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Past Winners Of The Grand National

Venture into your local betting shop on Grand National day and you will be surrounded by a lot of unfamiliar faces. Once a year punters who would never dream of having a bet on any other day of the year, for such is the magnetism of the Grand National Handicap Steeplechase, the world’s most famous horserace. First held in 1836, the race was the brainchild of Mr William Lynn, proprietor of Liverpool’s Waterloo Hotel, who fashioned it on the St Albans Steeplechase, Britain’s most important jump race at the time. Ten runners went to post for the inaugural race and The Duke, ridden by Capt. Martin Becher, emerged as the first ever winner of the race that would soon become known as the Grand National Handicap Steeplechase. Becher was unable to take the ride the following year, but Mr Henry Potts, a Cheshire solicitor, proved an able replacement as The Duke entered racing folklore by winning the event for a second time. Becher was one of the top riders of the day and in 1839 he gained Turf immortality when the first big Brook was named in his honour when his mount Conrad twice deposited him into it during an eventful race. Lynn’s innovation soon proved a major success and the Liverpool entrepreneur, who also founded Coursing’s Waterloo Cup, achieved his main goal of attracting thousands of visitors to Merseyside to boost the local economy. However, it would be fair to say that even he couldn’t possibly have forecast the impact the new race would eventually make, not just in Britain but all over the world. Nowadays, entry is restricted to 7-year-olds and upwards and being a handicap event means that all runners are allocated their big race weights dependent on their official ratings, age and sex. The race is traditionally run in early April and is watched worldwide by an estimated television audience of over 800 million viewers. It was known as the Liverpool Great Steeplechase from 1836-1842 and as the Liverpool and National Handicap Steeplechase from 1843-1846. It was run at Gatwick from 1916-1918 during World War I, postponed from 1942-1945 during World War II and was declared void in 1993 following two false starts by official Keith Brown, much to the embarrassment of the Aintree board of directors.

Year Winner Owner Trainer Jockey Odds Ran
2014 Pineau De Re 11-10-6 Mr John Provan Dr Richard Newland Leighton Aspell 25/1 40
2013 Auroras Encore 11-10-3 Mr D Pryde, Mr J Beaumont & Mr D P van der Hoeven Sue Smith Ryan Mania 66/1 40
2012 Neptune Collonges 11-11-6 Mr John Hales Paul Nicholls Daryl Jacob 33/1 40
2011 Ballabriggs 10-11-0 Mr Trevor Hemmings Donald McCain jnr Jason Maguire 14/1 40
2010 Don’t Push It 10-11-5 Mr John P McManus Jonjo O’Neill Tony McCoy 10/1 40
2009 Mon Mome 9-11-0 Mrs Vida Bingham Venetia Williams Liam Treadwell 100/1 40
2008 Comply Or Die 9-10-9 Mr David Johnson David Pipe Timmy Murphy 7/1 40
2007 Silver Birch 10-10-6 Mr Brian Walsh Gordon Elliott (IRL) Robbie Power 33/1 40
2006 Numbersixvalverde 10-10-8 Mr Bernard Carroll Martin Brassill (IRL) Nial Madden jnr 11/1 40
2005 Hedgehunter 9-11-1 Mr Trevor Hemmings Wiillie Mullins (IRL) Ruby Walsh 7/1 40
