Silver Birch (horse)
|Breeder||J Power and Mrs Power|
|Silver Birch is a thoroughbred racehorse out of All Gone by Clearly Bust. He was born around 1997 in Ireland, and was bred by J Power and Mrs Power.|
Becher Chase (2004) |
Welsh National (2004)
Grand National (2007)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on 16 April 2007|
Silver Birch (born 10 April 1997) is an Irish-trained thoroughbred racehorse, owned by Brian Walsh of County Kildare. Ridden by Robbie Power and trained by 29 year-old Gordon Elliott, Silver Birch was the winner of the 2007 John Smith's 2007 Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, run on Saturday 14 April 2007. He was Walsh and Elliott's first runner in the race.
Silver Birch had previously won the Welsh National in 2004, and had been a highly favoured horse coming into the 2005 Grand National under a previous trainer (Paul Nicholls), but a leg injury ruled him out from the race. He competed in the 2006 race but was hampered and fell at the Chair, the largest fence on the course. His starting price that day, in dramatic contrast to the enthusiasm he'd engendered the previous year, had been 40-1.
- ↑ "Runner Preview". Grand National World. http://www.grand-national-world.co.uk/gnw/the_race/1988_to_date/2006gnat/2006gnpreview.html. Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- ↑ "Grand National 2007". BBC Sport. 14 April 2007. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/6500317.stm. Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- ↑ Palmer, Justin (14 April 2007). "Silver Birch wins Grand National thriller". Guardian Unlimited. http://sport.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-6557577,00.html. Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- ↑ "Sweet success for Silver Birch". BBC News. 28 December 2004. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/4115531.stm. Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- ↑ "Silver Birch ruled out of National". BBC Sport. 5 March 2005. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/4321355.stm. Retrieved 14 April 2007.
- ↑ "Form: SILVER BIRCH (IRE)". Racing Post. http://www.racingpost.co.uk/horses/racing_horse_form.sd?horse_id=570693. Retrieved 14 April 2007.