A race meeting at Aintree today could go down in the history books - with humans rather than horses taking the glory.
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is being investigated by health regulator Monitor .
Your guide to all the runners in the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree.
Speaking to Channel 4 Racing, the trainer of runner up Cappa Blue, Evan Williams said:
I can't put into words what the race means to us. It's fantastic to be here with horse that can compete and to be second to legend like Sue and Harvey Smith, if we had to finish second I couldn't think of better people to finish second to.
There was a fair degree of confidence flowing through our veins, we thought everything was right, and I'd gone through things 20 times, and I couldn't find the winner!
Speaking to Channel 4 Racing, winning trainer Sue Smith said:
He's a grand little horse and you can ride him anywhere, anyhow. We knew there was a strong possibility he'd get the trip and the ground is in his favour today and he has no weight on. Man's given him an absolutely wonderful ride - what more can I say!
Yesterday, the winning jockey of today's Grand National Ryan Mania tweeted he was "worth a bet".
- 1 Auroras Encore (Ryan Mania) 66-1
- 2 Cappa Bleu (Paul Moloney) 12-1
- 3 Teaforthree (Nick Scholfield) 10-1
- 4 Oscar Time (Mr S Waley-Cohen) 66-1
Auroras Encore, trained by Sue Smith and ridden by Ryan Mania, has won the John Smith's Grand National at Aintree, at 66-1.
Liverpool One shopping centre said its stores had sold 2,000 litres of fake tan, 10,000 bags and 38,700 pairs of stilettos this week ahead of Ladies' Day at the Grand National meeting.