Red Rum


a famous racehorse

TRANSLATION

Red Rum = ein Superstar Rennpferd

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

“After RED RUM’s second Grand National victory in 1974, Jeremy Hoare was invited by trainer Ginger McCain to meet and photograph the legendary racehorse at his Southport Yard.”

The Guardian

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Red Rum
proper noun

- a famous and very popular British race horse, who won many races in the 1970s, including three Grand Nationals

Longman Dictionary


Red Rum was a champion thoroughbred steeplechaser renowned for his jumping ability, having not fallen in 100 races.

He achieved an unmatched historic treble when he won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977, and also came second in the two intervening years, 1975 and 1976. The Grand National at Aintree is a notoriously difficult race that has been described as “the ultimate test of a horse’s courage”.

After his “retirement” Red Rum returned to Aintree many times to lead the parade of horses before the race.

Red Rum died on 18 October 1995, aged 30. His death was one of the lead items in television news bulletins and also made the front pages of national newspapers the next day.


Besides Red Rum, other famous racehorses have been:

Seabiscuit, Native Dancer, Black Caviar, American Pharoah, Spectacular Bid, Holy Bull, Sunday Silence, War Admiral, Lost in the Fog.


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