2021 Grand National Result - Punters celebrate as Blackmore and Minella Times make history
- We bring you the result of the 2021 Aintree Grand National
- Minella Times won the Grand National returning a price of 11/1
- Rachael Blackmore became the first female jockey to win the Grand National
Rachael Blackmore (right) and Henry De Bromhead celebrate their Grand National win with Minella Times. (Getty)
Punters were celebrating after the 2021 Grand National, as Rachael Blackmore became the first jockey to ride the winner of the world's most famous race.
Minella Times was backed into 11/1 before the off, and Blackmore's mount stayed strong to hold off stablemate Balko Des Flos. It was another big-race 1-2 for Henry De Bromhead, who trained the first two past the post in last month's Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Ireland's domination continued, as the first five horses past the post were Irish trained. Any Second Now was third, followed closely by Burrows Saint and Farclas. Dan Skelton's Blaklion was the highest-placed English runner, finishing sixth.
In what will go down in history as one of the biggest moments in Grand National history following Rachael Blackmore's remarkable win, the bookies have revealed Minella Times, Any Second Now and Burrows Saint were all among the most popular picks with punters to win at Aintree.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "We may well be paying out plenty of punters today, but this will go down as a momentous year thanks to Rachael Blackmore's history-making victory and in a tough year for all racing fans, this Grand National really has been a fantastic showcase for the sport."
“Congratulations to Rachael Blackmore who realised every young girl’s dream by winning the Grand National, which until today had only been fulfilled by Elizabeth Taylor in the fictional film National Velvet."
“Her deserved success will ensure the 2021 Grand National will be remembered for years and though she has cost Ladbrokes plenty, the attention her win will bring to the sport will be priceless.”
2021 Grand National Result
1st. MINELLA TIMES 11/1
2nd. Balko Des Flos 100/1
3rd. Any Second Now 15/2
4th. Burrows Saint 9/1
5th. Farclas 16/1
6th. Blaklion 50/1
7th. Discorama 18/1