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Last Updated: Sunday, 4 April, 2004, 12:25 GMT 13:25 UK
National gets huge ratings
Amberleigh House is escorted to the winner's circle
Amberleigh House's trainer Ginger McCain also trained Red Rum
A peak of 10.3m viewers watched live BBC coverage of the Grand National on Saturday, the highest total since 1998.

The race was won by Amberleigh House, who overhauled co-favourite Clan Royal on the run-in at Aintree.

The FA Cup semi-final between Arsenal and Manchester United earlier the same day attracted a peak of 7.3m viewers.

"We're pleased the BBC was able to offer viewers another super Saturday of sport," said BBC Director of Sport Peter Salmon.





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