

8 of the last 17 winners had already raced over the Grand National fences.

24 of the last 27 winners were racing prominently, by the start of the second circuit.

Since 1961, only one horse has won the Grand National, after also winning at the Cheltenham Festival.

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The National is a race that is steeped in history. No other equine event quite captures the imagination of people in the UK and around the world. The 2017 Grand National takes place on Saturday April 8th.

This is a gruelling test for steeplechase horses. The course is well over 4 miles in length and 32 fences have to be overcome. You will not find any other jumps race, in Europe, that offers such a large financial award to the winner.

Horse Safety

Due to concerns being raised over the safety of the horses taking parts, some of the fences have been adjusted in recent years to reduce the risk of falls. The changes have done nothing to diminish the excitement that the race creates. The huge crowds roar, as the leading horses enter the final straight. While the top races at Cheltenham feature the very best of the chasers, nothing can compare to the atmosphere at Aintree when the National gets underway.

As well as the thousands who watch the National at the racecourse, many millions of British and Irish households will be tuning in, on their television sets. For some, it will be the only race they will watch that year – that underlines the appeal and magnetism, of Aintree’s most celebrated race.

Grand National Fences

Even some of the fences at Aintree, are world-famous. Anyone, who has had a bet on the race, will hold their breath as the horses jump Becher’s Brook, The Canal Turn and, of course, The Chair.

The nation’s most well-known horse, Red Rum, owed his fame to the Grand National. He captured hearts, not just of racing fans but also those who had little interest in horse racing, with three magnificent victories, back in the 1970s.

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