The Grand National 2010

The John Smiths Grand National 2010 is unique sporting event. It is the horse race of dreams, the stuff of legends. No wonder the grand national steeplechase receives more attention than any other horse racing event. Since the inaugural running in 1839, when Lottery etched his name in grand national history as the first Grand National winner, victory in the Grand National 2010 has been the pinnacle of ambition. Owners, trainers and jockeys worldwide are fascinated by the thought of capturing the Aintree race.
It is the most famous horse race in the world and one of the biggest tests for racehorses and riders. Eastern European countries and Russia have sent horses to compete, while the Irish, America, French, Australia and Japan are just as keen to win the JohnSmiths Grand National 2010. The formidable home challenge takes some beating around two circuits of the Grand National course, length four and a half miles in all. The course has numerous famous grand national fences that are an integral part of Grand National history; Bechers Brook, the Canal Turn and the Chair, in all its awesome grandeur, are fences known around the globe.
Phrases of commentators such as “crossing the Melling Road” are built into people’s subconscious, while there is also the ‘elbow’, with the winning post in sight, where many a potential victor has felt the last reserves of stamina ebb away and with it, immortality.
There is nothing quite like that sensation of heart-clutching, wriggling expectation as the 40 horses for the John Smiths Grand National is persuaded into a fair line, ready to tackle the first of 30 grand national fences, with more focus on the often unfortunate starter than anywhere else.

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