Jockey and former Army Captain Guy Disney

A former Army Captain has made history after becoming the first amputee jockey to ride over the Grand National fences at Aintree ahead of Saturday's big race.

Guy Disney lost part of a leg when a vehicle he was travelling in was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.

The 35-year-old rode his horse Gallery Exhibition, finishing 12th place in the Foxhunters' Chase race.

With only 12 horses finishing the race out of 21 starters, he crossed the line last of those still running - but did so despite being thrown off his horse when it reared up in the parade ring.

The Foxhunters' Chase is a race specifically designed for amateur jockeys.

Disney became the first amputee jockey to win at a professional UK racecourse in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup last year.

Picture: Tim Goode/PA Images