Ronnie Wood’s horse has shot at British Grand National run
LONDON (AP) — Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood might have a shot at winning the world’s most grueling steeplechase for the first time with a not so wild horse.
British Grand National organizers say Wood’s horse, Sandymount Duke, is among 112 entries that will be whittled down to 40 runners for the race on April 6.
Sandymount Duke has won 10 of 30 races and runs in the 71-year-old Wood’s red and white silks. Wood bred the 10-year-old gelding, which is trained by Jessica Harrington in Ireland.
Race organizers hope Wood can attend the 4½-mile (6,400-meter) race near Liverpool in northwest England because the Rolling Stones don’t begin their tour of the United States until April 20.
The Grand National winner earns 500,000 pounds ($655,000).