Comply or Die

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Comply or Die
Comply or Die.jpg
Sire Old Vic
Grandsire Sadler's Wells
Dam Madam Madcap
Damsire Furry Glen
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1999
Country Ireland
Colour Bay
Breeder Martin J. Dibbs
Owner David Johnson
Trainer David Pipe
Record 20-8-4-0
Earnings £606,640[1]
Major wins
Bristol Novices' Hurdle (2003)
Rising Stars Novices' Chase (2004)
Eider Chase (2008)
Grand National (2008)
Last updated on April 5, 2009

Comply Or Die is a British-trained thoroughbred racehorse, owned by David Johnson. Ridden by Timmy Murphy and trained by David Pipe he was the winner of the £450,640[2] 2008 John Smith's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, run on Saturday 5 April 2008.[3] It pushed ahead at the last fence[4] to win from the grey King John's Castle .

Bookmakers William Hill conceded that his victory had cost the chain 7 million GBP.[5]

In the John Smith's Grand National on the 4th of April 2009, Comply Or Die finished 2nd place at odds of 14-1. He carried approximately one extra stone of weight than in his previous Grand National and lost to Mon Mome.

Comply Or Die participated in 2 additional Grand Nationals in the coming two years. He respectively finished 12th in 2010 and was pulled up before 3rd last fence in 2011. After that, Comply Or Die was immediately retired.


  1. ^ Prize money to date
  2. ^ Daily Telegraph Issue 47,537 dated 5th April 2008
  3. ^ BBC details
  4. ^ Sunday Telegraph Issue number2,443 (dated 6th April 2008
  5. ^ Article by Alistair Osborne "it's Comply and cry for William Hill" on page B1 of the Daily Telegraph, Issue number 47,544 (dated 25th April 2008)