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Live Reporting

By Mike Henson

All times stated are UK

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  1. Bye for now


    That is your lot for today. 

    Jockey Derek Fox doesn't have any rides tomorrow, which sounds like it is just as well as he plans his night of celebrations.  

    When he checks his phone tomorrow morning though the dream won't have ended.

    This is how he won the 2017 Grand National.

    See you next time.

  2. The rest of the finishers

    Just to get round is a triumph though. Here are the rest of the finishers.

    11th Ballynagour 

    12th Le Mercurey 

    13th Goodtoknow 

    14th Just A Par 

    15th La Vaticane 

    16th The Last Samuri 

    17th Tenor Nivernais 

    18th Roi Des Francs 

    19th Wonderful Charm  

  3. The top 10

    This is the top 10 home.

    1st One For Arthur 14-1 

    2nd Cause Of Causes 16-1 4 1/2 lengths 

    3rd Saint Are 25-1 3 3/4 lengths  

    4th Blaklion 8-1 favourite 1/2 length 

    5th Gas Line Boy 

    6th Vieux Lion Rouge

    7th Lord Windermere 

    8th Regal Encore 

    9th Pleasant Company 

    10th Houblon Des Obeaux 

  4. 'An absolutely amazing day'

    One For Arthur is owned by the Two Golf Widows, aka Deborah Thomson and Belinda McClung, and they were left in disbelief after watching their horse triumph by four and a half lengths. 

    Thomson said: "I just can't believe it. It's been an absolutely amazing day. Arthur just cruised that race, Derek rode so well and I'm just a bit lost for words really. "I just can't believe we've won the Grand National - it's fantastic."

    "He's given us a fantastic journey." McClung added: "I thought this morning, it's baking hot so there's no pressure now, he's not going to win on that ground but I have to say he's just shown his class today. "He's amazing and he got a great ride." 

  5. 'Personal pride to show you can compete with the big boys'

    Peter Scudamore

    Assistant trainer Peter Scudamore:  "We've had to work hard to get where we are.

    "It's a personal pride to show you can compete with the big boys." 

  6. Ruby clings on for ninth

    Five from home, Pleasant Company very nearly was floored but Ruby Walsh rode out the stumble like a champion rodeo rider to keep his mount in the race. He only managed ninth though in the end.

  7. Props and slips

    A replay of the race shows just how well 17-year-old jockey Jack Kennedy did to guide Roi Des Francs back into contention after he was lead astray by a loose horse.

    Danny Cook has revealed that Definitly Red was going well before an awkward landing sent his saddle slipping round and the pair out of the race.

  8. Each-way final slot

    A few bookmakers pay out each-way all the way down to sixth.

    It is Vieux Lion Rouge that fills that final paying slot.

  9. Spoils of victory

    The announcer on the winners enclosure microphone has set his bombast level only a notch below X-Factor.

    He rolls his Rs hard and long as he heralds the connections of One For Arthur and invites them up to the top step to receive the brand spanking new trophy that comes with brand spanking new sponsors.

    Fox with trophy
  10. Get Involved


    Nathan Blackman:  My son Arthur cheering on his horse! Can't believe that he won! Well done One for Arthur


    Arthur was the 35th most popular boy's name in the United Kingdom last year, up 20 places.

    A lot of giddy new parents out there. Either flush from financial winnings or lack of sleep.

  11. The story behind One For Arthur

    Frank Keogh

    BBC Sport at Aintree

    • Only second ever Scottish-trained winner after Rubstic in 1979
    • Lucinda Russell fourth woman to train a Grand National winner after Jenny Pitman, Venetia Williams and Sue Smith
    • Jockey Derek Fox only returned from injury three days before his first ride in the big race
    • Horse owned by friends Belinda McClung and Debs Thomson, who go under the name 'The Two Golf Widows'  
    One for Arthur
  12. Back in the saddle

    Derek Fox

    More from Derek Fox: "I was injured on 9 March, I got a heavy fall on the novice chase and that was four weeks ago on Thursday. 

    "This is the best feeling I have ever had or probably ever will have and I want to take most of it in. I don't often get a chance to ride a horse as good as that." 

  13. 'Unbelievable'

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Winning jockey Derek Fox:  "It's the best feeling I've ever had. He's just such a brave horse. A sign of a true race horse to win the Grand National. It's unbelievable." 

    Grand National celebrations
  14. Each-way offers

    Some bookmakers pay out all the way down to sixth so for those looking for a slice of the each-way action...

    Gas Line Boy, a valuable 50-1 shot, was fifth and.... we are still searching for the sixth.

    Let you know as soon as we do.

  15. All home safe and sound

    Aintree have reported that the 40 runners have come back unharmed. 

    Great news for everyone.

  16. Get Involved


    Harvey Cullen: Just had the winner from my Sun bed here in Barbados


    The tension looks a little more bearable from there Harvey...

  17. 'I've just won the National!'

    One For Arthur trainer Lucinda Russell: "That was amazing, I'm tearful but it is amazing. 

    "It's total credit to Derek, he never panicked. I have just won the National!" 

    Lucinda Russell
  18. Fox battled back from injury

    Cornelius Lysaght

    BBC horse racing correspondent at Aintree

    Derek Fox was injured on the 9th of March and battled to be back this week and battled here to win the Grand National. 

    Derek Fox