Sunday 18 March 2018

Red Rum trainer Ginger McCain dies

Legendary English horse trainer Ginger McCain has died of cancer aged 80.

McCain began training horses in 1962 and is best known for his champion horse Red Rum, who won the British Grand National an unprecedented three times in the 1970s as well as finishing twice on two occasions.

McCain also trained Amberleigh House to victory in the same race in 2004.

He retired after the 2006 Grand National and his son Donald took over. He trained this year's National winner Ballabriggs.

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