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…
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.
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.
Trained by Red Rum's legendry trainer Donald 'Ginger' McCain Amberleigh House won the Grand National in 2004. Amberleigh House was no stranger to the Aintree course having won and twice finished runner up in the Becher Chase. He also finished…
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Bobbyjo became the first Irish-trained winner of the National since L'Escargot in 1975 when scoring at Aintree for father and son team Tommy and Paul Carberry in 1999.
In his Aintree win, he was lightly weighted at 10 stone, 14 pounds under…
Corbiere won the Grand National in 1983, then came third two years in a row, fell in his fourth successive entry, before coming twelfth in his fifth and last appearance. This record put him alongside West Tip as one of the greatest horses of…
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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