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Red Rum trainer Ginger McCain dies aged 80

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Post by Kingshu Mon 19 Sep 2011, 12:58 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/other_sports/horse_racing/9325947.stm

just in case you didn't know.

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Post by Solerina Mon 19 Sep 2011, 1:16 pm

No, I didn't know, thanks for posting, Kingshu.

Image - Ginger McCain with his beloved Rummy.
Spoiler:

RIP Ginger

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Post by Kingshu Mon 19 Sep 2011, 1:43 pm

There will have to be a film made obout Ginger and Red Rum after all we had Sea Biscuit.

but what about a horse that is passed from stable to stable, gets bought by a 2nd hand car salesman, trianed by swimming to help a foot problem and wins the grand national 3 times.

Gotta be a story in that!

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Post by kwinigolfer Mon 19 Sep 2011, 3:50 pm

Sad news.
I saw Red Rum run as a 2-y-o, Lester Piggott up if I remember correctly, at the same Aintree Meeting that Red Alligator won his National at.
(Difficult to believe McCain was only 80 in that case.)

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Post by racingnut Tue 20 Sep 2011, 7:55 pm

A larger than life character,who lived and breathed racing.Some found him very curt and to the point but thats what i like,straightalking,no rubbish.Unforgetable interview with Sue Barker after Amberleigh House had won the fourth National for him.
"Well Ginger a fourth National,no doubt there'll be a real party in the Mccain household tonight?"

"No,i think i'll just go home with the wife,have a quiet drink and go to bed cos im f****d!!!!!" Laugh

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Post by Solerina Tue 20 Sep 2011, 9:45 pm

racingnut wrote:A larger than life character,who lived and breathed racing.Some found him very curt and to the point but thats what i like,straightalking,no rubbish.Unforgetable interview with Sue Barker after Amberleigh House had won the fourth National for him.
"Well Ginger a fourth National,no doubt there'll be a real party in the Mccain household tonight?"

"No,i think i'll just go home with the wife,have a quiet drink and go to bed cos im f****d!!!!!" Laugh

LOL!!!

It's nice that he lived to see his son train a National winner.

Like Kingshu says, it's time they made a film about Red Rum.

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Post by WhiteCamry Wed 21 Sep 2011, 7:54 pm

Kingshu wrote:There will have to be a film made obout Ginger and Red Rum after all we had Sea Biscuit.

but what about a horse that is passed from stable to stable, gets bought by a 2nd hand car salesman, trianed by swimming to help a foot problem and wins the grand national 3 times.

Gotta be a story in that!

An HBO series! They can call it "Crazy Ol' B*****d."

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