On This Day

Winners of The Grand National

Events in Sport

  • 1839-02-26 1st Grand National steeplechase, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: Jem Mason wins aboard 5/1 favourite Lottery
  • 1840-03-05 2nd Grand National: Bartholomew Bretherton wins aboard 16/1 Jerry; a then smallest field of 13
  • 1841-03-03 3rd Grand National: Horatio Powell wins aboard 14/1 Charity; first mare to win the race
  • 1842-03-02 4th Grand National: Tom Olliver aboard 7/1 Gaylad wins by 4 lengths from Seventy Four
  • 1843-03-01 5th Grand National: Tom Olliver aboard 12/1 Vanguard wins; first year race run as a handicap
  • 1844-02-28 6th Grand National: John Crickmere wins aboard 5/1 co-favourite Discount
  • 1845-03-05 7th Grand National: William Loft aboard outsider Cure-All wins in record time of 10 minutes, 47 seconds
  • 1846-03-04 8th Grand National: William Taylor aboard outsider Pioneer wins by 3 lengths from Culverthorpe
  • 1847-03-03 9th Grand National: Denny Wynne wins aboard 10/1 Mathew; regarded as the first Irish-trained horse to win the race
  • 1848-03-01 10th Grand National: Capt. Josey Little aboard 12/1 Chandler wins; race marred by fatal falls of 3 competitors
  • 1849-02-28 11th Grand National: Tom Cunningham wins aboard 20/1 Peter Simple; 2nd consecutive year there are 3 equine fatalities during the race
  • 1850-02-27 12th Grand National: Chris Green wins aboard Irish outsider Abd-El-Kader; goes on to become first dual winner and first to win in consecutive years
  • 1851-02-26 13th Grand National: Terry Abbott wins aboard Irish stallion Abd-El-Kader at 7/1; first dual winner and first to win back-to-back
  • 1852-03-03 14th Grand National: Alec Goodman wins first of 2 GN victories (1866) aboard Miss Mowbray
  • 1853-03-02 15th Grand National: Tom Oliver aboard Peter Simple wins his third GN Steeplechase and the stallion's second; oldest horse to win event at 15
  • 1854-03-01 16th Grand National: John Tasker wins aboard race favourite Bourton at 4/1
  • 1855-03-07 17th Grand National: John Hanlon wins aboard Irish horse Wanderer at 25/1
  • 1856-02-27 18th Grand National: George Stevens wins aboard 25/1 Freetrader; first of Stevens' record 5 GN victories
  • 1857-03-04 19th Grand National: Charlie Boyce wins aboard Emigrant at 10/1
  • 1858-03-06 20th Grand National: William Archer wins aboard outsider Little Charley at 100/6
  • 1859-03-02 21st Grand National: Chris Green aboard 7/1 Half Caste wins by only a short neck from Jean Du Quesne
  • 1860-03-07 22nd Grand National: Tommy Pickernell wins aboard Irish horse Anatis at 5/1
  • 1861-03-13 23rd Grand National: Joseph Kendall wins aboard Jealousy at 5/1
  • 1862-03-12 24th Grand National: Harry Lamplugh wins aboard The Huntsman; first French trained winner; only human fatality recorded in the event, jockey Joe Wynne
  • 1863-03-11 25th Grand National: George Stevens wins his 2nd GN aboard 4/1 Emblem; winning mare's full sister Emblematic wins the following year
  • 1864-03-09 26th Grand National: George Stevens wins his 3rd GN aboard 10/1 Emblematic; winning mare's full sister Emblem the race winner the previous year
  • 1865-03-08 27th Grand National: Captain Henry Coventry wins aboard French outsider Alcibiade at 100/7
  • 1866-03-07 28th Grand National: 1852 winner Alec Goodman wins his second GN aboard Irish 40/1 outsider Salamander
  • 1867-03-06 29th Grand National: John Page wins aboard Irish 16/1 shot Cortolvin; trainer Harry Lamplugh's second GN victory
  • 1868-03-04 30th Grand National: George Ede victorious aboard Irish 9/1 shot The Lamb; horse wins second GN in 1871
  • 1869-03-03 31st Grand National: George Stevens wins his 4th GN aboard 100/7 outsider The Colonel; repeats with back-to-back victories the following year
  • 1870-03-09 32nd Grand National: George Stevens wins consecutive GN's aboard 7/2 favourite The Colonel; his 5th and final GN victory
  • 1871-03-21 33rd Grand National: Irish 1868 winner The Lamb claims second GN at 11/2; ridden by Tommy Pickernell
  • 1872-03-21 34th Grand National: John Page wins his second GN aboard 20/1 shot Casse Tete
  • 1873-03-27 35th Grand National: J. M. Richardson wins aboard 20/1 shot Disturbance by 6 lengths from Rhyshworth
  • 1874-03-26 36th Grand National: Mr. J. M. Richardson wins his second consecutive GN aboard French 5/1 favourite Reugny
  • 1875-03-18 37th Grand National: Tommy Pickernell wins his 3rd GN aboard 100/6 chance Pathfinder
  • 1876-03-24 38th Grand National: Joe Cannon aboard 25/1 chance Regal wins by a neck from Congress
  • 1877-03-23 39th Grand National: Fred Hobson aboard 15/1 shot Austerlitz wins by 4 lengths from Congress
  • 1878-03-29 40th Grand National: John Jones aboard 7/1 chance Shifnal wins by 2 lengths from Martha
  • 1879-03-28 41st Grand National: Garry Moore aboard 5/1 chance The Liberator wins by 2 lengths from Jackal
  • 1880-03-19 42nd Grand National: Tommy Beasley aboard Irish 8/1 chance Empress wins by 2 lengths from defending champion The Liberator
  • 1881-03-25 43rd Grand National: Irish jockey Tommy Beasley wins his second consecutive GN aboard 11/2 co-favourite Woodbrook
  • 1882-03-24 44th Grand National: Lord Manners aboard 10/1 shot Seaman wins in heavy snow and freezing conditions
  • 1883-03-30 45th Grand National: Austrian breeder, owner Count Karel Kinsky rides Zoedone to 10 length win; only 10 starters, the smallest GN field in history; first winning jockey from outside Britain and Ireland
  • 1884-03-28 46th Grand National: Ted Wilson aboard 10/1 shot Voluptuary wins by 4 lengths from Frigate
  • 1885-03-27 47th Grand National: Jockey Ted Wilson wins his second consecutive GN aboard 10/3 favourite Roquefort
  • 1886-03-26 48th Grand National: Tommy Skelton wins aboard 25/1 chance Old Joe
  • 1887-03-25 49th Grand National: Bill Daniels aboard 20/1 chance Gamecock wins by 3 lengths from Savoyard
  • 1888-03-23 50th Grand National: George Mawson aboard 40/1 outsider Playfair easily wins by 10 lengths from Frigate
  • 1889-03-29 51st Grand National: Jockey Tommy Beasley wins his third GN aboard Irish 2-time runner-up Frigate at 8/1
  • 1890-03-28 52nd Grand National: Arthur Nightingall wins aboard 4/1 favourite Ilex
  • 1891-03-20 53rd Grand National: Irish jockey, trainer Harry Beasley wins aboard 4/1 Come Away
  • 1892-03-20 54th Grand National: Capt. Roddy Owen wins aboard 20/1 chance Father O'Flynn
  • 1893-03-24 55th Grand National: Bill Dollery aboard 9/2 favourite Cloister wins by a massive 40 lengths from Aesop; owner Charles Duff fields 2 more winners 1912-13
  • 1894-03-30 56th Grand National: Jockey Arthur Nightingall wins his second GN aboard 5/1 joint favourite Why Not
  • 1895-03-29 57th Grand National: Joe Widger aboard 10/1 chance Wild Man From Borneo wins by 1.5 lengths from Cathal
  • 1896-03-27 58th Grand National: Former owner David Campbell wins aboard 40/1 outsider The Soarer
  • 1897-03-26 59th Grand National: Terry Kavanagh aboard 6/1 favourite Manifesto wins by 20 lengths from Filbert
  • 1898-03-25 60th Grand National: John Gourley wins aboard 25/1 shot Drogheda
  • 1899-03-24 61st Grand National: George Williamson aboard 1897 winner Manifesto wins by 4 lengths from Ford Of Fyne

