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Racing: Grand National jockeys stage false-start mutiny

Grand National winning jockey Leighton Aspell was involved in a mass jockey's rebellion against the racecourse stewards at Aintree racecourse after Pineau De Re's 25-1 success in the Aintree marathon on Saturday. All bar one of the 40 jockeys who rode in the National failed to copoerate with a stewards inquiry into farcical scenes at the start of the world famous steeplechase. Long after Pineau De Re's victory, Aspell and his weighing room colleagues staged a mutiny by refusing to hear the outcome of the inquiry into the pre-race drama.

Racing: Pineau de Re wins Grand National

Pineau de Re, trained by Doctor Richard Newland, sprang a 25/1 shock in the world's greatest steeplechase the Grand National at Aintree racecourse on Saturday. Given a brilliant ride by 37-year-old Leighton Aspell, who gave up riding over jumps in 2007 before returning to the code, he came home clear of the gallant 14/1 shot Balthazar King, which saw his rider Richard Johnson finish second for the second time and yet to win in 18 rides.

Racing: Pineau de Re just what the doctor ordered in National

Pineau de Re, trained by Doctor Richard Newland, sprang a 25/1 shock in the world's greatest steeplechase the Grand National at Aintree racecourse on Saturday. Given a brilliant ride by 37-year-old Leighton Aspell, who gave up riding over jumps in 2007 before returning to the code, he came home clear of the gallant 14/1 shot Balthazar King. "I've been watching the National since I was a young boy," said Aspell, whose predecessor as winning jockey Ryan Mania also won the National on his return from self-imposed retirement.

Racing: Pineau de Re just what the doctor ordered in National

Pineau de Re, trained by Doctor Richard Newland, sprang a 25/1 shock in the world's greatest steeplechase the Grand National at Aintree racecourse on Saturday. Given a brilliant ride by 37-year-old Leighton Aspell, who gave up riding over jumps in 2007 before returning to the code, he came home clear of the gallant 14/1 shot Balthazar King, which saw his rider Richard Johnson finish second for the second time and yet to win in 18 rides.

Racing: Grand National result

Result of the Grand National staged at Aintree racecourse near Liverpool on Saturday (jockey, trainer, odds): 1. Pineau De Re (Leighton Aspell, Dr Richard Newland, 25/1) 2. Balthazar King (Richard Johnson, Philip Hobbs 14/1) 3. Double Seven (AP McCoy, Martin Brassil, 10/1 joint favourite) 4. Alvarado (Paul Moloney, Fergal O'Brien, 33/1) 5. Rocky Creek (Noel Fehily, Paul Nicholls, 16/1) Distances: 5 lengths, 1 1/4, 10 Joint Favourite - Teaforthree (fell at 15th fence) 18 of the 40 runners finished

Racing:Katie Walsh gets late National ride

Katie Walsh picked up a last minute ride in the world's greatest steeplechase the Grand National on Saturday at Aintree racecourse, Liverpool, when she came in for the injured Michael Fogarty on outsider Vesper Bell. Walsh, part of an Irish racing family including Grand National winning trainer father Ted and whose brother is riding great Ruby, went close to becoming the first woman jockey to win the race when she finished third on Seabass in 2012.

Racing: National Mania for outsider Aurora

Ryan Mania won on his first ride in the Grand National here on Saturday just two years after giving up riding as he guided outsider Auroras Encore to a shock victory at Aintree racecourse. The 23-year-old Scottish jockey gave a perfect ride to the 66/1 chance - trained by Sue Smith, wife of former leading showjumper Harvey - who beat home Welsh duo Cappa Bleu (12/1) and Teaforthree (10/1) while the 2011 runner-up Oscar Time was fourth. Smith was becoming the third woman to win the gruelling world famous steeplechase after Jenny Pitman and Venetia Williams.

Racing: National Mania for outsider Aurora

Ryan Mania won on his first ride in the Grand National here on Saturday just two years after giving up riding as he guided outsider Auroras Encore to a shock victory at Aintree racecourse. The 23-year-old Scottish jockey gave a perfect ride to the 66/1 chance - trained by Sue Smith wife of former leading showjumper Harvey - who beat home Welsh duo Cappa Bleu (12/1) and Teaforthree (10/1) while the 2011 runner-up Oscar Time was fourth.

Racing: Auroras Encore wins Grand National

Ryan Mania won on his first ride in the Grand National here on Saturday just two years after giving up riding as he guided outsider Auroras Encore to a shock victory at Aintree racecourse. The Scottish jockey gave a perfect ride to the 66/1 chance - trained by Sue Smith wife of former leading showjumper Harvey - who beat home Welsh duo Cappa Bleu (12/1) and Teaforthree (10/1) while the 2011 runner-up Oscar Time was fourth.

Racing: Grand National result

Result of the Grand National staged at Aintree racecourse here on Saturday (jockey, trainer, odds): 1. Auroras Encore (Ryan Mania, Sue Smith, 66-1) 2. Cappa Bleu (Paul Maloney, Evan Williams, 12-1) 3. Teaforthree (Nick Scholfield, Rebecca Curtis, 10-1) 4. Oscar Time (Sam Waley-Cohen, Martin Lynch, 66-1) Distances: (9 lengths, neck, 11 lengths Favourite - Seabass (11-2) unplaced afp13
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