Quiz: Name The Last 5 Female Jockeys In The Grand National

Quiz: Name The Last 5 Female Jockeys In The Grand National

 

The Grand National at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool is the most exciting and widely watched race around the world with close to 40 runners going to post every year.

The Race is the largest Handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 2 furlongs with the horses jumping 30 fences with all of them not being the same as conventional fences on other Jumps tracks and doing two laps of the course.

The horses compete for not only the title of being a Grand National winning horse but for a prize fund of around £1 million.

Last year the race was won by the Irish contingent of Gordon Elliot, Davy Russel and the horse Tiger Roll in a remarkable race.

Throughout the history of this great race female riders were not aloud to compete until 1977 this was until the passing of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.

The first ever female rider was Charlotte Brew on board Barony Fort in 1977, the next in 1982 where for the first time in the historical race there was two female riders.

In 1988 the attendance by females in the race was the highest it had ever been with three jockeys starting the race. Penny Ffitch-Heyes, Venetia Williams and Gee Armytage were the three ladies that day however none of them managed to finish the race.

From 2005 to 2018 there has been five other female runners of this great race but can you name them?