L'Escargot (horse)

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Sire Escart
Grandsire Turmoil
Dam What A Daisy
Damsire Grand Inquisitor
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1963
Country Ireland
Colour Chestnut
Breeder Mrs B. O'Neill
Owner Raymond R. Guest
Trainer Dan Moore
Record 53: 12-13-7
Major wins
Meadow Brook Steeplechase (1969)
Cheltenham Gold Cup (1970, 1971)
Grand National (1975)
American Champion Steeplechase Horse (1969)[1]

L'Escargot (1963–1984) was a racehorse notable as being the horse who halted the winning run of Red Rum at the Aintree Grand National in 1975. L’Escargot was owned by Raymond R. Guest, and ridden by champion Irish jockey Tommy Carberry.[2] He was trained by Dan Moore, and beat Red Rum by 15 lengths.

He won as a 12-year-old.[3] He ran in four Grand Nationals: 1972 (fell at the third fence), 1973 (finished 3rd), 1974 (finished 2nd) and 1975 (winner).

L'Escargot also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup twice in 1970 and 1971.

L'Escargot is a U.S. National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee who was voted the 1969 American Champion Steeplechase Horse.