In this animated video, Betway ambassador Katie Walsh – who boasts the best finish for a female jockey after finishing third on Seabass in 2012 – narrates the history of female achievements in the race, including:

  • Charlotte Brew, the first woman to take part in 1977
  • Geraldine Rees becoming the first female jockey to finish in 1982
  • Rosemary Henderson’s fifth-place finish on Fiddlers Pike in 1994
  • Carrie Ford following suit on Forest Gunner in 2005
  • Walsh and her sister-in-law Nina Carberry flying the flag between 2006 and 2017
  • Her own record-breaking performance on Seabass in 2012

It was a similar story in the final two races way with Editeur Du Gite (9-1) having things all his own way in the Close Brothers Red Rum Handicap Chase and Me Too Please (14-1) winning the Goffs UK Nickel Coin Mares’ Bumper, where evens favourite Eileendover was only fourth.