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  • Ruby's National treasure
  • Jul 31, 2014: The Grand National seems often to be won by a jockey who never wins it again. Who was the last man to win it twice?

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  • Australia claims a rare crown
  • Jun 18, 2014: Australia won the Derby in 2014. Has a horse with the name of a country ever won it before?

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  • Verdi, Vidi, Vici
  • May 21, 2014: Is it possible for a female horse to win the Epsom Derby?

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  • Super six for Quevega
  • Apr 15, 2014: Quevaga has won the Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham for the last six years. Has any other horse won it so often?

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  • Derby double
  • Mar 27, 2014: Peter Chapple-Hyam trained two Derby winners, 15 years apart. Was this a record?

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  • Jezki from Jetski?
  • Mar 26, 2014: I watched Jezki win the 2014 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Is the horse descended from the former Classic winner Jetski Lady?

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  • King for a Derby day
  • Feb 17, 2014: When was the Derby won by the reigning monarch, and when by the incumbent prime minister?

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  • Luck of the Irish at Aintree
  • Jan 29, 2014: How many Irish-trained horses have won the Grand National at the famous Aintree racecourse?

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  • Kempton joy for Desert Orchid
  • Dec 26, 2013: How many times did legendary jumper Desert Orchid run at Kempton, and what was his record?

  • King George VI Chase
  • How Desert Orchid stole the nation's hearts
  • Dec 23, 2013: While many will be tucking into a slice of cold turkey and leftover stuffing this December 26, Kempton racecourse will again play host to one of the most prestigious horse races in the sporting calendar

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  • The greatest before Piggott?
  • Nov 12, 2013: Lester Piggott holds the record for Classic winners, but whose total did he overtake to become the leader?

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  • Who is the grandest of them all?
  • Oct 15, 2013: Which jockey has won the Grand National most often - and who has raced in it most often without ever winning?

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  • The non-sponsored sponsor's horse
  • Sep 12, 2013: The 1991 Grand National, sponsored by Seagram, was won by a horse called Seagram. I know the sponsors didn't own the horse, but who did?

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  • Those great Grand National moments
  • Apr 5, 2013: It's a new dawn for the Grand National, with Channel 4 taking over coverage for the first time, and we take a look back at 10 great moments from years gone by

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  • Sport stars hedging their bets
  • Mar 14, 2013: With Cheltenham into full swing we take a look at which sport stars past and present have been successful (or not) away from what they specialise in

  • ESPN Sports Personality of the Year - No. 9
  • Frankel: The Untouchable
  • Dec 11, 2012: Mister Ed and Champion the Wonder Horse are high up the equine pecking order, but you get the impression that if they had met Frankel in 2012 they would have been chewed up and spat out

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  • Dessie's date with destiny
  • Dec 29, 2011: Kauto Star rewrote the history books when winning the King George VI Chase for a record fifth time on Boxing Day. His achievement eclipsed the effort of Desert Orchid who won the Kempton showpiece in 1986, 1988, 1989 and finally in 1990...

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