Rachael Blackmore from County Tipperary has become the first female jockey to win the Aintree Grand National, on Minella Times, owned by JP McManus and trained by Henry DeBromhead.
Having had unbelievable success at the Cheltenham festival back in March, both Blackmore and DeBromhead were again centre of attention on the big day. In fact in addition to training the first two home in the Gold Cup, DeBromhead has today trained the first two home in the Grand National. A remarkable achievement for the Waterford based trainer.
In terms of Wexford performers, the Paul Nolan trained Discorama ran a brilliant race and was still in contention on the final straight, before fading to finish 7th.
Elsewhere, Seán O’Keeffe finished 9th on Cabaret Queen for Willie Mullins. Another who shaped very well for a long way before tiring late on.
Daryl Jacob on Bristol De Mai, Seán Flanagan on Tout Est Permis and Jamie Codd on Milan Native all pulled up.
15 of the 40 horses managed to complete the course.