The 1967 Grand National is fondly remembered by bookmakers the length of the country!
Foinavon the 100-1 outsider won against all the odds. The horse was so un-fancied that the trainer of Foinavon didn't even bother watching the race as he assumed the horse had absolutely no chance of winning and he was right.
The only way this horse could win was if every other horse fell, and luckily for Foinavon and the bookmakers they all did!
Even then many jockeys remounted and nearly caught the plucky Foinavon in the final furlongs!
However, he managed to hold off the other challengers and in the process he became a national legend. Today the fence at which the other horses fell has been renamed in his honour.
http://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/gn-logo2016green.png00Simone Wrighthttp://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/gn-logo2016green.pngSimone Wright2008-03-02 12:42:522013-05-17 13:53:46Foinavon 1967 Grand National Video