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Vincent O’Brien

No man has dominated horseracing to the extent that Irish trainer Vincent O’Brien has done. Born in Clashgannif, Churchtown, County Cork on the 9 April 1917, he is one of the few people in sport who can truthfully be referred to as a legend,…
Foinavon lands in the lead.
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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…

Fred Winter

Fred Winter is the only person to have won the Grand National twice as both jockey and trainer and also the only man to have both ridden and trained winners of the Grand National, the Champion Hurdle and the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Born in September…
Statue of Red Rum at Aintree

Red Rum – National Legend

In the history of horse racing, few horses have captured the affection of the British public like Red Rum. The spirited horse rose from an early life of anonymity to become the only three-time Grand National winner. Today, three decades after…