Tag Archive for: Winner

JP McManus

Who Is JP McManus – The Grand National Winning Owner?

He isn't in the Irish top ten rich lists despite being worth an estimated €2 BILLION. He claimed embarrassment when he received a medal from his home city. And he famously took Facebook to court over a fake account scam and won. So just…
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Irish Trained Winners of The National – A Legacy of Success

In recent years the Irish have had incredible success at the Aintree Grand National but its association and links go much deeper than that. In fact it was two Irish fox-hunting gentlemen, Edmund Bake and Cornelius O’Callaghan, who coined…

Ruby Walsh – Grand National Winning Jockey

Ruby Walsh was one of the most famous and successful jockeys in the world. He is the son of the former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh and brother to jockey Katie Walsh. He won his first Irish amateur title in 1996/7 at just 18 years of age.…
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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.

How Ginger McCain Found Red Rum

When Donald McCain pulled up in his taxi outside the Prince of Wales hotel in Southport one wet summer’s evening, he couldn’t have known that his next fare was about to change his life and make racing history. Donald, also known as Ginger,…

Barry Geraghty

Irish jockey, Barry Geraghty, rode his first winner at Down Royal back in January 1997. And his career since then has been nothing short of remarkable. He has been crowned Champion Jockey on two occasions in Ireland, in 1999-2000 and 2003-2004. He…
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…

Pineau De Re

At 11-years-old, the 2014 Crabbies Grand National was the first time Pineau De Re had received an entry and with his place fully secured it looked like it was full steam ahead for the horse whose odds just kept dropping! Trained by Dr…