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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…

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis won the National in 1980 when race was held in abysmal conditions – the course was like a bog and only four out of the thirty runners ending up finishing. Ben Nevis didn’t look like he had much hope in the National – he had been…

1980 Grand National Results

Ben Nevis won the 1980 Grand National in a time of 10 minutes and 17.4 seconds. The 12 year old was owned by Mr R C Stewart, trained by Capt. T Forster and ridden by amateur American jockey Mr C Fenwick. 30 competitors started the race but only…