In these tough times, for many of us it’s been sport that’s kept us sane this past year. Thankfully life in that area (at least with professional sport) returned to some kind of normality a while back now. Sad though it was to have to put up with a ‘Virtual Grand National’ in 2020, thankfully in 2021 we get to experience the real thing. This year bring us a short 4-1 favourite for a change in Cloth Cap , with Any Second Now and Burrows Saint currently joint second favourites at 10-1.
Three female jockeys take part in the 2021 Grand National, demonstrating how far we’ve come since the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (just a stones throw away when you think about it). With Rachael Blackmore, Bryony Frost and Tabitha Worsley all in the mix, could it be the year of the first female jockey winner? In the above video, Betway Racing, with Katie Walsh takes us through the history of women in the Grand National. Interestingly Walsh herself has had the best showing so far of all 16 past female jockeys in the event, coming third on SeaBass in 2012.