GRAND NATIONALS OF THE 2000's (2000-2009)
First run officially in 1839, it is a handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 3Â½ furlongs (7,141m) with horses jumping 30 fences over two circuits. The course over which the race is run - the National Course - is uniquely challenging, featuring much larger fences than those found on conventional National Hunt tracks. Many of these fences, including Becher's Brook, The Chair and the Canal Turn have become famous in their own right. These, combined with the extreme distance of the event, create what has been called, "the ultimate test of horse and rider."
The Grand National is the most valuable jump race in Europe, with a prize fund of Â£975,000 (in 2013). It is popular amongst many people who do not normally watch or bet on horse racing at other times of the year.
Aintree racecourse has overcome all the hardships and obstacles in surviving through the decades and today enjoys its most successful period in modern times.
The hallowed turf of Aintree is where legends are created, dreams realized and sporting immortality bestowed upon a select group of sporting heroes, both equine and human, who have triumphed in the greatest horse race of them all, the Grand National. Over the years the world's most famous race has brought with it its share of excitement and passion.
Re-live the Grand Nationals of the New Millennium, the 2000's (2000-2009) all in their entirety from gate to wire wire.
Below are the 1,2,3,4 finishers from each year shown in this compilation:
2000: 1) PAPILLON 2) MELY MOSS 3) NIKI DEE 4) BRAVE HIGHLANDER
2001: 1) RED MARAUDER 2) SMARTY 3) BLOWING WIND 4) PAPILLON
2002: 1) BINDAREE 2) WHAT'S UP BOYS 3) BLOWING WIND 4) KINGSMARK
2003: 1) MONTY'S PASS 2) SUPREME GLORY 3) AMBERLEIGH HOUSE 4) GUNNER WELBURN
2004: 1) AMBERLEIGH HOUSE 2) CLAN ROYAL 3) LORD ATTERBURY 4) MONTY'S PASS
2005: 1) HEDGEHUNTER 2) ROYAL AUCLAIR 3) SIMPLY GIFTED 4) IT TAKES TIME
2006: 1) NUMBERSIXVALVERDE 2) HEDGEHUNTER 3) CLAN ROYAL 4) NIL DISPERANDUM
2007: 1) SILVER BIRCH 2) McKELVEY 3) SLIM PICKINGS 4) PHILSON RUN
2008: 1) COMPLY OR DIE 2) KING JOHNS CASTLE 3) SNOWY MORNING 4) SLIM PICKINGS
2009: 1) MON MOME 2) COMPLY OR DIE 3) MY WILL 4) STATE OF PLAY
(4 Hours and 2 Minutes)
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|Category:||National Hunt / Jumps / Steeplechase|