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National hero Red Rum's retiring role

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 22 November, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 22 November, 1994, 12:00am

RED Rum, the only horse to win the Grand National three times, is retiring from public life because 'he's an old man', his trainer Ginger McCain said yesterday.


Red Rum, who won the National in 1973, 1974 and 1977 retired from racing more than 15 years ago, but has led a busy public life since then.


But McCain said: 'He is 29 years old now, he is still in good health but he is an old man.'

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