1923 Grand National

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1923 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 23 March 1923
Winning horse Sergeant Murphy
Starting price 100/6
Jockey Capt. Tuppy Bennet
Trainer George Blackwell
Owner Stephen Sanford United States
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External video
Silent highlights of the 1923 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1923 Grand National was the 82nd renewal of the Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool on 23 March 1923.

The race was won by Sergeant Murphy, a 13-year-old 100/6 shot ridden by Captain Tuppy Bennet and trained by George Blackwell for its owner Stephen Sanford, who collected the £5,000 prize for the winner.

The 1921 winner Shaun Spadah finished in second place, with Conjuror II in third and Punt Gun fourth. Twenty-eight horses ran and all returned safely to the stables.[1]

In attendance at Aintree were King George V, the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York.[2]

In 1938 a Hollywood film titled Sergeant Murphy was loosely based on the winner. Ronald Reagan starred as the owner of the horse in the film.[3]

Finishing Order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
1 Sergeant Murphy Tuppy Bennet 13 11-3 1016.6666666667 100/6 3 lengths
2 Shaun Spadah Dick Rees 12 12-7 1020 20/1 6 lengths
3 Conjuror II Mr C Dewhurst 11 11-0 1016.6666666667 100/6
4 Punt Gun Michael Tighe 10 11-1 1020 20/1
5 Drifter William Watkinson 9 10-10 1020 20/1
6 Max James Hogan jnr 7 11-5 1025 25/1
7 Cinders II W Williams 11 10-0 ?

Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
6 Arravale Percy Whitaker 8 11-2 1010 10/1 Fell
15 Turkey Buzzard Fred Brookes 10 12-6 1033 33/1 Fell
21 Forewarned Jack Anthony 8 11-5 1005.5 11/2 Fell
28 Square Dance Lewis Rees 11 12-0 1016.6666666667 100/6 Fell
? Taffytus Ted Leader 10 11-7 1012.5 100/8 Fell
? Trentino John Wilson 9 1-7 1066 66/1 Fell
? Duettiste Tony Escott 10 11-7 1040 40/1 Pulled Up
? Madrigal D Colbert 6 10-12 1066 66/1 Pulled Up
? Eureka II A Stubbs 6 10-10 1040 40/1 Fell
? My Rath Mr C Chapman 11 10-8 1066 66/1 Fell
? Ammonal Isaac Morgan 6 10-7 1040 40/1 Fell
? Pencoed Mr D Thomas 8 10-3 ? Pulled Up
? The Turk II C Donnelly 13 10-2 ? Fell
? Pam Nut S Duffy 10 10-0 ? Pulled Up
? Canny Knight A Vause 9 10-0 ? Fell
? Cinzano Frank Brown 6 10-0 ? Refused
? Masterful Peter Roberts 10 10-0 ? Pulled Up
? Navana F Mason 9 10-0 1066 66/1 Pulled Up
? Gardenrath J Whelehan 8 10-0 1066 66/1 Pulled Up
? Libretto Georges Parfrement 8 10-0 1012.5 100/8 Pulled Up
? Liffeybank Mr K Gibson ? 10-0 ? Pulled Up

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Grand National". The Times (43298). London. 24 March 1922. p. 5. 
  2. ^ "The Grand National". The Times (43298). London. 24 March 1922. p. 10. 
  3. ^ Sergeant Murphy on IMDb
  4. ^ http://www.greyhoundderby.com/GN1923.htm
  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.