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The Soldier Who Saved The 1946 Grand National

A nostalgic Grand National story came to our attention after it was published by Biggleswade Today. The article told of Bill Wilson, who was involved in saving the 1946 Grand National race. What is notable about that Grand National is that it…

Horse Racing During The Wars

Most people are aware of the role the horse played during the First World War, of course back then horses were vital tools in warfare. Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling book ‘Warhorse’, which was recently made into a film by Stephen Spielberg,…

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.…