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Broadcasting History Of The Grand National

Three National Hunt races were broadcast on television in 1948, and within a short space of time there was regular coverage from Kempton Park and Ascot. After years of negotiation the Grand National was televised in 1960, with the original commentators…

Snowy Up For Third Grand National

As punters scour the ante-post markets looking for the right horse to carry their cash in the John Smith's Grand National, those who believe in coincidence names might just wonder if Snowy Morning could be the most appropriate on the list with…

Beginning Of The Grand National

The fact that we have an annual Grand National at Aintree is all down to a man called WiIliam Lynn, a Liverpool inn-keeper, who dreamed of having an event to rival Tom Coleman’s Great St Albans Steeplechase. Lynn had administered Aintree’s…

Irish Trained Grand National Winners

In recent years the Irish have had incredible success at the Aintree Grand national but it's association and links go much deeper than that. In fact it was two Irish fox-hunting gentlemen Edmund Bake and Cornelius O’Callaghan who coined the…

Irish Trained Winners Of The National

In recent years the Irish have had incredible success at the Aintree Grand National but it's association and links go much deeper than that. In fact it was two Irish fox-hunting gentlemen Edmund Bake and Cornelius O’Callaghan who coined the…
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…