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Red Rum: Simply the best

Red Rum after his third National win in 1977
BBC Sport Online looks back at the Grand National career of Red Rum, with video highlights of the only horse to win the race three times.


Red Rum after his first Grand National victory
1973

Ridden by Brian Fletcher, Red Rum achieved his Grand National victory in a record time of nine minutes, 1.9 seconds - setting a benchmark that would stand for 16 years.

  • real 56k Click here to see Red Rum complete his first National victory.


    Red Rum becomes the back-to-back National winner since 1936
    1974

    With Brian Fletcher in the saddle once again, Red Rum became the first winner of back-to-back Grand Nationals since Reynoldstown in 1936.



  • real 56k Click here to see Red Rum's second successive National victory.


    Red Rum makes history with his third Grand National victory
    1977

    Red Rum makes history, winning his third National in five attempts, and becoming the only horse in the history of the race to win it three times.


  • real 56k Click here to see Red Rum's third Grand National victory.
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