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1965 - Jay Trump


 The winner

Job done, JAY TRUMP had one final race for Winter when he was sent over to France to contest their most famous steeplechase, the Grand Steeplechase de Paris. Leading at the last  he weakened in the closing stages finishing third behind the French superstar Hyeres III. Returning to the USA he won a third Maryland Hunt Cup in 1966 and was promptly retired at the relatively early age of nine. Tommy Smith ultimately gave up racing and went into a career in education. JAY TRUMP spent the rest of his days hunting with his owner in Ohio. Inducted into the American Steeplechasing Hall of Fame he died in 1988.

Leading Fancies


On 1st July 1964, staff at Aintree racecourse were surprised to be granted an impromtu afternoon off. The course cleared of her loyal servants, Mrs Topham assembled the nations press to deliver her shock news that she had reached agreement with property developers Capital and Counties for the sale of the racecourse. Like urban racecourses at Birmingham, Hurst Park and Manchester, Aintree would be consigned to turf history and be re-developed for housing purposes. The racing world reeled with shock at the prospect that the 1965 National would be the last to be held at Aintree. As a result, with the prospect of one last attempt to land the National over Aintrees unique fences there was a bumper entry and a massive forty seven horses went to  post for the "last" National. It was a good line-up. Favourite was the Scottish trained FREDDIE, short head winner over VULTRIX in the Mildmay Memorial Chase at Sandown. A winner also this season at Kelso he had other rivals THE RIP and KAPENO behind him at Sandown. The Queen Mothers THE RIP was next best at 9-1. A top class chaser, he had won twice at Kempton including the Coventry Chase and had finished a very respectable third behind Arkle in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup earlier in the season. RONDETTO, like all the leading six in the market was making his Aintree debut. He had won two valuable handicaps, the Stones Ginger Wine Chase at Sandown and had beaten a competitive field in the National Hunt Handicap Chase at he Cheltenham Festival. KAPENO had been an early faller in that race but had finished fifth in the Mildmay Memorial and had also won at Windsor in March. A very interesting runner was the American JAY TRUMP, the dual winner of Americas most prestigious timber race, the Maryland Hunt Cup. He had been sent over to the UK for an assault on the National and was in the hands of first season trainer Fred Winter. Winning at Windsor, Newbury and Sandown he had also finished a distant second in the King George VI Chase. VULTRIX, a faller at Cheltenham but a close second in the Mildmay and a winner at Nottingham in February also came in for support. It couldn`t really be the last National...could it ?

 The Grand National Steeplechase (112 entries), £22,491 to the winner, 2nd : £2,508, 3rd : £1,254, 4th : £627

