1917 War Steeplechase

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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.

Limerock ridden by Bill Smith was clear on the run-in when he collapsed yards from the winning post, similar to Devon Loch in 1956

Finishing Order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Ballymacad Edmund Driscoll ? 9-12 1011.1111111111 100/9
02 Chang Willie Smith 7 9-9 1005.5 11/2
03 Ally Sloper Ivor Anthony 8 11-10 1020 20/1
04 Vermouth John Reardon 7 12-3 1008.3333333333 100/12
? Father Confessor A Aylin 8 11-7 ?
? Queen Imaal Alfred Newey ? 11-3 1025 25/1
? Yellow Chat Georges Parfrement 6 11-0 1008.3333333333 100/12
? Blow Pipe Edward Lancaster 12 10-0 ?
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Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
? Templedowney Tom Hulme ? 12-7 1025 25/1 Fell
? Irish Mail Ernest Piggott 10 12-4 1025 25/1 Pulled Up
? Carrig Park Charles Hawkins ? 11-6 1003.5 7/2 Fell
Run-In Limerock Bill Smith ? 11-5 1014.2857142857 100/7 Fell
? Hackler's Bey Captain D Rogers 10 10-10 ? Fell
? Kenia A Saxby ? 10-10 1033 33/1 Fell
? Thowl Pin Charles Kelly 12 10-7 ? ?
? Charlbury Joe Dillon 9 10-6 ? Pulled Up
? Denis Auburn Roger Burford 10 10-4 ? Pulled Up
? Fargue Harry Brown 7 9-7 1025 25/1 Fell
? Grithorpe Herbert Smyth ? 9-7 ? Fell

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References[edit]

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