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First Aid training courses used at Grand National

Fisrt Aid training courses used at Grand National

First Aid training courses will be put to good use at this year’s Grand National. The race is nearly upon us and there is always an injury to the jockeys or the horses. Behind all the fun we should spare a thought for all the racing staff. There are so many people involved from the trainers to the stable staff and all the medical team, not to mention the horses. First Aiders will be on standby, which is of interest to us as we deliver First Aid training courses on site to companies up and down the country. The First official Grand National was in 1939 and was won by a horse called ‘Lottery’. Even the outbreak of ‘The Great War’ was not to stop the race and it was held at Gatwick racecourse which is now an airport.  In 1973 all the talk was of one of the greatest steeple chasers ever ‘The Great Crisp’. He was way out in front only to be caught by ‘Red Rum’ carrying 2 stone less, but history was to show that the young pretender was to become the only horse to win the race 3 times and become the most famous horse of all times. Who could forget Bob Champion and his horse winning the race in 1981? He had just recently made a fighting recovery from cancer and caused tears of joy to a whole nation of race lovers. The race is run over four and a half miles and the fences have an added problem for the horses such as the famous drop fences where the landing side of the fence is lower than the take-off side. This means the horse is unaware of the drop until in the air. People do like to have a bet on the race and look for tips on who could be a winner. We have a tip … Consult the professionals at Keylift for any Forklift Truck training, First Aid Training courses, Manual Handling training courses and more….

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