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Aintree Collection

"Aintree: A Legendary Racecourse and its Iconic Moments" Aintree, a name that resonates with the thrill of horse racing and the glory of triumphs

Background imageAintree Collection: Red Rum with trainer Ginger McCain 1990

Red Rum with trainer Ginger McCain 1990
Red Rum with trainer Ginger McCain in Southport 1990

Background imageAintree Collection: The 2010 Grand National

The 2010 Grand National
Horse Racing - Grand National Meeting - Day Three, Aintree The field of the 2010 John Smiths Grand National clears The Chair

Background imageAintree Collection: Some Grand National

Some Grand National
A number of jockeys who were expected to ride in the 1938 Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree " walking the plank" at the famous Bechers Brook

Background imageAintree Collection: Bechers Ghost - the Grand National

Bechers Ghost - the Grand National
The ghost of Captain Becher watches as horses and jockeys jump over Bechers Brook during the Grand National at Aintree. 1930

Background imageAintree Collection: Grand National Waterjump

Grand National Waterjump
Horses and riders leap over the water jump on the Grand National course at Aintree in 1897. The winner, Manifesto is seen in the lead

Background imageAintree Collection: Tony McCoy wins the 2010 Grand National

Tony McCoy wins the 2010 Grand National
Horse Racing - Grand National Meeting - Day Three, Aintree A P McCoy celebrates his first John Smiths Grand National win on Don t Push It

Background imageAintree Collection: Jockey, Fred Winter, with racehorse Sundew after winning the 1957 Grand National

Jockey, Fred Winter, with racehorse Sundew after winning the 1957 Grand National

Background imageAintree Collection: Quare Times seen here winning the 1955 Grand National 28th March 1955

Quare Times seen here winning the 1955 Grand National 28th March 1955

Background imageAintree Collection: Mister Frisk ridden by Marcus Armytage seen here before the start of the 1990 Grand

Mister Frisk ridden by Marcus Armytage seen here before the start of the 1990 Grand National. 7th April 1990

Background imageAintree Collection: Famous racehorse Golden Miller with owner Dorothy Paget after winning the 1934 Grand

Famous racehorse Golden Miller with owner Dorothy Paget after winning the 1934 Grand National at Aintree. March 1934

Background imageAintree Collection: Grittar ridden by Dick Saunders on the run in at Aintree to become the winner of the 1982

Grittar ridden by Dick Saunders on the run in at Aintree to become the winner of the 1982 Grand National. April 1982

Background imageAintree Collection: Early Mist takes the last fence many lengths ahead of Mont Tremblant

Early Mist takes the last fence many lengths ahead of Mont Tremblant. The Irish-trained horse " Early Mist" won the 1953 Grand National

Background imageAintree Collection: Shaun Golin passes the finishing post to wing the 1930 Grand National. 29th March 1930

Shaun Golin passes the finishing post to wing the 1930 Grand National. 29th March 1930

Background imageAintree Collection: Grittar ridden by Dick Saunders on the run in at Aintree to become the winner of the 1982

Grittar ridden by Dick Saunders on the run in at Aintree to become the winner of the 1982 Grand National. April 1982

Background imageAintree Collection: Father O Flynn winning Grand National

Father O Flynn winning Grand National
Father O Flynn (the name of the horse) winning the Grand National at Aintree, at 20-1 ridden by Captain Roddy Owen. 1892

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship: Bruce McLaren Cooper T60 finished third

Formula One World Championship: Bruce McLaren Cooper T60 finished third
Bruce McLaren (NZL) Cooper T60 finished third. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962

Background imageAintree Collection: The Grand Idea, by H. M. Bateman

The Grand Idea, by H. M. Bateman
A humorous illustration showing the commotion caused by a jockey jumping through a hedge at Aintree rather than over it. Bateman (1887-1970)

Background imageAintree Collection: Connaught B-Alta of Ken McAlpine, British Grand Prix, Aintree, Merseyside, 1955

Connaught B-Alta of Ken McAlpine, British Grand Prix, Aintree, Merseyside, 1955. McAlpine retired from the race after 30 laps due to oil pressure

Background imageAintree Collection: Teal (Jockey in spotted shirt) and Legal joy take the last fence in the 1952 Grand

Teal (Jockey in spotted shirt) and Legal joy take the last fence in the 1952 Grand National. Teal went on to win the race with Legal Joy coming in second. 5th April 1952

Background imageAintree Collection: Stirling Moss winning 1957 British Grand Prix at Aintree in the Vanwall. Creator: Unknown

Stirling Moss winning 1957 British Grand Prix at Aintree in the Vanwall. Creator: Unknown
Stirling Moss winning 1957 British Grand Prix at Aintree in the Vanwall

Background imageAintree Collection: Edward VII at Aintree

Edward VII at Aintree
The King, Edward VII, in the paddock at Aintree Racecourse for the 1905 Grand National. A horse and jockey are led past the crowd

Background imageAintree Collection: No46 Aldaniti with Bob Champion jumps the last fence to win the 1981 Grand National at

No46 Aldaniti with Bob Champion jumps the last fence to win the 1981 Grand National at Aintree 6th April 1981 Owners Nick Embiricos (Althea Gifford)

Background imageAintree Collection: Horses clear the Chair jump on the second day at Aintree 2023

Horses clear the Chair jump on the second day at Aintree 2023. Rider Kevin Brogan fleetingly leaves his horse Phoenix Way

Background imageAintree Collection: Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National on Minella Times.

Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National on Minella Times.

Background imageAintree Collection: 1960 Grand National at Aintree, the scene at Bechers Brook

1960 Grand National at Aintree, the scene at Bechers Brook

Background imageAintree Collection: Why the long face? Red Rum with Ginger McCain

Why the long face? Red Rum with Ginger McCain
Red Rum pictured with his trainer Don 'Ginger' McCain. The pair are pictured with a birthday cake on the eve of Red Rum's 21st birthday in 1985. .

Background imageAintree Collection: InspectingBecher'sBrookon the Grand National course, Aintree 1967

InspectingBecher'sBrookon the Grand National course, Aintree 1967
Major Gilbert Cotton (2nd right), inspector of the course, with head bailiff James Cunningham and Mr Bidwell-Topham inspectingBecher'sBrookon the Grand National course, Aintree.

Background imageAintree Collection: Bob Champion, relaxes after winning the 1981 Grand National on 'Aldaniti'

Bob Champion, relaxes after winning the 1981 Grand National on 'Aldaniti'

Background imageAintree Collection: 1928 Grand National racehorse Tipperary Tim being led in after his 100 to 1 victory.

1928 Grand National racehorse Tipperary Tim being led in after his 100 to 1 victory.

Background imageAintree Collection: A horse walking back to the stables after failing to jump a fence on day 1 of the Grand National

A horse walking back to the stables after failing to jump a fence on day 1 of the Grand National festival 2023 The view
A horse walking back to the stables after failing to jump a fence on day 1 of the Grand National festival 2023

Background imageAintree Collection: Derek Fox cools off Corach Rambler after their win

Derek Fox cools off Corach Rambler after their win
Derek Fox wins theNationalon Corach Rambler 2023

Background imageAintree Collection: Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother talk to Devon Loch's jockey

Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother talk to Devon Loch's jockey
Grand National 1956Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother talk to Devon Loch's jockey, Dick Francis just before the race, Devon Loch is the Queen Mother's horse.

Background imageAintree Collection: The 1928 Grand National winner 'Tipperary Jim' passes the post

The 1928 Grand National winner 'Tipperary Jim' passes the post

Background imageAintree Collection: View of Aintree racecourse, 1953.

View of Aintree racecourse, 1953.

Background imageAintree Collection: Grand National 1981. A delighted Bob Champion drives Aldaniti home to win,

Grand National 1981. A delighted Bob Champion drives Aldaniti home to win,

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Tony Settember (USA) Emeryson (61) finished eleventh on his Grand Prix debut. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962.

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Jack Brabham (AUS) Lotus 24 finished fifth. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962.

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Fourth place finisher Graham Hill (GBR) BRM P57 negotiates the Anchor Crossing where teenage Official Photographer, (As stated on the armband) Michael Hewett stood

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Jack Fairman (GBR) driving the Rob Walker owned four-wheel drive Ferguson P99. Late in the race Fairman sacrificed his car to Stirling Moss (GBR)

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Race winner Jim Clark (GBR) Lotus 25. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962.

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Race winner Jim Clark (GBR) Lotus 25 takes the chequered flag at the end of the race. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Race winner Jim Clark (GBR) Lotus 25 takes the chequered flag at the end of the race. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Race winner Jim Clark (GBR) Lotus 25. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962.

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Race winner Jim Clark (GBR) Lotus 25. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962.

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Stirling Moss (GBR) Rob Walker Lotus had a fraught race, running second in his own car until retiring on lap 44 with a broken brake pipe

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Tony Maggs (RSA) Cooper T60 finished sixth. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962.

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Fifth place finisher Jack Brabham (AUS) Lotus 24 leads fourth place finisher Graham Hill (GBR) BRM P57. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962.

Background imageAintree Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Jack Brabham (AUS) Lotus 24 finished fifth. British Grand Prix, Aintree, 21 July 1962.



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"Aintree: A Legendary Racecourse and its Iconic Moments" Aintree, a name that resonates with the thrill of horse racing and the glory of triumphs. Known for hosting one of the most prestigious events in equestrian sport, The Grand National, this historic racecourse has witnessed countless tales of courage, skill, and determination. In 2010, amidst thunderous cheers from the crowd, The Grand National unfolded its drama on Aintree's hallowed grounds. Jockeys battled fiercely as they navigated through treacherous obstacles like Bechers Ghost and the daunting Grand National Waterjump. It was Tony McCoy who emerged victorious that day, etching his name into history alongside other legendary winners. But Aintree's legacy extends beyond just horse racing. In 1957, motorsport enthusiasts witnessed Stirling Moss conquer the British Grand Prix at this very venue in his Vanwall car - an achievement forever immortalized by an unknown creator capturing that moment. Artistic brilliance also found its place at Aintree when H. M Bateman unveiled "The Grand Idea, " a captivating depiction of the racecourse's grandeur. And it wasn't just humans who reveled in victory here; Father O Flynn galloped to triumph in another edition of the awe-inspiring Grand National. Looking back further into time reveals Shaun Golin crossing the finishing post to claim victory during the 1930 Grand National - a remarkable feat celebrated on March 29th that year. Decades later came Grittar ridden by Dick Saunders; their partnership led them to become champions in 1982 after conquering every challenge thrown their way. Even Formula One had its share of memorable moments at Aintree. Ken McAlpine's Connaught B-Alta roared across these tracks during the British Grand Prix in 1955 - showcasing speed and precision synonymous with this iconic event. And not even royalty could resist being captivated by Aintree's allure.