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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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Richard Dunwoody

Richard Dunwoody was born into a racing family in County Antrim, Northern Ireland in 1964. His father was a jockey who rode many winners before turning to horse training, his maternal grandfather, Dick Thrale of Epsom, was also a trainer. Richard…

Mick Fitzgerald

Born in Cork Ireland in 1970, Mick Fitzgerald grew up in County Wexford and first showed his riding skills as a junior show jumper on the pony circuit. Set on a riding career he joined the Lister yard full time at fifteen and had his first race…
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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…

Don't Push It Retired

The horse that finally ended A.P. McCoy's long wait for a Grand National victory has been retired by owner JP McManus. 'Don't Push It' won the National in 2010, ending the 15 year losing streak for for jockey A.P. McCoy and handing him the…

Champion Recognised For Charity Work

When Bob Champion, the British steeple chase jockey, was diagnosed with cancer in the late seventies, it was a dream that kept him going. At the time Bob’s ambitious dream was met with disbelief by many, but despite the odds being stacked…

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…
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Fred Rimell

Fred Rimell is one of steeplechasing’s all time greats, having won four jump jockey’s championships and trained four National winners – E.S.B. (1956), Nicolaus Silver (1961), Gay Trip (1970) and Rag Trade (1976). The first time he entered…

Dont Push It

Don't Push It is a smart novice chaser, who in the 2006-07 season lost by just three quarters of a length to Denman in the Jim Brown Memorial Chase at Cheltenham. He proved a frustrating bet for punters following his promising beginnings,…