Did they cock up and miss the start, or did they intend to baffle us?
I didn't realise that the race was underway until the commentary started. They didn't use the usual BBC front on view, but an aerial rear view that left me waiting for the start that had already happened.
It's not very often a horse with number 35 on it's back [along with the jockey] wins an important race ... the bookies must have made a fortune ... Auroras Encore was 133/1 on the tote if you were lucky enough to back it.
No fatalities in the Grand National itself, but two fatalities earlier at the 2013 Aintree meeting.
One with a heart attack and one with a broken shoulder on an easy fence that was put down to an unlucky landing. Watch out if you break a leg stumbling over a kerb in the future, the new NHS savings may require you to be shot instead...
I almost missed the start as I expected it to be on the BBC. After a bit of channel hopping I came across it in C4. So did the BBC miss out in some sort of auction or something? I know it is wrong of me but I expect certain things to be exclusively on the BBC. FA Cup Final, Wimbledon, boat race and such like.