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Donald McCain

It’s always going to be difficult when you decide to follow in your father’s footsteps, but it’s got to be a thousand times harder when your father is none other than the legendary Ginger McCain, trainer of the most famous horse in the…
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Ginger McCain

Donald McCain, more frequently referred to as ‘Ginger’ is a name that goes hand in hand with the Grand National. Ginger was the trainer of the legendary Red Rum, the most famous and greatest horse to have ever lived. Red Rum won the National…

Taxi For Red Rum

When Donald McCain pulled up in his taxi outside the Prince of Wales hotel in Southport one wet summer’s evening, he couldn’t have known that his next fare was about to change his life and make racing history. Donald, also known as Ginger,…

Memorial Bronze For McCain

Aintree racecourse has announced this week that it intends to honour the memory of the late Ginger McCain with a bronze bust of the legendary trainer. Ginger McCain died in September aged 80, since his death racing fans have been calling…
Ginger McCain With Red Rum

Memorial Service For Ginger

Famous not just in horse racing but across the world, Ginger McCain, the legendary racehorse trainer was celebrated in a memorial service at Liverpool Cathedral on November 15th 2011. McCain, who recently died at the age of 80, trained Red Rum…

Red Rum

Red Rum was a racehorse who achieved an unmatched historic treble when he won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977, and also came second in the two intervening years. As well as his unprecedented record in the world-famous steeplechase,…
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…

2004 Grand National Results

In one of the most exciting finishes for a number of years 12 year old Amberleigh House won the 'Martell" sponsored 2004 Grand National. The 157th running of the world famous race attracted the maximum permitted field of 40 horses. Of the…