 2    02-4211   FREDDIE  8, 11-10  (R.Tweedie)  P.McCarron 

 4      1-01211   RONDETTO  9, 11-6  (R.Turnell)  J.King 

 5         11210  JAY TRUMP  8, 11-5  (F T Winter)  Mr T C Smith 

 6     -233311  THE RIP  10, 11-5  (P.Cazalet)  W.Rees 

 7     31142-4   MR JONES  10, 11-5*  (W A Stephenson)  Mr C D Collins 

 8     -0p021f   VULTRIX  7, 11-1  (F.Cundell)  D.Nicholson 

 9     1/201-14  FORGOTTEN DREAMS 11, 11-0  (A.Thomas)  R.Coonan 

10    13-0432  LOVING RECORD  11, 11-0  (T.Taaffe - IRE)  B.Hannon*

11         24f1f3  PEACETOWN  11, 11-0  (G R Owen)  P.Pickford* 

13     -41302f  KAPENO  8, 11-6*  (P.Cazalet)  D V Dick

15      /fof-0p   AYALA  11, 10-13  (K.Piggott)  S.Mellor *

16    -123003  BARLEYCROFT  10, 10-13  (S.Palmer)  P.Harvey 

17     031f-00   LIZAWAKE  12, 10-13  (B.Marshall)  Mr G Hartigan 

18  -102040  BROWN DIAMOND  10, 10-13  (P.Murphy - IRE) Mr W McLernon* 

19   -200122  TANT PIS  10, 10-13  (J.Alder)  Mr J Alder 

21   f-03400  TIME  10, 10-13  (H.Nicholson)  Mr B Scott 

22    -241142  PHEBU  8, 10-13  (A W Jones)  J.Morrissey 

23  000-pp0  DARK VENETIAN  10, 10-13  (D.Barons)  J.Renfree 

24   -02214f   RED TIDE  8, 10-13  (R.Turnell)  J.Haine 

25     322201  RUBY GLEN  10, 10-13  (G R Owen)  S.Davenport 

26  0-00000  COLEEN STAR  11, 10-13  (D.Charlesworth)  J.Leech 

27  3-044f0   RAINBOW BATTLE  9, 10-13  (C.Berwicke)  G.Milburn*

29    442010  PONTIN-GO  13, 10-13  (W.Marshall)  J.Lehane 

30 -400003   L`EMPEREUR  11, 10-13  (J O`Donoghue)  Mr J Ciechanowski 

31    11-033u   CULLEENHOUSE  11, 10-13  (T F Rimell)  T W Biddlecombe 

32    21-1012   LEEDSY  7, 10-13  (K.Piggott)  G W Robinson* 

34     10f100   RONALDS BOY  8, 11-1*  (W A Stephenson)  Mr G Kindersley* 

35 -234403   APRIL ROSE  10, 10-13  (A.Kilpatrick)  Maj P Bengough 

36 0-02230   BALLYGOWAN  11, 10-13  (J.Brogan - IRE)  A.Redmond* 

37   103-000  BOLD BIRI  9, 10-13  (W.Stephenson)  M.Scudamore* 

38   f1-0004   REPRODUCTION  12, 10-13  (G R Owen)  R.Langley 

39    3-fppf0   SIZZLE-ON  9, 10-13  (I.Jordan)  P.Hurley 

40  20-1000   LESLIE  9, 10-13  (A.Kilpatrick)  P.Jones 

42     121332   SWORD FLASH  12, 10-13  (H T Smith)  T.Ryan 

43     1-31100   VULCANO  7, 10-13  (H R Price)  T.Carberry* 

45  -320004  GROOMSMAN  10, 10-13 (C.Chute - IRE)  Duke of Alberquerqe 

46  -3f0044    MOYRATH  12, 10-13  (T.Finch)  B.Richmond 

47    -f3f223   QUINTIN BAY  9, 10-13  (A.Brabazon - IRE)  P.Taaffe 

48  -4pf00u   SOLONACE  14, 10-13  (W.)  R W Jones 

49   4-42p13  FEARLESS CAVALIER  14, 10-13  (J.Hooton)  R.West 

50 -200400   BLONDE WARRIOR  13, 10-13  (J.Dodd)  Mr D Crossley-Cooke 

51   -240123   CUTLETTE  8, 10-13  (P.Hannon)  M.Roberts 

52  p210-p0   NEDSMAR  11, 10-13  (R.Graham)  J.Hudson 

53 -42220p   MR McTAFFY  13, 10-13  (A.Bacon)  T.Jackson 

54  -4r0303   BLACK SPOT  8, 10-13  (W.Marshall)  J.Gamble 

55  -000014   CROBEG  12, 10-13  (P R Stringer)  Mr M C Gifford 

56   20-0130  FRENCH COTTAGE  13, 10-13  W.Tellwright  Mr W Tellwright

* B.Hannon down to ride Loving Record in the racecard

