The Grand National winners from the sixties

I bought these glasses at a Salvation Army store yesterday. I liked them because of the thoroughbred horses. And I also liked how there’s a different horse on every glass.
The glasses are obviously from the sixties, and when I came home I looked up the horses on them. It turned out that they’re all The Grand National winners! I think this is very exciting and I’ve watched several videos with them now.

And now I really feel like reading a Dick Francis book!


If you click on the image below, you can see a video from 1960 where Merryman II wins a race at The Grand National! Mr What runs this race too.


PS. Did you know that horses need very little sleep? A horse sleeps on average 2.9 hours a day!

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6 Responses to The Grand National winners from the sixties

  1. Ilona Opengeim-Cherkas says:

    hahah, thats’ why it has horse power!

  2. Nina says:

    I wish I could be good to go with that amount of sleep, too! :/ But these glasses are really interesting Antonia, they’re definitely some nice surprise =)

  3. Meredith says:

    What a wonderful score you made with the glasses! I thought they were pretty and fun but when I saw the video of the race, it made their historic value much more important. Information really makes all the difference. It was exciting and fun to watch the old race but heartbreaking to see the various horses go down. I wondered how they caught the ones on the loose until I noticed the poor things were still running and jumping without their jockeys! They didn’t know what else to do.

    • Antonia says:

      The history behind things is really the value in them!
      As for the horses, I think it happens all the time. There are always vets present on contests like that, but luckily, the horses don’t get injured most of the time. However, being a jockey can be really dangerous.

  4. Laura C. says:

    Those glasses are lovely!….I didnt realize horses slept so little, but it makes sense! My dad had a horse back home and I always could hear the horse awake at most nights kicking around and neighing…

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