Looking to bet on the Grand National 2018 this weekend? Knowing the history of the event is sure to help you get the best odds this year!
To help dial in your expertise, we’ve got this killer infographic based on the now infamous 1990 Grand National race. The national is an annual horse race held in Liverpool, England at the beautiful Aintree Racecourse. Attended by over a hundred and fifty thousand people every year, with an absolutely massive six hundred million fans tuning in to watch the event globally.
The events that make the 1990 event so popular are a rather special little jockey by the name of Marcus Armytage, who despite being an amateur, managed to set a world record for the course by completing it in under 9 minutes, at a time of eight minutes and 47.80 seconds.
This is the fastest finish in the history of the race and beat the previously long-held record set by now infamous Red Rum.
Until now, the race had never been completed in under 9 minutes, and certainly not won this spectacularly by an amateur rider!
This changed the race forever, and set up Armytage’s career for the rest of his life, as he’s now a well-respected sports journalist in the UK!
Were you there? Or do you remember hearing the news? Let us know!