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