* R.Edwards down to ride Peacetown in the racecard

* T.Carberry down to ride Ayala in the racecard

* C.Finnegan down to ride Brown Diamond in the racecard

* Mr W Shand-Kydd down to ride Rainbow Battle in the racecard

* T,Norman down to ride Leedsy in the racecard

* P.Broderick down to ride Ronalds Boy in the racecard

* T.Hyde down to ride Ballygowan in the racecard

* T M Jones down to ride Vulcano in the racecard

SP : 7-2 Freddie, 9-1 The Rip, 100-8 Kapeno, Rondetto, 100-6 JAY TRUMP, Vultrix, 18-1 Leedsy, 22-1 Forgotten Dreams, 25-1 Culleenhouse, Peacetown, Quintin Bay, 33-1 Leslie, Loving Record, Phebu, Red Tide, Ruby Glen, 40-1 Reproduction, Tant Pis, Time, 50-1 Ayala, Brown Diamond, Cutlette, Mr Jones, Pontin-Go, Rainbow Battle, Vulcano, 66-1 Ballygowan, 100-1 April Rose, Barleycroft, Black Spot, Blonde Warrior, Bold Biri, Coleen Star, Crobeg, Dark Venetian, Fearless Cavalier, French Cottage, Groomsman, Leedsy, L`Empereur, Lizawake, Moyrath, Mr McTaffy, Nedsmar, Quintin Bay, Solonace, Sword Flash 

 Aintree Debutants

Ballygowan*, Bold Biri, Brown Diamond, Coleen Star*, Culleenhouse*, Cutlette*, Fearless Cavalier*, Forgotten Dreams*, French Cottage, Jay Trump*, Kapeno, Leedsy, Mr McTaffy*, Nedsmar*,Rainbow Battle*, Ronald`s Boy, Rondetto, Sword Flash*, Tant Pis*, The Rip*, Vultrix 


Winners at Aintree

AYALA - 1963 Grand National 

LESLIE - 1964 Molyneux Chase 

LIZAWAKE - 1963 Becher Chase 

MR JONES - 1962 Becher Chase 

RED TIDE - 1964 Topham Trophy 




 1st    JAY TRUMP  - Mr T C Smith

 2nd  FREDDIE - Pat McCarron 

 3rd   MR JONES - Mr Chris Collins 

 4th   RAINBOW BATTLE - G.Milburn 

 5th   VULTRIX - David Nicholson 

 6th   L`EMPEREUR - Mr Jon Ciechanowski 

 7th   THE RIP - Bill Rees 

 8th   LOVING RECORD - B.Hannon 

 9th   TANT PIS - Mr John Alder 

 10th  BROWN DIAMOND - Mr W McLernon 

 11th   APRIL ROSE - Maj P.Bengough

 13th  PEACETOWN - Peter Pickford 

 14th  MOYRATH - B.Richmond


Time : 9 minutes, 30 3/5 seconds.

Distances : Three quarters of a length & twenty lengths


Owned by Mrs M.Stephenson.

Trained by Fred Winter in Lambourn 

Did You Know ?

The first three riders home were all making their National debuts. 

1966 - Anglo

The winner


ANGLO was ridden by journeyman jockey Tim Norman who was having his first National ride and had survived Aintree after the horror of being involved in a car accident twenty four hours earlier. ANGLO could best be described as a fairly moderate National winner who somewhat disappeared into obscurity thereafter. The following season he won a small race at Worcester, his prep race for a second tilt at the National. Although he started joint fourth favourite in 1967 he seemed to hate the experience second time round and ran a stinker. Tailed off by the first Canal Turn he was over a fence behind when he was pulled up at the Chair. He only raced for one more season, failing to win in five starts including being pulled up in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup. He last ran at Lingfield in Feburary 1968

