Little Book of the Grand National by

9781782811923 G2 Entertainment

The Grand National is the most famous horse race in the world. Officially first run in 1839 it is now watched in 140 countries on television with viewing figures of more than 500 million.

More than 70,000 people will also be flocking to Aintree, Liverpool, on Saturday afternoon to see this spectacular steeplechase over 30 fearsome fences and four and a half dramatic miles.

Now you can read all about its illustrious history - including the three amazing wins by Red Rum and the emotional victory for cancer survivor Bob Champion and Aldaniti in 1981