Aug 5, 2017

[Ans] What year saw Foinavon win the Grand National at odds of 100 to 1?


Step 1 : Introduction to the question "What year saw Foinavon win the Grand National at odds of 100 to 1? "



Foinavon was an undistinguished Irish racehorse, until he won the Grand National after the rest of the field fell, refused or were hampered or brought down in the 23rd fence. The fence was officially named after Foinavon in 1984.



Step 2 : Answer to the question "What year saw Foinavon win the Grand National at odds of 100 to 1? "



Foinavon, ridden by John Buckingham, was a rank outsider at odds of 100/1 to win the 1967 Grand National, and his owner Cyril Watkins had such little belief in his chances that he was not even at the course.


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Irish commentator Michael O'Hehir was better known as a Gaelic football commentator but often covered racing and was brought in to cover the race at the far end of the course, going to Becher's Brook and coming away from Valentine's.


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