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Former Aintree Grand National winner Michael Scudamore dies, aged 81

Updated: Monday, 07 Jul 2014 22:39 | Comments

Michael Scudamore on Oxo during his 1959 Aintree Grand national win
Michael Scudamore on Oxo during his 1959 Aintree Grand national win

Grand National-winning rider Michael Scudamore, head of the Scudamore racing dynasty, has died at the age of 81.

Father of champion jumps jockey Peter and grandfather of top rider Tom and trainer Michael, Scudamore senior won the world's most famous steeplechase at Aintree on Oxo in 1959.

He won many of National Hunt's major prizes including the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Linwell in 1957, the 1956 King George VI Chase on Rose Park and the Welsh Grand National on Creeola II in 1957.

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