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Amberleigh House

Trained by Red Rum's legendry trainer Donald 'Ginger' McCain Amberleigh House won the Grand National in 2004. Amberleigh House was no stranger to the Aintree course having won and twice finished runner up in the Becher Chase. He also finished…

Monty's Pass

The 2003 Grand National is widely considered one of the best field of runners to grace the Aintree course. So the 12 lengths win by Monty's Pass is rightly regarded as one of the strongest displays by a winner in the last 20 years. Monty's…

Bindaree

Bindaree put in an incredible performance and just when it looked like he was out of the race back he came in the final stages to win the 2002 Grand National by one and three quarter lengths. What's Up Boys had been well-backed in the market…

Red Marauder

In the slowest time since 1883, Red Marauder's amazing win in the Aintree bog was a triumph of survival and endurance over the more conventional demands of speed and jumping agility and will be remembered as one of the bravest performances in…

Papillon

Papillon is an Irish racehorse formerly trained at Greenhills stables, near Naas in County Kildare. Most famous for winning the 2000 Aintree Grand National, he was a first ever ride in the race for 20-year-old jockey Ruby Walsh, and was trained…
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BobbyJo

Bobbyjo became the first Irish-trained winner of the National since L'Escargot in 1975 when scoring at Aintree for father and son team Tommy and Paul Carberry in 1999. In his Aintree win, he was lightly weighted at 10 stone, 14 pounds under…

Earth Summit

Earth Summit, the 7-1 favourite, won the 1998 Grand National at Aintree giving jockey Carl Llewellyn his second victory after previously winning on Party Politics in 1992. The weather had a big impact on the 1998 National making it exceptionally…

Lord Gyllene

Lord Gyllene was foaled in 1988 in New Zealand, and was purchased by racecourse owner Stan Clarke and sent to Steve Brookshaw for a career in Britain. It all came together for Lord Gyllene's in 1997 in the Grand National when he claimed a…

Rough Quest

Rough Quest became the first favourite for 14 years to win the Grand National, going off at odds of 7/1. Afterwards, the gelding had to survive a lengthy stewards’ enquiry because when beating Encore Un Peu, in a tight finish, Rough Quest…