Grand National Photos

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The Grand National at Aintree is one of the biggest sporting events of the year and has been a British sporting institution since 1839. Since a horse called Lottery won the inaugural race and Captain Becher fell at a now world-famous brook, there has been much annual excitement both on the racecourse and off it. Browse our gallery of Grand National photos today for some of the most historic moments caught on camera. Spot your favourite horses and jockeys and get an iconic image in print or canvas. Prints come framed or unframed.

The Grand National takes place over an official distance of 4 miles and 2½ furlongs (4 miles 514 yards or 6.907 km). The finest racehorses and jockeys are challenged to take on 30 fences over 2 laps with prize funds reaching millions. Known as the ultimate test of horse and rider, the Grand National is not for the faint hearted. Intense training and a thorough knowledge of the course is required with fences ranging in height, but all posing a unique challenge. There are 15 unique fences in total including Becher’s Brook which stands at 5ft and has a landing side up to 10 inches lower than the take-off side. Another significant jump is the Canal Turn which features a sharp 90-degree turn directly after landing and The Chair, a 5’ 2’’ jump proceeded by a 6ft wide ditch.

The leading Grand National horse is Red Rum who enjoyed three wins in 1773, 1974 and 1977. Top Grand National jockeys include George Stevens who had 5 impressive wins. Browse our Grand National print gallery today for more big names.



If you have a passion for horse racing the gallery of horse racing pictures available at Sport Photo Gallery will be perfect for you. There is a fabulous selection of horse racing pictures here - featuring a varied selection of races, horses and jockeys across the years.

We have fantastic horse racing posters of iconic horses like Arkle, Red Rum, Shergar & Desert Orchid to name a few. More inspired by your favourite jockeys? Find pictures of Lester Piggott, Ruby Walsh, Tony McCoy & Frankie Dettori here!


Photographers have managed to capture many of the historic horse racing moments in the rich history of this great sport, and they make great Horse Racing posters! Red Rum's iconic third Grand National win at Aintree, Best Mate galloping home to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup and a young Lester Piggott reading the Racing Post.

Together with the iconic horse racing images Sport Photo Gallery also offers unrivalled access to the best photos from the leading horse races of the present day. Whether you’re looking for pictures from The Derby, Royal Ascot, Melbourne or The Kentucky Derby, our range of International Horse Racing pictures is unmatched! 

Here at Sport Photo Gallery these horse racing pictures and many more are available to you in a variety of sizes. You can have these horse racing posters in a variety of print only sizes, or have them mounted, framed or printed onto canvas.


If you cannot find specific horse racing pictures you are looking for - contact the team at Sport Photo Gallery through the Photo Request page or on the phone. With details of horse racing image you are looking for, we’ll then look through the millions of images available on our source archives to find a match for your request.