Brain Power won the $450,000 Grand National at Far Hills
- October 21, 2019
- By SARA CAVANAGH
FAR HILLS, N.J.--Jack Fisher won two stakes at the Far Hills Race Meet, but it was horses from across the pond that ruled the day on Oct. 19.
Horses that had been racing in England won three of the six races over fences, including the featured $450,000, G1 Grand National Steeplechase.
Brain Power (Ire), owned by Nicky Henderson, trained by Michael Buckley and ridden by Nico DeBoinville, won the Grand National by 15 lengths after the favorite, Wicklow Brave, fell at the last.
Fisher trained the second and third placed horses, Scorpiancer, who was a neck in front of Moscato, both owned by Bruton Street-US, and last year's winner, Jury Duty, finished fourth, 18 1/2 lengths further back.
"This must be one of the best Grand National fields ever assembled," said Mike Hansen, one of the partners in Bruton Street-US.