1917 Grand National

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1917 War Steeplechase
War Steeplechase
Location Gatwick Racecourse
Date 21 March 1917
Winning horse Ballymacad
Jockey Edmund Driscoll
Trainer Aubrey Hastings
Owner Sir George Bullough
1916 (unofficial)
1918 (unofficial) →

The 1917 Grand National was cancelled because Aintree Racecourse was taken over by the War Office. However, a substitute race known as the War Steeplechase was held at Gatwick Racecourse. The Gatwick races from 1916 to 1918 are typically omitted from the true Grand National records.

The 1917 War Steeplechase was won by Ballymacad, ridden by jockey Edmund Driscoll and trained by Aubrey Hastings.

References[edit]

http://www.grand-national.net/gatwick.htm