Miinnehoma: 1994 Grand National winner died on the weekendPICTURE: Sporting Life
Grand National winner Miinnehoma dies at 29
MIINNEHOMA, winner of the Grand National in 1994, died at the weekend at the age of 29.
Owned by comedian Freddie Starr, Miinnehoma was the oldest living winner of the Grand National and was a regular at Aintree for the popular parade of former winners.
During his career, Miinnehoma won 11 of his 25 starts including the Listed Philip Cornes Saddle of Gold Hurdle at Newbury in 1990 where he slammed subsequent Champion Chase winner Remittance Man by 12 lengths, the Grade 1 Sun Alliance Chase at the 1992 Cheltenham Festival and the Grade 2 Newton Chase at Haydock in 1995.
David Pipe, son of his former trainer Martin, told his website: "He was a wonderful old horse - a real character and he remained at the yard under the care of our former head lad until the very end. He was a great champion and will be missed by all associated with him."
Miinnehoma was also placed in other top races including the Welsh National and Cheltenham Gold Cup, but he will always be most famously remembered forhis Aintree win under Richard Dunwoody.