Grand National bet from 1974 honoured
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Bookie honours winning bet from 1974 Grand National

A man who found a tatty winning betting slip from the 1974 Grand National has told the BBC of his astonishment when a bookmakers honoured the bet.

Bob Holmes, from Houston in Renfrewshire, was going through his dead father-in-law's paperwork when he noticed the betting slip.

Joe Robertson had placed a pound on Red Rum to win at odds of 11-1.

Bookmakers William Hill honoured the bet, adjusting the win for inflation to pay out £130, and gave Mr Holmes the same amount in free bets for this weekend's race.

Mr Holmes said it was the name of the legendary three times-National winner which caught his eye.