Top Grand National Jockeys

Many people like to follow a favourite jockey with their Grand National money. Are they wise? Are they picking the correct jockeys to follow? The following table highlights some of the most prominent Grand National jockeys and their record between 2003 and 2017:
Grand National JockeyRidesWinsPlaced**CompletedWin LSPEach Way LSP
Barry Geraghty14149/143.008.13
Richard Johnson14015/14-14.00-11.75
Tom Scudamore14008/14-14.00-14.00
Noel Fehily13033/13-13.00-0.25
Davy Russell13016/13-13.00-9.38
Paul Moloney11078/11-11.009.88
Leighton Aspell10216/1042.0028.75
Ruby Walsh10128/10-2.00-2.50
Aidan Coleman10003/10-10.00-10.00
Daryl Jacob9115/925.0025.63
Paddy Brennan9011/8-9.00-5.38
Sam Waley Cohen8034/8-8.008.50
Sam Twiston Davies8013/8-8.00-5.00
Paul Townend8002/8-8.00-8.00
Katie Walsh5014/5-5.00-3.50
Bryan Cooper4011/4-4.00-1.50
David Mullins2101/232.0019.63
Derek Fox1101/114.008.75



**Placed refers to rides that finished between 2nd and 5th as most bookamkers will pay on at least five places for the Grand National

Grand National Jockey Records

The stats on the rest of this page show last year's race first (2015) and go back ten seasons. If a jockey didn't have a ride, this is marked by a -

PU - horse pulled up and didn't complete the course
F - Fell
UR - horse unseated the rider (jockey fell off!)
BD - Brought Down (not the horse or jockey's fault, another horse fell into them)
CO - Carried Out (pushed off the course by another horse)
REF - Refused (the horse stopped before the fence as it didn't fancy jumping it)

Leighton Aspell

Ten Year Record:16,1,1,-,-,13,-,-,-,PU Leighton Aspell won the Grand National on consecutive years with Pineau De Re in 2014 and Many Clouds in 2015 becoming the forst jockey to win back to back Grand Nationals since Brian Fletcher won on Red Rum in 1973 and 1974.
Aspell will be riding former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere in 2017.

Sorry. Lord Windermere is not running in the 2018 Grand National
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Ruby Walsh

Ten Year Record:-,BD,-,F,-,6,3,-,13,9
Injury has plagued Ruby Walsh’s recent record in the Grand National with four years in the last ten spent on the sidelines. It’s now twelve years since Walsh won the second of his Grand Nationals when partnering Hedgehunter to victory in 2005. Papillon, in 2000, provided Walsh with his first victory when riding for his father, Ted, and on his first ride in the race.
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Barry Geraghty

Ten Year Record:9,-, P, UR, 9th, F, 4th, F, 4th, 3rd,6th
Barry Geraghty has an excellent overall record in the Grand National with a win on Monty's Pass in 2003 and six other occasions where he has finished in the top six. The last few years have not been quite so kind to Geraghty who is awaiting test results to see if he will be passed fit to ride this year. If Geraghty is passed fit he will surely have a good chance in 2017 having the pick of the horses owned by JP McManus

Sorry. More Of That is not running in the 2018 Grand National
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Sam Waley-Cohen

Ten Year Record:P, 15, F, 4, -, 2, -, F, -, 5
Sam Waley-Cohen has an amazing record over the Grand National but the fact that he is an amateur rider makes his record outstanding. Waley-Cohen has won six races over the big Aintree fences (3 Foxhunters, 2 Tophams and 1 Becher Chase) but has yet to win the big one, The Grand National but has finished 5th, 4th and 2nd. Waley-Cohen will be partnering the well fancied The Young Master this year who his part owned by his father.

Sorry. The Young Master is not running in the 2018 Grand National
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Grand National Jockeys With Poor Records

Some of these are superb jockeys so why is their recent Grand National history so poor? Perhaps it's pressure, luck or maybe their previous bad experiences have affected their confidence?

Richard Johnson

Ten Year Record:PU,F,2,15,12,PU,9,F,F,REF
Richard Johnson is now the unwanted owner of the tag for the most rides in the Grand National (20) without winning the race. Johnson came close to ending that barren run in 2014 when Balthazar King was runner-up but the majority of his other Grand National rides have disappointed. Apart from another second earlier in his career on Whats Up Boys, Johnson has rarely looked like winning the National despite being on a number of well fancied mounts. Amazingly Richard Johnson is without a mount in the 2017 Grand National.


Tom Scudamore

Ten Year Record:UR,9,12,11,F,-,F,16,F,8
Despite riding some top quality horses Scudamore hasn't finished higher than 8th in a Grand National and has failed to finish on eight of his fifteen Grand National rides. Scudamore will be hoping for better luck this year as he is riding one of the favourites, Vieux Lion Rouge.
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Aidan Coleman

Ten Year Record:13,F,U,U,P,F,F,F,10
It would be hard to imagine that the Grand National is high on the list of Aidan Coleman's favourite races Coleman has failed to complete the Grand National course on his last seven of his last eight attempts. Add that to the fact that he chose not to ride 2009 winner Mon Mome and it would be easy to think that Coleman could do with a change of luck at Aintree.
Coleman is a late replacement for the injured Liam Treadwell and ride Tenor Nivernais

Sorry. Tenor Nivernais is not running in the 2018 Grand National
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15/12/17 12:15:01