Leading Fancies 


Despite Mrs Topham insisting that 1965 would be the "last" National run at Aintree the Autumn and New Year fixtures were still staged. To the relief of the racing fraternity there was to be a second "last" Grand National although this was to be the absolute end according to Aintrees stubborn owner. Expecting the worse there was another bumper entry and another large field. Favourite for the second year running was FREDDIE a fifteen length second to the mighty Arkle in the Hennessy and a winner of the Great Yorkshire Chase. WHAT A MYTH was the form horse in the race, unbeaten in five starts including the Mildmay Memorial and the Gainsborough Chase, HIGHLAND WEDDING had been beaten into second place in the Gainsborough but had won the Eider Chase and beaten KAPENO in the Whitbread Trial at Ascot. FOREST PRINCE had won twice at Haydock and looked a potential National star when he made all the running to win the very last steeplechase at the old Autumn meeting, the Becher Chase, by twelve lengths. Other fancies included KAPENO who turned the tables on HIGHLAND WEDDING in the Coventry Chase at Kempton. He had unseated his rider at Bechers second time in two outings over the National fences and came a cropper at the same fence in the last Grand Sefton. VULTRIX winner of the SGB Chase at Ascot, and  races at Warwick and Nottingham also came in for support. An interesting runner was the Japanese trained FUJINO O, a prolific winner in his native land. However he was burdened with automatic top weight of twelve stone and a poor performance in his one prep race, the Mildmay of Flete at the Festival made his odds of 100-1 seem an accurate reflection of his chances.

GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE (109 entries) £20,658 to the winner, 2nd : £2,504, 3rd : £1,252, 4th :  £626

