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,…
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Irish jockey, Barry Geraghty, rode his first winner at Down Royal back in January 1997. And his career since then has been nothing short of remarkable. He has been crowned Champion Jockey on two occasions in Ireland, in 1999-2000 and 2003-2004.
Ruby Walsh is one of the most famous and successful jockeys in the world. He is the son of the former champion amateur jockey Ted Walsh and brother to jockey Katie Walsh. He won his first Irish amateur title in 1996/7 at just 18 years of age.…
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…
At 11-years-old, the 2014 Crabbies Grand National was the first time Pineau De Re had received an entry and with his place fully secured it looked like it was full steam ahead for the horse whose odds just kept dropping!
Trained by Dr…
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It’s always going to be difficult when you decide to follow in your father’s footsteps, but it’s got to be a thousand times harder when your father is none other than the legendary Ginger McCain, trainer of the most famous horse in the…
Paul Nicholls, born in 1962, grew up in the village of Olveston near Bristol. From hunting and pony racing he went into full-time employment with horses at the age of 16 when he went to work at Dick Baimbridge's yard and started riding in local…
Anthony Peter "A.P." McCoy MBE is widely regarded as the greatest National Hunt jockey ever. He rode his first winner, "Legal Steps", at Thurles on 26 March 1992 and he has never looked back.
He has broken numerous records including a record…
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