I don't know his size or height, but I remember what a splendid and game horse he was. This must make me ancient, because it seems like he just raced a few years ago....but it was back in the 1970s. He won the Grand National three times and was second twice, a feat not likely to be repeated.
You know I wish that just once I could watch that race and see Crisp win it, I still remember clearly the first time I saw the race, a bunch of us crowded around the tiny TV in the mobile home that the stable owner lived in. Someone had actually gone to the betting shop and put real money on, most of us were far to young to bet, but my money was on Crisp, my first ever real bet....what a good lesson in the stupidity of gambling
It's more than that, I wanted to just will Crisp over the line, he had given it all and just couldn't give anymore. *SIGH*
I hear you on the google search. Sometimes you get something in your head and spend an inordinate amount of time searching for it.
LOL, we are so used to typing a few words and the answer appears, it was just driving me mad not being able to track the info down.
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Wasn't Red Rum an actor in a PBS UK mystery series? I remember that the newspapers, way before the internet, said that the horse in one series was played by Red Rum. I watched that series on PBS in Atlanta. Way before cable too.
Noel Le Mare, the 91-year-old owner of Red Rum, who had fallen and injured his pelvis the previous weekend and was now in a wheelchair, suddenly announced that he would give the horse to Mrs. Sandra Miles, who, as Red Rum's stable girl, had nursed him through the pedalosteitis that had threatened to finish his racing career as an 8-year-old and had quit her job and the sport out of unhappiness when the horse was sold to Le Mare.
In 1977, Red Rum appeared as a studio guest at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony.