Robin Oakley

The new Tote is a ray of hope for British racing

Now the challenge is to get people to believe it

Cause for celebration: Rachael Blackmore, on Minella Times, wins the 2021 Grand National. The Tote offered better than the bookmakers’ starting price on 37 of 40 runners in the race. [Photo by Tim Goode-Pool/Getty Images]

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