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Grand National

Apr 10, 2015 - 10:47AM

There is a Lisburn connection to the National.
Robert (Bert) Morrow from the Co Down rode in five Nationals.
He rode Whispering Steel @ 9-1 but was brought down at the 1st jump.
rode the same horse @50-1 and fell at the 8th jump
He rode Must @7-1 and fell at the 1st jump
He rode Four Ten and fell at the 28th jump only 2 more to go and he would have finished.
He rode Must again and fell @ 6th.
I seem to remember him bieng driven around the town on the back o a lorry, maybe someone could verify this.
I am playing golf with his brother Billy tomorrow at the course inside the Maze racetrack.
Beano will know the Morrow family well.

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