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Merryman II

Merryman II – 1960 Grand National Winner

When Merryman II won the 1960 Grand National, he became not only the first Scottish horse to win the race but also the first horse to win it on television.
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?
JP McManus

Who Is JP McManus – The Grand National Winning Owner?

With two Grand National wins and a Cheltenham Gold Cup, JP McManus is one of the biggest owners in horse racing but there's a lot more to him.
Irish Trained

Irish Trained Winners of The National – A Legacy of Success

In recent years Irish trained runners have had incredible success at the Grand National but its links go much deeper than that.

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.
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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…