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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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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…

Anatomy Of A Racehorse

Horses are strong, majestic animals and with the help of this infographic you can push your understanding of them a little bit further, so that you know exactly what it takes to become a winning racehorse. Source: GJW Titmuss
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Moiffa

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…

Clive Smith

Clive Smith has been a horse racing fan since the 1960’s and was lucky enough to be at Kempton when legendary Arkle won his last race, his name is now synonymous with outstanding champion chasers, Kauto Star and Master Minded. The self…

Is the Grand National Cruel?

The photo above looks dramatic! It seems to confirm the perception that National Hunt racing can be a cruel sport, and there is no doubt that this type of racing carries more risk than running on the flat. However, it may surprise you to know…

2010 Grand National Results

The John Smiths 2010 Grand National threw up some incredible results, least of which was that Tony McCoy finally won the race on his 15th attempt!. With only 14 finishers, it's interesting to see where the rest of field ended up. It may even…

Dont Push It – 2010 Grand National Winner

Don't Push It is a smart novice chaser, who in the 2006-07 season lost by just three quarters of a length to Denman in the Jim Brown Memorial Chase at Cheltenham. He proved a frustrating bet for punters following his promising beginnings,…
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Mon Mome – 2009 Grand National Winner

Mon Mome (Our Kid) became the first 100-1 shot to win the Grand National since Foinavon's lucky win at the Aintree course in 1967, when a loose horse caused a pile up at a fence and left Foinavon with a clear run to the finishing line. In…