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'Bindaree' Wins British Grand National Steeplechase - 2002-04-06


The horse "Bindaree" has come back in the final stages to win the British Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree by one and three quarter lengths.

Bindaree, with Jim Culloty aboard, outran 10-1 shot "What's Up Boys" and 8-1 favorite "Blowing Wind" with Tony McCoy in third place.

It was the second big success in one month's time for Culloty. He also captured the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month aboard "Best Mate". It was also the second Grand National win for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies who also won with "Earth Summit" in 1998.

McCoy missed increasing his record for victories in a single season. Tuesday, he surpassed the legendary Sir Gordan Richards' total of 269 set in 1947. McCoy set the new mark (270) when he rode the horse "Valfonic" to victory in the Leek Wooton Novices Handicap Hurdle, a 3.2 kilometer race.

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