All the magic and excitement of the world's greatest steeplechase are vividly portrayed in Reg Green's stories of the stars - both human and equine - who have done so much to give the Grand National its huge appeal. From Lottery's win in the first race in 1839 to the present day, there have been great stories associated with the Grand National. Who was Captain Becher whose name lives on in Becher's Brook? Just what happened to Dick Francis and Devon Loch in the closing stages of the 1956 race? What was the secret behind Red Rum and Ginger McCain's incredible three National wins? And how did Bob Champion and Aldaniti bring off one of the most emotional finishes in the history of the race?