Few horses can claim to have jumped the Aintree Grand National fences as much as stalwart The Pilgarlic. In the late seventies he gave many a horse a run for his money.
Trained by the late great Fred Rimmell, he started in the Topham Chase…
On April 8, 1967, the unfancied 100/1 shot 'Foinavon' shocked the Nation with an epic win at Aintree. Defying the odds, Foinavon plodded to victory in the Grand National after all the other runners fell!
Even after being gifted a massive…
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 Grand…
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…
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…
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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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…
Mon Mome (Our Kid) became the first 100-1 shot to win the Grand National since Foinavon's lucky win at the Aintree course in 1967, when a loose horse caused a pile up at a fence and left Foinavon with a clear run to the finishing line.
Aldaniti won the Grand National in 1981, and in doing so provided the fairytale ending that Bob Champion desired to his career. Bred by Thomas Barron at Harrogate Stud Farm, in Co. Durham, by Derek H, out of Renardeau. Whilst Renardeau was an…
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