West Tip

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West Tip
Sire Gala Performance
Grandsire Native Dancer
Dam Astryl
Damsire Vulgan
Sex gelding
Foaled 1977
Country Ireland
Owner Peter Luff
Trainer Michael Oliver
Major wins
Ritz Club Handicap Chase (1985)
Grand National (1986)
Last updated on March 7, 2009

West Tip (1977 - July 2001) was a racehorse who won the Grand National in 1986, ridden by Richard Dunwoody. West Tip had a distinctive scar on his hind quarters. He fell in the 1985 race at Bechers Brook on the second circuit, and finished fourth in 1987 and 1988, second in 1989, tenth in 1990, on each occasion he was ridden by Dunwoody. He was retired after the 1990 Grand National.[1]

In 1982, West Tip had been injured in an accident involving a lorry outside his stables, after which it was feared the horse would have to be put down.[2] He went on to win the National four years later.

Performance Timeline[edit]

Race 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
Grand National Fell 1st 4th 4th 2nd 10th


  1. ^ Racing mourns West Tip BBC.co.uk 25 July 2001.
  2. ^ Farewell to local hero Tippy