Aintree Grand National 2013 | A History
It’s the most famous horse race in the world. The Grand National is as exciting, unpredictable and filled with drama as your average night out in Liverpool.
This Saturday when the tapes go up at 4.15pm millions of armchair tv viewers will tune in across the globe to watch the once-a-year spectacular over 4m 3f on the hallowed Aintree turf.
There’ll be joy, there’ll be tears, there’ll be enough fake tan sloshing about to redecorate your house – but most of all there’ll be dodgy theories to help you pick the winner.
Will Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins win it with the favourite On His Own after guiding Hedgehunter to victory 13 years ago. Can Paul Nicholls and Daryl Jacob get back-to-back wins after their Neptiune Collonges became the first grey horse to win in almost 50 years.
Or will Seabass – ridden by Ruby’s sister Katie – go two places better than last year and become the first lady jockey to win the Grand National.
We’ve a few clues on the blog but if you’ve got a shiny pin handy, close your eyes and pick away.
Here’s the Paddy Power Blog team take on the major events in this extraordinary race’s extraordinary history.