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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…

Grand National Infographic

To view the Grand National infographic in it's full glory just click on the image above, it will then expand to fill your screen. Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information or data. We searched…

Red Rum Illuminates Blackpool

Most of us are familiar with the Blackpool Illuminations, in fact they're more popular today then ever with over 3.5million fans expected to turn up in 2011 to witness the light spectacular whilst generating over £275m for the area - that's…

"Well, That's Racing"

In 1956 one of the most dramatic Grand National incidents took place when Devon Loch, 45 metres from the finishing line and in the lead, suddenly appeared to jump and fall over. Devon Loch, owned by the Queen Mother and riden by Dick Francis…

Female Jockey Winner?

Actress Elizabeth Taylor famously won the Grand National in 1945 riding "The Pie" to victory. We must point out that the victory only occurred in the film 'National Velvet' and not on the official course, unfortunately Liz was stripped of her…

Better Dead Than Red?

William Hill were delighted to finally get a version of their online bookmakers site up in running in China in time for the 2001 Grand national which was being screened in the country for the first time. What they didn't know was that tradition…