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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…

Anatomy Of A Racehorse

Horses are strong, majestic animals and with the help of this infographic you can push your understanding of them a little bit further, so that you know exactly what it takes to become a winning racehorse. Source: GJW Titmuss

Top 20 Horse Inspired Songs

Songs about horses have been around since man first rode bareback across the steppes, and songwriters have always had a special fascination with horses. Our facebook fans recently come up with their own favourites; so here’s our Top Twenty…

Becauseicouldntsee

At 10 year old, Becauseicouldntsee, was attempting his third Grand National on April 6th 2013, having fallen in the 2011 Grand National, when he ran under jockey Davy Russell and unseating his jockey Davy Condon in the 2012 renewal. Trained…

Hello Bud

The Nigel Twiston-Davies trained 14 year old had already won the 2009 Scottish Grand National at Ayr and was Rrdden by Paddy Brennan, withstanding a late thrust from Tony McCoy on Gone To Lunch winning by half a length and giving Twiston-Davies…

Vic Venturi

Trained by Dessie Hughes, the 2012 race was Vic Venturi's third attempt at the Aintree Grand National, having unseated his rider in 2010 and unfortunately brought down in 2011. In 2011 he was given 11-06 by the Handicapper and was sent off as…

West End Rocker

Moving rapidly up the bookies odds, West End Rocker was looking like a real contender for the 2012 Grand National on April 14th. An Irish horse, trained by Alan King, he's was 10 years old at the time and in 2011 had been very generously handicapped…

2012 Irish Grand National Result

The 2012 Irish Grand National was won by LION NA BEARNAI, it's was another thriller from Fairyhouse as LION NA BEARNAI and OUT NOW went neck and neck over the last two fences. IRISH GRAND NATIONAL RESULT 2012 1st LION NA BEARNAI 2nd…
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Moiffa

There are many legends surrounding the Grand National but none stranger or incorrect than that of shipwrecked horse Moifaa, the Grand National winner of 1904. Moiffa originally belonged to Alf Ellingham who in his day was the best hurdle…