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Statue of Red Rum at Aintree

Red Rum – Rise Of A Hero

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…

BHA Grand National Review

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…

When The Grand National Went To War

During the Second World War, or at least from 1941 onwards racing was abandoned at Aintree. However, during the First World War the Aintree Grand National was held in Liverpool in 1915 but then moved to the now defunct Gatwick until 1919.…

Broadcasting History Of The Grand National

Three National Hunt races were broadcast on television in 1948, and within a short space of time there was regular coverage from Kempton Park and Ascot. After years of negotiation the Grand National was televised in 1960, with the original commentators…

Snowy Up For Third Grand National

As punters scour the ante-post markets looking for the right horse to carry their cash in the John Smith's Grand National, those who believe in coincidence names might just wonder if Snowy Morning could be the most appropriate on the list with…

Irish Trained Winners Of The National

In recent years the Irish have had incredible success at the Aintree Grand National but it's association and links go much deeper than that. In fact it was two Irish fox-hunting gentlemen Edmund Bake and Cornelius O’Callaghan who coined the…
Statue of Red Rum at Aintree
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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…