The 2015 Grand National is the 168th Grand National, once again held at Aintree Racecourse – on 11 April 2015. The prize money matched the previous years record breaking £1 million so there was a lot on he line for those aking part in the much anticipated race!
Entries for the race closed on 3 February 2015 with 115 eligible applications, this was then whittled down to the usual 40 places, a process that wasn’t exactly a formality due to the number of applications this time around.
The 40 jockey – horse duos were set to fight for the aforementioned £1 million and as usual it was a competitive and exciting affair. Few injuries occured and fatalities, which is always good to hear.
Riding Many Clouds – previously trained by Oliver Sherwood – Leighton Aspell registered a rare second consecutive Grand National victory. Trevor Hemmings, the owner, bagged yet another top spot, having claimed the Grand National prizes before in 2005 and 2011.
So to round up: The triumphant pair were Many Clouds/Leighton Aspell (£561,300) who won by 1 and 3/4 lengths as a 25/1 shot favorite. Coming second was the commendably inspirited Saint Are / Paddy Brennan duo (£211,100). Finally, the third place was successfully grabbed by Monbeg Dude / Liam Tread; who also claimed a worthy reward of £105,500.