Eternal fame in ten minutes for man and horse with half a billion spectators

After Bechter’s Brook, there is the seventh and 23rd hurdle phonavon. A comparison is needed with the story of Steven Bradbury, the short tracker.

The Australian compromised himself fifth and last in the 2002 Olympic finals, secretly believing there would be an accident ahead of him from Chinese, Korean, Canadian and American skating. Priority two, because he had bronze. But all four fell, and then the gold suddenly fell on him.

But it might even be Greek. The Fonavone Valley was named after the horse that won in 1967, which was eighteenth in the second round, but won because all seventeen (!) Horses fell ahead of him or stopped at this 23rd hurdle.

Red rum at D BBC-Studio

The name Red Rum should not be found in any story about Grand National. The only horse to win three times in 172 editions was Red Rum (see also The Shining): 1973, 1974 and 1977. He finished second twice.

In his third success, Red Rum was also honored as a guest of honor at BBC Studios for the award ceremony. Game Personality of the Year. The prize went to tennis star Virginia Wade, who defeated Dutch boxer Steve in the final and won Wimbledon that year.

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