Sligo man Derek Fox rides One For Arthur to victory at the Grand National
There's been an outpouring of support and congratulations for the Sligo-born jockey Derek Fox, who has ridden One For Arthur to victory at the Grand National at Aintree this evening.
Fox, who broke his wrist and dislocated his collarbone just a month ago, has been on receiving end of much praise online following his charge to victory on the 14-1 horse. It was impressive show of skill from Fox, who was racing in the Grand National for his first time today.
One For Arthur was trained near Kinross by Lucinda Russell, and beat out Cause Of Causes which finished second, and Saint Are which placed third.
Here's just some of the adulation being heaped on Derek Fox today:
Derek Fox broke his wrist and collar bone on March 9th and wins Grand National on April 8th. Jump jocks are made of different stuff
— Tom Morley (@morley_racing) April 8, 2017
Congrats to Sligo man Derek Fox Grand National winning jockey 2017
— John Doyle (@sligosportphoto) April 8, 2017
— Sorcha Crowley (@sorcgirl) April 8, 2017
@WillHillInPlay Winning jockey Derek Fox broke his wrist and collar bone 4 weeks ago, he wins national id still be looking for time off
— Alan O (@Loganwolfen) April 8, 2017
— Leo Powell (@PowellLeo) April 8, 2017
Congratulations to Sligo jockey Derek Fox on winning The Grand National today from the #bitored
— Sligo Rovers (@sligorovers) April 8, 2017