2013 Grand National

The 2013 Grand National was once again staged at Aintree Racecourse in England on 6 April 2013. A prize fund totaling £975,000 (the same as the previous year) was earmarked for prize money.

The 2013 edition of this enduring spectacle was won by a 66/1 shot mount / jockey, Auroras Encore / Ryan Mania. Ryan Mania rode for the celebrated trainer names Sue Smith. The previous year’s 3rd-place 11/2 favorite pair – Katie Walsh / Seabass – unfortunately finished distant 13th place.

The eventul winners performance greatly was far more decisive than the photo finish margin of the 2012 race, with Auroras Encore winning by 9 lengths. The Ryan Mania/Auroras Encore duo took home close to £550,000 for the victory. Cappa Blue / Paul Moloney in second place collected over £200,000. They defeated third placed Teaforthree by just a length, but that spot was still worth £102,863.

Of the 40 runners who set off, 17 successfully finished the course. Thankfully no fatalities resulted in prt to tthe increase focus on safety that had come to be over the last few years.

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