Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary was celebrating more success for his race horse-owning exploits at the weekend when his horse Rule the World won the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree.
The 33/1 outsider made the best of heavy conditions in the world famous race to beat joint favourite The Last Samuri and 100/1 long shot Vics Canvas in the run-in.
O’Leary has seen recent success this year with other horses he owns including War of Attrition, which won the Cheltenham Gold Cup and Rogue Angel, which won the Irish National in March.
After Saturday’s race, O’Leary said: “I’m speechless, and it’s very rare in my life that I’m like that. I might officially give up horse ownership at this stage – to win a Gold Cup, and now a second Grand National [after the Irish], well it doesn’t get any better than this.”
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