Aintree commission Ginger McCain statue

Aintree commission commemorative statue of legendary Red Rum trainer McCain

A statue of Red Rum's late trainer Ginger McCain is to be put up at Aintree, the venue of the British Grand National steeplechase which the legendary racehorse won three times.

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

Memorial: Aintree racecourse will erect a commemorative statue of Red Rum's legendary trainer Ginger McCain

Memorial: Aintree racecourse will erect a commemorative statue of Red Rum's legendary trainer Ginger McCain

After guiding 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.

Memories: McCain helped guide Red Rum to three Grand National victories

Memories: McCain helped guide Red Rum to three Grand National victories

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.