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Grand National 1910 - 1919

The 1910 Grand National is the earliest to have appeared in moving images. The races between 1910 and 1915 held no great surprises and between 1916/1918 no races were held at Aintree as it was taken over by the War Office for use in the the…

Grand National 1900-1910

The 1900 Grand National witnessed the first Royal victory in this epic race. Ambush II who was owned by the Prince of Wales, won a remarkable race with the ever present Manifesto finishing 2nd. 1901 saw jockey Arthur Nightingall win the third…

Grand National Infographic

To view the Grand National infographic in it's full glory just click on the image above, it will then expand to fill your screen. Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information or data. We searched…

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…

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 Grand National's Early History

The Irish Grand National first took place in 1870 and the next 6 years of it's history would produce some very bizzare if not unfortunate tales! In 1871 a horse by the name of Mabel Grey romped home at 10/1 but this was no thoroughbred because…