Richard Pitman is hoping to ride in the 2012 Legends Race at Aintree just weeks after donating a kidney to a total stranger.
Richard, 69, underwent the 3 hour operation to donate the kidney in January and is thrilled to now be fit enough…
https://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/anyhorse6.jpg424640Simone Wrighthttps://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/gn2021-national.pngSimone Wright2012-04-04 15:48:352014-11-19 11:16:00Richard Pitman Rides Again
With the recent unseasonably sunny weather, most of us would have relished the prospect of standing under a water misting machine to cool down and that's exactly what the clerk of the course, Andrew Tulloch, is planning for the horses at the…
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,…
https://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/mccain-taxi.jpg6671000Simone Wrighthttps://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/gn2021-national.pngSimone Wright2012-03-08 09:13:172012-03-08 09:13:17Taxi For Red Rum
The Grand National is one of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar attracting thousands of spectators to the course itself and an audience of millions worldwide. The course is reviewed every year by Aintree and the British Horseracing…
https://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/horseclearfence.jpg6671000Simone Wrighthttps://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/gn2021-national.pngSimone Wright2012-03-02 08:02:422014-11-19 11:10:37Grand National Safety And Welfare
It's time for the horse racing greats to dust off their racing silks and get back in the saddle as the the second John Smith’s Aintree Legends Race is going to take place on Grand National Day, April 14th 2012.
3-time Irish Flat Champion…
Aintree racecourse has announced this week that it intends to honour the memory of the late Ginger McCain with a bronze bust of the legendary trainer.
Ginger McCain died in September aged 80, since his death racing fans have been calling…
https://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/Gnger-McCain-Red-Rum-stables_2654643.jpg600800Simone Wrighthttps://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/gn2021-national.pngSimone Wright2012-01-20 13:34:092014-11-19 10:58:39Memorial Bronze For McCain
During the 2011 John Smiths Grand National two horses were tragically killed resulting in claims from animal rights campaigners that the race is unduly traumatic on horses. That, coupled with television viewers mistaking the precautionary cooling…
https://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/donaldmccainjnr-cc.jpg410650Simone Wrighthttps://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/gn2021-national.pngSimone Wright2012-01-19 22:01:562014-11-19 10:59:15McCain Calls For Line In The Sand
Red Rum - Rise Of A Hero is a video tribute to the legendary Aintree master. The Three times Grand National Red Rum entered the hearts of a nation with his amazing wins in 1973, 1974 and 1977. Not forgetting the Scottish National win in '74…
https://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/gn2021-national.png00Simone Wrighthttps://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/gn2021-national.pngSimone Wright2011-11-15 22:46:162013-02-08 22:34:10Red Rum – Rise Of A Hero
The BHA (British Horseracing Authority) has concluded it's review into the 2011 running of the Aintree Grand National. Responding to criticism over the deaths of two horses in last years race, the BHA has published a list of recommendations…
https://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/bhaaintree.jpg6821024Simone Wrighthttps://www.grand-national.me.uk/wp-content/uploads/gn2021-national.pngSimone Wright2011-11-02 15:58:412014-11-19 10:52:17BHA Grand National Review
Free bets & promotional offers are only available to new customers, unless otherwise stated. Wagering requirements and other terms & conditions apply.
Information appearing on Grand-National.me.uk does not constitute professional advice or recommendation.
Click on the different category headings to find out more. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer.
Essential Website Cookies
These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with services available through our website and to use some of its features.
We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. You can check these in your browser security settings.
Google Analytics Cookies
These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience.
If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here:
Other external services
We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. Changes will take effect once you reload the page.
Google Webfont Settings:
Google Map Settings:
Google reCaptcha Settings:
Vimeo and Youtube video embeds:
The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: