1922 Grand National

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1922 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 24 March 1922
Winning horse Music Hall
Starting price 100/9
Jockey Lewis Rees Wales
Trainer Owen Anthony Wales
Owner Hugh Kershaw
Conditions Good
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External video
Silent highlights of the 1922 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1922 Grand National was the 81st renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 24 March 1922.

After two false starts, the race was won by Music Hall at odds of 100/9. The nine-year-old was ridden by Lewis Rees and trained by Owen Anthony, for owner Hugh Kershaw, who collected the winner's prize of £5,000. The winning jockey's brother, Fred Rees, had won the race the previous year on Shaun Spadah.[1]

Drifter finished in second place and Taffytus in third. Sergeant Murphy and A Double Escape were remounted after falling and finished fourth and fifth respectively.[2] There were only five finishers from the field of thirty-two horses. Most did not complete the first circuit, with many having been obstructed by Sergeant Murphy in an incident at the Canal Turn.[1]

After a second consecutive year with a small number of finishers, following the 1921 race when only four horses completed the course, The Manchester Guardian wrote that "it is often not a case of the survival of the fittest but of the survival of the luckiest",[3] while Robin Goodfellow in the Daily Mail described it as "a fit subject for the Chamber of Horrors".[1] The favourite, Southampton, and Shaun Spadah both fell at the first fence, and there were two equine fatalities: The Inca II at Becher's Brook and Awbeg at the Canal Turn.

Finishing Order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
1 Music Hall Lewis Rees 9 11-8 1011.1111111111 100/9 12 lengths
2 Drifter William Watkinson 8 10-0 1018 18/1 6 lengths
3 Taffytus Ted Leader 9 11-0 1066 66/1
4 Sergeant Murphy Charles Hawkins 12 11-0 1016.6666666667 100/6
5 A Double Escape Tuppy Bennet 8 10-3 1040 40/1

Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
01 Shaun Spadah Fred Rees 11 12-3 1012.5 100/8
01 Southampton Harry Brown 6 11-10 1008.3333333333 100/12 F
04 Vaulx Tony Escott 8 10-0 1025 25/1 Fell
05 Clashing Arms Jack Anthony 7 11-3 1009 9/1 Fell
06 Grey Dawn V Alf Newey 9 10-0 1025 25/1
06 The Inca II Fred Brookes 8 10-0 1100 100/1 Fell
06 Wavertree Bryan Bletsoe 11 11-10 1025 25/1 Fell
08 All White Bob Chadwick 8 11-0 1014.2857142857 100/7 Brought Down
08 Awbeg Mr A Knowles 11 10-0 1100 100/1 Fell
08 General Saxham Mr P Dennis 9 10-9 1066 66/1
08 Norton Isaac Morgan 7 11-8 1040 40/1 Fell
? Clonree J Mahoney 8 11-6 1033 33/1
? St Bernard Mr R Pulford 8 11-5 1066 66/1
? The Turk II Ivor Anthony 12 10-11 1033 33/1
? Super Man Roger Burford 7 10-9 1100 100/1
? Gay Lochinvar F Croney 6 10-8 1100 100/1
? Dunadry James Hogan jnr 9 10-7 1066 66/1
? Any Time Gilbert Wall 11 10-5 1100 100/1
? Square Up J Rennison 9 10-4 1020 20/1
? Mask-On J Burns 9 10-2 1050 50/1
? Arabian Knight R Spares 6 10-2 1100 100/1
? Sudan II G Calder 13 10-0 1100 100/1
? Masterful Mr M Blair 9 10-0 1066 66/1
? Dunstanburgh H Watkins 10 10-0 1100 100/1
? Confessor Robert Trudgill 8 10-0 1100 100/1
? Such A Sport Captain A C Delmege 11 10-0 1100 100/1
22 Arravale Percy Whitaker 7 10-10 1014.2857142857 100/7

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Robin Goodfellow (25 March 1922). "Grand National". Daily Mail. 
  2. ^ a b "The Grand National". The Times (42989). London. 25 March 1922. p. 5. 
  3. ^ "The Grand National". The Manchester Guardian. 25 March 1922. 
  4. ^ http://www.greyhoundderby.com/GN1922.html
  5. ^ The Grand National 1839-1930 by David Hoadley Munroe
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-27.