Here at Freebets.co.uk, we have gathered 12 fun facts and figures about the Grand National 2019 including the amount of years that have passed since a back to back Grand National victory.
The Grand National at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool is one of the most hotly anticipated race days of the year, with 600 million people estimated to tune in to this year’s big competition. In fact, the Grand National is also one of the most valuable races, with a prize fund of £1 million up for grabs.
13 – Tiger Roll carried the number which is considered unlucky during his 2018 Grand National victory.
35 – the amount of years that have passed since a back to back Grand National victory.
1975 – the last time a Grand National winner was named after a foodstuff: L’Escargot.
4/1 – with these odds to go off, Tiger Roll will bid to become the shortest price Grand National winner since 1919.
19 – the Grand National favorite appears only after 18 images on google search, most of which are dedicated to… Sushi.
1991 – was the year Tiger Roll’s first trainer, Nigel Hawke, won the Grand National aboard Seagram.
16 – the total amount of fences on the course, 14 of which are jumped twice.
4 – is the amount of victories Tiger Roll secured at Cheltenham Festival, including one this year.
3 – Tiger Roll’s trainer, Gordon Elliott is looking to get his third career Grand National victory.
70,000 – expected attendance at the Aintree racecourse.
600 – in millions are expected to watch the race from 140 different countries.
6 – the width in feet of the ditch preceding “The Chair”, the tallest fence of the course, standing at 5 feet and 3 inches.