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Grand National Colours

The racing colours (or ‘silks’) worn by jockeys in the Grand National represent the owners of the horse. They do not, as some people believe identify the jockey or horse itself. Nevertheless, taking a mental note of the silks worn by the…

The Man Who Rode, Trained & Owned A Grand National Winner

It seems like a staggering achievement because that’s exactly what it is. One man, back in 1845 became the only person in Grand National history to own, train and ride his horse to victory in the world’s greatest steeplechase. The honour…

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,…
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Who Is JP McManus?

He’s not in the Irish top ten rich lists (14th In 2012), claimed embarrassment when he received a medal from his home city, and famously took Facebook to court over a fake account scam and won. Born in Limerick on March 10th, 1951, John…

Rooney's New Mane

Wayne Rooney’s new mane has been the talk of the tabloids in recent weeks, but it was the purchase of another type of mane which saw the England and Manchester striker hit the front pages of the racing papers. The Racing Post is reporting…