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Aintree Specialists 1946-1989

The wonderful Wynburgh (left) - ten runs over the National fences, three times National runner up, one Grand Sefton victory

Here below is the definitive list of Aintree specialists from the end of the Second World War. Whilst Freebooter holds the record for the most wins over the National fences, Red Rum the most National wins the list below celebrates those that jumped the most National fences succesfully

GN - Grand National

GS - Grand Sefton

Ch -  Champion Chase

St -   Stanley Chase

V -    Valentines Chase

M -   Molyneux Chase

B -    Becher Chase

Bold denotes winner

Horses names in bold had a 100% completion record.

Aintree Legends

EAGLE LODGE - M 55 (2), GN 56 (4), M 56 (2), GS 57 (4), GN 58 (pu 27), M 58 (3), GN 59 (ref 28), M 59 (1), GN 60 (pu 29), M 60 (pu14), T 61 (7) (228 Aintree fences jumped successfully)

WYNBURGH - GN 57 (2), GS 57 (1), GN 58 (4), GN 59 (2), GS 59 (2), GN 60 (f 6), GS 60 (f 10), GN 61 (5), GS 61 (11), GN 62 (2) (225)

IRISH LIZARD - B 50 (3), GN 51 (bd 1), B 51 (2), GN 52 (bd 1), B 52 (2), T 53 (1), GN 53 (3), GS 53 (2), GN 54 (3), GN 55 (11), GS 55 (3), GN 56 (f 6), M 56 (3) (217)

MR WHAT - GN 58 (1), GN 59 (3), GN 60 (f 22), GS 60 (2), GN 61 (11), GS 61 (6), GN 62 (3), GN 63 (ref 11) (187)

SIRACUSA - M 58 (2), M 59 (2), GN 61 (10), GS 61 (4), GN 62 (f 11), M 62 (3), GN 63 (14), M 63 (1), T 64 (2) (174)

ESB - GN 55 (f6), GN 56 (1), GN 57 (8), GN 58 (6), T 59 (2), GS 59 (f17), T 60 (3), GS 60 (3) (165)

CLONCARRIG - M 47 (1), GN 48 (ur 14), GN 49 (f 7), M 49 (1), GN 50 (f 29), B 50 (1), GN 51 (f 8), B 51 (f 12), GN 52 (f 4), B 52 (1), GN 53 (f 28) (163)

THE FOSSA - GS 65 (1), GN 66 (4), GN 67 (blk 23), GN 68 (5), GN 69 (11), GN 70 (ref 22), T 71 (f12) (162)

APRIL ROSE - T 63 (5), GS 63 (3), GN 64 (7), GS 64 (6), GN 65 (11), B 65 (4), GN 66 (pu27), GN 67 (ur3) (159)

THE PILGARLIC - T 76 (2), GN 77 (4), GN 78 (5), GN 79 (4), GN 80 (3), F 81 (4) (156)

ROYAL TAN - GN 51 (2), GN 52 (f30), GN 54 (1), GN 55 (9), GN 56 (3), GN 57 (co 6) (154)

RED RUM - GN 73 (1), GN 74 (1), GN 75 (2), GN 76 (2), GN 77 (1) (150)

PEACETOWN - T 62 (3), M 62 (), GN 63 (f 27), GS 63 (4), GN 64 (3), GN 65 (13), T 66 (f 10) (148)

TEAM SPIRIT - GN 60 (f 22), GN 61 (9), GN 62 (f 19),  GN 63 (4), GS 63 (1), GN 64 (1) (147) 

UNCLE BARNEY - GN 52 (4), V 52 (1), GN 53 (f 22), M 53 (5), GN 54 (7), GN 55 (13) (146)

FREEBOOTER - Ch 49 (1), GS 49 (1), GN 50 (1), GS 50 (2), GN 51 (bd 2), GS 51 (1), GN 52 (f 24), B 53 (1) (143)

 

More than three  Nationals and at least one other race over the National fences
 

ATHENIAN - GN 56 (f12), GN 57 (f25), GS 57 (f1), GN 58 (ur19), M58 (6) (71)

BASSNET - T 66 (2), GN 67 (f1), GN 68 (bd16), GN 69 (5) (63)

BEAU BOB - T 69 (3), GN 71 (ur22), GN 74 (ur11), GN 75 (f22) (70)

BLACK SECRET - GN 71 (2), GN 72 (3), WH 72 (7), GN 73 (10) (108)

BLONDE WARRIOR - T 61, M 61 (2), GN 62 (12), M 62 (), GN 63 (16), M 63 (pu9), B 64 (8), GN 65 (f)

BOGSKAR - 40, 46 (f), 47 (f) 

BORDER LUCK - V 51 (1), GN 52 (ur21), 54 (ur12), 56 (?)

