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Red Rum Vintage Grand National Hunt Winner Horse Racing Retro Coin Gift Set 1977

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The display and case are in New/Mint condition and the coin is in UNC (Uncirculated) condition.

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Item specifics

Condition: New
Seller notes: The display and case are in New/Mint condition and the coin is in UNC (Uncirculated) condition.
Type:

Commemorative

Period:

1970s

Sport:

Horse Racing

Condition:

New

Event:

Grand National

1977 Red Rum Grand National Horse Racing Coin Gift Set

 

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The display contains the 1977 Jubilee crown!

 

The crown is in uncirculated (UNC) condition and the item is housed in a display protection case, which can be removed for framing if so desired.

 

This would make a great Christmas or Birthday present for a National Hunt Red Rum fan.

 

 

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Red Rum (bay gelding, May 3, 1965October 18, 1995. Sire: Quorum, dam: Mared) was a racehorse who achieved an unmatched historic treble when he won the Grand National in 1973, 1974 and 1977. He came second in 1975 and 1976. In his first two victories, he was ridden by Brian Fletcher.

 

However in 1975, when L'Escargot was victorious, Fletcher was blamed for costing him victory by holding him back. In 1976 Tommy Stack replaced Fletcher, but was held off by Rag Trade. The following year Stack rode him to his triumphant third Grand National, considered one of the greatest moments in British sporting history. Not surprisingly, Red Rum became the country's best known and most loved racehorse.

 

"Rummy" became a national celebrity, opening supermarkets and annually leading the Grand National parade. His likeness graced playing cards, mugs, posters, models, paintings, plates, and jigsaw puzzles. Several books have been written about Red Rum by his trainer, sculptor, jockeys, and the author Ivor Herbert. A memorable children's story about his life was penned by Christine Pemberton. He also helped open the 'Steeplechase' ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in 1977.

 

Red Rum was bred at Rossenarra Stud in Kells, County Kilkenny, Ireland by Martyn Molony and started off in life running in cheap races as a sprinter. After being passed from training yard to training yard, he found his footing when Liverpool car dealer Ginger McCain bought him for his client Noel Le Mare and famously trained the horse on the sands at Southport, Lancashire.

 

McCain, who also won the Grand National in 2004 with Amberleigh House, took Red Rum for a therapeutic swim in the sea off Southport before every Grand National. Red Rum suffered, for most of his life, from a debilitating, incurable bone disease in his foot but it could not defeat his courage.

 

Fittingly, Rummy is buried at the finishing line of the Aintree race course which is still a destination for his fans today.

 

 

 

The Year That Was 1977…

• On 7 January, the Charter 77 Declaration is published. Signed by more than 200 Czech intellectuals (including playwright Václav Havel), this calls on the Communist regime to honour its human rights obligations • On 5 July, Pakistan's prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is overthrown in a military coup led by General Muhammad Zia ul-Haq • On 12 September, Steve Biko, leader of the Black Consciousness movement in South Africa, is murdered while in police custody • From 19 to 21 November, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat pays a surprise visit to Israel, where he addresses the country's parliament and calls for peace • The first cases of Aids occur in New York (but remain unidentified until 1981) • Films include two science-fiction blockbusters: George Lucas's Star Wars and Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of a Third Kind • In Britain, the Sex Pistols' 'God Save the Queen' expresses the punk rock movement's feelings during the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II • Elvis Presley, aged just 42, dies suddenly at home at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee •

 Sporting 1977...

 

• Football League Champions were Liverpool, leaving Manchester City in the runners up spot • Liverpool missed out on the double as Manchester United defeated them 2-1 in the FA Cup Final • The Grand National winning horse was ‘Red Rum’ • The Cheltenham Gold Cup winning horse was ‘Davy Lad’ • The Epsom Derby winning horse was ‘The Minstrel’ • Golf's British Open was won by Tom Watson • Oxford won the Boat Race by seven lengths over Cambridge • Snooker’s Embassy World Championship Final ended John Spencer (England) 25-12 Cliff Thorburn (Canada) • F1 Champion was Niki Lauda driving for Ferrari • The Wimbledon tennis singles tournament saw victories for Bjorn Borg of Sweden (mens) and Virginia Wade of Great Britain (ladies) • American Sport - Super Bowl XI from the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California: Oakland Raiders 32-14 Minnesota Vikings – NBA Championship: Portland Trail Blazers 4-2 Philadelphia 76ers – Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees 4-2 Los Angeles (MVP Reggie Jackson) •

 

 

 

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