06th April, 2017

Drake's Drum: the McCartney family horse

Paul McCartney has had a love for animals from an early age, he’s grown up around them, owned them, and even written songs about them.

In 1964 Paul McCartney bought a racehorse named Drake’s Drum for his father Jim. Drake’s Drum cost Paul £1,200 and Paul gave him to his father for his 62nd birthday.

Paul told his father about his present on the night of the A Hard Day’s Night premiere, Paul later said about his father, "My father likes a flutter - he is one of the world's greatest armchair punters."

 

 

Perhaps Drake’s Drum greatest moment came at Liverpool’s Aintree Racecourse when he won the Hylton Plate, the race that preceded the famous Grand National. Both Paul and Jim were there that day.

After Drake’s Drum’s racing career was over, he retired on Paul’s High Park Farm in Scotland.

No comments exist

Subscribe for General Information

Subscribe for Educations

Subscribe for Travel Trade

Subscribe for Press

Allan Williams: A citizen of honour
10th May, 2016

Allan Williams: A citizen of honour

Allan Williams, original manager of The Beatles has been awarded with a top civic honour in recognition of his contribution to the music industry in Liverpool. The Citizen of Honour award was introduced by Liverpool City Council in 2008 to for
Memorabilia: The Cynthia Lennon drawings
01st April, 2016

Memorabilia: The Cynthia Lennon drawings

It’s been a year since Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of Liverpool musician John Lennon and mother to their son Julian, passed away aged 75. Cynthia grew up in Hoylake, on the Wirral in North West England with her parents and two el
Memorabilia: Eleanor Rigby Grave
16th October, 2015

Memorabilia: Eleanor Rigby Grave

The Beatles Story is home to this 'film prop' Eleanor Rigby gravestone, which was used by The Beatles in their 1995 comeback video 'Free as a Bird'. In addition to this, our '
SIGN UP

Sign up to our e-newsletter for the latest news, offers and updates.

Great Date Guide North West      Great Date Guide North West       

 

The Beatles Story - Britannia Vaults - Albert Dock - Liverpool - L3 4AD

 

This Website Was Designed By ALT Agency Birmingham