Amberleigh House

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Amberleigh House
Sire Buckskin
Grandsire Yelapa
Dam Chancy Gal
Damsire Al Sirat
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1992
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder Robert McCarthy
Owner Ms. A. L .Dikel
Halewood International
Trainer Michael Hourigan
Ginger McCain
Record 73: 9-10-10
Earnings £556,432
Major wins
Kinloch Brae Chase (2000)
Emo Oil Chase (2000)
Becher Chase (2001)
Grand National (2004)

Amberleigh House was the horse that won the 2004 Grand National. He is now retired and living at the National Stud in Newmarket.

Amberleigh House - 2004 Grand National Winner

Staff[edit]

Amberleigh House was trained by legend Ginger McCain, and was usually ridden by jockey Graham Lee, amongst others. Lee rode Amberleigh House to his Grand National win.

Grand National[edit]

Amberleigh House won the 2004 Grand National evoking memories of Red Rum's previous triumphs for trainer Ginger McCain. A 16/1 chance on the day Amberleigh House looked like the best he could hope for was a 4th placed finish. Racing some 20 horse lengths behind the leading trio of Clan Royal, Hedgehunter and Lord Atterbury with four fences remaining. Carnage ensued however when Hedgehunter suffered a tired fall and Clan Royal nearly took the wrong course. With Lord Atterbury tiring Graeme Lee brought Amberleigh House down the outside to grab the lead inside the final furlong and win by three horse lengths. Amberleigh House made his Grand National debut in 2001, being brought down in a melee at the 8th fence, the Canal Turn.

Since then Amberleigh House competed in four more Grand Nationals, ridden by Graham Lee on each occasion. In total he raced 11 times over the National fences (including races shorter than the Grand National) and never fell.

Grand National Results[edit]

Retirement[edit]

After being pulled up in the 2006 Grand National, Amberleigh House was retired.

Amberleigh House resides at the National Stud in Newmarket, UK, where he enjoys a happy retirement.

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