Ginger McCain and triple Grand National winner Red Rum
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Red Rum trainer Ginger McCain dies at the age of 80

The legendary horse trainer Ginger McCain has died at the age of 80.

He had been suffering from cancer.

Mr McCain shot to fame in the 1970s when Red Rum, the horse he trained, won the Grand National three times.

He was nicknamed 'Mr Aintree' for his record at the Liverpool track and went on to win a fourth Grand National with Amberleigh House in 2004.

Andy Swiss reports.

  • 19 Sep 2011
  • From the section UK