John Smith's starts hunt for Grand National legends

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Beer brand John Smith's has celebrated its sixth year as sponsors of the Grand National by giving people a chance to vote for the legend's of the...

Beer brand John Smith's has celebrated its sixth year as sponsors of the Grand National by giving people a chance to vote for the legend's of the race.

A shortlist of 10 famous names - including jockeys, horses and trainers - will be whittled down to five to fill the inaugural places.

The list was unveiled at an event earlier this week launching the race, which takes place in April.

Names on the list include commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan, jockey Bob Champion and race-winning horse Aldanti, and Red Rum and trainer Ginger McCain.

Julian Thick, managing director at Aintree, said: "The John Smith's Grand National is a race steeped in history and had produced many stories and legends down the years.

"We want to give people the chance to reflect and celebrate this, and vote for those who think they should be further immortalised in Aintree history."

To vote visit www.grandnationallegends.com

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