At 11-years-old, the 2014 Crabbies Grand National was the first time Pineau De Re had received an entry and with his place fully secured it looked like it was full steam ahead for the horse whose odds just kept dropping!
Trained by Dr…
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It’s always going to be difficult when you decide to follow in your father’s footsteps, but it’s got to be a thousand times harder when your father is none other than the legendary Ginger McCain, trainer of the most famous horse in the…
Paul Nicholls, born in 1962, grew up in the village of Olveston near Bristol. From hunting and pony racing he went into full-time employment with horses at the age of 16 when he went to work at Dick Baimbridge's yard and started riding in local…
Ruby Walsh is one of the most famous and successful jockeys in the world. He is the son of the former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh. And brother to jockey Katie Walsh. He won his first Irish amateur title in 1996/7 at just 18 years of age.…
Anthony Peter "A.P." McCoy MBE is widely regarded as the greatest National Hunt jockey ever. He rode his first winner, "Legal Steps", at Thurles on 26 March 1992 and he has never looked back.
He has broken numerous records including a record…
David Pipe is the son of Martin Pipe CBE, fifteen times champion National Hunt trainer, and the most successful racehorse trainer in British racing history and has fast carved a niche for himself as an extremely successful and talented National…
Venetia Williams has well and truly made her mark on British horse racing, firstly in 1988 when she became the eighth woman to ride in the Grand National and secondly, and most prominently, in 2009 when she became only the second woman, after…
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The Pitman family has a special association with the Grand National, with Jennifer being just 14 months old when she was first put on a pony. When she was 15 her father George Harvey who trained point-to-pointers gave his daughter her first…
Donald McCain, more frequently referred to as ‘Ginger’ is a name that goes hand in hand with the Grand National. Ginger was the trainer of the legendary Red Rum, the most famous and greatest horse to have ever lived.
Red Rum won the National…
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