By Euro Weekly News Media • 08 April 2017 • 17:06
One For Arthur wins UK’s Grand National 2017
ONE FOR ARTHUR, ridden by Derek Fox, has powered home ahead of Cause of Causes to win the Randox Health Grand National for trainer Lucinda Russell at the Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool.
The 14-1 shot, is trained near Kinross by Lucinda Russell and is only the second Grand National winner for Scotland famous race’s long history – the first being Rubstic in 1979.
All 40 runners are safely back from the four miles and 514 yards course (6.907 km) with horses jumping 30 fences over two laps.
First run in 1839, it is the most valuable jump race in Europe and is often called “the ultimate test of horse and rider”.
This year the UK broadcasting rights were won by ITV.
An estimated 500 to 600 million people watch the Grand National in over 140 countries.
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