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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Red Rum Statue Southport

The racehorse Red Rum is an icon of the town of Southport on the north west coast of England.

Born in Ireland, Red Rum won the Grand National at nearby Aintree a record three times and also came in second twice in a stellar career as a steeplechaser.

Trained on the sands and in the sea at Southport, there is a life size statue of the celebrated gelding inside the covered Wayfarers Arcade shopping centre in Southport a short walk towards the sea front from Southport Station.

Red Rum died aged 30 and the horse has a memorial stone at the scene of its greatest triumphs at Aintree race course.

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