500K Grand National Win

Wonder horse Silverbirch helped one Irish man to a half million euro win after the 2007 Grand National. The unnamed married man staked his cash on a four horse accumulator and included the grand national in his bet. During a lunch break he…

Female Jockey Winner?

Actress Elizabeth Taylor famously won the Grand National in 1945 riding "The Pie" to victory. We must point out that the victory only occurred in the film 'National Velvet' and not on the official course, unfortunately Liz was stripped of her…

Better Dead Than Red?

William Hill were delighted to finally get a version of their online bookmakers site up in running in China in time for the 2001 Grand national which was being screened in the country for the first time. What they didn't know was that tradition…

Beginners Luck?

In 1924 the Old Etonian and Grenadier Guard Lord Manners of Foston claimed, in the Times Literary Supplement, that he only rode in two races in his life and, quite amazingly, he won them both. So what were these races? They were the 1882…