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Grand National quiz: 20 questions on the world’s greatest steeplechase

| 29.03.2022

Saddle up for Aintree with our Grand National quiz!

The biggest steeplechase in the world takes place at Aintree on April 9 and you can put your knowledge to the test in our Grand National quiz.

We have 20 questions in total and you can also check out our detailed look at the course, some of the most memorable moments and previous Grand National winners by clicking on the links.

1. Tom Scudamore is set to ride Cloth Cap at the Grand National once again. His grandfather Michael was the winning jockey in 1959 – on which horse?

2. Cloth Cap’s former owner, the late Trevor Hemmings, won the race three times. Name his Aintree heroes, and their glory years.

Cloth Cap, Tom Scudamore

3. Hemmings’ boss also owned a National winner – name him, his horse and the year.

4. Who was the celebrity owner of 1994 winner Miinnehoma?

5. Which topically-named National winner of the 1990s was successful at Aintree five days before a General Election?

6. Who was clerk of the course for the first time in 2021?

7. Who links shock 2009 winner Mon Mome and 1988 faller Marcolo?

8. Rachael Blackmore become the first woman to win the Grand National on Minella Times last year. Who was the first female jockey to take part in the race, in which year and on which horse?

Minella Times, Rachael Blackmore

9. Name the former prisoner of war who rode the 1951 Grand National winner.

10. What is the connection between the National and Gatwick Airport?

11. Aldaniti was a fairytale winner in 1981 – but which hunter-chase great finished runner-up?

12. What was remarkable about the effort of Mely Moss as runner-up in 2000?

13. What sets National winner Peter Simple apart from the rest?

14. In which year did an American amateur scale the National peak on a Scottish landmark?

15. In 1990, why could trainer Kim Bailey be forgiven for feeling a little tired by the time his horse Mr Frisk came home in front?

Rule the World, Grand National

16. What was unusual about 2016 winner Rule The World?

17. Who is the oldest jockey to win the race?

18. Which horse was remounted to snatch third in the 1982 Grand National?

19. Name the former Triumph Hurdle winner who took out 10 horses when he declined to jump the Canal Turn while loose in the 2001 National.

20. Which were the only two horses to beat Red Rum over the Grand National course?


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