Ben Nevis won the National in 1980 when race was held in abysmal conditions – the course was like a bog and only four out of the thirty runners ending up finishing. Ben Nevis didn’t look like he had much hope in the National – he had been…
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The smallest horse in a field of thirty four, he was trained by John Leadbetter and ridden by Maurice Barnes. The race that year would be remembered for all the wrong reasons as unfortunately there were two fatalaties. Sadly, due to falls, Alverton…
Winner of the 1978 Grand National Lucius was sired by Perhapsburg out of Matches, who had won twice over fences. Lucius was three years old and as yet unbroken when he was sold at the 1972 Doncaster sales for 1,800 guineas.
He was secured…
Rag Trade is the horse that put off Red Rum’s third victory in the National for a further year. In winning the 1976 Grand National, Rag Trade gave trainer Fred Rimmell his fourth National victory; having previously won with E.S.B.(1956), Nicolaus…
L'Escargot was twelve years old when he won the Grand National. He was owned by R.R. Guest and trained by Dan Moore.
L'Escargot made four Grand National appearances, his first in 1972 when he unfortunately fell. The next few years saw him…
Red Rum was a racehorse who achieved an unmatched historic treble when he won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977, and also came second in the two intervening years. As well as his unprecedented record in the world-famous steeplechase,…
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Well To Do was the winner of the Grand National in 1972 in what was to be his first and sadly his last appearance at Aintree. He gave his trainer Captain Tim Forster his first of three victories in the National, and to add to the trainer’s…
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Specify won the 1971 Grand National which was one of the most competitive finishes the race had ever had – five horses jumped the last fence at the same time. Specify, being ridden by John Cook took his victory at the line, by just a neck…
Owned by Mr. A. Chambers, Gay trip was trained by Fred Rimmell. Rimmell had been an extremely successful jockey and had won the National Hunt Champion Jockey title four times before two falls, resulting in a broken neck, cut short his riding…
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