For over a century and a half, the Grand National has reigned supreme as the ultimate test of both horse and rider ever devised and has thrilled, enthralled and fascinated countless millions through successive generations.

Since that far-off day in 1839, when the appropriately named LOTTERY won the inaugural running of this unique steeplechase, the race has become a byword for courage of the highest order, single minded determination, and results which are often sensational and always noteworthy.

To win the Grand National is a jump jockeys dream, Carl has won it twice.