Tag Archives: Grand National

Most Wins in the Major British and Irish National Hunt (Hurdles and Steeplechases) Horse Races

Here is a list of the most important races in the National Hunt season and the most successful horses in them. The top part lists races that are Grade One (highest standard) where weights are generally equal for all. The … Continue reading

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Sports History:1830 to 1839

1830s Game resembling croquet played in Ireland. 1830 Wingfield Sculls rowing race first held between Putney and Mortlake on the Thames. 1831 First recorded cross-country running races at Shrewsbury School, England. 1832 First specially appointed newspaper sports editor. William Porter … Continue reading

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Greatest Racehorses

Most wins in major National Hunt races: Champion Hurdle – The most prestigious hurdles race, run over 2 miles at Cheltenham (3 wins) Hatton’s Grace – 1949, 1950, 1951 Sir Ken – 1952, 1953, 1954 Persian War – 1968, 1969, … Continue reading

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