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When The Grand National Went To War

During the Second World War, or at least from 1941 onwards racing was abandoned at Aintree. However, during the First World War the Aintree Grand National was held in Liverpool in 1915 but then moved to the now defunct Gatwick until 1919.…

A Guide To Racing Tic Tac

Tic-Tac is a communication system used at racecourses by betting firms to signal betting moves, price changes, money to be put on, who has put it on etc.... If a very large bet is placed with one bookmaker, this may be signalled to the others…
Statue of Red Rum at Aintree
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Red Rum - National Legend

In the history of horse racing, few horses have captured the affection of the British public like Red Rum. The spirited horse rose from an early life of anonymity to become the only three-time Grand National winner. Today, three decades after…