• 66/1 outsider Auroras Encore jumps to the front in the National...
  • ...and in front of stunned punters bounds clear.
  • He's nine lengths clear of his rivals at the line...
  • ...and Ryan Mania can celebrate winning the John Smith's Grand National
  • Harvey Smith, husband of winning trainer Sue. poses for the cameras.
  • There were the usual thrills and spills but only two fallers and no injuries to horses and riders
  • Earlier Bookmakers were ready to do some morning business
  • Others took the opportunity to do some form study in a bit of rare sunshine
  • Another of the early arrivals was Coleen Rooney
  • Bob Champion and Jonjo O'Neill return to the saddle before the opening charity race...
  • ...which is won by War Singer and Tony Dobbin.
  • Katherine Jenkins prepares to sing the National Anthem
  • Ubak springs a surprise in the opening novice hurdle
  • It's a clear-cut success...
  • ...in front of the watching Sir Alex Ferguson
  • Overturn leads Special Tiara over the last in the Maghull Novices' Chase...
  • ...but is cut down by that rival on the run-in
  • Solwhit is in front in the John Smith's Liverpool Hurdle...
  • ...and goes clear to complete a big Aintree-Cheltenham double
  • Battle Group on his way to a second win of the meeting in the handicap chase

Grand National Day 2013

66/1 outsider Auroras Encore jumps to the front in the National...