 1             0  FUJINO-O  7, 12-0  (F T Walwyn)  J.King 

 2  442212  FREDDIE  9, 11-7  (R.Tweedie)  P.McCarron 

 3       -11111  WHAT A MYTH  9, 11-4   (R Price)  P.Kellaway 

 4   -33031  FLYING WILD  10, 11-0  (D L Moore - IRE)  P.Taaffe 

 5   11p232  STIRLING  10, 10-11  (M H Easterby)  H R Beasley 

 6     121114  FOREST PRINCE  8, 10-8  (N.Crump)  G.Scott 

 7   212p34 THE FOSSA  9 10-8  (T F Rimell)  T W Biddlecombe 

 8    421011  VULTRIX  8, 10-7  (F.Cundell)  S.Mellor 

 9   -10b22  ROUGH TWEED  12, 10-7  (N.Crump)  P.Buckley 

 10   f41321  KAPENO  9, 10-6  (P.Cazalet)  D.Mould 

 12   001114  PACKED HOME  11, 10-3  (D L Moore - IRE)  T.Carberry 

 13   -21201  GREEK SCHOLAR  7, 10-4*  (D.Smith)  M.Scudamore 

 14    1f0f00 SOLIMYTH  10, 10-1*  (A.Oughton)  Mr J Lawrence 

 15  0-0014  BROWN DIAMOND  11, 10-0  (P.Murphy - IRE)  F.Shortt 

 17  4440-0  DORIMONT  12, 10-0  (W Shand-Kydd)  Mr W Shand-Kydd 

 18  311433  POPHAM DOWN  9, 10-0  (F T Walwyn)  G W Robinson 

 19  03-300 PONTIN-GO  14, 10-0  (J E Sutcliffe)  T M Jones 

 21 f20000  BOLD BIRI  10, 10-0  (W.Stephenson)  J.Lehane 

 22 301224  ANGLO  8, 10-0  (F T Winter)  T.Norman 

 23 103000 APRIL ROSE  11, 10-7*  (A.Kilpatrick)  Maj P.Bengough 

 24 pp4f40  GAME PURSTON  8, 10-0  (J.Yeomans)  P.Cowley 

 25 -00031  LOVING RECORD  12, 10-0  (T.Taaffe - IRE)  B.Hannon 

 26 -4p003  NORTHER  9, 10-0  (D.Jenkins)  P.Jones 

 27 30-034  L`EMPEREUR  12, 10-2*  (G.Balding)  Duke of Alberquerque 

 284320p0 SUPERSWEET  9, 10-6*  (W A Stephenson) Mr D Crossley-Cooke* 

 29  0-p001  WILLOW KING  11, 10-0  (J N Barratt)  L.McLoughlin 

 30  1pf14f   MONARCH`S THOUGHT 12, 10-0  (D.Ellison)  G.Cramp 

 31   010310 VALOUIS  7, 10-0  (F.Prendergast - IRE)  E.Prendergast 

 32 4p0121  MAJOR HITCH  8, 10-1*  (W A Stephenson)   P.Broderick 

 33 32-200 ROYAL RUSE  8, 10-0  (F T Walwyn)  T.Hyde 

 34 003040 QUINTIN BAY  10, 10-0  (A.Brabazon - IRE)  J.Cullen* 

 35  pf1441  BIG GEORGE  11, 10-0  (W D Francis)  J.Morrissey 

 36 0101b4  JIM`S TAVERN  9, 10-0  (J.Hicks)  Mr N Gaselee 

 37 0-3432  GALE FORCE X  9, 10-0  (D L Moore - IRE)  R.Coonan 

 38 321300 GROOMSMAN  11, 11-0*  (G.Wells - IRE)  Mr S Roberts 

 39 102010  IRISH DAY  10, 10-0  (P.Rooney - IRE)  J.Magee 

 40 p13022 VULCANO  8, 10-1*  (H R Price)  J.Gifford 

 41   3f1112  HIGHLAND WEDDING  9, 10-0  (G.Balding)  O.McNally 

 42 f400f3  LESLIE  10, 10-5*  (A.Kilpatrick)  Mr J M Opperman 

 43 0003f0 SCOTTISH FINAL  9, 10-0  (F.Muggeridge)  J.Gamble 

 44 04p000 MACS FLARE  10, 10-0  (D.Charlesworth)  R.Langley 

 45  002ff0  FLAMECAP  9, 10-0  (C.Ronaldson - IRE)  F.Carroll 

 46 f3000r   BLACK SPOT  9, 10-0  (W.Marshall)  J.Speid-Soote 

 49 400332 KING PIN  10, 10-11*  (R.Armytage)  Mr T Durant 

 50 42024f  IN HASTE  8, 10-3*  (C.Bewicke)  J.Leech 

 51  -pp444   HARRY BLACK  9, 10-0  (H.Lane)  R.Court 

 52 -00002  MY GIFT  10, 10-0  (P.Rooney - IRE)  A.Redmond

* E.Fenwick down to ride Supersweet in the racecard

* Mr D Crossley-Cooke down to ride Quintin Bay in the racecard

SP : 11-4 Freddie, 11-2 What A Myth, 15-2 Highland Wedding, 100-7 Forest Prince, Kapeno, Vultrix, 20-1 Flying Wild, The Fossa, 22-1 Popham Down, Rough Tweed, 25-1 Vulcano, 28-1 Stirling, 33-1 Big George, Packed Home, 40-1 Irish Day, 50-1 ANGLO, Dorimont, Gale Force X, Greek Scholar, Loving Record, Major Hitch, Valouis, 100-1 April Rose, Black Spot, Bold Biri, Brown Diamond, Flamecap, Fujino-O, Game Purston, Groomsman, In Haste, Jim`s Tavern, King Pin, Leslie, L`Empereur, Mac`s Flare, Monarch`s Thought, My Gift, Norther, Pontin-Go, Quintin Bay, Royal Ruse, Scottish Final, Solimyth,  Supersweet, Willow King 

Aintree Debutants


Anglo, Big George*, Dorimont, Fujino-O*, Game Purston, In Haste*, Irish Day*, Jim`s Tavern*, Mac`s Flare*, Major Hitch*, Monarch`s Thought*, My Gift*, Norther, Packed Home, Popham Down, Rough Tweed*, Scottish Final, Solimyth*, Stirling*, What A Myth, Willow King* 


