Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

Ballabriggs, trained by Donald McCain and ridden by Jason Maguire, won the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday, the 14-1 chance beating Oscar Time, partnered by amateur rider Sam Waley-Cohen.

Don’t Push It, last year’s winner, came in third under Tony McCoy with State Of Play coming from the clouds to grab fourth.

McCain was cementing his family’s links with the world’s most famous steeplechase, his father Ginger having sent out Red Rum to memorably win three Grand Nationals in the 1970s.

Ginger, who also sent out 2004 winner Amberleigh House, said mischievously of his son: “If ever I meet his father I’ll congratulate him on giving him the brains!”

McCain junior said: “It’s fantastic, it’s easy training very good horses, he’s an absolute pleasure.

“He’s been there all the way and he doesn’t keep anything back.”

McCain added that he and Ballabriggs’ owner, Trevor Hemmings, had owed Maguire a National, as the jockey had stayed faithful to the stable rather than taking up the option of riding Silver Birch, the winner in 2007.

Maguire, his right hand strapped up after dislocating his thumb in a fall on Friday, said: “This is crazy, it’s a dream come true, I haven’t really a clue what I’m feeling, I’m overwhelmed.”

With a sell-out 70,000 crowd at Aintree, Maguire had Ballabriggs well in contention on the first circuit, the pair then leading the field with Majestic Concorde before Dermot Weld’s challenger unseated his rider six fences from home.

Ballabriggs, jumping the fearsome fences brilliantly, led over the last and had enough left in the tank at the end of the four-and-a-half mile marathon to hold off Waley-Cohen – who won the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month – on Oscar Time by two and a quarter lengths.

In all, 19 of the 40 runners who had set out in the sunshine completed the race, with those who failed to cross the line including Sir Alex Ferguson’s Gold Cup fourth What A Friend, who was pulled up when beaten late on the second circuit.

The Willie Mullins-trained favourite and eventual sixth The Midnight Club’s chances were dealt an ultimately lethal blow when he made a hash of the third, the open ditch.

His jockey Ruby Walsh reported: “I was lucky to get round, he lost all chance at the third fence, then got very careful.”

The 2011 National sadly claimed the lives of two runners, Mullins’ Dooneys Gate and Ornais which meant the surviving runners only jumped 28 of the scheduled 30 fences as the two fences where they fell were cordoned off on the second circuit.


*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Likely Cox Plate Field – 2020

The 2020 Cox Plate will be run this weekend (24/10/2020) and the field is taking shape with a majority of...

Punter turns $60 racing multi into $282,861

After waiting for seven weeks, one TAB punter has celebrated today’s racing at Randwick and Caulfield after collecting $282,861.60 from...

Classique Legend lost to Hong Kong

In a bittersweet postscript to The Everest, Classique Legend’s owner Bon Ho has confirmed the horse will head overseas. While...

Verry Elleegant gives Chris Waller his first Caulfield Cup

Australia’s premier trainer Chris Waller and jockey Mark Zahra landed their first Caulfield Cup wins when outstanding five-year-old Verry Elleegant...

Watch 📺 Swooping magpie gets KO’d

At Doomben this afternoon one of the most bizarre things we have seen on the race track happened. A magpie...

Watch 📺 ‘Dickhead’ golfers in a near miss at Ellerslie

A pair of golfers have had been left red-faced after narrowly avoiding being trampled during the Great Northern Steeplechase (6400m)...

Caulfield Cup results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 Caulfield Cup. The Caulfield Cup was raced at Caulfield racecourse on 17/10/2020....

The Everest results and replay – 2020

View the results and replay for the 2020 The Everest. The Everest was raced at Randwick racecourse on 17/10/2020. Replay:...

Champion mare Winx loses foal

Champion mare Winx has tragically lost her first foal, a filly by super sire I Am Invincible. Trainer Chris Waller...

Cox Plate

The Cox Plate is a prestigious Group 1 race for three year old horses and above. Held under weight for...

Manikato Stakes

The Manikato Stakes is a Group l sprint race and is the one of the premier races of the Spring...

Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup always approaches fast, with the 2020 edition commencing at 3pm, Tuesday 3rd November. The race that stops...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

Copyright © 2020 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.