| Grand National ： ウィキペディア英語版|
The Grand National is a National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. First run in 1839, it is a handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 3½ furlongs (7.141 km) with horses jumping 30 fences over two laps.〔''British Racing and Racecourses'' (ISBN 978-0950139722) by Marion Rose Halpenny – Page 167〕 It is the most valuable jump race in Europe, with a prize fund of £1 million in 2015.〔(Grand National Weights | 2011 Grand National | Aintree Racecourse ). Aintree.co.uk. Retrieved on 11 March 2011.〕
The course over which the race is run features much larger fences than those found on conventional National Hunt tracks. Many of these, particularly Becher's Brook, The Chair and the Canal Turn, have become famous in their own right and, combined with the distance of the event, create what has been called "the ultimate test of horse and rider".〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=Official Grand National fences guide )〕
The Grand National has been broadcast live on free-to-air terrestrial television in the United Kingdom since 1960. From then until 2012 it was broadcast by the BBC. Since 2013, it has been shown by Channel 4, which holds the UK broadcasting rights until 2016.〔(【引用サイトリンク】Broadcasting of the Grand National )〕 〔〔(【引用サイトリンク】The BBC Story – Great Moments )〕 It has also been broadcast on radio since 1927; BBC Radio held the exclusive radio rights until 2013, however, Talksport also now holds radio commentary rights.〔(【引用サイトリンク】Talksport to cover Grand National )〕 The race is popular amongst many people who do not normally watch or bet on horse racing at other times of the year.〔(Grand National Betting ). Grandnational.org.uk. Retrieved on 11 March 2011.〕
The next Grand National will be held on 9 April 2016. The most recent, in 2015, was won by Many Clouds, ridden by jockey Leighton Aspell for trainer Oliver Sherwood and owner Trevor Hemmings.
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