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Old 29-03-2013, 10:34
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Doyoun 1988 2,000 Guineas winner and sire of Daylami and Kalanisi.
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Old 29-03-2013, 14:13
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Earth Summit - the only horse to win the Scottish, Welsh & English Grand Nationals.
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Old 30-03-2013, 11:21
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Old 30-03-2013, 18:20
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Grand National Course - until 1887 the last two fences were, in fact, hurdles.
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Old 31-03-2013, 12:51
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Hexham, the most northerly NH course in England.
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Old 31-03-2013, 16:37
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I'm guessing that Rubio is the only horse ever to pull a trolley bus around the streets of Towcester then go on to win a chase at the town's racecourse a couple of years later.

Rubio went on to win the 1908 Grand National.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:55
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Jerry, 1840 National winner.
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Old 01-04-2013, 17:00
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Kirkland - the only Welsh-trained horse to win the Grand National (in 1905).
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:16
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Last horse standing as in the 1928 National when 41 out of the 42 runners fell. A friend of the winning jockey, William Dutton, had called out to him before the race began, "Billy boy, you'll only win if all the others fall down!"
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Old 03-04-2013, 18:13
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Morley Street - 1991 Champion Hurdler.

Also particularly effective at 2m around Liverpool where he won at least 5 times over that trip including a Grade 2 Novices' Hurdle and 4 consecutive Aintree Hurdles (1990-1993).
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:44
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National this weekend
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Old 04-04-2013, 13:09
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Open Hearted, a rrelatively rare runner over the jumps for the Queen.
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Old 04-04-2013, 15:02
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Peter Simple - at 15 the oldest horse to win the Grand National when taking the spoils for the second time in 1853.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:53
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Quest, Rough: triumphant in 1986
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:56
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Royal Athlete, was a popular winner in 95.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:30
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Sixes & Sevens - in 2012 the minimum age for a Grand National runner was increased from 6 to 7. A 6-y-o hasn't won the race since 1915 so the new rule probably makes little difference. In recent years 7-y-os haven't fared much better with the last winner from that age group coming in 1940.

(Back in the mists of time 5 horses obliged at the age of 5, the most recent being Lutteur III in 1909.)
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:08
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Topham Chase today......
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Old 05-04-2013, 13:29
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Uxizandre - very useful horse. Can be used for U, X or Z as required.
Uxizandre - takes a massive step up in class today by contesting the Grade 1 Sefton Novices' Hurdle for which he is freely available at 16/1.
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Old 05-04-2013, 14:08
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Old 05-04-2013, 17:33
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Workman - 1939 Grand National winner by Cottage who also sired later National winners in Lovely Cottage (1946) and Sheila's Cottage (1948).
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:14
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Xcitement building already.......
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Old 06-04-2013, 13:24
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Year - contains 365 days (mostly).

In 1881 John Manners-Sutton (aka Lord Manners) struck a wager that he could buy, train & ride the winner of the 1882 Grand National. He bought, trained & rode Seaman to a short head victory in the race (although he doesn't seem to be credited with training the horse). With the proceeds of his bet Manners built a calendar house at Avon Tyrell in Hampshire.

I hadn't heard of a calendar house before but apparently it's a residence that features architectural elements in quantities that represent the respective numbers of days in a year, weeks in a year, months in a year, seasons in a year and days in a week. Avon Tyrrell has 365 windows, 52 rooms, 12 chimneys, 4 wings and 7 external doors.

(The corresponding numbers for my house are 10, 5, 0, 0 and 1.)
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:22
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7 0 1 0 3 here for the record

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Old 08-04-2013, 15:26
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Auroras Encore who while not having any windows, chimneys etc has a record over jumps of - 22521C62FF156P1F20191R4052F1P5006312U0P45F51. Grand Crus and Diamond Harry share the spoils of having beaten him by the longest distance, 116 lengths.
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Old 08-04-2013, 18:57
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