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The Pilgarlic

Few horses can claim to have jumped the Aintree Grand National fences as much as stalwart The Pilgarlic who, in the late seventies gave many a horse a run for his money. He started in the Topham Chase in 1976 where he finished second and from…
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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…
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Foggy Recollections

The history of the Grand National is full of strange tales but one of the strangest stories is that of the 1947 winner 'Caughoo'. Jockey Daniel McCann who was well beaten on 'Lough Conn' accused winning jockey Eddie Dempsey of hiding 'Caughoo'…