Amberleigh House

Amberleigh House won the 2004 Grand National evoking memories of Red Rum's previous triumphs for trainer Ginger McCain. A 16/1 chance on the day Amberleigh House looked like the best he could hope for was a 4th placed finish. Racing some 20 lengths behind the leading trio of Clan Royal, Hedgehunter and Lord Atterbury with four fences remaining. Carnage ensued however when Hedgehunter suffered a tired fall and Clan Royal nearly took the wrong course. With Lord Atterbury tiring Graeme Lee brought Amberleigh House down the outside to grab the lead inside the final furlong and win by three lengths.

Amberleigh House made his Grand National debut in 2001, being brought down in a melee at the 8th fence, the Canal Turn. Since then Amberleigh House competed in four more Grand Nationals, ridden by Graham Lee on each occasion. In total he raced 11 times over the National fences (including races shorter than the Grand National) and never fell. After being pulled up in the 2006 Grand National, Amberleigh House was retired.

Amberleigh House resides at the National Stud in Newmarket where he enjoys a happy retirement.


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