Winners at Aintree 


FOREST KING - 1965 Becher Chase 

LESLIE - 1964 Molyneux Chase 

THE FOSSA - 1965 Grand Sefton 

VALOUIS - 1965 Molyneux Chase 



 1st   ANGLO - Tim Norman 

 2nd FREDDIE - Pat McCarron 

 3rd  FOREST PRINCE - Gerry Scott 

 4th  THE FOSSA - Terry Biddlecombe 

 5th  JIMS TAVERN - Mr NIck Gaselee 

 6th  QUINTIN BAY - J.Cullen 

 7th   NORTHER - P.Jones 


 9th   VULCANO - Josh Gifford 

10th   GALE FORCE X - Bobby Coonan 

11th    BIG GEORGE - Jimmy Morrisey 

12th   LOVING RECORD - B.Hannon 

Distances : Twenty lengths & five lengths.

Time : 9 minutes, 52 2/5 seconds.

Owned by Stuart Levy.

Trained by Fred Winter in Lambourn 

1967 - Foinavon

The winner

FOINAVON was handed a golden opportunity, stayed in front, jumped well and kept on going to the line to become a National legend. In the nineties the twenty third fence became officially known as the "Foinavon fence". The following season FOINAVON reverted to type, he only beat one horse home in his four starts before his second tilt at the National. Running in different colours and ridden this time by Phil Harvey, he was far more prominent when he was brought down at the water. He did not return to Aintree but was kept in training. Winning a small race at Devon & Exeter in September there was to be one final surprise in store for him. On 12th October 1968 he ran in a five runner race at Uttoxeter. Tailed off last of the three survivors at the second last fence the leader fell and the second, distracted, refused. As at Aintree FOINAVON plodded on to record another unlikely victory, Who says lightning doesn`t strike twice?

Leading Fancies 

Thanks to Lord Seftons legal proceedings against Mrs Topham in an attempt to stop the sale of Aintree (this eventually got as far as the House of Lords) the racecourse remained open. Ominously though there was no Autumn or New Year fixtures staged and the National meeting for the next twenty five years (with a couple of brief exceptions) would remain Aintree`s sole fixture. Another large field of forty four runners assembled for the third "last" National. Aintree debutant HONEY END from the powerful Ryan Price stable headed the market. Kept busy since the beginning of the season he had won six races and finished second in two. Next best was the class horse of the race BASSNET, winner at Ascot, Cheltenham and the Haydock Park Grand National Trial. He could be forgiven his last race, the National Hunt Handicap Chase at the Festival as he pulled up having twisted a plate. Third favourite and now Arkle was on the sidelines, probably the most popular horse in training was FREDDIE. In excellent form he had beaten HONEY END in the Joan Mackay Chase at Ayr in the Autumn and had then won the valuable Gallagher Gold Cup at Sandown. Last of six in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup two more wins had followed at Wetherby and Ayr. Hollywood star Gregory Peck was back at Aintree following Owens Sedge attempt in 1963. He had a real star in the making with the National Hunt Handicap Chase winner DIFFERENT CLASSTHE FOSSA who had finished just behind FREDDIE in 1966 had only been once out of the first four in ten starts with a win last time at Uttoxeter. There was also support for KILBURN, a winner this season at Chepstow, Sandown and Warwick. There was one previous winner in the field, the 1966 hero ANGLO and he was quietly fancied for a repeat win on the back of his one victory  this season in a competitive, minor race at Worcester.

GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE (102 entries) £15,879 to the winner, £4,886 to the second, £2,443 to the third & £1,221 to the fourth  

 1   1-13123   WHAT A MYTH  10, 12-0  (H R Price)  P.Kellaway 

 2   110101    FREDDIE  10, 11-13  (R.Tweedie)  P.McCarron 

 3 f-p0300  RONDETTO  11, 11-7  (R.Turnell)  J.Haine 

 4  -4p2141  DIFFERENT CLASS  7, 11-2  (P.Cazalet)  D.Mould 

 5   1221p3  SOLBINA  10, 11-2  (F T Winter)  E P Harty 

 6  -134013  KAPENO  10, 11-1  (P.Cazalet)  Mr N.Gaselee 

 7 -300421  ANGLO  9, 11-1  (F T Winter)  H R Beasley 

 8    110221  KILBURN  9, 11-0  (S.Nesfield)  T.Norman 

 9  -u01p44  LIMEKING  10, 10-13  (N.Crump)  P.Buckley 

 10  4u101p  BASSNET  8, 10-11  (A.Kilpatrick)  D.Nicholson 

 11   230121   RUTHERFORDS  7, 10-11  (T.Molony)  J.Leech 

 12  1-21234  FORECASTLE  9, 10-10  (N.Crump)  N.Wilkinson 

 13  f1-42p4  GREEK SCHOLAR  8, 10-9*  (D.Smith)  T W Biddlecombe 

 14 -0pp320  MEON VALLEY  12, 10-7  (R.Turnell)  A.Turnell 

 15     112121  HONEY END  10, 10-4  (H R Price)  J.Gifford 

 16 0-00020 ROSS SEA  11, 10-3  (F.Cundell)  J.Cook 

 17   140013  CASTLE FALLS  10, 10-3  (W.Hall)  S.Hayhurst 

 18  404002 LUCKY DOMINO  10, 10-5*  (G.Waring)  J.Kenneally 

 19  302421  THE FOSSA  10, 10-2  (T F Rimell)  S.Mellor 

 20 00204p  NORTHER  10, 10-0  (R E Jenkins)  Mr J Lawrence 

 21 320000  PACKED HOME  12, 10-0  (D L Moore - IRE)  T.Carberry 

 22/0u-p034 DORIMONT  13, 10-0  (W Shand-Kydd)  R.Pitman 

 24    112132  KIRTLE-LAD  8, 10-1*  (W A Stephenson)  P.Broderick 

 25  f-33up3  POPHAM DOWN  10, 10-0  (F.Walwyn)  M C Gifford 

 26 p-030u3 APRIL ROSE  12, 10-8*  (A.Kilpatrick)  Maj P Bengough 

 27 -300112   VULCANO  9, 10-0  (H R Price)  J.Speide-Soote 

 28 004-23p DUN WIDDY  11, 10-10*  (J N Barratt)  Mr J Edwards 

 29  130033  AUSSIE  10, 10-0  (P.Murphy)  F.Shortt 

30  343033   PENVULGO  8, 10-0  (W D Francis)  J.Lehane 

31  /p-00441  LEEDSY  9, 10-5*  (P.Norris - IRE)  T S Murphy 

32  22203f    PRINCEFUL  9, 10-2*  (T F Rimell)  R.Edwards 

33  031200   GAME PURSTON  9, 10-0  (J.Yeomans)  K B White 

34   13d311    RED ALLIGATOR  8, 10-0  (D.Smith)  B.Fletcher 

35 340000   RONALDS BOY  10, 10-13*  (C B Harty - IRE)  Mr P Irby 

36  0p3023  BORDER FURY  8, 10-2*  (H.Nicholson)  Mr D Crossley-Cooke 

37   pp44f4   HARRY BLACK  10, 10-0  (H.Lane)  R.Reid 

38  0f0040   FOINAVON  9, 10-0  (J H Kempton)  J.Buckingham 

39  1-p000f   AERIAL III  11, 10-9*  (R.Armytage)  Mr T Durant 

40   f03002  SCOTTISH FINAL  10, 10-0  (G B Balding)  Mr B Howard 

41     334f11   QUINTIN BAY  11, 10-0  (A.Brabazon - IRE)  J.Cullen 

42  314241    TOWER ROAD  9, 10-0  (D.Dallimore)  R.Williams 

43   003030 BARBERYN  12, 10-1*  (G P Milner)  N.Mullins* 

44  p-01004  BOB-A-JOB  13, 10-0  (T D Hudson)  C.Young 

45  02p413   STEEL BRIDGE  9, 10-0  (D.Auld - IRE)  E.Prendergast  

Non Runner : 23 Highlandie (R,Coonan)

