Subject: Grand National Knebworth Connections - 7th April 2014
Saturdays Grand National Race this year had a significant link with Knebworth. As members of Knebworth twinning with Chatellaillon will have already realised. The winner Pineau de Re, is named after the local wine Pineau (which includes an added 2% Cognac) and the island of Ile de re, to which we the Knebworth Twinning visitors to Chatellaillon have all been taken. Ile de Re has an inlet called St. Martins. In addition Professor David Newland, father of the trainer Dr Richard Newland, grew up in Watton Road, Knebworth and attended local schools.
Michael Tomlinson - Knebworth