Red Rum has been named the greatest Grand National horse of all time in a virtual race of champions (A TB bred for the flat, he conquered the awesome Aintree fences five times with a record of He's 'Simply the Best')
Persimmon (1893 colt by St. Simon out of Perdita II, by Hampton), bred and raced by Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. Winner of 7 of 9 starts, including the 1896 Derby at Epsom, as well as the St Leger. He died in 1908 after a successful stud career which included siring the top race mare Sceptre. As was traditional in his time for honored or beloved animals, his head was stuffed after his death, and remains on display in Newmarket's Racing Museum, along with his sire's hoof.