Sir Alex Ferguson grabs another famous treble at Grand National meeting

By: Greg Wood at Aintree Friday 9 April 2021
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It was, Sir Alex Ferguson said, his “best day” at the races, which is a high bar to clear after more than two decades as an owner which have included Rock Of Gibraltar’s seven-race run in Group One races on the Flat and two victories in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park’s famous Boxing Day meeting.

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