Leeds & West Yorkshire

Grand National winner Auroras Encore visits Bingley pub

Auroras Encore outside Dick Hudsons pub
Image caption Sue and Harvey Smith took Auroras Encore on a celebratory trip to the local pub

Grand National winner Auroras Encore was welcomed at his local pub on his return home to West Yorkshire.

The 66-1 outsider visited the Dick Hudsons pub, near his stables in Bingley, where he was greeted by customers, staff and well-wishers.

The 11-year-old is the first Yorkshire winner of the world's most famous steeplechase for 53 years.

Trainer Sue Smith said: "He's quite chirpy considering he raced for nearly four-and-a-half miles."

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