Grand National 2017
tips- just tantalising titbits about the Grand National 2017....
The Grand National is
nearly upon us! For those of you that do not know what I am talking about, I am
of course talking about the biggest, the best, and the most brilliant horse
racing event in the global equine calendar!
If you haven’t had a flutter on
this spectacular sporting event in the past, then perhaps 2017
could be your lucky year.
Unfortunately, we cannot predict the future, nor can
we give you the name of the winner, but we can point you in the direction of Grand National 2017
Free Bets, as well as providing you with some of the
top, trivia, titbits to make this tantalising event even more titillating!
So, read on, remember, and be sure to regale your friends
with these impressive bits of information and knowledge.
Grand National 2017 Facts
main event- the Grand National Race stretches over 4.5 miles and includes 30
hurdles, or jumps. Quite an impressive distance with a high level of physical
challenge for even the fittest and sturdiest of stallions.
current record holder for the fastest completion of the track is an impressive
8 minutes and 47.8 seconds and that accolade goes to Mr Frisk who
sprinted to victory back in 1990.
although you have to be in it to win it, not every participant makes it to the
finishing line although back in 1984 an impressive 23 out of 40 made it past
horses just cannot get enough and the horse with the most appearances in the
Grand National is a stallion by the name of Manifesto who ran a total of eight
years! Ok, this was back at the turn of the 20th century but he
still retains the record to this very day.
everyone that takes part is quite as lucky, the title of the unluckiest horse
must go to poor old Devon Loch who
took quite a tumble when he tried to jump an invisible fence (there wasn’t
actually one there) and landed in a heap a mere stone’s throw from the finish
line. This same horse lost a different jockey the race when he broke his reins
and did a runner, just metres from clearing the finishing line in the lead.
last but by no means least, did you know that Aintree is the only race where
one side of the jump differs in height from the other side? Very disconcerting
I know, but the take-off side is generally a few inches higher than the other
side even though over the years, efforts have been made to even them out.
The Grand National is an amazing event to watch but it is
also a challenge in physical fitness for the jockeys, training and breeding for
the horses, and nail biting preparation for the owners.
These interesting facts
and figures might give you an insight into just how challenging the event is,
and why it is one of the most prestigious and revered races in the world.
Without further ado, we bid you adieu and wish you the best of luck in your
fluttering on April the 8th!
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