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Ronnie Wood's horse has shot at British Grand National run

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 file photo, Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones performs during the first concert of their 'No Filter' Europe Tour 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood might have a shot at winning the world's most grueling steeplechase for the first time with a not so wild horse. British Grand National organizers say Wood's horse, Sandymount Duke, is among 112 entries that will be whittled down to 40 runners for the race on April 6. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
January 30, 2019 - 5:42 AM

LONDON - Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood might have a shot at winning the world's most grueling steeplechase for the first time with a not so wild horse.

British Grand National organizers say Wood's horse, Sandymount Duke, is among 112 entries that will be whittled down to 40 runners for the race on April 6.

Sandymount Duke has won 10 of 30 races and runs in the 71-year-old Wood's red and white silks. Wood bred the 10-year-old gelding, which is trained by Jessica Harrington in Ireland.

Race organizers hope Wood can attend the 4 1/2-mile (6,400-meter) race near Liverpool in northwest England because the Rolling Stones don't begin their tour of the United States until April 20.

The Grand National winner earns 500,000 pounds ($655,000).

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