I’m indebted to my friend Mark Popham at Racenews for these…
THE CRABBIE’S GRAND NATIONAL – FACTS AND FIGURES
Youngest jockey: Brendan Powell (Battle Group), aged 19
Oldest jockey: Brian Harding (Burton Port), aged 41
First-time jockeys: David Bass (Shakalakaboomboom), Michael Byrne (Golan Way), Robbie Colgan (Last Time D’Albain), Jack Doyle (Wayward Prince), Mikey Fogarty (Vesper Bell), Jake Greenall (Rose Of The Moon), Brendan Powell (Battle Group).
Least-successful jockey: Richard Johnson (Balthazar King), 17 rides without success
Winning jockeys: Paul Carberry (Monbeg Dude), Barry Geraghty (Triolo D’Alene), A P McCoy (Double Seven), Ryan Mania (Mr Moonshine).
Youngest trainer: Johnny Farrelly (Battle Group), aged 29.
Oldest trainer: Hilary Parrott (Wayward Prince), aged 74.
First-time trainers: Liam Cusack (Last Time D’Albain), Henry de Bromhead (Buckers Bridge), Johnny Farrelly (Battle Group), Tom Gibney (Lion Na Bearnai), Peter Maher (Big Shu), Colm Murphy (Quito De La Roque), Dr Richard Newland (Pineau De Re), Fergal O’Brien (Alvarado), David O’Meara (Rose Of The Moon), Hilary Parrott (Wayward Prince), Michael Scudamore (Monbeg Dude).
Least-successful trainer: Nicky Henderson (Hunt Ball, Long Run, Shakalakaboomboom, Triolo D’Alene), 35 runners since 1980 without a winner. He has saddled two seconds.
Winning trainers: Kim Bailey (The Rainbow Hunter), Martin Brassil (Double Seven), Donald McCain (Across The Bay and Kruzhlinin), Willie Mullins (Prince De Beauchene and Vesper Bell), Paul Nicholls (Hawkes Point, Rocky Creek, Tidal Bay), Jonjo O’Neill (Burton Port, Twirling Magnet), David Pipe (Our Father, Swing Bill, The Package), Sue Smith (Mr Moonshine, Vintage Star), Ted Walsh (Colbert Station).
Winning owners: Douglas Pryde, Jim Beaumont and David van der Hoerden (Mr Moonshine), Trevor Hemmings (Burton Port and Vintage Star), J P McManus (Colbert Station, Double Seven), Halewood International (Swing Bill)
Highest-earning horse: Long Run, earnings of £1,527,715
Lowest-earning horse: Rose Of The Moon, earnings of £24,598