1966 Grand National

The 1966 Grand National was the 120th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree near Liverpool, England, on 26 March 1966.

1966 Grand National
Grand National
LocationAintree
Date26 March 1966
Winning horseRepublic of Ireland Anglo
Starting price50/1
JockeyEngland Tim Norman
TrainerEngland Fred Winter
OwnerEngland Stuart Levy
ConditionsSoft
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The winner was Anglo by 20 lengths, giving Freddie second place for a second consecutive year.

The winning jockey Tim Norman had been injured in a car accident two days earlier.

Finishing orderEdit

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Anglo Tim Norman 8 10-0 50/1 Won by 20 lengths
02 Freddie Pat McCarron 9 11-7 11/4 F
03 Forest Prince Gerry Scott 8 10-8 100/7
04 The Fossa Terry Biddlecombe 9 10-8 20/1
05 Jim's Tavern Nick Gaselee 9 10-0 100/1
06 Quintin Bay Jackie Cullen 10 10-0 100/1
07 Norther Peter Jones 9 10-0 100/1
08 Highland Wedding Owen McNally 9 10-0 15/2
09 Vulcano Josh Gifford 8 10-1 25/1
10 Gale Force X Bobby Coonan 9 10-0 50/1
11 Big George James Morrissey 11 10-0 33/1
12 Loving Record Ben Hannon 12 10-0 50/1 Last to complete

Non-finishersEdit

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) Starting price Fate
22 What A Myth Paul Kelleway 9 11-4 11/2 Fell
03 Rough Tweed Pat Buckley 12 10-7 22/1 Fell
22 Kapeno David Mould 9 10-6 100/7 Fell
06 Packed Home Tommy Carberry 11 10-3 33/1 Fell
22 Greek Scholar Michael Scudamore 7 10-4 50/1 Fell
26 Brown Diamond Francis Shortt 11 10-0 100/1 Fell
06 Popham Down Willie Robinson 9 10-0 22/1 Fell
17 Pontin-Go Buck Jones 14 10-0 100/1 Fell
15 Game Purston Paddy Cowley 8 10-0 100/1 Fell
22 Supersweet David Crossley-Cooke 9 10-6 100/1 Fell
20 Major Hitch Paddy Broderick 8 10-1 50/1 Fell
15 Irish Day Jimmy Magee 10 10-0 40/1 Fell
19 Scottish Final Johnny Gamble 9 10-0 100/1 Fell
21 Flamecap Frankie Carroll 9 10-0 100/1 Unseated Rider
15 Black Spot Jeremy Speid-Soote 9 10-0 100/1 Fell
28 Harry Black Roy Court 9 10-0 100/1 Baulked
27 Flying Wild Pat Taaffe 10 11-0 20/1 Pulled Up
22 Stirling Bobby Beasley 10 10-11 28/1 Pulled Up
27 Vultrix Stan Mellor 8 10-7 100/7 Pulled Up
20 Solimyth John Lawrence 10 10-1 100/1 Pulled Up
27 April Rose Major Piers Bengough 11 10-7 100/1 Pulled Up
27 L'Empereur Duke of Alburquerque 12 10-2 100/1 Refused
14 Willow King Liam McLoughlin 11 10-0 100/1 Pulled Up
27 Royal Ruse Tim Hyde 8 10-0 100/1 Pulled Up
18 Mac's Flare Robin Langley 10 10-0 100/1 Pulled Up
20 King Pin Tim Durant 10 10-11 100/1 Pulled Up
19 In Haste Johnny Leech 8 10-3 100/1 Pulled Up
27 My Gift Tony Redmond 10 10-0 100/1 Pulled Up
15 Bold Biri Johnny Lehane 10 10-0 100/1 Baulked
22 Valouis Eamon Prendergast 7 10-0 50/1 Brought Down
22 Leslie Michael Opperman 10 10-5 100/1 Brought Down
25 Dorimont William Shand-Kydd 12 10-0 50/1 Unseated Rider
15 Fujino-O Jeff King 7 12-0 100/1 Refused
15 Monarch's Thought Gordon Cramp 12 10-0 100/1 Refused
06 Groomsman Mr S Roberts 11 11-0 100/1 Refused

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Media coverageEdit

David Coleman presented Grand National Grandstand on the BBC. The seventh successive year the race was broadcast live and the sixth time Coleman fronted the coverage. Peter O'Sullevan, Bob Haynes and Tony Preston were the commentators.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Grand National : the history of the Aintree spectacular, by Stewart Peters & Bernard Parkin, ISBN 0-7524-3547-7
  2. ^ "1966/67 - The Grand National and Aintree 1960-1969". Sixtiesnationals.webs.com. 12 October 1968. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Past Winners of The Grand National". Grand-national.net. Archived from the original on 4 November 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  4. ^ "The Miami News - Google News Archive Search". Google News. Retrieved 27 August 2014.