2004 Amberleigh House 12-10-10 Halewood International Ltd Donald McCain snr Graham Lee 16/1 39
2003 Monty’s Pass 10-10-7 Dee Racing Syndicate James Mangan (IRL) Barry Geraghty 16/1 40
2002 Bindaree 8-10-4 Mr Raymond Mould Nigel Twiston-Davies Jim Culloty 20/1 40
2001 Red Marauder 11-10-11 Mr Norman Mason Norman Mason Richard Guest 33/1 40
2000 Papillon 9-10-12 Mrs Elizabeth Moran Ted Walsh (IRL) Ruby Walsh 10/1 40
1999 Bobbyjo 9-10-0 Mr & Mrs Robert Burke Tommy Carberry (IRL) Paul Carberry 10/1 32
1998 Earth Summit 10-10-5 The Summit Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies Carl Llewellyn 7/1 37
1997 Lord Gyllene 9-10-0 Mr Stanley Clarke Steve Brookshaw Tony Dobbin 14/1 36
1996 Rough Quest 10-10-7 Mr Andrew Wates Terry Casey Mick Fitzgerald 7/1 27
1995 Royal Athlete 12-10-6 Mr Libby Johnson Jenny Pitman Jason Titley 40/1 35
1994 Miinnehoma 11-10-8 Mr Freddie Starr Martin Pipe Richard Dunwoody 16/1 36
1992 Party Politics 8-10-7 Mrs Patricia Thompson Nick Gaselee Carl Llewellyn 14/1 40
1991 Seagram 11-10-6 Sir Eric Parker David Barons Nigel Hawke 12/1 40
1990 Mr Frisk 11-10-6 Mrs Harry Duffey Kim Bailey Mr Marcus Armytage 16/1 38
1989 Little Polveir 12-10-3 Mr Edward Harvey Toby Balding Jimmy Frost 28/1 40
1988 Rhyme N Reason 9-11-0 Miss Juliette Reed David Elsworth Brendan Powell 10/1 40
1987 Maori Venture 11-10-13 Mr Jim Joel Andy Turnell Steve Knight 28/1 40
1986 West Tip 9-10-11 Mr Peter Luff Michael Oliver Richard Dunwoody 15/2 40
1985 Last Suspect 10-11-5 Anne Duchess Of Westminster Tim Forster Hywell Davies 50/1 40
1984 Hallo Dandy 10-10-2 Mr Richard Shaw Gordon W Richards Neale Doughty 13/1 40
1983 Corbiere 8-11-4 Mr Bryan Burrough Jenny Pitman Ben De Haan 13/1 41
1982 Grittar 9-11-5 Mr Frank Gilman Frank Gilman Mr Dick Saunders 7/1 39
1981 Aldaniti 11-10-13 Mr Nick Embricos Josh Gifford Bob Champion 10/1 39
1980 Ben Nevis 12-10-12 Mr Redmond Stewart Tim Forster Mr Charlie Fenwick 40/1 30
1979 Rubstic 10-10-0 Mr John Douglas John Leadbetter (SCO) Maurice Barnes 25/1 34
1978 Lucius 9-10-9 Mrs Fiona Whitaker Gordon W Richards Bob Davies 14/1 37
1977 Red Rum 12-11-8 Mr Noel Le Mare Donald McCain snr Tommy Stack 9/1 42
1976 Rag Trade 10-10-12 Mr Pierre Raymond Fred Rimell John Burke 14/1 32
1975 L’Escargot 12-11-3 Mr Raymond Guest Dan Moore (IRL) Tommy Carberry 13/2 31
1974 Red Rum 9-12-0 Mr Noel Le Mare Donald McCain snr Brian Fletcher 11/1 42
1973 Red Rum 8-10-5 Mr Noel Le Mare Donald McCain snr Brian Fletcher 9/1 38
1972 Well To Do 9-10-1 Capt. Tim Forster Tim Forster Graham Thorner 14/1 42
1971 Specify 9-10-13 Mr Freddie Pontin John Sutcliffe snr John Cook 28/1 38
1970 Gay Trip 8-11-5 Mr Anthony Chambers Fred Rimell Pat Taaffe 15/1 28
1969 Highland Wedding 12-10-4 Mr Thomas McKoy jnr Toby Balding Eddie Harty 100/9 30
1968 Red Alligator 9-10-0 Mr John Manners Denys Smith Brian Fletcher 100/7 45
1967 Foinavon 9-10-0 Mr Cyril Watkins John Kempton John Buckingham 100/1 49
1966 Anglo 8-10-0 Mr Stuart Levy Fred Winter Tim Norman 50/1 47
1965 Jay Trump 8-11-5 Mrs Mary Stephenson Fred Winter Mr Tommy Smith 100/6 47
1964 Team Spirit 12-10-3 Mr John Goodman Fulke Walwyn Willie Robinson 18/1 33
