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11th February

11/02/2013

On the 11th February 1981 Aldaniti, out through injury since November 1979, won the Whitbread Trial Chase at Ascot-next stop Aintree for a history making tilt at the Grand National
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10th February

10/02/2013

In 1849 10th February Great US trainer William Ransom Johnson died aged 67. In 1807-1808 he started horses in 63 races, winning 61 of them, acquiring the nickname "Napoleon of the Turf"

8th February

07/02/2013

On the 8th February 1983 Derby winner Shergar was kidnapped, never to be seen again, despite a request for a £2 million pound ransom.

31st January

31/01/2013

31st January 2005 In only his second UK race Kauto Star fell at Exeter, Ruby Walsh remounted to finish 2nd, sparking a review of remounting rules. On this date in 1992 Ken Barlow in Coronation Street, actor Bill Roach, saw his horse Let's Go Sabo win at Southwell.

30th January

30/01/2013

30th January 1987 saw Jonjo O'Neill saddle his first winner with Shelbourne at Ayr. 1976 on this day Muriel Naughton became the first woman to ride over fences in Britain, finishing 6th on Ballcasey at Ayr. 1990 on this day Alex Greaves became the first woman to ride a flat race treble.
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29th January

29/01/2013

On the 29th January 1925 all four runnersin the Ringmer Novice Chase at Plumpton refused. The race was voided.
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