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Red Rum


Red Rum is probably the most famous racehorse there has been.  Everyone knows his name, whether a racing enthusiast or the occasional punter who has a once a year bet Grand National, the world's greatest steeple chase (perhaps a little bias here)

He was foaled in 1965 and trained on the Southport sands by Ginger McCain.  Red Rum won the 1973, 1974 and 1977 Grand Nationals and was runner-up in 1975 and 1976 - an unparalleled record. Racehorse are still trained on Southport sands to this day

Red Rum, died in 1995 at the age of 30, is buried near the winning post at Aintree. Opposite the winners enclosure is a life size statue of the horse, of which this is a picture, and there is a small statue in the Wayfarers Arcade in Southport.


Red Rum


Red Rum is probably the most famous racehorse there has been.  Everyone knows his name, whether a racing enthusiast or the occasional punter who has a once a year bet Grand National, the world's greatest steeple chase (perhaps a little bias here)

He was foaled in 1965 and trained on the Southport sands by Ginger McCain.  Red Rum won the 1973, 1974 and 1977 Grand Nationals and was runner-up in 1975 and 1976 - an unparalleled record. Racehorse are still trained on Southport sands to this day

Red Rum, died in 1995 at the age of 30, is buried near the winning post at Aintree. Opposite the winners enclosure is a life size statue of the horse, of which this is a picture, and there is a small statue in the Wayfarers Arcade in Southport.


comments (4)

Dramatic angle and finish on this picture les, I like the slight colour reflaction on the underside of the head.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian the statue is a fine piece of work, a pleasure to photograph.
Red Rum caught the imagination of the nation. Even people who had no interest in racing seem to know him. He was a great horse. I like the way you have done this picture Les
Les Auld: Even I knew his name Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Oct 2008, 21:25
A very good conversion you have done here of the old steeplechaser. And what a record.
Les Auld: Not equalled yet Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Nov 2008, 00:15
What a superb sculpture this is. You can imagine the horse wanting to run, and run, and run.
Les Auld: It is full of detail Ellie and so lifelike, thanks for the comment.

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