Northern Ireland

Michael O'Leary's horse Rule The World wins Grand National

Rule the World was priced at thirty three to one Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Rule the World was priced at thirty three to one

A horse owned by Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has won the Grand National.

Rule the World was priced at thirty three to one. Speaking to Channel 4 Racing, Mr O'Leary said he was "lost for words".

"This horse has had two broken pelvises and been brought back each time. I am just lost for words and that does not happen for very often."

The horse was ridden by 19-year-old David Mullins, who said the experience was "unbelievable".

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Image caption The horse was ridden by 19-year-old David Mullins, who said the experience was "unbelievable"

"I couldn't expect things to have gone any better, it all went to plan," he said.

"I'm very grateful for being given the chance to ride this horse."

Winning trainer Mouse Morris adds the Grand National to the Irish Grand National he won with Rogue Angel in March.

Mullins, in his first ride in the race, came storming through to overhaul The Last Samuri (8-1 joint favourite) and Vics Canvas (100-1) late on.

Last year's winner Many Clouds challenged but was pulled up late on.