1963 Ayala 9-10-0 Mr Pierre Raymond Keith Piggott Pat Buckley 66/1 47
1962 Kilmore 12-10-4 Mr Nathaniel Cohen Ryan Price Fred Winter 28/1 32
1961 Nicolaus Silver 9-10-1 Mr Charles Vaughan Fred Rimell Bobby Beasley 28/1 35
1960 Merryman II 9-10-12 Miss Winifred Wallace Neville Crump Gerry Scott 13/2 26
1959 Oxo 8-10-13 Mr John Biggs Willie Stephenson Michael Scudamore 8/1 34
1958 Mr What 8-10-6 Mr David Coughlan Tom Taaffe (IRL) Arthur Freeman 18/1 31
1957 Sundew 11-11-7 Mrs Geoffrey Kohn Frank Hudson Fred Winter 20/1 35
1956 E.S.B. 10-11-3 Mrs Stella Carver Fred Rimell Dave Dick 100/7 29
1955 Quare Times 9-11-0 Mrs Cecily Welman Vincent O’Brien (IRL) Pat Taaffe 100/9 30
1954 Royal Tan 10-11-7 Mr Joseph Griffin Vincent O’Brien (IRL) Bryan Marshall 8/1 29
1953 Early Mist 8-11-2 Mr Joseph Griffin Vincent O’Brien (IRL) Bryan Marshall 20/1 31
1952 Teal 10-10-12 Mr Henry Lane Neville Crump Arthur Thompson 100/7 47
1951 Nickel Coin 9-10-1 Mr Jeffrey Royle Jack O’Donoghue Johnny Bullock 40/1 36
1950 Freebooter 9-11-11 Mrs Lurline Brotherton Bobby Renton Jimmy Power 10/1 49
1949 Russian Hero 9-10-8 Mr Fearnie Williamson George Owen Leo McMorrow 66/1 43
1948 Sheilas Cottage 9-10-7 Mr John Proctor Neville Crump Arthur Thompson 50/1 43
1947 Caughoo 8-10-0 Mr Jack McDowell Hbt McDowell (IRL) Eddie Dempsey 100/1 57
1946 Lovely Cottage 9-10-8 Mr John Morant Tommy Rayson Capt. Bobby Petre 25/1 34
1940 Bogskar 7-10-4 2nd Lord Stalbridge 2nd Lord Stalbridge Mervyn Jones 25/1 30
1939 Workman 9-10-6 Sir Alexander Maguire Jack Ruttle (IRL) Tim Hyde 100/8 37
1938 Battleship 11-11-6 Mrs Marion Scott Reginald Hobbs Bruce Hobbs 40/1 36
1937 Royal Mail 8-11-13 Mr Hugh Lloyd-Thomas Ivor Anthony Evan Williams 100/6 33
1936 Reynoldstown 9-12-2 Major Noel Furlong Noel Furlong Mr Fulke Walwyn 10/1 35
1935 Reynoldstown 8-11-4 Major Noel Furlong Noel Furlong Mr Frank Furlong 22/1 27
1934 Golden Miller 7-12-2 Miss Dorothy Paget Basil Briscoe Gerry Wilson 8/1 30
1933 Kellsboro Jack 7-11-9 Mrs Florence Clark Ivor Anthony Dudley Williams 25/1 34
1932 Forbra 7-10-7 Mr William Parsonage Tom Rimell Tim Hamey 50/1 36
1931 Grakle 9-11-7 Mr Cecil Taylor Tom Coulthwaite Robert Lyall 100/6 43
1930 Shaun Goilin 10-11-7 Mr Walter Midwood Frank Hartigan Tom Cullinan 100/8 41
1929 Gregalach 7-11-4 Mrs Margaret Gemmell Tom Leader Robert Everett 100/1 66
1928 Tipperary Tim 10-10-0 Mr Harold Kenyon Joseph Dodd Mr Billy Dutton 100/1 42
1927 Sprig 10-12-4 Mrs Mary Partridge Tom Leader Ted Leader 8/1 37
1926 Jack Horner 9-10-5 Mr Charles Schwartz Harvey Leader Billy Watkinson 25/1 30
1925 Double Chance 9-10-9 Mr David Goold Fred Archer Major Jack Wilson 100/9 33
1924 Master Robert 11-10-5 12th Lord Airlie Aubrey Hastings Robert Trudgill 25/1 30
1923 Sergeant Murphy 13-11-3 Mr Stephen Sanford George Blackwell Capt. Geoff Bennett 100/6 28
1922 Music Hall 9-11-8 Mr Hugh Kershaw Owen Anthony Bilbie Rees 100/9 32
1921 Shaun Spadah 10-11-7 Mr Malcolm McAlpine George Poole Fred Rees 100/9 35
1920 Troytown 7-11-9 Mr Thomas Gerrard Algy Anthony (IRL) Mr Jack Anthony 6/1 24
1919 Poethlyn 9-12-7 Mrs Gwladys Peel Harry Escott Ernie Piggott 11/4 22
1918 Poethlyn 8-11-6 Mrs Gwladys Peel Harry Escott Ernie Piggott 5/1 17
