Red Rum Mural

The Red Rum mural is a street art tribute to the most famous race horse in the world, Red Rum.

 

The mural is 15 metres tall and 20 metres wide (300 square metres) - the biggest Paul has painted to date.

 

It was commissioned by The Sefton Borough of Culture Committee in March 2020. The mural is located at Marine Drive in Southport, Merseyside.

 

Red Rum will forever be tightly linked to Southport as it was here that he was stabled. Trainer, Ginger McCain, would put Rummy through his paces by taking him for a gallop along Southport Beach. It is this regular sight during the 1970's that Paul has tried to capture. Red Rum is galloping towards the viewer, right at the water's edge, with the spray and froth from the sea exploding in his wake.

 

Red Rum is the most successful Grand National horse ever. He holds the record for the most wins (three, 1973, 1974, and 1977) and runner up twice (1975 and 1976).

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"It's a real honour for the town to have this artwork and it's a fantastic mural, a great addition to the area."

Steve Watson (Councillor)

Press Coverage

Horse and Hound, Red Rum article
Eclipse magazine, Red Rum

Eclipse Magazine

April 2020

Horse & Hound

March 2020

Explore Liverpool, Red Rum report