Grand National by Numbers

80000000

The amount in pounds sterling bet on the Grand National every year by the British public

70000

The numbers of spectators who travel to Aintree to watchthe Grand National

7242

The distance in meters run during the Grand National

1934

The year Golden Miller became the only horse to date to win the Grand National after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup

1836

The year The Duke won the Grand LiverpoolSteelplechase, the race generally recognised as the first Grand National

600

The number of people in millions believed to watch theGrand National on television every year

528

The fastest ever Grand National winning time in seconds

494

The distance in yards that the racehorses who havesurvived two lengths of the Grand National Circuit have tocover on the run-in to the finishing post

66

The most horses to contest a Grand National, a record setat the 1929 Grand National

49

The average speed in km/h of the runners competing inthe Grand national

48

The age of the oldest Grand National winning jockey, DickSaunders

24

The number of times the ante-post favourite in the betting markets has gone on to win the Grand National

23

The highest number of horses ever to finish a GrandNational

20

The number of races run during the Grand NationalMeeting

16

The number of fences located on the Grand National circuitat Aintree racecourse

12

The number of mares who have won the Grand National

7

The fence named after Foinavon, the last 100/1 winner ofthe Grand National

6”9′

The drop on the landing side of the infamous Becher’s Brook fence

5”3′

The height of The Chair, the tallest fence jumped during the Grand National. The Chair is one of two fences jumped only once during the Grand National

4

The number of racehorses that have won the GrandNational at odds of 100/1

4

The number of Grand National winning jockeys who werekilled in action during the Second World War

3

The most wins by a horse in the Grand National, a recordheld by Red Rum

2

The fewest horses to finish a Grand National

1

The number of Grand National winners owned by theBritish royal family

0

The number of Grand Nationals won by 13 times championjockey Tony McCoy

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