Former Racehorse Shows Off His New Talents in Grand National Parade

Friday, 19 April 2013



Scots Grey, a former racehorse now based in Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, was chosen by the charity, Retraining of Racehorses, to take part in a prestigious parade of former racehorses at the Grand National Meeting. On Thursday April 4th 2013, Scots Grey returned to the scene of his greatest triumph.

Scots Grey was a talented racehorse who ran 44 times, winning over £112,000 in prize money.

 

Opening Doors On National Proved a Vital Move

Monday, 15 April 2013

 

Plain bad luck. That was the view of racing diehards when two horses perished in each of the two Grand Nationals preceding this year’s running. It happens, you know. It’s a high-risk sport in which horses occasionally die.

 

But the argument must also work in reverse. If you believed that, you must also believe this year’s glorious renewal owed everything to good fortune. No deaths, no obvious injuries, no distressing images. And all because Lady Luck happened to smile on Aintree.

 

Luck played its part, no doubt about that, but to trust entirely to it is to demean those whose foresight and knowledge have made the race a much safer institution without over-watering it.