Coral Champions Club ambassador, Chris Hughes, recreated the iconic scenes of Red Rum training on Ainsdale Beach on Thursday.
Hughes, who rides out for Jonjo O’Neill, recreated the famous scene as Tiger Roll bids to win the Grand National for the second successive year on Saturday.
No horse has done that since Red Rum, who landed the great race in 1973, 1974 and 1977 and was trained in Southport by Ginger McCain, who galloped Red Rum on the beach to treat his pedal osteitis, a disease of the hoof that was reportedly eased by the seawater.
Chris said “Like everyone I love the Grand National. Red Rum is a true sporting legend and I couldn’t think of a better way to pay tribute. Riding out on Ainsdale beach was certainly different to anything I’ve ever done before.”