Who won the Grand National 2023?

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Corach Rambler triumphs in a thrilling Grand National victory Corach Rambler storms to victory in the Randox Grand National. The Randox Grand National witnessed an exhilarating showdown as Corach Rambler emerged as the champion, much...

Corach Rambler triumphs in a thrilling Grand National victory

Corach Rambler Corach Rambler storms to victory in the Randox Grand National.

The Randox Grand National witnessed an exhilarating showdown as Corach Rambler emerged as the champion, much to the jubilation of trainer Lucinda Russell and jockey Derek Fox. Building on their success at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival last month, the nine-year-old racehorse lived up to its pre-race favorite status with an impressive performance.

A Race Fraught with Challenges

The race was marred by a delay of approximately 15 minutes when protestors from Animal Rising disrupted the proceedings. Undeterred by the chaos, Corach Rambler seized the lead over the final hurdle and fended off a fierce challenge from Vanillier and Gaillard Du Mesnil, who secured second and third place, respectively. Last year's victor, Noble Yeats, put on a brave display despite carrying a heavy weight, finishing an impressive fourth. For both Russell and Fox, this marked their second triumph in the world's greatest steeplechase. Their previous victory came in 2017 with One For Arthur.

A Remarkable Horse

In an interview, an elated Russell shared, "Those who protested on the course might think it's about horse welfare, but this horse adores the sport. He loves everything about it. He's kept in prime condition, and I am thrilled that he can run in a race like this and perform so magnificently." Russell further added, "Corach Rambler holds a special place in our hearts as the best horse. Now, he has captured the public's hearts as well. Winning the National is an extraordinary feat, and I know firsthand how it can change lives, just like it did with [One For] Arthur. For Corach to achieve the same is simply fantastic."

A Passionate Plea

Russell did not miss the opportunity to address the protestors, saying, "I hope those individuals who were protesting take a moment to visit our website and see how well we care for our horses. It's vital that they understand the extent of our dedication every step of the way. Our focus is solely on Corach's well-being."

A Jockey's Triumph Over Adversity

Fox, who had sat out the first two days of the meeting due to injury, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to ride Corach Rambler. He stated, "He is an incredible horse who truly deserved this win. Despite a fall and an injured shoulder just last week, I was determined to be back in time for this race. It was the thrill of a lifetime to ride him." He also acknowledged the unwavering support of Russell and Peter Scudamore, assistant trainer and Russell's partner, saying, "I feel incredibly fortunate to work with such amazing people."

Grand National A momentous occasion at the Grand National.

The Grand National: A Spectacle of Talent and Grit

As with any fiercely contested race, some horses were unable to finish. Any Second Now, Cape Gentleman, Capodanno, and Velvet Elvis all pulled up. Meanwhile, Delta Work, Darasso, Cloudy Glen, Diol Ker, Eva's Oskar, Galvin, Longhouse Poet, Lifetime Ambition, Gabbys Cross, Recite A Prayer, and Mr Incredible were all unseated.

Celebrating Unity and Success

Corach Rambler's victory in the Grand National is the result of a collective effort. The ownership group, known as the Ramblers, comprises seven members, ranging from 21-year-old student Cameron Sword to breeder Paul Hillis and trainer Lucinda Russell. Speaking to the Telegraph, Sword revealed the sentiment behind their shared name, "We call ourselves the Ramblers. This victory is a testament to our unity and determination."

In conclusion, the 2023 Grand National will forever be remembered as the race that Corach Rambler conquered. With a display of resolute determination and exceptional talent, this remarkable horse and its team have etched their names in the annals of racing history.

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