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10 most valuable races in Grand National Meetinq

Race pounds added

1 Martell Grand National150,000

2 Mumm Melling Chase60,000

3= Martell Cup Chase45,000

Martell Aintree Hurdle45,000

5 Martell Aintree Chase40,000

6= John Hughes Memorial H'cap Chase

30,000

Glenlivet Anniversary 4-y-o Hurdle

30,000

Mumm Mildmay Novice Chase

30,000

9= Sandeman Maghull Novice Chase

25,000

Cordon Bleu Handicap Hurdle

25,000

BEST-SELLING SQUASH BALLS

AT OLYMPUS SPORT

1 Dunlop Tournament yellow dot

2 Dunlop XX Challenge yellow dot

3 Dunlop Tournament red dot

4 Dunlop Tournament blue dot

5 Dunlop Tournament white dot

WINNERS OF GOLF'S

US MASTERS

6 Jack Nicklaus

4 Arnold Palmer

3 Jimmy Demaret, Sam Snead

2 Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Ben Hogan, Bernhard Langer, Byron Nelson, Gary Player, Horton Smith

1 Tommy Aaron, George Archer, Gay Brewer, Jack Burke Jnr, Billy Casper, Charles Coody, Fred Couples, Ben Crenshaw, Raymond Floyd, Doug Ford, Bob Goalby, Ralph Guldahl, Claude Harmon, Herman Keiser, Sandy Lyle, Cary Middlecoff, Larry Mize, Henry Picard, Gene Sarazen, Craig Stadler, Art Wall Jnr, Tom Watson, Craig Wood, Ian Woosnam, Fuzzy Zoeller

ANNIVERSARIES

Today Birth of snooker player John Virgo (1946); Grand National not run after two false starts (1993).

Monday Susan Brown became the first woman to compete in a Boat Race when she coxed Oxford (1981).

Tuesday Birth of footballer Tom Finney (1922); deaths of John Wisden, who invented the eponymous Cricketers' Almanack (1884); and of 25 people watching Scotland v England at Ibrox Park when a temporary stand collapsed (1902).

Wednesday First modern Olympic Games began in Athens (1896).

Thursday Birth of rugby player Cliff Morgan (1930); death of racing driver Jim Clark (1968).

Friday Birth of Norwegian ice skater and actress Sonia Henje (1912).

Saturday Births of golfer Severiano Ballesteros (1957); and of racehorse trainer Vincent O'Brien (1917).

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