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Grand National - Rees’ Piece

Duration:
55 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 05 April 2014

Women have only been allowed to compete in the Grand National since 1975 and only 5 have ever completed the course, Geraldine Rees was the first. We’ve been to her stables to hear her story and find out what she said to legendary trainer Ginger McCain when he told her "steeplechase is no sport for a woman"

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