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L'Escargot

L'Escargot was twelve years old when he won the Grand National. He was owned by R.R. Guest and trained by Dan Moore. L'Escargot made four Grand National appearances, his first in 1972 when he unfortunately fell. The next few years saw him…
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Vincent O’Brien

No man has dominated horseracing to the extent that Irish trainer Vincent O’Brien has done. Born in Clashgannif, Churchtown, County Cork on the 9 April 1917, he is one of the few people in sport who can truthfully be referred to as a legend,…
Foinavon lands in the lead.
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Foinavon

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…
Statue of Red Rum at Aintree
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Red Rum - National Legend

In the history of horse racing, few horses have captured the affection of the British public like Red Rum. The spirited horse rose from an early life of anonymity to become the only three-time Grand National winner. Today, three decades after…