Grand National 2016   1 comment

Here are the minimum details on our annual donation to the Bookies’ Retirement Fund:

Bet slip

Sir Des Champs (mine) took a tumble at ‘The Chair’ (Jump 15 with the airborne jockey):


The Druids Nephew (Jackie’s) pulled up at Jump 21 along with 4 other horses.  Aachen (mine) pulled up at the next jump.

The Last Samuri (Jackie’s) led the field from there until the last half furlong (the only one that counts) and came in 2nd (our closest National pick so far) to Rule the World (which we both had shortlisted).  The winning jockey, David Mullins (just 19 years old), had to take the wreath and re-mount for the amateurs-and-apprentice race that followed (and he easily won that one by 16 lengths).  Best scene of the day had to be Dave’s little brother dashing out of the stands in tears to hug his victorious sibling:

DMullins and bro


Posted April 10, 2016 by Drunken Bunny in Gambling, sport

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