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When I was a child, the FA Cup was one of the crown jewels of the sporting year, along with the Grand National, Wimbledon and The Open. But with every announcement it seems to lose another piece of its identity. First it was sponsors added to the name, followed by the semi-finals at Wembley.
Gary Neville

Meaning of "the Grand National" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES THE GRAND NATIONAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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The Grand National is a National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. First run officially in 1839, it is a handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 3½ furlongs with horses jumping 30 fences over two circuits. It is the most valuable jump race in Europe, with a prize fund of £1 million in 2014. The course over which the race is run – Aintree's National Course – is uniquely challenging, featuring much larger fences than those found on conventional National Hunt tracks. Many of these fences, including Becher's Brook, The Chair and the Canal Turn, have become famous in their own right. These, combined with the distance of the event, create what has been called "the ultimate test of horse and rider". The Grand National has been broadcast live on free-to-air terrestrial television in the United Kingdom since 1960. From then until 2012 it was broadcast by the BBC. Since 2013 it has been shown by Channel 4, which has the UK broadcasting rights until 2016. An estimated 500 to 600 million people watch the Grand National in over 140 countries.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE GRAND NATIONAL

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the Great Leap Forward
the Great Rebellion
the Great Trek
the great unwashed
the Greater Antilles
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the Grenadines
the Greys

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Synonyms and antonyms of the Grand National in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «the Grand National» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE GRAND NATIONAL

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Translator English - Chinese

大国家
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

el Grand National
570 millions of speakers

English

the Grand National
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ग्रैंड नेशनल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الوطنية الكبرى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Великое Национальное
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

o Grand National
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্র্যান্ড জাতীয়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le Grand National
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Grand National
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

die Grand National
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

グランドナショナル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

한나라당
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ing Grand National
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Grand National
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கிராண்ட் நேஷனல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्रँड नॅशनल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Büyük Millet
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

il Grand National
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Grand National
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Великі Національні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Grand National
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

το Grand National
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

die Grand National
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Grand National
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Grand National
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the Grand National

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE GRAND NATIONAL»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the Grand National

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QUOTES WITH «THE GRAND NATIONAL»

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Gary Neville
When I was a child, the FA Cup was one of the crown jewels of the sporting year, along with the Grand National, Wimbledon and The Open. But with every announcement it seems to lose another piece of its identity. First it was sponsors added to the name, followed by the semi-finals at Wembley.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE GRAND NATIONAL»

Discover the use of the Grand National in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the Grand National and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Punters' Guide to the Grand National
John Cottrell argues convincingly in the Punters" Guide to the Grand National that, as the result of changed conditions, the Grand National is no longer a lottery; that, in reality, it offers the would-be punter excellent value.“As will ...
John Cottrell, 2007
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Grand National: America's Golden Age of Motorcycle Racing
An opportunistic jumbo-jet pilot made himself Kenny's Svengali, marketing him to Triumph, whose management committed the fuckup of the age by deriding Kenny as too tiny and brittle-boned to make the Grand National cut. Then Trumpet ...
Joe Scalzo
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Encyclopedia of British Horseracing
The sport only became established in the 1830s and, with no Cheltenham Festival or major handicaps at this time, the Grand National at Aintree dominated the nineteenth-century jumping season. The best horses took part in it because there ...
Wray Vamplew, Joyce Kay, 2005
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The Constitutions of the Communist World
opinions regarding the constitutionality of the laws to the Grand National Assembly. Likewise, it controls the constitutionality of the decrees, which include provisions having the force of law, and the decisions of the Council of Ministers in  ...
William B. Simons, 1980
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Buick Muscle Cars
The Grand Nationals Before it was Winston Cup that NASCAR called its top division, it was the Grand National Division. So it wasn't surprising that Buick named its brand new model after this division when its first Grand National hit the streets ...
William G. Holder Phillip Kunz
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Constitutions of Nations
The highest organ of State power in the Rumanian People's Republic is the Grand National Assembly of the Rumanian People's Republic. Art. 23. The Grand National Assembly is the sole legislative organ of the Rumanian People's Republic.
Amos Jenkins Peaslee, Dorothy Peaslee Xydis, 1956
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The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The ...
He bestowed a properly impressive name on his project: the Grand National Moral Union of the Productive and Useful Classes. The name was soon shortened to the Grand National Consolidated Trades Union, and since that was still quite a ...
Robert L. Heilbroner, 2011
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Constitutions of Nations
2356, until the convening of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and the formation of the Bureau of the Assembly following the first general elections. If the Presidency of the Republic falls vacant for any reason before the Grand National  ...
Amos J. Peaslee, 1985
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The Politics of Duplicity: Controlling Reproduction in ...
A. R. RADCLIFFE-BROWN, African Political Systems, 1940 Among the institutions that played a significant if largely symbolic role in legitimating state power was its "supreme body," the Grand National Assembly. All members were formally ...
Gail Kligman, 1998
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Sport in Britain: A Bibliography of Historical Publications, ...
Horse- Racing THE GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE 3001 Famous Sporting Prints: The Grand National (London: The Studio, 1927), 22pp. 3002 ' Liverpool Races: A Statistical Guide to the World's Greatest Steeplechase', Liverpolitan, 8, ...
Richard William Cox, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE GRAND NATIONAL»

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Voice of Aintree, Sir Peter O'Sullevan, dies at the age of 97
The voice of the Grand National, Sir Peter O'Sullevan, has died at the age of 97. ... a sixpenny each-way bet on Tipperary Tim in the Grand National at Aintree. «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
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PGA tees off today at Grand National
In addition to being the first PGA Tour event in Alabama, the Barbasol Championship, which will be held at the Grand National Lake course Thursday through ... «Montgomery Advertiser, Jul 15»
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Grand National, a huge spectacle and fatality-free, grows TV audience
Residents of Lambourn turn out to cheer the Grand National winner, Many Clouds, as he parades through the village. Photograph: Rex Shutterstock/David ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Grand National Aintree racecourse: Police quiz man over alleged …
Officers investigating the video, believed to have been taken outside the racecourse where 150,000 visitors turned out for the Grand National, said the victim had ... «mirror.co.uk, Apr 15»
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Grand National Ladies Day: 26 pictures that prove our girls have …
They may have come in for some criticism over the years but we've always been proud of our girls on Ladies Day at the Grand National. This year they looked ... «Liverpool Echo, Apr 15»
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Dual Grand National winning trainer Toby Balding dies aged 78
Toby Balding, successful twice in the Grand National with Highland Wedding and Little Polveir, has died aged 78. Photograph: Mike Mayhew//Sportsphoto Ltd. «The Guardian, Sep 14»
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Care about horses? Then you should boycott the Grand National
Yet, inexplicably, some still turn a blind eye to the cruelty to horses during the Grand National, in which riders are required to carry a whip. Nearly every year ... «The Guardian, Apr 14»
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Grand National 2013: as it happened
17.03 So Ryan Mania has won the Grand National on his first ever ride in the race on a 66-1 shot. What a brilliant day for him. There were 17 finishers in all and ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 13»
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Changes made to Grand National
A number of changes have been announced for the Grand National following a ... Twenty horses have died in races over Grand National fences since 2001. «BBC Sport, Sep 12»
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Synchronised and According to Pete die in Grand National
"There is no doubt this is a black day for the Grand National and for horse racing. Nobody should under-estimate it - this is very serious for everyone in the racing ... «BBC Sport, Apr 12»

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