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Timeline: Grand National’s most historic moments – part 3

Dreams come true and history is made for plenty of fairytale endings in Aintree’s Grand National: the ‘world’s greatest race’…  Facts courtesy of Aintree Racecourse. Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. 1977 Red Rum created history by winning the Grand National, by 25 lengths, for a record third time under Tommy Stack. His …

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Timeline: Grand National’s most historic moments – part 2

Aintree’s Grand National is now the ‘world’s greatest race’? But as well as hosting a base for US troops and a motor-racing circuit, it came close to being lost forever… Facts courtesy of Aintree Racecourse. Read Part 1 here. Read Part 3 here. 1930 By an unknown sire and initially sold for a mere 20 …

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Timeline: Grand National’s most historic moments – part 1

Why is the Grand National the ‘world’s greatest race’? From winning horses that played on the stage, pulled a bus and worked on a farm, to races run in blizzards and fog… these highlights from the race’s history say it all… Facts courtesy of Aintree Racecourse. Read Part 2 here. Read Part 3 here. 1829 …

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Grand National 2020: Virtual Reality to the Rescue

With ‘the world’s greatest race’ having to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 outbreak and social distancing guidelines, may racing fans were set to disappointed this Saturday 4th April when the race was due to be run. But ITV has now stepped in to broadcast The Virtual Grand National 2020 at the race’s scheduled start …

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Online Sweepstake for the Virtual Grand National 2020

An online sweepstake generator has been created for the Virtual Grand National which will be broadcast on ITV on Saturday, 4th April 2020 at 17:00 BST. The sweepstake has been created by Degree 53, specialists in UX, design and software development. Every year, the Grand National sweepstake is part of the office life in Britain, …

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Racing Industry’s Pandemic Response

Plan released for the racing industry’s pandemic response: the industry group coordinating work to respond to the coronavirus has published an operational plan setting out work currently underway. The operational plan can be viewed here. The purpose of the plan is to protect the health of British racing’s people, horses and businesses during the pandemic and …

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Hotter Shoes x Marie Curie

Hotter raise over £120k for Marie Curie and celebrate with the Limited Edition Daffodil Brooke Hotter is celebrating marching past the £120k target for Marie Curie as they prepare to launch the latest style for the charity collaboration. Hotter has created the limited edition Daffodil Brooke shoe with the signature Marie Curie daffodil print inspired …

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Horse Racing Ireland Assesses Covid-19 Implications

Consequences of cessation will be felt at every level in the industry. Engagement underway with Government on industry supports. Racecourse facilities offered to the HSE for Covid-19 fight. A meeting of the Board of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) was held to assess the implications of the new Government advice around Covid-19 and the suspension of all …

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