12 GREATEST EVER GRAND NATIONALS
It is one of the world's most famous horse races. Every year, tens of thousands of people flock to Aintree in Liverpool to see the Grand National. A few pounds are gambled as well! It is the supreme test of a horse's courage, stamina and endurance, run over 30 demanding obstacles across a distance of 4-1/2 miles. This is the story of 12 of those epic races, featuring some of the world's most famous fences and equine heroes. Each of the 12 races is shown in its entirety on this wonderful souvenir from the, "Sport Of Kings". Aintree is a special venue and the Grand National is a unique race, so sit back and enjoy a dozen memorable moments from horse racing's greatest event.
Each race has the original commentary from the day itself and overviews from the great Sir Peter O'Sullivan. Dating back as far as 1965, the journey continues apace through the drama and bewilderment of FOINAVON's shocking victory in 1967 to RED RUM's ordinary treble in the 1970's. Watch again all the emotion of Bob Champion and ALDANITI, as well as the brave conquests of GRITTAR and CORBIERE. The final race shows AMBERLEIGH HOUSE judging to perfection the Grand National's distance, getting up on the run-in to claim a momentous win. All these and many other classic scenes are contained on this special collection.
For the first time ever, "The 12 Greatest Ever Grand Nationals", are presented..complete races in their entirety with paddock shots and interviews with the winning connections wherever possible. Featuring original commentaries, this program relives the romance and emotion from some of the greatest Grand Nationals run over the last 45 years of the televised race.
With narration from the legendary Sir Peter O'Sullevan, this incredible program is steeped in horseracing nostalgia:
1965 - JAY TRUMP
1967 - FOINAVON
1973 - RED RUM & CRISP
1974 - RED RUM
1975 - L'ESCARGOT
1977 - RED RUM
1981 - ALDANITI
1982 - GRITTAR
1983 - CORBIERE
1998 - EARTH SUMMIT
2001 - RED MARAUDER
2004 - AMBERLEIGH HOUSE
Includes BONUS FOOTAGE of AYALA, ridden by Lord Oaksey, nipping CARRICKBEG, ridden by John Lawrence, in the final strides of the 1963 Grand National in addition to MR. FRISK, ridden by amateur rider, Marcus Armytage, winning the 1990 Grand National.
This is a must-have documentary for horse racing enthusiasts, celebrating one of the world's most famous and epic races, the Grand National at Aintree.
(2 Hours and 42 Minutes)
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