1904 Grand National

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1904 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date 25 March 1904
Winning horse New Zealand Moifaa
Starting price 25/1
Jockey Arthur Birch
Trainer W Hickey
Owner Spencer Gollan
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The 1904 Grand National was the 66th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree near Liverpool, England, on 25 March 1904.

The winner, Moifaa, was the first ever non-British/Irish winner of the race, he ran in the race again the following year, when he was owned by the King.

Finishing Order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Moifaa Arthur Birch 8 10-7 1025 25/1 8 lengths
02 Kirkland Frank Mason 8 10-10 1014.2857142857 100/7 Neck
03 The Gunner Mr Joe Widger 7 10-4 1025 25/1
04 Shawn Aboo A Waddington 6 10-1 1100 100/1
05 Robin Hood IV A Magee 6 10-3 1033 33/1
06 Band Of Hope Patrick Cowley 8 9-13 1040 40/1
07 Napillah Mr Arthur Wood 8 9-9 1100 100/1
08 Benvenir Percy Woodland 8 9-10 1020 20/1
09 Manifesto H Pigott 16 12-1 1020 20/1 Last to complete
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Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
03 Ambush II Algy Anthony 10 12-6 1003.5 7/2 Fell
29 The Pride Of Mabestown Mr Arthur Gordon 8 11-0 1066 66/1 Fell
04 Inquisitor Ernest Acres ? ? 1009 9/1 Fell
05 Patlander E Matthews 8 10-10 1007 7/1 Fell
21 Deerslayer James Phillips 8 10-10 1025 25/1 Fell
24 Detail Arthur Nightingall ? ? 1007.1428571429 100/14 Knocked Over
04 Cushendon Dennis Morris 9 10-7 1100 100/1 Fell
? Knight Of St Patrick M Walsh 7 10-6 1100 100/1 ?
14 May King Bill Dollery 8 10-5 1025 25/1 Pulled Up
05 Comfit Mr Frank Hartigan 6 10-4 1033 33/1 Fell
06 Biology David Read 7 10-1 1033 33/1 Fell
05 Loch Lomond Fred Freemantle 6 9-10 1066 66/1 Fell
01 Railoff R Sullivan 7 9-9 1100 100/1 Fell
14 Old Town Mr Harry Ripley 13 9-7 1100 100/1 Pulled Up
14 Honeymoon II W Lynn 9 9-7 1050 50/1 Fell
05 Kiora T McGuire 9 10-3 1040 40/1 Fell
05 Hill Of Bree George Goswell 8 10-4 1033 33/1 ?

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Media Coverage and Aftermath[edit]

Shortly after his victory, a story emerged from the United States that the Grand National winner had come to England, the survivor of a ship wreck, the popularity of the story of the Robinson Crusoe Grand National winner gained weight through the decades and has been retold many times in books and on television regarding the race, with some versions telling of super equine feats of fifty mile swims to safety. While Moifaa is known to have sailed from Australia to England without incident, the story is not totally without a grain of truth as another New Zealand bred competitor in the 1904 National, Kiora had indeed been shipwrecked on its way to England, the horse had swum nearly half a mile through stormy seas to a reef before being rescued in a very exhausted state the following day.[4]

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