BROOMY BANK - T 82 (), GN 84 (8), GN 85 (ur23), GN 86 (6) (100)

CANNOBIE LEE - GS 58 (3), GN 59 (ref & ur 24), GS 59 (3) GN 60 (ref & ur 22), GN 62 (8) (110)

CAREYS COTTAGE - GN 55 (3), GN 56 (6), B 56 (4), GN 57 (f10) (86)

CHURCHTOWN BOY - GN 76 (11), T 77 (1), GN 77 (2), GN 78 (ur15), GN 79 (f22), GN 80 (bd3) (115)

COLUMN - B 49, GN 50 (bd23) B 50, GN 51 (f1), GN 52 (8)

CROMWELL - GS 47 (f), GN 48 (3), GN 49 (4), B 49 (f16), GN 50 (bd11)

DROMORE - 79 (ref 22 cont pu 25), 80, 81 , Fox 81 ()

ETERNAL - GN 59 (f6), GS 62 (1), GN 63 (11), GN 64 (4) (83)

FETHARD FRIEND - GN 84 (7), GN 85 (pu27), GN 86 (pu27), Fox 87 (3) (100)

GAY NAVAREE - GN 62 (4), B 62 (), GN 63 (f29), (PONTIN-GO) GN 64 (5), GN 65 (f24), GN 66 (f17) ()

GAY TRIP - GN 70 (1), GN 71 (f1), GN 72 (2), BP 72 (2) (77)

GENTLE MOYA - GN 54 (f1), GN 55 (6), GS 55 (1), GN 56 (2), GS 56 (4), GN 57 (11) (126)

GLORIOUS TWELFTH - GS 56 (2), GN 57 (4), GN 58 (ref 11), GN 59 (bd6), T 61 (9) (81)

GREEN DRILL - GN 58 (3), GS 58 (2), GN 59 (ref & ur 24), GN 60 (ref & ur 22), GS 60 (ref12) (103)

GRITTAR - Fox 81 (1), GN 82 (1), GN 83 (5), GN 84 (10) (108)

HIERBA - V 51, GN52 (7), V 52, GN 53 (f8), GN 54 (f15)

HOUSEWARMER - GN 46 (4), M 46, GN 47 (6), GS 47, GN 48 (f22), M 48, V 48 

HUPERADE - T 72 (6) GN 74  (ur8), 76 (ur1), 77 (ur1) (25)

JONJO - GN 60 (f9), M 60 (1), GN 61 (7), GS 61 (2), GN 63 (ur20) (104)

KAPENO - GN 65 (f22), GS 65 (f10), GN 66 (f22), GN 67 (10) (81)

KILMORE - GN 61 (5), B 61 (f6), GN 62 (1), GN 63 (6), GN 61 (f21) (115)

KUMBI - T 83 (2), GN 84 (ur19), GN 85 (f5), GN 86 (f22) (61) 

L’ESCARGOT - GN 72 (ur3), WH 72 (2), GN 73 (3), GN 74 (2), GN 75 (1) (110)​​​​​

LOUGH CONN - GN 46 (f19), GN 47 (2), GN 48 (pu17), T 49, Ch 49, M 50 ​

LOVING RECORD - GN 63 (16), B 64 (3), GN 65 (8), GN 66 (12)  (107)

MACMOFFATT - 46, 47, Ch 46 ​

MERRYMAN II - Fox 59 (1), GN 60 (1), GN 61 (2), GN 62 (13) (108)​​​​

MUSICAL LAD - GN 46 (?), GS 46, GN 47 (f24), GS 47, GN 48 (f23)​

NICHOLAUS SILVER - GN 61 (1), GS 61 (1), GN 62 (7), GS 62, GN 63 (10) (126)​

ONTRAY - GN 54 (9), GN 55 (5), GS 55 (f15), GN 56 (ur30​) (103)

PARTHENON - GN 47 (ur12), GN 48 (7), GS 48, GN 49 (f1)​​

PRINCE REGENT - GN 46 (3), Ch 46 (1), GN 47 (4), B47 (1), GN 48 (co 23) (117)​​

QUINTIN BAY - GS 64 (f), GN 65 (pu28), T 66 (10), GN 66 (6), GN 67 (11), GN 68 (17)

RATHLEK - T 79 (7), GN 80 (pu 27), GN 81 (9), GN 82 (ur1) (74)

ROMAN BAR - GN 76 (ur19), GN 77 (f20), GN 78 (9), Fox 84 (ref 3) (69)

ROWLAND ROY - GN 47 (15rem) , GN 50 (4), GS 50 (7), GN 51 (f7)​ (83)

RUSSIAN HERO - GN 49 (1), GN 50 (f1), GS 50 (4), GN 51 (ur15), GS 51 (5), GN 52 (f1) (80)

SANDWILLAN - GN 76 (7), GN 77 (ref 22), T 78 (8), GN 79 (f1), GN 80 (ref 19) (87)

SCHUBERT - GN 46 (5), GS 46, GN 47 (14), GN 48 (13)

