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…

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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…

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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…

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Bob Champion and Aldaniti

Legendary jockey Bob Champion overcame impossible odds to achieve his dreams. His determination and dedication continue to inspire athletes many years…

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The Soldier Who Saved The 1946 Grand National

A nostalgic Grand National story came to our attention after it was published…

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The Man Who Rode, Trained & Owned A Grand National Winner

It seems like a staggering achievement because that’s exactly what it is….

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The Hairdresser Who Won The National Twice

Aintree always has a story to tell. This one’s about a camp hairdresser with…

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The Story After The Glory – Where Are The Grand National Winners Now?

The Grand National has produced some of the greatest horseracing winners of…

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Carrie Ford Interview

Carrie Ford made history when she finished 5th onboard Forest Gunner in the…

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Grand National 1840 – 1849

By the 1840′s the founder of the race, William Lynn (who was the proprietor…

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Grand National 1836 – 1839

The true start date for the Grand National Race is open to debate, while some believe that the race was first run in 1836 and won by The Duke who also…

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Grand National 1850 – 1859

1850 and 1851 saw the first back to back win of the Grand National (although The Duke had won the first two nationals these aren’t included in the…

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Grand National 1860 – 1869

The 1860′s saw a decline in the number of horses entering and the number of people attending the National.The race was in danger of sliding into…

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Grand National 1880 – 1889

The 1880′s held no major surprises with the great exception of the 1882 National, which was held in some of the worst conditions ever encountered…

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