Surrounded by controversy its back once again this year to deliver another spectacular display of entertainment.
The Grand National at Aintree can only be described as the big one. The money maker. Trainers spend thousands of pounds and hundreds of hours throughout the year training their horses to be physically and psychologically ready. Every year whether your a horse racing fan or not, Britain stops and waits for this famous event.
Regardless of all the controversy surrounding illegal training methods and animal cruelty, this year was no different to previous, thousands turned up to watch the spectacle. I'm not a betting man but if I was: here's a tip for you, the favourite almost never wins. It was certainly the case on this occasion when 66-1 shot Auroras Encore stormed to victory. The favourite Seabass trained by Ted Walsh and jockeyed by daughter Katie ended in 13th.
There always seems be surprise at the Grand National, but with the biggest prize in horse racing £575,000 at stake, everyone always brings their top game!
Apart from placing the odd cheeky bet (but never winning) our team were on hand as committed as ever setting up and maintaining our brilliant equipment. We were there working with the team throughout the duration of the project. Once finished we packed up and rode all the way home! Okay, not quite that dramatic, we just took the van home.Kit List: