Thursday 22 March 2018

Video: Little brother cries tears of joy as Irish jockey upsets the odds to win Grand National

Will Slattery

Will Slattery

The word of the day at Aintree was certainly 'emotional' as everyone involved with Rule the World tried to absorb just what had happened after their horse blew past the favourites down the stretch to win the Grand National.

Trainer Mouse Morris said it was like a Disneyland fairytale as he paid tribute to his late son. Owner Michael O'Leary said he was numb and very lucky. No doubt 19-year-old jockey David Mullins enjoyed his unexpected win too, but it was the reaction of his brother Charlie that was particularly memorable.

The younger Mullins was in the winners enclosure when his sibling arrived back with Rule The World and couldn't fight back tears as he grabbed him in an embrace.

Casual racing fans were just as taken with Charlie's outpouring of emotion as they were with the 33/1 longshot winning the Grand National.


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