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2010 Grand National Winner

Don’t Push It



The 163rd running of the Grand National took place on at 4:15pm on 10th April 2010, a huge crowd of 70,341 (largest since the 2005 Grand National) thronging the grandstands and terraces of the famous course to witness 10/1 joint-favourite Don’t Push It become Grand National winner. The Jonjo O’Neill-trained runner – partnered by Tony McCoy – was backed down from 20/1 in the days prior to the race and he finished five lengths clear of second-placed Black Apalachi and twenty lengths in front of State Of Play in third.

Of the forty horses which entered the race, all returned to their stables safely at the end. Only 39 runners actually started thanks to King John’s Castle’s refusal to run when the race got underway. Coral Bookmakers made the decision to refund all bets placed on this runner despite the fact that betting rules dictated that they should have been classified as losing bets.

The steeplechase was televised live by the BBC once again and the race was also broadcast into bookmakers’ shops courtesy of Racing UK.

Over 150,000 punters attended the three-day Grand National meeting, this being there largest attendance at the festival since 2005 and an estimated £300 million was bet on the race itself.




Finishing Order


1:  Don’t Push It

2:  Black Apalachi

3:  State Of Play

4:  Big Fella Thanks

5:  Hello Bud

6:  Snowy Morning

7:  Character Building

8:  Cloudy Lane

9:  Tricky Trickster

10: Joe Lively