2 April 1977 Red Rum wins his third Grand National

The steeple chaser won the race in 1973 and 1974 and came home second in the following two years. Before the race there was concern  that at 12 the horse was too old for an event widely regarded as the most dangerous on the jumping circuit.

But after he romped home his jockey, Tommy Stack, said Red Rum’s entry had been justified.  Stack remarked  “He is so intelligent, always looks for the open places and is always on the alert for loose horses”.

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