A winner of the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup at the Cheltenham Festival in 2010, Ballabriggs won the 2011 Grand National at Aintree. Ridden by Jason Maguire he unexpectedly remained in the leading pack for most of the race, before pulling out in front over final fences. Dehydrated in the unusually hot weather, Ballabriggs immediately returned to the stable after the win, instead of going to the winners enclosure as tradition dictates. It was the first time the jockey entered the winner's enclosure without his mount.