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One For Arthur wins Grand National at 14-1

One For Arthur ridden by jockey Derek Fox jumps the last on the way to winning the the Grand National horse race on Grand National Day at the Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 8, 2017. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)

By STEVE DOUGLAS

AP Sports Writer

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) One for Arthur won the Grand National at odds of 14-1 on Saturday, giving jockey Derek Fox a career-defining victory in his first ride in the world's toughest steeplechase.

The eight-year-old horse is trained by the partner of Peter Scudamore, a former eight-time champion jockey who never won the grueling race in 12 attempts in the saddle.

One For Arthur took the lead in the 4 1/2-mile (6,400-meter) race for the first time over the 30th and last fence, before holding off Cause of Causes in the long run to the post. The winning distance was about 3 lengths.

Fox was a doubt for the race after getting injured on March 9. He returned to action only this week.

Updated April 8, 2017

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