1929 Grand National

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1929 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 22 March 1929
Winning horse Gregalach
Starting price 100/1
Jockey Robert W. H. Everett[1]
Trainer Tom Leader[1]
Owner Mrs. Margaret A. Gemmell[1]
Conditions "Average"
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External video
Silent highlights of the 1929 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1929 Grand National was the 88th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 22 March 1929.

It had the largest starting field of any Aintree Grand National with 66 horses taking part in the race.[2]

The race was won by 100/1 outsider Gregalach, and it was the second successive year where a horse with such odds won.[3] Fourth-placed Melleray's Belle started at odds of 200/1 and was the first horse with odds as wide as this to finish in the top four places since Magpie, also a 200/1 bet in 1886.[3]

Gregalach was ridden by jockey Robert W. H. Everett and trained by Tom Leader, for owner Margaret Gemmell. Easter Hero, the favourite, finished in second place and Richmond II was third.

Of the 66 runners, all but one returned safely to the stables. One horse, named Stort, incurred a leg fracture in a fall and had to be euthanised.

Finishing order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
1 Gregalach Bob Everett 7 11-4 1100 100/1
2 Easter Hero John Moloney 9 12-7 1004.5 9/2
3 Richmond II Billy Stott 6 10-6 1040 40/1
4 Melleray's Belle James F Mason 10 10-0 1200 200/1
5 May King Fred Gurney 10 11-2 1066 66/1
6 Grakle Tim Hamey 7 11-9 1018 18/1
7 D.D.B. Mr R Gubbins 9 10-11 1066 66/1
8 Delarue Gerry Wilson 7 10-3 1200 200/1
9 Kilbairn Mr L Parry 8 10-0 1200 200/1 Last to complete
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Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
? Camperdown Kenyon Goode 10 10-0 1200 200/1 Fell
? Sprig Tony Escott 12 12-5 1050 50/1 Fell
? Bright's Boy Eric Foster 10 10-4 1025 25/1 Fell
? Koko S Duffy 11 12-3 1066 66/1 Fell
? Great Span William Payne 8 12-0 1016.6666666667 100/6 Pulled Up
? Trump Card Tommy Morgan 11 11-12 1033 33/1 Fell
03 Mount Etna Ted Leader 12 11-7 1028 28/1 Fell
? Knight Of The Wilderness Murtagh Keogh 9 11-7 1040 40/1
? Billy Barton Tommy Cullinan 11 11-7 1020 20/1 Fell
? Lloydee Dick Rees 7 11-4 1022 22/1 Fell
? The Ace II Mr G Evans 7 11-3 1066 66/1
? Ardeen Bob Lyall 12 11-2 1025 25/1
? Carfax Mr Basil Ancil 13 11-1 1040 40/1
? Ballystockart Captain Reginald Sassoon 10 11-0 1066 66/1
? Stort T Chisman 10 11-0 1200 200/1 Fell
? Lordi Captain Henry Weber 8 11-0 1028 28/1 Fell
? Master Billie Mr Monty Rayson 10 11-0 1020 20/1 Pulled Up
? Le Touquet T Teasdale 7 11-12 1200 200/1
? Skrun Prince Bill Gurney 8 10-12 1022 22/1 Fell
? Overdraft Mr R Bennet 7 10-11 1066 66/1
? Rampant Harry Misa 9 10-11 1100 100/1
? Tipperary Tim Bill Dutton 11 10-10 1100 100/1 Fell
03 Darracq Mr G S Poole 14 10-10 1040 40/1 Fell
? K.C.B. James Hogan jnr 7 10-10 1050 50/1
? Ardoon's Pride Dick Thrale 9 10-10 1200 200/1 Fell
? Sandy Hook Frank Fish 8 10-9 1100 100/1 Fell
? Herbert's Choice J Farrell 8 10-8 1200 200/1 Fell
? Dwarf Of The Forest Mr Harry Kennard 12 10-8 1200 200/1 Fell
? Drinmond Barney Balding 12 10-8 1050 50/1 Fell
? Uncle Ben Pat Powell 8 10-8 1040 40/1
? Beechmartin Lewis Rees 8 10-7 1050 50/1
? Ruddyman Billy Parvin 10 10-5 1050 50/1 Fell
? Hawker Captain A E Grant 15 10-5 1200 200/1
? Gay Dog II A Birch 10 10-3 1200 200/1
? Denburgh Gerald Hardy 10 10-3 1200 200/1 Fell
? Sultan of Wicken T James 10 10-3 1200 200/1
? Kilbrain Victor Piggott 9 10-3 1100 100/1 Fell
? Ballyhanwood Jack Goswell 8 10-2 1100 100/1
? Soldier's Joy Captain Gossage 11 10-2 1200 200/1
? Irina J Kelly 7 10-0 1200 200/1 Fell
? Duke Of Florence G Turner 8 10-0 1050 50/1
? Harewood Dudley Williams 7 10-0 1040 40/1 Fell
? Mabestown's Pride Mr D R Daly 13 10-0 1200 200/1 Knocked Over
? Rathory Roger Burford 13 10-0 1200 200/1
? Cloringo A Wall 8 10-0 1200 200/1 Fell
? Merrivale II Fred Brookes 11 10-0 1050 50/1 Fell
? Miss Balscadden George Bowden 10 10-0 1200 200/1
? Odd Cat J Sinnot 8 10-0 1200 200/1
? Best Home Mr G Elliott 8 10-0 1200 200/1 Fell
? Big Wonder J Bisggod 9 10-0 1050 50/1
? Fleet Prince Mr Fred Thackray 11 10-0 1200 200/1 Fell
? Kawngo Arthur Waudby 8 10-0 1200 200/1
? More Din A Harroway 9 10-0 1200 200/1 Fell
? Stage Management M Doherty 9 10-0 1100 100/1 Fell
? Theorem T Costello 12 10-0 1200 200/1 Fell
? Toy Bell Danny Morgan 7 10-0 1100 100/1 Fell
? Wild Edgar S Regan 9 10-0 1200 200/1 Fell

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Media Coverage and Aftermath[edit]

The media largely praised Aintree's decision to fill in the ditch at The Canal Turn in the wake of the pile up that happened there the previous year but the sheer volume of entries again led to criticism, despite Aintree having introduced an additional forfeit stage in the conditions, the Hon George Lambton claimed that the conditions of the race encouraged poor horses to be entered and that the framing of the weights was also unfair and that the top weights should not be forced to burden as much as 35lbs more than those at the foot of the handicap. Aintree responded the following year by increasing the minimum entry age from five to six years, though changes to the handicap remained unaltered until 1960.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sportsbook Guardian". Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Grand National Facts". 
  3. ^ a b "Grand National History". 
  4. ^ http://www.greyhoundderby.com/GN1929.htm
  5. ^ The Grand National 1839-1930 by David Hoadley Munroe
  6. ^ Sporting Life Souvenir Magazing, 4 April 1987, page 22