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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,…

Well To Do

Well To Do was the winner of the Grand National in 1972 in what was to be his first and sadly his last appearance at Aintree. He gave his trainer Captain Tim Forster his first of three victories in the National, and to add to the trainer’s…

Specify

Specify won the 1971 Grand National which was one of the most competitive finishes the race had ever had – five horses jumped the last fence at the same time. Specify, being ridden by John Cook took his victory at the line, by just a neck…

Gay Trip

Owned by Mr. A. Chambers, Gay trip was trained by Fred Rimmell. Rimmell had been an extremely successful jockey and had won the National Hunt Champion Jockey title four times before two falls, resulting in a broken neck, cut short his riding…

Highland Wedding

Highland Wedding was the gelding who won the 1969 Grand National at Aintree in his third attempt at the race. His first attempt had been in 1967 he had finished eighth while his second endeavour the following year saw him come seventh. Bred…

Red Alligator

A nine year old when he won in 1968 carrying more than 10st. Owned by Mr J Manners, he was trained by Denys Smith in County Durham and ridden by Brian Fletcher, his S/P for the race was 100/7. Jockey Fletcher, was only 19 at the time and he…

Character Building

Character Building, owned by John Wright, who was brought up almost next door to Carlisle racecourse, was considered a sure bet for the 2009 Grand National. Bearing in mind that the last Grand National winner from Yorkshire was nearly 50 years…
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Foinavon

On April 8, 1967, the unfancied 100/1 shot 'Foinavon' shocked the Nation with an epic win at Aintree. Defying the odds, Foinavon plodded to victory in the Grand National after all the other runners fell! Even after being gifted a massive…

Anglo

Anglo was the horse to give Fred Winter his second successive National victory in just two years as a racehorse trainer, following on from his illustrious riding career, which also saw him win the National twice, on Sundew and Kilmore. While…