The Race That Never Was

In the 1993 Grand National at Aintree, jockey Charlie Swan rode Cahervillahow to what he thought was a second-place finish. However, the race had been declared void due to a false start and the jockeys continued to race, unaware of this fact.
This Grand National was described by Peter O’Sullevan, the doyen of horse racing commentary as ‘The race that never was’.

Writing for the “Discover Newmarket” Website I wrote about the story that shocked the racing world through the words of nine-time Irish Champion National Hunt jockey Charlie Swan.

Charlie Swan
Charlie Swan

If you’re interested in discovering more about Charlie Swan and his exploits at Aintree, you might also like to listen to my podcast with Charlie’s father, Donald Swan.

Donald Swan in The Race That Never Was
Donald Swan

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