Corach Rambler's 21-year-old co-owner says it's 'a shame I've peaked too early' after winning £500,000 in Grand National | The Sun
16th April 2023

THE 21-year-old co-owner of Grand National winner Corach Rambler joked "it's shame I've peaked too early".

Uni student Cameron Sword is part of The Ramblers syndicate that owns Corach Rambler.

The 8-1 favourite, trained by Lucinda Russell, delivered an impressive ride in the world's most iconic race on Saturday under jockey Derek Fox.

And that victory earned the group a whopping £500,000 – adding to the nearly £200,000 prize money the horse had already secured prior to the memorable Aintree meet.

Now Sword, a Business Studies undergrad at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, reckons it cannot get any better than this.

The youngster, who comes from a racing family but made his own way into the sport, said: “Basically I was just watching whatever sport I could during lockdown as I was bored and at home with nothing to do.


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"I started watching horse racing and that’s when I took an interest.

"I started watching the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National and started looking at things like form and the breeding side of things.

"I think I just phoned Lucinda and asked if I could come down and have a look and Corach was the only horse for sale. I paid my £3,400 and that’s how I got involved.

"It is just a shame that I have peaked too early as it is never going to be anything like this again.

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"We just need to soak this up as we are so privileged to be in this position.

"There are very few that can say they have experienced what we have experienced."

The syndicate clubbed together to stump up £17,000 for Corach Rambler and each pay £300 per month to cover his costs.

But the investment has already guaranteed massive returns for The Ramblers.

Unsurprisingly Sword was shell-shocked after the Grand National win, with the race delayed by 15 minutes due to animal rights activists storming the track.

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But he refused to let their chaotic antics take any of the shine off the achievement.

Sword added: “I don’t know what I’ll do the prize money! I haven’t started to think about that yet. I’m lost for words.

“I can’t believe it and tomorrow I won’t believe it. What a horse.

“I’ll be out in Liverpool tonight.

"I think we will be in a bar with lots of beer celebrating with the trophy on the table.

"He is a wonderful horse that is so special. He is our hero. He gave us that chance to dream.

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"It also shows you don’t need to invest millions into the sport as he cost £17,000 and he has won twice at the Cheltenham Festival and now the Grand National.

“How can people be protesting against horseracing when your protests are making these horses wait out in the sun for even longer? It makes no sense. They can do one – this is our sport and I love it."

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