Rule The World won The Grand National 2016 and we bask in reflected glory! Many congratulations to Michael O’Leary, David Mullins and Mouse Morris. Rule The World is the first British-bred winner of the Grand National since Red Marauder (a son of the late Shade Oak Stud stalwart Gunner B) triumphed in 2001. So why do we at Aloeride bask in some reflected glory? It’s because we supply Yorton Farm Stud where the sire of Rule The World, Sulamani (RIP Feb 2017) stood at stud. The class and stamina Rule The World showed in overhauling The Last Samuri at Aintree was a fine advertisement for Sulamani. David Futter explained that the Grand National result was not only important for sending more business Sulamani’s way, but it was also timely for those breeders who used him in recent years. Aloeride is very proud to have a complementary role in the successful breeding of very promising racehorses.
The 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National, Grade Three handicap chase, £1,000,000 total prize fund. Aintree Racecourse. 5.15pm, Saturday, April 9, 2016, four miles, two and a half furlongs (4m 2f 74yds). For seven-year-olds and upwards which, up to and including March 21, have been placed first, second, third or fourth in a chaase with an official distance description of ‘about three miles’ or more and which are allotted a rating of 120 or more by the BHA Head of Handicapping following a review of the horses entered and after taking account of races run up to and including February 14. Horses which are not qualified for a rating in Great Britain or Ireland at closing may also be entered. Such horses may be eligible for a weight providing the Handicapper is satisfied that the horse’s racecourse performances up to and including February 14 would merit a minimum rating of 120. To qualify, horses must have run at least three times in chases run under the Rules of Racing of the same Recognised Racing Authority up to and including February 14. At the Handicapper’s discretion, such horses may be allocated a rating. The decision of the BHA Head of Handicapping shall be final. Entries closed, February 2, entries revealed February 3 (126 entries).Weights revealed February 16. First scratchings deadline March 1 (113 remained), second scratchings deadline March 22 (96 went forward). Five-day confirmation stage April 4 (87 five-day confirmations), final declarations 10am, April 7 (40 declared runners).
1) Rule the World (Gigginstown House Stud) Mouse Morris IRE 9-10-07 David Mullins 33/1
2) The Last Samuri (Paul & Clare Rooney) Kim Bailey 8-10-08 David Bass 8/1 Jt Fav
3) Vics Canvas (Bodeen Bandits Partnership) Dermot Mcloughlin IRE p13-10-06 Robert Dunne 100/1