One Grand National for Arthur

Owners Belinda McClung and Deborah Thomson bought the horse and gave their syndicate a cheeky name as their partners were often away playing golf.

Little did the "Two Golf Widows", as they are now labeled, know that they were purchasing a future Grand National victor.

The stable hands who care for Grand National victor One for Arthur have said seeing their charge take the title has made the long hours worthwhile.

One for Arthur won the Grand National at odds of 14-1 on Saturday, giving jockey Derek Fox a career-defining victory in his first ride in the world's toughest steeplechase. The other was Rubstic in 1979.

"We just wanted a horse to have some fun", a giddy Thomson told The Associated Press, with a glass of champagne in her hand.

In theory, my loyalties are split in the Grand National.

I still can't believe it, to be honest.

"The problem is we won't get the money back because with the Grand National most people only make that one bet a year".

After avoiding a falling horse, Definitly Red became the highest-profile casualty when the tack slipped and left them unable to race on.

Punters north of the border scooped £5million on the eight-year-old.

United Kingdom bookmakers were hoping for a strong Grand National, to follow up on a highly successful Cheltenham Festival this March, deemed to be "the best Cheltenham ever" by numerous industry stakeholders. But, do you who Derek Fox is?

For winning jockey Fox, the win was all the more remarkable given he was injured on the 9 March and has battled from a broken wrist and collarbone to be able to ride. He has done us proud, he has done Scotland proud and he has done everyone at the yard proud. He returned to action only this week.

"I'm not quite sure just what I've achieved yet but all I can say is that it's an fantastic feeling".

"A couple of weeks went by when we weren't sure if I was going to be back or not so it was very worrying because I wouldn't want to have missed out on a ride in the Grand National even if it was an outsider, but to ride one as good as him especially", he said.

Saint Are (25/1), who was second in 2015, could not better that result, and finished third.

"There'll be a big party at Kinross", Russell said via The Telegraph, going on to credit jockey Derek Fox.

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