Here is some trivia about the Grand National horse race. See also other horse racing trivia.
- The Grand National was first run in 1839.
- The first five Grand National's included one jump that was a stone wall.
- The first grey horse to win the Grand National is 'The Lamb' (1868 and 1871)
- The 1900 winning horse was Ambush II, owned by HRH Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VII.
- In 1928 Tipperary Tim, a 100-1 outsider, was the first of only two horses to finish the race.
- In 1923, Sergeant Murphy became the first US bred horse to win the race.
- In 1950 Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, had her first runner in the race in Monaveen, who finished fifth.
- The favorite for the 1968 race, Different Class, was owned by actor Gregory Peck.
- Charlotte Brew became the first female jockey to enter the race in 1977.
- Red Rum won the Grand National at Aintree, Liverpool, U.K. for an unprecedented three times in 1973, 1974 and 1977.
- The 2012 race the closest ever finish to a Grand National, with Neptune Collonges beating Sunnyhillboy in a photo finish.
- The 2020 Grand National was canceled due to the coronovirus pandemic.
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