So often the culmination to a race is a formality. One horse takes a clear lead and the only question is which one comes second.
That was not the case at the end of the gruelling Australian Grand National. Ireland’s Ruby Walsh rode Bashboy, twice the winner of this race. Horse and jockey took the race by the scruff of the neck early on. Could Bashboy win the race for a third time?
As for how the race unfolded three fences from home, well, take a look yourself.
Here is the race in full. The climax is gripping.