Bring the three greatest National Hunt horses of all time back to life: Red Rum, Arkle and Desert Orchid put onto canvas by S Crawford and sold in poster format.
When people view this poster you can explain to each of them who these horses are and all about their great achievements.
Red Rum is number 1 (top weight in the Grand National handicap race) carrying dark red & yellow colours.
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Comment : Susan Crawfords classic art work of the three giants of British horse racing showing Arkle, Red Rum and Desert Orchid all in one. This painting allows people to admire all three of these highly successful and popular horses in one oil painting.
Arkle won the Cheltenham Gold Cup three times in succession in 1964, 1965 and 1966. He was an Irish racehorse that was so spectacular that the racing authorities had to design two handicap weighting systems to make it fair for the other horses. In the 1964 Irish Grand National he carried two and a half stone in excess of his rivals and still won. Some named the horse a "freak of nature" whilst others merely referred to the horse as "Himself".
Red Rum was the justified winner of the Grand National 3 times in 1973, 1974 and a fortunate win in 1977. Incredibly, he also finished second in 1975 and 1976. He was owned by Liverpool car dealer Ginger McCain and was trained galloping through the sea on Southport beach, building his legendary stamina. He is buried next to the winning post at Aintree racecourse where the Grand National is run.
Desert Orchid made history winning the King George IV Chase four times and the Cheltenham Gold Cup. He won 34 out of 70 races, an astonishing 50% win rate, and lived to the age of 27.