Russell Announces Retirement Of Grand National Winner Corach Rambler

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Last year's Grand National hero Corach Rambler (Ire) (Jeremy) has been retired, trainer Lucinda Russell announced on Thursday.

Corach Rambler won seven of his 18 career starts under Rules, with his other notable victories including back-to-back editions of the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in 2022 and 2023. He also finished third in the Gold Cup on his most recent appearance at Prestbury Park in March, before unseating jockey Derek Fox at the first when trying to win the Grand National for the second year in succession.

Having followed that mishap with a laboured effort when pulled up in the Punchestown Gold Cup, the decision has now been taken to call time on the career of a 10-year-old who is set to remain at Russell's Kinross yard in his retirement.

“After a lot of thought and discussion we have decided that our brilliant 2023 Grand National winner Corach Rambler is going to be retired,” Russell told her website,

“In some ways the decision is laced with sadness. Corach has been a horse of a lifetime for his seven-strong syndicate of owners who won the greatest steeplechase in the world. He also has had a special relationship with our jockey Derek Fox and has brought so much joy to all our staff here at Arlary.

“But the decision is also a joyous one. Corach Rambler will always be a special horse for us, we owe him so much. More than anything we want him to go out at the top, in excellent physical condition and able to hopefully enjoy a long and happy retirement.”

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