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banner Friday, 30 March, 2001, 11:00 GMT 12:00 UK
Carl Llewellyn
Carl Llewellyn on Earth Summit
Llewellyn celebrates victory in 1998 on Earth Summit
Date of birth: 29/7/65
Main trainer: Nigel Twiston-Davies
National best: Won twice, Party Politics (1992), Earth Summit (1998)
Winners 1999-2000: 68

Carl Llewellyn's two victories in racing's biggest steeplechas race make him the current King of the Grand National.

He won at Aintree on the aptly-named Party Politics just two days after the General Election in 1992.

And Llewellyn was back in the winner's enclosure at Liverpool six years later aboard Earth Summit.

On both occasions, he had stepped in for an injured jockey.

If further proof is needed of Llewellyn's National credentials, look no further than the 1997 race where he steered 100-1 outsider Camelot Knight into third place.

Llewellyn has also scored at the Cheltenham Festival, opening his account there in the 1988 Mildmay of Flete Challenge Cup with Smart Tar.

Among notable Festival wins for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies was the 1998 Triumph Hurdle victory on Upgrade.

The Gloucestershire stable picked up another big race success in April 2000.

Llewellyn was aboard as Beau won the Whitbread Gold Cup at Sandown by the biggest winning margin in the race's history.

And Llewellyn and Twiston-Davies were also celebrating in February 2001 when Frantic Tan cruised home in the De Vere Gold Cup at Haydock.

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