* J.Morrissey down to ride Barberyn in the racecard

S P : 15-2 Honey End, 10-1 Bassnet, 100-9 Freddie, 100-8 Anglo, Different Class, Kilburn, The Fossa, 20-1 Greek Scholar, What A Myth, 25-1 Kapeno, Solbina, 28-1 Kirtle-Lad, Rutherfords, 30-1 Red Alligator, 33-1 Limeking, Rondetto, 40-1 Tower Road, Vulcano, 50-1 Aussie, Castle Falls, Forecastle, Leedsy, Norther, Penvulgo, Quintin Bay, 66-1 April Rose, Game Purston, Lucky Domino, Meon Valley, Popham Down, Ross Sea, 100-1 Aerial III, Barberyn, Dorimont, Dun Widdy, FOINAVON, Harry Black, Packed Home, Princeful, Ronalds Boy, Scottish Final

Aintree debutants

Aussie*, Bob-a-Job*, Border Fury, Different Class, Foinavon, Forecastle, Honey End*, Kilburn, Kirtle-Lad, Limeking*, Lucky Domino*, Princeful, Red Alligator, Ross Sea, Rutherfords, Solbina*, Tower Road*

Winners at Aintree 

AERIEL III - 1964 Foxhunters 

ANGLO - 1966 Grand National 

BARBERYN - 1963 Topham Trophy 

THE FOSSA - 1965 Grand Sefton 


 1st   FOINAVON - John Buckingham

 2nd  HONEY END - Josh Gifford

 3rd   RED ALLIGATOR - Brian Fletcher

 4th   GREEK SCHOLAR - Terry Biddlecombe

 5th   PACKED HOME - Tommy Carberry

 6th   SOLBINA - Eddie Harty

 7th   AUSSIE - F.Shortt

 8th   SCOTTISH FINAL - Mr B Howard

 9th   WHAT A MYTH - Paul Kellaway

10th   KAPENO - Mr Nick Gaselee

11th   QUINTIN BAY - J.Cullen

12th   BOB-A-JOB - C.Young

13th   STEEL BRIDGE - E.Prendergast

14th   CASTLE FALLS - Stan Hayhurst

15th   ROSS SEA - Johnny Cook

16th   RUTHERFORDS - J.Leech

17th   FREDDIE - Pat McCarron

18th   GAME PURSTON - Ken White

Distances : 

Time : 9 minutes, 49 1/5 seconds

Owned by Cyril Watkins

Trained by John Buckingham at Compton


Did You Know

Everyone knows that POPHAM DOWN was the main villain but there were two riderless horses who cause the mayhem at the twenty third. The other horse was APRIL ROSE who had unseated at the third fence.

After the twenty third fence POPHAM DOWN ran off the course and re-joined the field by crashing through the barrier after the twenty eighth fence. The other loose horse to complete the course was LEEDSY. 

A myth went around a couple of years ago that suggested that FOINAVON was not the only horse to jump the fence at the first attempt. Not true. Irish outsider PACKED HOME was last at Bechers and like FOINAVON benefited from the chaos as he went on to finish fifth. However, whilst you cannot see him in any of the BBC & Pathe footage in photographs you can clearly see he has stopped at the fence.

Everyone is familiar with Michael O`Heihrs magnificent commentary of the mayhem of the twenty third but there is another wonderful piece of National commentary from Bob Haines at the first. Here for the first time is this gem commemorated...."and they jump the first...and they`re not all over because MEON VALLEY is down, BASSNET is down and POPHAM DOWN......has fallen". ...........Priceless. 

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