1978 Grand National

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1978 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date 1 April 1978
Winning horse Lucius
Jockey Bob Davies
Trainer England Gordon W. Richards
Owner

Fiona Whitaker

breeder= Dr. Margaret Lloyd
1977
1979
External video
Replay of the 1975-79 Grand Nationals in full Racing UK, BBC Sport, YouTube
The 1978 Grand National British Movietone

The 1978 Grand National was the 132nd renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree near Liverpool, England, on 1 April 1978. In a close finish between the leading five horses, the winner was Lucius, by about half a length.

Three times winner Red Rum was declared out of the race due to injury, but was allowed to lead the post parade.

Finishing order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Lucius Bob Davies 9 10-9 14/1
02 Sebastian V Ridley Lamb 10 10-1 25/1
03 Drumroan Gerry Newman 10 10-0 50/1
04 Coolishall Martin O'Halloran 9 10-0 16/1
05 The Pilgarlic Richard Evans 10 10-1 33/1
06 Mickley Seabright Peter Brookshaw 10 10-3 33/1
07 Lord Browndodd John Francome 10 10-7 16/1
08 The Songwriter Bryan Smart 9 10-0 50/1
09 Roman Bar Pat Kiely 9 10-8 33/1
10 Brown Admiral John Burke 9 10-0 33/1
11 Golden Whin Steve Holland 8 10-4 50/1
12 Tamalin Graham Thorner 11 11-2 25/1
13 Lean Forward James Evans 12 10-0 33/1
14 Nereo Mark Floyd 12 10-0 66/1
15 Never Rock Kevin Mooney 9 10-0 50/1


Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) Starting price Fate
01 Cornish Princess Richard Hoare 10 10-1 66/1 Fell
01 Otter Way Jeff King 10 10-10 16/1 Fell
01 Teddy Bear II Philip Blacker 11 10-4 50/1 Fell
02 Hidden Value T Slack 10 10-0 25/1 Fell
03 War Bonnet Dessie Hughes 10 10-8 50/1 Fell
04 Sadale VI Clive Candy 11 10-1 66/1 Fell
06 Gleaming Rain Sean Treacy 10 10-0 25/1 Fell
06 Henry Hall Frank Berry 9 10-0 66/1 Fell
06 Tied Cottage Tommy Carberry 10 11-4 9/1 Fell
08 Irish Tony Dennis Atkins 10 10-0 33/1 Fell
08 Master H Reg Crank 9 11-2 10/1 Unseated Rider
10 Double Negative Colin Tinkler 8 10-0 33/1 Fell
10 Shifting Gold Bob Champion 9 11-6 16/1 Fell
10 So Niall Madden 9 10-4 14/1 Fell
11 Burrator John Suthern 9 10-0 66/1 Fell
11 Master Upham Paul Barton 10 10-0 25/1 Fell
11 Silkstone G Graham 10 10-0 66/1 Fell
13 Double Bridal Bill Smith 7 10-1 50/1 Fell
15 Churchtown Boy Martin Blackshaw 11 10-0 14/1 Fell
19 April Seventh Andy Turnell 12 10-11 20/1 Refused
21 Rag Trade Jonjo O'Neill 12 11-3 8/1 Pulled Up
22 Harban JP Byrne 9 10-0 66/1 Unseated Rider

Media Coverage and Aftermath

Unfortunately, the 1976 winner Rag Trade pulled up lame before the 22nd fence and was later euthanized.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1978 & 1979 - The Grand National & Aintree 1970-79". Seventiesnationals.webs.com. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  2. ^ The Grand National : the history of the Aintree spectacular, by Stewart Peters & Bernard Parkin, ISBN 0-7524-3547-7
  3. ^ "Grand National Anorak |". freewebs.com. Retrieved 2014-08-27.