I’ve noticed we’ve had a couple of posts on this thread lately (Thanks Nick) and I thought it might be a good idea to bounce it up so anyone new could add their favourite Grand National memories………..
Where it all began?
Most people’s earliest gambling memory will be of the Grand National.
Mine was of an annual 10p each way on a horse called The Pilgarlic. I seem to remember that he made the frame on a couple of occasions but never quite got his head in front. It became a family joke that I would be backing ‘that horse with the funny name’. Whatever happened it got me hooked and I’m pleased that it did.
Backing winners used to be easy!
The years have come and gone and the stakes have increased (marginally!) and I have fond (financial and otherwise) of Seagram and Party Politics but mostly of Last Suspect.
I was a Tim Forster fan back in the 80’s and I managed to convince myself that the Duchess of Westminster’s horse wasn’t the screwball that everyone else seemed to think he was. I can’t describe the feeling of backing a 50/1 Grand National winner but to a relatively young and inexperienced punter it was like gold dust.
Unfortunately finding winners since haven’t been quite as easy!
Tell us about your favourite Grand National Horses
Who are your favourite Grand National horses? Did you manage a nice win on your favourite or was there one that got away? Or perhaps it was just a horse you enjoyed watching jumping the big Grand National fences?
Let us know your thoughts.
By the way, does anyone know how many times The Pilgarlic ran in the Grand National and when?