1917 Ballymacad 10-9-12 Sir George Bullough Aubrey Hastings Ted Driscoll 100/9 19
1916 Vermouth 6-11-10 Mr P F Heybourne J Bell John Reardon 100/8 21
1915 Ally Sloper 6-10-5 Lady Nelson Aubrey Hastings Mr Jack Anthony 100/8 20
1914 Sunloch 8-9-7 Mr Thomas Tyler Thomas Tyler William Smith 100/6 20
1913 Covertcoat 7-11-6 Sir Charles Asheton-Smith Bob Gore Percy Woodland 100/9 22
1912 Jerry M 9-12-7 Sir Charles Asheton-Smith Bob Gore Ernie Piggott 4/1 24
1911 Glenside 9-10-3 Mr Francis Bibby Robert Collis Mr Jack Anthony 20/1 26
1910 Jenkinstown 9-10-5 Mr Stanley Howard Tom Coulthwaite Robert Chadwick 100/8 25
1909 Lutteur III 5-10-11 Mon. James Hennessy Harry Escott Georges Parfrement 100/9 32
1908 Rubio 10-10-5 Maj. Frank Douglas-Pennant Fred Withinghton Henry Bletsoe 66/1 24
1907 Eremon 7-10-1 Mr Stanley Howard Tom Coulthwaite Alfred Newey 8/1 23
1906 Ascetic’s Silver 9-10-9 HRH Prince Hatzfeldt Aubrey Hastings Aubrey Hastings 20/1 23
1905 Kirkland 9-11-5 Mr Francis Bibby E Thomas (WAL) Frank Mason 6/1 27
1904 Moifaa 8-10-7 Mr Spencer Gollan O Hickey Arthur Birch 25/1 26
1903 Drumcree 9-11-3 Mr John Morrison Sir Charles Nugent Percy Woodland 13/2 23
1902 Shannon Lass 7-10-1 Mr Ambrose Gorham James Hackett David Read 20/1 21
1901 Grudon 11-10-0 Mr Bernard Bletsoe Bernard Bletsoe Arthur Nightingall 9/1 24
1900 Ambush II 6-11-3 HRH Prince Of Wales Algy Anthony (IRL) Algy Anthony 4/1 16
1899 Manifesto 11-12-7 Mr John Bulteel William Moore George Williamson 5/1 19
1898 Drogheda 6-10-12 Mr C G Adams Richard Dawson John Gourley 25/1 25
1897 Manifesto 9-11-3 Mr Henry Dyas William McAuliffe Terry Kavanagh 6/1 28
1896 The Soarer 7-9-13 Mr William Hall-Walker William Moore Mr David Campbell 40/1 28
1895 Wild Man From Borneo 7-10-11 Mr John Widger James Gatland Mr Joseph Widger 10/1 19
1894 Why Not 13-11-13 Capt. C H Fenwick William Moore Arthur Nightingall 5/1 14
1893 Cloister 9-12-7 Mr Charles H Duff Arthur Yates William Dollery 9/2 15
1892 Father O’Flynn 7-10-5 Mr Gordon Wilson Gordon Wilson Capt. Roddy Owen 20/1 25
1891 Come Away 7-11-12 Mr William Jamieson Harry Beasley (IRL) Mr Harry Beasley 4/1 21
1890 Ilex 6-10-5 Mr George Masterman John Nightingall Arthur Nightingall 4/1 16
1889 Frigate 11-11-4 Mr Matthew Maher Matthew Maher (IRL) Mr Tom Beasley 8/1 20
1888 Playfair 7-10-7 Mr Ned Baird Tom Cannon George Mawson 40/1 20
1887 Gamecock 8-10-12 Mr E B Jay James Gordon William Daniels 20/1 16
1886 Old Joe 7-10-9 Mr A J Douglas George Mulcaster Tom Skelton 25/1 23
1885 Roquefort 6-11-0 Mr Arthur Cooper Arthur Yates Mr Edward Wilson 10/3 19
1884 Voluptuary 6-10-5 Mr H F Boyd William Wilson Mr Edward Wilson 10/1 15
1883 Zoedone 6-11-0 Graf Charles Kinsky Jenks Jenkins Graf Charles Kinsky 100/8 10
1882 Seaman 6-11-6 3rd Lord Manners James Jewitt 3rd Lord Manners 10/1 12
1881 Woodbrook 7-11-3 Capt. T Y Kirkwood Ben Linde (IRL) Mr Tom Beasley 11/2 13
1880 Empress 5-10-7 Mr Pierre Ducrot Ben Linde (IRL) Mr Tom Beasley 8/1 14
1879 The Liberator 10-11-4 Mr Garrett Moore John Moore (IRL) Mr Garrett Moore 5/1 18
1878 Shifnal 9-10-12 Mr John Nightingall John Nightingall Jack Jones 100/15 12
1877 Austerlitz 5-10-8 Mr Frederick Hobson Robert I’Anson Mr Frederic Hobson 15/1 16
