Red Rum was retired from racing in 1978. It's hats off and a tremendous reception, you've never heard one like it at Liverpool - Red Rum wins the National! He was the only horse to win two times in a row since Reynoldstown won in 1935 and 1936. In both 1975 and 1976 despite putting up a good defence of his crown Rummie was beaten on both occasions into second place. Comment Report abuse. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. This article was most recently revised and updated by. In 1973, ridden by Brian Fletcher, Red Rum won his first Grand National by spurting ahead in the last 100 yards of the course to pass Crisp, who had held the lead during most of the race, and beating him by 3/4 length in the record time of 9:01.9. Helpful. In an extraordinary fairytale triumph, the 2004 Grand National was won by the veteran trainer Ginger McCain with his horse Amberleigh House - long after he had ever expected to win a major race again. This satisfying combination of sweet and spice creates a rum with an incredibly smooth taste and a warming mouth feel. Read more. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. Red Rum’s first Grand National in 1973 is widely considered to be one of the greatest, as well as one of the most impressive comebacks. They say records are there to be broken, but Red Rum’s at Aintree is one which will stand the test of time. Not many 12 year olds win the race and some of the racing pundits thought that this might have been a case of going to the well once too often but his trainer Ginger knew that the horse was in great form and was sure that the horse would not only give a good account of himself but, that he would Win ! Please choose a different delivery location. [19] In 1975, a song entitled "Red Rum" was issued as a tribute to him by a group named Chaser, on Polydor 2058 564. This item cannot be shipped to your selected delivery location. New UK customers only. Red Rum is the only horse in the history of the Grand National to win the race three times and on the two occasions that he ran and did not win he came second, but his race record is good under both flat and National hunt rules. On this first occasion he dead headed with Curlicue for first place. Rum has that history. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Start by marking “Red Rum” as Want to Read: Error rating book. ), Red Rum came second in 1975 and 1976; Tommy Stack replaced Fletcher as jockey in the last race after Fletcher angered trainer Ginger McCain by telling the press the horse no longer felt right after a defeat in a race away from Aintree. He also switched on the Blackpool Illuminations that year. Several books have been written about Red Rum by his trainer, sculptor, jockeys and author Ivor Herbert; a children's story about his life was also written by Christine Pemberton. Updates? Rummie actually had no problems this year and ran easily though out the race and took up the lead soon after Becher's and went on gaining ground and finished the race winning by a remarkable 25 lengths. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published The next year, with 11-to-1 odds against repeating his victory, Red Rum outdistanced his nearest rival, L’Escargot, by seven lengths. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. There's a problem loading this menu right now. That day I'm sure that most of the talk would have been about the defeat of Crisp rather than the win of Red Rum but, 12 months later it wasRed Rum who was carrying the 12st burden and despite that he went on to win successive nationals and the public started a love affair with this chaser the like of which, is only given to a few. This offer is valid for 7 days from your new account being registered. [2] The emergence of Red Rum and his historic triumphs captivated the nation, and ensured huge public support for the fund to buy Aintree and put it in the hands of the Jockey Club.