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What is the Grand National?

The Grand National is the worlds greatest steeplechase. It is held at Aintree in England and is run over a distance of about 4 miles (approximately 7¼ km), with thirty fences to be jumped.

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It is the most valuable National Hunt event in Great Britain. In 2009, the total prize fund was £900,000.

When was the first race at Aintree run?

Tuesday 26 February 1839

What was the winning horse?

Lottery was the first winner of the Grand National.

Also on this Day

26 February 1829 - Levi Strauss, the creator of the first pair of jeans, was born on this day.

26 February - Mawlid-al-Nabi (Milad un Nabi) - (Muslim)
Commemorates the birth of the Prophet Muhammed in about 570 C.E.


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