one of the world's most famous horse races, is held every April at
Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. In the UK,
the 4m4f John Smith's Grand National Chase is a very popular betting event, with
everyone from grannies to actors, office workers to professional
gamblers having a flutter.
This year's John Smith's Grand National, one of the year's biggest sports
betting events, was on Saturday April 8, 2006 at 16:15 (BST).
It was shown live on BBC Television (BBC1) in the United Kingdom.
Congratulations to Niall 'Slippers' Madden and Numbersixvalverde!
Here's the full result for the Grand National Steeplechase 2006 (Saturday April 8):
- John Smith's Grand National Steeplechase (16:15)
Winner: NUMBERSIXVALVERDE (N P MADDEN) 11-1
2nd: HEDGEHUNTER (R WALSH) 5-1 JFav
3rd: CLAN ROYAL (A P MCCOY) 5-1 JFav
4th: NIL DESPERANDUM (T P TREACY) 33-1
Last year's Grand National
Meeting at Aintree was held from Thursday 7 April to Saturday
9 April. Last year's National was on Saturday April 9, 2005.
Result for the Grand National Steeplechase for 2005 - Day 3 (Saturday April 9):
- John Smith's Grand National Steeplechase (16:10)
Winner: HEDGEHUNTER (R WALSH) 7/1Fav
2nd: ROYAL AUCLAIR (C WILLIAMS) 40/1
3rd: SIMPLY GIFTED (B HARDING) 66/1
4th: IT TAKES TIME (T J MURPHY) 18/1
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Grand National news and information, check out these sites:
Site of Aintree Racecourse. Offering up-to-date big race information
for punters and visitors to the Lancashire course.
Life Grand National 2005
news and information site, with comprehensive horse racing coverage.
Tips and betting information.
site for horse racing enthusiasts. News and results updated regularly.
Also includes essential form and betting information.
going report for Aintree Racecourse. Brought to you by TurfTrax Racing
Aintree Course Guide
Sport's guide to Aintree Racecourse. Also contains links to Grand National
Martell Cognac Grand National Meeting
The 2004 Grand National
Steeplechase Meeting took place from April 1-3, 2004.
On April 3, 2004, the Martell
Grand National result was:
- 1st: AMBERLEIGH HOUSE (G Lee) 16-1
- 2nd: CLAN ROYAL
(L Cooper) 10-1cf
- 3rd: LORD ATTERBURY
(M Bradburne) 40-1
- 4th: MONTY'S PASS
(B J Geraghty) 20-1
Some of the other Showcase/Feature
- Martell Cup Steeplechase: TIUTCHEV (A P McCoy)
- Martell Melling Steeplechase: MOSCOW FLYER (B J Geraghty)
- Martell Topham Steeplechase: CASSIA HEIGHTS (J Culloty)
- Martell Sefton Novices' Hurdle: ACCIPITER (T Best)
- Martell Aintree Hurdle: RHINESTONE COWBOY (Mr J P Magnier)
Other Showcase Steeplechase &
Hurdle Races in March & April:
Irish National Hunt Festival, Punchestown, Ireland
- Betfred Gold Cup Steeplechase, Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher,
Surrey, England [www.sandown.co.uk]
- Champion Chase
- Punchestown Gold Cup
- Champion Stayer's Hurdle
- Champion Hurdle [www.punchestown.com]