1876 Regal 5-11-3 Capt. James Machell Joe Cannon Joe Cannon 25/1 19
1875 Pathfinder 8-10-11 Mr Hubert Bird W Reeves Mr Tom Pickernell 100/6 19
1874 Reugny 6-10-12 Capt. James Machell John Richardson Mr John Richardson 5/1 22
1873 Disturbance 6-11-11 Capt. James Machell John Richardson Mr John Richardson 20/1 28
1872 Casse Tette 7-10-0 Mr E B Brayley S Cowley John Page 20/1 25
1871 The Lamb 9-11-5 6th Lord Poulett Chris Green Mr Tom Pickernell 5/1 25
1870 The Colonel 7-11-12 Exors of late Mr John Weyman R Roberts George Stevens 7/2 23
1869 The Colonel 6-10-7 Mr John Weyman R Roberts George Stevens 13/1 22
1868 The Lamb 6-10-7 6th Lord Poulett Bernard Land snr Mr George Ede 10/1 21
1867 Cortolvin 8-11-13 12th Duke Of Hamilton Harry Lamplugh (FRA) John Page 100/6 23
1866 Salamander 7-10-7 Mr Edward Studd J Walters Mr Alec Goodman 40/1 30
1865 Alcibiade 5-11-4 Mr Cherry Angell T Cornell Capt. Henry Coventry 100/7 23
1864 Emblematic 6-10-6 9th Lord Coventry Edwin Weever George Stevens 10/1 25
1863 Emblem 7-10-10 9th Lord Coventry Edwin Weever George Stevens 4/1 16
1862 The Huntsman 9-11-0 Viscount de Namurs Harry Lamplugh (FRA) Harry Lamplugh 3/1 13
1861 Jealousy 7-9-12 Mr J Bennett Charles Balchin Joe Kendall 5/1 24
1860 Anatis 10-9-10 Mr Christopher Capel William Holman Mr Tom Pickernell 7/2 19
1859 Half Caste 6-9-7 Mr Willoughby Chris Green Chris Green 7/1 20
1858 Little Charley 10-10-7 Mr Christopher Capel William Holman William Archer 100/6 16
1857 Emigrant 11-9-10 Mr George Hodgman Charles Boyce Charles Boyce  10/1 28
1856 Freetrader 7-9-6 Mr W Barnett William Holman George Stevens 25/1 21
1855 Wanderer 10-9-8 Mr Dennis Dunn J Dennis (IRL) John Hanlon 25/1 20
1854 Bourton a-11-12 Mr William Moseley Harry Wadlow John Tasker 4/1 20
1853 Peter Simple 15-10-10 Capt. Josey Little Tom Olliver Tom Olliver 9/1 21
1852 Miss Mowbray 8-10-4 Mr Frank Mason jnr George Dockeray Mr Alec Goodman 10/1 24
1851 Abd-el-Kader 9-10-4 Mr Joseph Osborne Joseph Osborne Tom Abbot 7/1 21
1850 Abd-el-Kader 8-9-12 Mr Joseph Osborne Joseph Osborne Mr Chris Green 100/3 32
1849 Peter Simple 11-11-0 Mr Frank Mason jnr Tom Cunningham Tom Cunningham 20/1 24
1848 Chandler 12-11-12 Capt. Josey Little T Eskrett Capt. Josey Little 12/1 29
1847 Matthew 9-10-6 Mr John Courtney John Courtney (IRL) Denny Wynne 10/1 28
1846 Pioneer 6-11-12 Mr Adams Not Known William Taylor Unq 22
1845 Cure-All a-11-5 Mr William Stirling Crawfurd William Loft Mr William Loft Unq 15
1844 Discount 6-10-12 Mr Quartermaine J Dennis Mr Henry John Crickmere 5/1 15
1843 Vangaurd 8-11-10 6th Lord Chesterfield T Taylor Tom Olliver 12/1 16
1842 Gaylad 8-12-0 Mr John Elmore George Dockeray Tom Olliver 7/1 15
1841 Charity 11-12-0 2nd Lord Craven William Vevers Mr Horatio Powell 14/1 11
1840 Jerry 10-12-0 Mr John Elmore John Elmore Mr Bartholomew Bretherton 12/1 12
1839 Lottery 9-12-0 Mr John Elmore George Dockeray Jem Mason 5/1 17
1838 Sir William 7-12-0 Mr Allen McDonough Mr Allen McDonough (IRL) Mr Allen McDonough 2/1 3
1837 The Duke 8-12-0 Mr W Sirdefield Mr W Sirdefield Mr Henry Potts 6/1 4
1836 The Duke 7-12-0 Mr W Sirdefield Mr W Sirdefield Capt. Martin Becher 3/1 10