McCoy wins Grand National in 15th attempt

Jockey Tony McCoy has won his first Grand National steeplechase

in his 15th try, guiding 10-1 joint favorite Don’t Push It past

Black Apalachi down the straight for a five-length victory.

State Of Play went one better than last year by finishing third

in the grueling 4 1/2-mile, 30-fence race at Aintree Racecourse in

Liverpool, England, on Saturday.

McCoy was “delighted” to finally win the race and plug a gap

in a career that includes finishing 14 years as Britain’s top


Joint favorite Big Fella Thanks was fourth with jockey Barry

Geraghty on board because Ruby Walsh was hurt in an earlier


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