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1900-03-30 62nd Grand National: Algy Anthony wins aboard Ambush II; owner is Prince Of Wales (King Edward VII)

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  • 1901-03-29 63rd Grand National: Jockey Arthur Nightingall wins his 3rd GN aboard 9/1 shot Grudon in a howling snowstorm
  • 1902-03-21 64th Grand National: David Read aboard 20/1 chance Shannon Lass wins by 3 lengths from Matthew
  • 1903-03-27 65th Grand National: Percy Woodland aboard 13/2 chance Drumcree wins by 3 lengths from Detail
  • 1904-03-25 66th Grand National: Arthur Birch wins aboard 25/1 New Zealand bred Moifaa; horse survives shipwreck off Ireland a year earlier
  • 1905-03-31 67th Grand National: Frank Mason victorious aboard Kirkland; first Welsh-trained horse to win the event
  • 1906-03-30 68th Grand National: Aubrey Hastings wins aboard 20/1 shot Ascetic's Silver
  • 1907-03-22 69th Grand National: Alf Newey wins aboard 8/1 chance Eremon
  • 1908-03-27 70th Grand National: Henry Bletsoe wins aboard American 66/1 outsider Rubio
  • 1909-03-26 71st Grand National: Georges Parfrement wins aboard French 100/9 hope Lutteur III
  • 1910-03-18 72nd Grand National: Bob Chadwick wins aboard 100/8 chance Jenkinstown; earliest Grand National to which there are moving images
  • 1911-03-24 73rd Grand National: legendary jockey Jack Anthony wins his first of 3 GN's aboard 20/1 Glenside in torrential rain
  • 1912-03-29 74th Grand National: Ernie Piggott wins aboard 4/1 co-favourite Jerry M
  • 1913-04-04 75th Grand National: Percy Woodland wins aboard 100/9 chance Covertcoat; owner Sir Charles Assheton-Smith's 2nd straight GN victory and 3rd overall
  • 1914-03-27 76th Grand National: Bill Smith aboard Sunloch wins by 8 lengths from Trianon III
  • 1915-03-26 77th Grand National: legendary jockey Jack Anthony wins his second of 3 GN's aboard 100/8 bet Ally Sloper
  • 1919-03-28 78th Grand National: Ernie Piggott wins aboard Poethlyn; shortest price winner in history at 11-4
  • 1920-03-26 79th Grand National: legendary jockey Jack Anthony wins his record 3rd GN aboard 6/1 Troytown
  • 1921-03-18 80th Grand National: Fred Rees wins aboard 100/9 bet Shaun Spadah; winner is only horse to complete the course without falling
  • 1922-03-24 81st Grand National: Lewis Rees aboard 100/9 chance Music Hall wins; only 5 out of 32 starters finish
  • 1923-03-23 82nd Grand National: Capt. Tuppy Bennett wins aboard 13-year-old 100/6 shot Sergeant Murphy; first US bred horse to win race
  • 1924-03-28 83rd Grand National: Bob Trudgill wins aboard 25/1 shot Master Robert; last GN from a general riding start, now-familiar 'tape' introduced the following year.
  • 1925-03-27 84th Grand National: Major John Wilson wins aboard 100/9 shot Double Chance; first year a tape, known then as a 'gate', used at the start line
  • 1926-03-26 85th Grand National: Billy Watkinson victorious aboard 25/1 bet Jack Horner; first Australian jockey to win the race
  • 1927-03-25 86th Grand National: 8/1 favourite Sprig wins; ridden by jockey Ted Leader, trained by his father Tom Leader
  • 1928-03-30 87th Grand National: Mr. William Dutton aboard 100/1 long-shot Tipperary Tim wins as all of the 41 other starters fall during the race
  • 1929-03-22 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett wins aboard 100/1 outsider Gregalach
  • 1930-03-29 89h Grand National: 10-year-old 100/8 shot Shaun Goilin, ridden by jockey Tommy Cullinan, wins by a neck from Melleray's Belle
  • 1931-03-27 90th Grand National: 9 year old Grakle, at odds of 100/6 and ridden by jockey Bob Lyall wins by 1.5 lengths from 1929 winner Gregalach
  • 1932-03-18 91st Grand National: Tim Hamey wins aboard 50/1 outsider Forbra
  • 1933-03-24 92nd Grand National: Dudley Williams aboard 25/1 chance Kellsboro' Jack wins by 3 lengths and a neck from Really True
  • 1934-03-23 93rd Grand National: Gerry Wilson wins aboard 8/1 Golden Miller in race record 9:20.04; becomes only horse to win both UK's premier steeplechases with Cheltenham Gold Cup victory 1934
  • 1935-03-29 94th Grand National: Frank Furlong wins aboard Reynoldstown at 22/1; stallion repeats with back-to-back victory the following year
  • 1936-03-13 Irish-bred Golden Miller with Evan Williams aboard wins record 5th consecutive Cheltenham Gold Cup steeplechase at 21/20 favourite; only horse to complete Gold Cup-Grand National double
  • 1936-03-27 95th Grand National: Fulke Walwyn scores back-to-back GN victories aboard Reynoldstown at 10/1
  • 1937-03-19 96th Grand National: With King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in attendance, aptly-named Royal Mail ridden by jockey Evan Williams wins at odds of 100/6; estimated crowd, 300,000
  • 1938-03-25 97th Grand National: 17 year old jockey Bruce Hobbs wins aboard 40/1 Battleship; first US bred and owned winner; only horse to win GN and American Grand National (1934)
  • 1939-03-24 98th Grand National: Irish jockey Tim Hyde wins, riding 100/8 shot Workman
  • 1940-04-05 99th Grand National: 25/1 shot Bogskar ridden by Royal Air Force sergeant Mervyn Jones wins by 4 lengths from MacMoffat; last true Aintree GN before a 5-year break due to World War II

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1833-06-12 George Stevens, English jockey (record 5 Grand National wins), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1871)
  • 1920-12-27 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (youngest to ride winner of English Grand National on Battleship 1938), born on Long Island, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1926-10-10 Ralph Liguori, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National Series 30 x Top 10; 5 x Top 5 finishes), born in NYC, NY (d. 2020)
  • 1946-06-11 Jenny Pitman, British racehorse trainer and 1st female Grand National winning trainer, born in Hoby, Leicestershire
  • 1986-01-03 Liam Treadwell, English National Hunt jockey (Grand National 2009; 300+ race wins), born in Arundel, England (d. 2020)

Deaths in Sport

  • 1871-06-02 George Stevens, English jockey (record 5 Grand National wins), dies from fractured skull at 38
  • 2005-11-22 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (youngest to ride winner of English Grand National on Battleship 1938), dies at 84
  • 2020-06-23 Liam Treadwell, English National Hunt jockey (Grand National 2009; 300+ race wins), dies at 34
  • 2020-07-21 Ralph Liguori, American auto racer (NASCAR Grand National Series 30 x Top 10; 5 x Top 5 finishes), dies at 93