2007 Grand National

The 2007 Grand National steeplechase was the 160th formal repeat of this globally followed event. As usual it was held at the Aintree racecourse in the UK and this year attracted 70,000+ to the racecourse.

The race was won by the 33/1 shot Silver Birch ridden by the inimitable Robbie Power. £400,000 of the £700,000 prize money went to the winner. It’s a substantial win for a horse that won by 3/4 of a length.

The 2007 Grand National registered a few letdowns such as when initially promising stars such as the 8/1 joint-favorite Point Barrow fizzled out at the 1st fence. Other notable occupiers of the top 7 places included McKelvery, Slim Pickings, Philson Run, Libertine, Numbersixvalveverde, and Longshanks. There’s certainly a few surprises

The owner – trainer – winner combo was one of the youngest in history (Jockey Robbie Power was 25, the trainer was the youngest in the race and so on) , but it mattered not a jot. ‘Older and wiser’ doesn’t always win the day.

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