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What makes the Grand National so special is not only the history behind the race but the unique challenge that it provides for horse and rider. It is the ultimate test which is why you need a certain horse in order to have success in the race. One horse that will forever be remembered as the National horse is Red Rum. A true legend of the sport who has an unrivalled record in the race having been victories on an incredible three occasions and also finishing runner up on two others.
Red Rum’s success stemmed from not only his incredible talent and will to win but his never ending stamina and incredible jumping ability. The national provides the hardest test of jumping for a horse and Rum went throughout his 100 race career without falling which just shows how truly great the horse was. Looking to more recent times and another horse of a life time who was successful in the race has to be Many Clouds. He had never ending reserves of stamina and was so tough and reliable with his jumping a continued asset to his success.
Looking ahead to this year’s race and Grand National 2018 betting with Paddy Power has Blaklion as the clear favourite going into the race. Check out this infographic so see the key attributes that are required to have success in this famous race.