Grand National racing memorabilia for auction

One of the horse shoes that Red Rum wore to victory in the 1977 Grand National is to be sold at collecting website

The 1977 Grand National victory ensured Red Rum became the first racehorse to win the gruelling 4½ mile steeplechase three times.

The horse shoe was originally donated by Red Rum’s trainer, Ginger McCain and sold in a charity auction in aid of the injured jockey’s fund in 1983. The shoe, displayed in a custom lined presentation case with a plaque engraved ‘Red Rum 1977’, is now expected to raise in excess of £5.000.

Also in the same sale is a strand of Red Rum’s tail hair, double mounted on a display page ready for framing. The hair originates from the collection of Michael Tanner, who famously wrote to, and visited, professional stables in his pursuit to build the world’s largest thoroughbred horse hair collection.

The hair measures approximately half an inch, is expected to sell for £180 – £200