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Aintree Grand National Irish Trained Horses 2017

Irish trained horses have a tremendous record in recent runnings of the Grand National, with six winners of the race since 2000 trained in the Emerald Isle. As such, punters are often keen to back the Irish horses given the country's strong connections with National Hunt racing and the belief that any horses heading across the Irish Sea to Aintree must be making the trip for a reason and therefore stands a good chance of winning.

Traditionally, Irish horses usually make up around a quarter of the Grand National's forty runners, however, very few are outsiders, so backing 'an Irish trained winner' with any bookmaker who offers this market is usually a good way to have several well fancied horses carrying your money in the race and is a popular bet. The most popular and successful Irish trainer at the moment is the great Willie Mullins who trained Hedgehunter to National success in 2005 and his runners should always be followed closely.

Irish Trained Grand National Runners for 2017

  • Roi Des Francs
  • Wounded Warrior
  • Cause Of Causes
  • Ucello Conti
  • Pleasant Company
  • Lord Windermere
  • Measureofmydreams
  • Stellar Notion
  • Rogue Angel
  • Thunder And Roses

Past Irish Trained Winners of the Grand National

Year Winner Odds Trainer
2016 Rule The World 33/1 Mouse Morris
2007 Silver Birch 33/1 Gordon Elliott
2006 Numbersixvalverde 11/1 Martin Brassil
2005 Hedgehunter 7/1F WillieMullins
2003 Monty's Pass 16/1 Jimmy Mangan
2000 Papillon 10/1 Ted Walsh
1999 Bobbyjo 10/1 Tommy Carberry
1975 L'Escargot 13/2 Dan Moore
1958 Mr What 18/1 Tom Taaffe
1955 Quare Times 100/9 Vincent O'Brien
1954 Royal Tan 8/1 Vincent O'Brien
1953 Early Mist 20/1 Vincent O'Brien
1947 Caughoo 100/1 H McDowell
1939 Workman 100/8 Jack Ruttle
1920 Troytown 6/1 Algy Anthony
1900 Ambush II 4/1 Algy Anthony