Statue of Red Rum trainer to be put up at Aintree

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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) -- A statue of the late trainer of Red Rum is to be put up at Aintree, the venue of the British Grand National steeplechase where the racehorse won three times.

The racecourse in Liverpool has commissioned the bronze statue of Ginger McCain, who died last September at age 80 after a short illness.

After saddling Red Rum to Grand National victories in 1973, '74 and '77, McCain won the world's toughest steeplechase for a fourth time with Amberleigh House in 2004.

McCain's son, Donald, said Tuesday that "it is fitting that it will be sited at Aintree, a place he held dear to his heart."

A life-size bronze statue of Red Rum already stands at Aintree.