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Fred Rimell

Fred Rimell is one of steeplechasing’s all time greats, having won four jump jockey’s championships and trained four National winners – E.S.B. (1956), Nicolaus Silver (1961), Gay Trip (1970) and Rag Trade (1976). The first time he entered the National did not seem as if it was going to be a race he would ever be involved with again – …

Amberleigh House

Amberleigh House

Trained by Red Rum’s legendry trainer Donald ‘Ginger‘ McCain Amberleigh House won the Grand National in 2004. Amberleigh House was no stranger to the Aintree course having won and twice finished runner up in the Becher Chase. He also finished a credible third in 2003 when McCain said “If he had had a proper trainer he would have won” As …

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BobbyJo

Bobbyjo became the first Irish-trained winner of the National since L’Escargot in 1975 when scoring at Aintree for father and son team Tommy and Paul Carberry in 1999. In his Aintree win, he was lightly weighted at 10 stone, 14 pounds under the handicap, and ran the race close behind the leaders, passing them on the run-in to win by …