A brief history of the Grand National

BBC Sport looks at the history of the Grand National, with the 2016 race taking place at Aintree on Saturday 9 April.

You can follow all the action from the three-day Grand National meeting at Aintree on BBC radio, online and on the BBC Sport app: for full details click here.

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Pictures courtesy of Great British Racing.

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