Red Rum
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Red Rum – The Legendary Three Time Grand National Winner

He is the greatest Grand National winner of all time but what is the full story behind the legendary Red Rum and his trainer Ginger McCain?
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Bob Champion & Aldaniti – The Famous 1981 Grand National Winners

A Grand National legend, Bob Champion battled not only the Aintree course, but cancer, to go on and win the race with Aldaniti in 1981.
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Vincent O’Brien – Grand National Winning Trainer

Vincent O'Brien is a legend in the sport and is also the only trainer to saddle three consecutive winners of the Grand National at Aintree.
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The Pilgarlic

Few horses can claim to have jumped the Aintree Grand National fences as much as stalwart The Pilgarlic. In the late seventies he gave many a horse a run for his money. Trained by the late great Fred Rimmell, he started in the Topham Chase…
Foinavon lands in the lead.
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On April 8, 1967, the unfancied 100/1 shot 'Foinavon' shocked the Nation with an epic win at Aintree. Defying the odds, Foinavon plodded to victory in the Grand National after all the other runners fell! Even after being gifted a massive…
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Ginger McCain

Donald McCain, more frequently referred to as ‘Ginger’ is a name that goes hand in hand with the Grand National. Ginger was the trainer of the legendary Red Rum, the most famous and greatest horse to have ever lived. Red Rum won the Grand…
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Jenny Pitman

The Pitman family has a special association with the Grand National, with Jennifer being just 14 months old when she was first put on a pony. When she was 15 her father George Harvey who trained point-to-pointers gave his daughter her first…


Many legends surround the Grand National but none stranger than that of 'shipwrecked' Grand National winner of 1904. Moiffa originally belonged to Alf Ellingham who in his day was the best hurdle and steeplechase jockey in New Zealand. He…
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The Iron Duke Of Aintree

People from all over the world flock to see what is perhaps the most exciting racing event anywhere on the planet. The Grand National is over four miles long and the height of the fences legendary. They’ve caused more than few injuries to…