SILVER FAME - GN 46 (f19), GS 46, GN 47 (ur 28), GN 48 (f6), Ch 49​

SKOURAS - GN 48 (pu23), T 49 (), GN 50 (ur2), GN 52 (f6)

SPARTAN MISSILE - Fox 78 (1), Fox 79 (1), GN 81 (2), GN 83 (ur22), GN 84 (16) (117)

SPECIFY - GN 70 (bd22), GN 71 (1), GN 72 (5), WH 72 (f14) (94)

SPRINGBOK - GN 62 (f1), GN 63 (5), GN 64 (6), GS 64 (5), T 65 (4) (96)

STEEL BRIDGE - T 66 (f), GN 67 (13), GN 68 (10), GN 69 (2)​

SUNDEW - GN 55 (f27), GN 56 (f22), GS 56 (7), GN 57 (1), GS 57 (5) (113)

TACROY - 83 (pu22), 84 (12), 85 (ur6), 86 (ur19), T 87 (ur18) (91)​​

TIBERETTA - GN 57 (3), B 57 (1), GN 58 (2), GS 58 (1),  GN 59 (4) (125)

​WILD WISDOM - Fox 54 (3), GN 55 (8), GN 56 (9), GN 57 (f9) (86)

WOT NO SUN - GN 49 (f22), GN 50 (2), GN 52 (3), GS 52 (1) (99)

Ran in the just the National but competed three times or more

Five times

COOLISHALL - 78, 79, 80, 81, 82 (90)

CORBIERE - 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 (123)

GAME PURSTON - 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 (72)

NEREO - 73, 74, 76, 77, 78 (100)

ROIMOND - 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 (67)

RONDETTO - 65, 67, 68, 69, 70 (101)

THREE TO ONE - 80, 81, 82, 83, 84 (61)

Four times

ASTBURY - 71, 72, 73, 74 (110)

BRICETT - 46, 47, 48, 49 (74)

DELMOSS - 80, 81, 82, 83 (84)

DRUMROAN - 78, 79, 80, 81 (65)

EARLY MIST - 52, 53, 55, 56 (60)

GREASEPAINT - 83, 84, 85, 86  (120)

HALLO DANDY - 83, 84, 85, 86 (90)

LITTLE POLVEIR - 86, 87, 88, 89 (99)

MISS HUNTER - 69, 70, 71, 72 (94)

NORTHERN BAY - 85, 86, 87, 88 (79)

RED ALLIGATOR - 67, 68, 69, 70 (88)

ROUGH SILK - 72, 73, 74, 75 (96)

SPANISH STEPS - 73, 74, 75, 76  (120)

THE VINTNER - 80, 81, 82, 83 (57)

Three times

ARTISTIC PRINCE - 79, 82, 83 (45)

ATTITUDE ADJUSTER - 87, 88, 89 (90)

AYALA - 63, 64, 65 (44)

BROWN ADMIRAL - 77, 78, 79 (71)

CARROW BOY - 81, 82, 83 (53)

CAUGHOO - 47, 48, 49 (56)

CLASSIFIED - 85, 86, 87 (83)

CLEARING - 55, 56, 57 (70)

CLOVER BUD - 60, 61, 62 (37)

DARK VENETIAN - 62, 63, 65 (69)

DRUMLARGAN - 85, 86, 87 (52)

FREDDIE - 65, 66, 67 (90)

GALLERY - 49, 50, 51 (33)

GO PONTINENTAL - 68, 73, 74 (37)

GROOMSMAN - 64, 65, 66 (34)

HIGH KEN - 75, 76, 77 (23)

HIGHLAND WEDDING - 66, 68, 69 (90)

L’EMPEREUR - 64, 65, 66 (80)

LIMEBURNER - 69, 71, 72 (81)

RAG TRADE - 75, 76, 78 (80)

RONALD’S BOY - 65, 67, 68 (28)

ROUGH AND TUMBLE - 79, 80, 82 (81)

ROYAL MAIL - 81, 82, 83 (40)

ROYAL STUART - 80, 81, 82 (67)

RUBSTIC - 79, 80, 81 (74)

SEBASTIAN V - 77, 78, 81 (65)

SMARTSIDE - 87, 88, 89 (30)

SPITTIN  IMAGE - 75, 76, 77 (35)

THE CROFTER - 57, 58, 59 (54)

THE OTTER - 70, 71, 72 (48)

THE TSAREVICH - 86, 87, 88 (90)

TRACEYS SPECIAL - 86, 87, 88 (59)

VULCANO - 65, 66, 67 (53)

VULTURE - 70, 71, 72 (62)

VULTRIX - 65, 66, 68 (82) 

WHAT A MYTH - 66, 67, 68 (56)

WHISPERING STEEL - 52, 53, 54 (9)

ZONGALERO - 79, 80, 81 (70)