Former Red Rum stable girl Lesley Rimmer heads to Aintree

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Former Red Rum stable girl Lesley Rimmer from Southport has been invited to today’s Grand National at Aintree by Scottish Red Rum fanatic Rob McKay.

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Pictured above Lesley and Rob at Aintree 2013

Rob kindly paid for Lesley’s Aintree badge and a day out at the races as a thank you for her contribution towards the making of legend Red Rum.

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Above  66-1 shot Auroras Encore wins the Grand National with first-time jockey Ryan Mania onboard.

Lesley said she will be cheering on Ballabriggs from the MaCain stable and she is confident it can win today’s big race. Its price is currently 20/1

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Photographs by Lesley Rimmer

About Lesley

I’m Lesley Rimmer from Southport (UK). Mischiefblue is my user name and is made up from Mischief – my cat at the time and Blue – which is my favourite colour.

I was born on Wednesday 21st October 1959 in Southport (UK). My full name is Lesley Ann Rimmer.   My parents are called Donald and Margaret Rimmer and I have a brother called Philip. I still live in Southport (with Toby, Cheeky and Mischieftwo).   I’m interested in horses – especially Racehorses, Beagles, Mental Health and Computers – mainly DTP and Web Design.

Hobbies include photography, the odd visit to the Races, walking with Toby, the best virtual racing game on the internet which is Final Flight.

I’m lucky enough to enjoy most types of music and I like Abseiling and would like to do more of that.   Born and bred in Southport I attended Linker Street and Farnborough Road school before going to Birkdale Secondary.   After leaving school in 1976 I started work for Ginger McCain. The first 2 horses that I looked after properly were called Grand Hope and Silent Comfort, before starting work full time I had helped out after school and learnt quite a bit with a horse called Crocodillo.   I worked for Ginger up till 1990 and then I worked in a sweet factory in Southport after the death of Honeygrove Banker.

During my time with Ginger I looked after many horses and needless to say I fell of quiet a few too.   I was lucky enough to have looked after Red Rum and have some very good memories of riding him.   We did part company on one occasion and that happened in front of the TV cameras in the sand hills, we brought down a young Donald McCain, we were going up a sand hill and the horses just spooked at the cameras, Red tripped over and Donald’s horse Burrogerrard (Royalty – Kitty Gerard) couldn’t avoid us and unshipped the young lad, who has now joined the top class trainers and won the 2011 Grand National with Ballabriggs.   After Ginger’s I went and worked in a proper Willy Wonka Place making the like of Chewits.

Please visit Lesley’s website:

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