LONDON – Britain’s Jockey Club has enlisted Marvel comic e e book artists to offer the superhero treatment to some of the nation’s all-time shock horses in a bid to win over a model new period of racing followers.
The 24-page e e book “Magnificent Racehorses”, penned by artists from the safe that created the likes of Black Panther and Spider-Man, is being printed ahead of Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree.
It tells the tales of 10 crowd favorites of the earlier along with thrice National winner Red Rum, super stallion Frankel and Cheltenham Gold Cup good Desert Orchid.
“Horseracing is the second biggest spectator sport in Britain and we want to ensure a new generation of fans are constantly discovering the drama and excitement of its stories,” acknowledged Jockey Club Racecourses chief authorities Paul Fisher.
The Jockey Club, based mostly early inside the 18th century, runs Liverpool’s Aintree racecourse along with totally different foremost venues along with Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket.
Tiger Roll, last 12 months’s National winner on finish, is the 7/2 favorite to repeat the victory at Aintree in a 40-horse self-discipline over 30 daunting fences.
Last 12 months’s race was watched by an estimated worldwide television viewers of 600 million.
Reporting by Alan Baldwin, enhancing by Christian Radnedge