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Grand National Winners: Red Rum Tops The Illustrious Roll Of Honour, As Tiger Roll Looks To Emulate The Mighty Aintree Hero

Thursday 4th April 2019
Auroras Encore was a shock winner of the Grand National a few years ago
Auroras Encore was a shock winner of the Grand National a few years ago

Tiger Roll will attempt to emulate the legendary Red Rum, who was the last horse to win back-to-back Grand Nationals at Aintree, and the Gordon Elliott-trained raider will be a red-hot favourite for the 2019 Grand National, which takes place on Saturday at 5:15pm.

Narrowly beating Pleasant Company to claim the crown last year, Tiger Roll warmed up for this year's race with a facile win in the Cross Country Chase at last month's Cheltenham Festival, and he will be aiming to replicate Red Rum's back-to-back wins, which came in 1973 and 1974.

The Grand National is one of the main events on the sporting calendar, and down the years has been won by some fantastic horses, and there have also been some memorable stories to go along with the Merseyside marathon, which in 2019 sees 40 horses go to post over four-and-a-quarter miles, with only the bravest prevailing.

Red Rum's memorable wins in 1973 and 1974 were astonishingly followed up by another victory in 1977, and with two second placed finishes on his CV as well then he is well-regarded as the finest horse ever to win the Aintree contest, but down the years there have been some classy winners of the races, while some stories have gone beyond the racing world and shook the sporting world.

Lottery was the inaugural winner of the race in 1837, while more recently the likes of Aldaniti (1981) and Don't Push It (2010) have been memorable races, with the former handing Bob Champion victory after he'd been battling cancer, while champion jockey AP McCoy piloted Don't Push It to success, as he broke his National duck.  In 1993, Esha Ness was first past the post, but the race had been adjudged to have been a false start, so in farcical scenes the race was declared void.

In recent times, Ted Walsh and his son Ruby masterminded a memorable Grand National win with Papillon in 2000, in a race that saw the bookmakers crumble after the Irish raider was heavily backed in the hours leading up to the race.

Paul Nicholls's Neptune Collonges edged out Sunnyhillboy in the 2012 race in what is still the narrowest winning margin, with the galloping grey prevailing by a nose, while in 2009 the Venetia Williams-trained Mon Mome was a shock 100/1 winner of the race, while in 2013 66/1 outsider Auroras Encore showed that rags can blossom in the race, and was another cheered home by the bookmakers.

Jockey Leighton Aspell won back-to-back races in 2014 (Pineau De Re) and 2015 (Many Clouds), while in 2017 One For Arthur was a fabulous winner of the race for Lucinda Russell.

Grand National Winners Since 2000

  • 2000 - Papillon
  • 2001 - Red Marauder
  • 2002 - Bindaree
  • 2003 - Monty's Pass
  • 2004 - Ambereigh House
  • 2005 - Hedgehunter
  • 2006 - Numbersixvalverde
  • 2007 - Silver Birch
  • 2008 - Comply Or Die
  • 2009 - Mon Mome
  • 2010 - Don't Push It
  • 2011 - Ballabriggs
  • 2012 - Neptune Collonges
  • 2013 - Auroras Encore
  • 2014 - Pineau De Re
  • 2015 - Many Clouds
  • 2016 - Rule The World
  • 2017 - One For Arthur
  • 2018 - Tiger Roll
Grand National Runners

2019 Grand National Odds

Tiger Roll 7/2 4 7/2 4 4 7/2 9/2 4
Rathvinden 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Anibale Fly 12 14 10 12 14 12 12 12
Vintage Clouds 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Lake View Lad 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14
Joe Farrell 16 18 20 12 14 14 16 12
Rock The Kasbah 16 16 20 16 20 20 16 16
Pleasant Company 16 18 20 16 20 16 16 16
Jury Duty 16 22 20 20 20 20 18 20
Mall Dini 20 - 20 20 20 20 20 20
Step Back 25 25 20 20 25 20 20 20
One For Arthur 25 22 25 25 25 25 22 25
Ramses De Teillee 25 25 25 20 20 25 22 20
Walk In The Mill 25 28 25 25 25 25 25 25
Minella Rocco 25 40 25 33 40 25 33 33
Up For Review 25 40 25 33 40 33 33 33
General Principle 40 40 25 33 33 33 28 33
Dounikos 33 40 33 33 33 33 28 33
Ballyoptic 28 40 33 33 33 33 33 33
Noble Endeavor 28 50 33 33 33 33 40 33
Vieux Lion Rouge 33 50 40 40 50 40 40 40
The Young Master 33 50 33 40 40 40 40 40
Go Conquer 33 50 40 40 50 50 40 40
Captain Redbeard 50 50 50 50 66 50 50 50
Folsom Blue 50 66 40 50 50 50 50 50
Valtor 50 50 33 50 66 40 66 50
Isleofhopendreams 40 50 50 50 50 50 40 50
Warriors Tale 50 66 40 50 66 50 50 50
Monbeg Notorious 40 66 66 50 50 50 40 50
Ultragold 50 66 66 66 66 66 50 66
Singlefarmpayment 40 66 50 66 66 50 50 66
Valseur Lido 66 66 66 40 66 50 40 40
Regal Encore 66 66 66 66 66 66 50 66
Mala Beach 50 80 66 50 66 66 50 50
A Toi Phil 50 80 50 66 80 50 66 66
Tea For Two 40 66 80 66 80 66 50 66
Don Poli 66 100 80 66 66 80 66 66
Livelovelaugh 66 66 50 66 80 66 66 66
Magic Of Light 50 80 66 66 80 66 66 66
Bless The Wings 66 100 100 66 66 100 80 66
Outlander 100 100 80 66 100 66 66 66
Blow By Blow 66 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Just A Par 66 100 100 100 100 100 80 100
Exitas 100 66 100 100 100 100 100 100
Each Way Terms 6
1/5
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1/5
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6
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2019 Grand National Odds

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