Tabitha Worsley is a rider that has tasted success at Aintree over the big obstacles, but not in the Grand National. She’s also a rider with an incredible story behind her, thanks to a fall earlier in her career.
She hit the headlines in 2021 when she made her debut in the Grand National, riding Sub Lieutenant, an outsider in the race but one that grabbed the attention. At the time, she was aiming to become the first female rider to win the Grand National, something that was achieved that season, but not by Worsley, instead by Rachel Blackmore.
Just getting to the Grand National was a feat for Worsley after she broke her back in 2017 in a fall while riding. A few months after that fall, she was back riding and at Aintree, where she won the 2018 Foxhunters Chase at the course, remarkable given her injury.
She would finish the course and complete in 14th position on Sub Lieutenant, respectable but without really showing as though they could get involved in the race at any point. Despite that, it was a great achievement for someone who had come so close to having her career ended by injury on the track.
Tabitha Worsley Grand National Wins
Tabitha Worsley has never won the Grand National.
Their best finish to date was in 2021 with Sub Lieutenant who came 14th.