The 1880's held no major surprises with the great exception of the 1882 National, which was held in some of the worst conditions ever encountered at Aintree. Heavy snow and freezing conditions put many runners off and there were only 12 entrants,…
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The 1870's started with the second of the Colonel's back to back victories and also the second of George Stevens back to backs, unfortunately this was to be the great jockey's last ride in the National as he was killed just 3 month's later,…
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The 1910 Grand National is the earliest to have appeared in moving images. The races between 1910 and 1915 held no great surprises and between 1916/1918 no races were held at Aintree as it was taken over by the War Office for use in the the…
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The 1900 Grand National witnessed the first Royal victory in this epic race. Ambush II who was owned by the Prince of Wales, won a remarkable race with the ever present Manifesto finishing 2nd.
1901 saw jockey Arthur Nightingall win the third…
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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,…
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There are many legends surrounding the Grand National but none stranger or incorrect than that of shipwrecked horse Moifaa, the Grand National winner of 1904.
Moiffa originally belonged to Alf Ellingham who in his day was the best hurdle…
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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Few horses can claim to have jumped the Aintree Grand National fences as much as stalwart The Pilgarlic who, in the late seventies gave many a horse a run for his money. He started in the Topham Chase in 1976 where he finished second and from…
People from all over the world flock to see what is perhaps the most exciting racing event anywhere on the planet. The Grand National is over four miles long and the height of the fences legendary. They’ve caused more than few injuries to…
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