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the number of women to have trained a Grand National winner — Jenny Pitman was responsible for 1983 winner Corbiere and Royal Athlete, who won in 1995

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greys to have won the race. The Lamb won in 1868 and ’71 and Nicolaus Silver won in 1961. Suny Bay finished second twice (1997 and ’98)

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consecutive winners fielded by Irish trainer Vincent O’Brien, the only person to achieve this feat: Early Mist 1953, Royal Tan ’54, Quare Times ’55. He then turned to Flat racing and won six Derbys

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miles four furlongs is the distance of the Grand National course

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the most times a jockey has won the race. George Stevens won it on four different horses: Freetrader 1856, Emblem 1863, Emblematic 1864, The Colonel 1869 and ’70

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of the last 10 Grand National victors have been Irish-trained

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horses have won the Grand National more than once:

  • Red Rum 1973, ’74 and ’77 (he also finished second in 1975 and ’76)
  • Reynoldstown — 1935-’36
  • Manifesto — 1897 and ’99
  • The Lamb — 1868 and ’71
  • The Colonel — 1869 and ’70
  • Abd El Kader — 1850 and ’51
  • Peter Simple — 1849 and ’53

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the most times a horse has run in the Grand National. It was Manifesto and he won on two of these attempts (1897 and 1899)

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between nine and 11 is the prime age for a Grand National winner

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the average weight carried by Grand National winners in the past 20 years is 10st 7lb

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