Blundering hooves

Kirshenbaum, Jerry; O'Brien, Richard
April 1993
Sports Illustrated;4/12/93, Vol. 78 Issue 14, p18
Discusses the Grand National horserace in Aintree, England. Race declared void after botched start; History of disastrous Grand National races; Poisoning of horse in 1885; Spills in the 1951 National; More.


Related Articles

  • Horse-racing hoax.  // Nature;4/8/1993, Vol. 362 Issue 6420, p482 

    Opinion. Asserts that the British, once a proud nation, have now lost even the trick of organizing horse races, preferring hoaxes instead. Hoax staged on the 39 horses and their jockeys at the horse race called the Grand National; Centerpiece of the hoax--the starting mechanism; Traditional...

  • Long Shot at Aintree.  // Time;4/16/1951, Vol. 57 Issue 16, p76 

    The article reports on the Grand National Steeplchase at Aintree in England, in which Nickel Coin, owned by farmer Frank Royle, was the overall winner, receiving 23,744 U.S. dollars.

  • PICNICS AND JUMPS. Higgins, Alice // Sports Illustrated;10/08/1956, Vol. 5 Issue 15, p58 

    The article describes the 1956 Rolling Rock hunt race held at the Loyalhanna Valley in Pennsylvania. The event, which offers the richest prizes in hunt racing, attracts top steeplechasers and timber horses. The race also features the International Gold Cup, which gave the top three finishers the...

  • Grand National.  // Time;4/7/1924, Vol. 3 Issue 14, p9 

    The article highlights the results of the 1924 Grand National Steeplechase sporting race in England. The event was attended by English, Scotch, Welsh and Irish spectators. It was hosted on a land owned by Edward George Villiers Stanley, 17th Earl of Derby. A description of the career of Master...

  • A Final Toast To A Beloved 'Chaser Red Rum's injured fetlock kept his many fans in suspense all week before they learned that the grand old horse wouldn't run in the Grand National, but in a fitting finale, riderless, he led his last post parade. Gammon, Clive // Sports Illustrated;4/10/1978, Vol. 48 Issue 16, p82 

    The article focuses on the withdrawal of steeplechase horse Red Rum from the 1978 Grand National race at Aintree Racecourse in England. It notes that sports fans were confused as to whether Red Rum will run the race following reports that the horse incurred foot injuries. It mentions that...

  • Picture of the Week.  // Caterer & Hotelkeeper;4/10/2009, Vol. 199 Issue 4572, p13 

    The article reports that corporate hospitality spending declined around 10% at the Grand National Handicap Steeplechase last weekend affecting caterers across the board. Racecourse operator Arena Leisure reported a 14% drop in corporate hospitality customers for 2008. Corporate hospitality...

  • THE RACE TRACK. Minor, Audax // New Yorker;3/31/1956, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p87 

    The article presents information on horse racing events as of March 31, 1956. The victory of race horse Needles in the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park was commended. The radio broadcast by BBC of the Grand National Steeplechase was described. The victory of Joe Jones in the Bowie Handicap was...

  • THE RACE TRACK. Minor, Audax // New Yorker;4/11/1977, Vol. 53 Issue 8, p87 

    The article presents several issues related to race competitions in New York. One of the issues was the winning of the twelve-year-old gelding Red Rum in the Grand National Steeplechase races in England for the third time. Another was the victory gained by the Californian horse Habitony from...

  • The Year the Ham Won the Grand National. Cantwell, Robert // Sports Illustrated;09/14/1970, Vol. 33 Issue 11, pM5 

    The article focuses on the participation of a thoroughbred named Voluptuary in the production of the play "The Prodigal Daughter," presented at Drury Lane Theatre in London, England. It highlights Voluptuary's racing glory including his victory at the Grand National at Aintree in 1884. According...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics