An Aintree legend… Brian won his first Grand National at the age of 19 when partnering Red Alligator to victory. But Brian is probably best remembered for his 3 National rides on the unforgettable Red Rum providing two further victories and a second place making him the most successful Grand National jockey in the 20th Century. Brian’s record, which also includes another 3rd place, is all the more remarkable since his career was cut drastically short at the age of 26 when a terrible fall fractured his skull. Brian was always renowned for having ‘great hands’ and a unique ability to present a horse at a fence. His skill over the Aintree fences, before they were modified to be safer, established a record never likely to be equalled.
Our near neighbour Brian Fletcher says: “Homebred Racing has a wonderful set-up where the horses are born and bred at home – and I’m proud to be a part of it. I’ve got to know Chris and Sarah well over the years and Homebred offers a great opportunity to be closely involved with some very nice horses and people. Homebred Racing currently as some of the nicest youngsters I have seen for a very long time. Join Homebred Racing and I look forward to meeting you…
Brian Fletcher – Aintree legend who won the Grand National 3 times as a jockey