1926 Grand National

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1926 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 26 March 1926
Winning horse Jack Horner
Starting price 25/1
Jockey Billy Watkinson
Trainer Harvey Leader
Owner Charles Schwartz United States
Conditions Good
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External video
Silent highlights of the 1926 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1926 Grand National was the 85th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 26 March 1926.

The steeplechase was won by Jack Horner, a 25/1 bet ridden by jockey Billy Watkinson and trained by Harvey Leader for American owner Charles Schwartz, who had paid 5,000 guineas for him a week beforehand. Schwartz won £5,000 for the victory.

Harvey Leader was a brother of Ted Leader and son of Tom Leader.

Old Tay Bridge finished in second place for the second successive year, Bright's Boy was third and Sprig fourth. Sprig won the National the following year under Ted Leader.

Silvo and Grecian Wave — both well fancied runners — fell at the first fence. Irish favourite Knight of the Wilderness went at the third. At Becher's Brook, Lee Bridge fell and brought down Koko.

Thirty horses ran in the race and all but one returned safely to the stables. Lone Hand was fatally injured in a fall.

Finishing Order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Jack Horner William Watkinson 9 10-5 1025 25/1
02 Old Tay Bridge Jack Anthony 12 12-2 1008 8/1
03 Bright's Boy E Doyle 7 11-8 1025 25/1
04 Sprig Ted Leader 9 11-7 1005 5/1
05 Darracq Fred Gurney 11 10-11 1040 40/1
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Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
? Gerald L Fred Brookes 12 12-2 1040 40/1 ?
? Thrown In Hon Hugh Grosvenor 10 10-11 1033 33/1 ?
? Red Bee D Behan 8 10-10 1066 66/1 ?
? Dwarf Of The Forest Mr Harry Kennard 9 10-10 1028 28/1 ?
? Master Billie Eric Foster 7 10-0 1020 20/1 ?
? Misconduct Billy Parvin 7 10-0 1028 28/1 ?
? Pop Ahead S Regan Jnr 8 10-0 1066 66/1 ?
1 Silvo Dick Rees 10 12-7 1007 7/1 Fell
? Ardeen Robert Trudgill 9 11-9 1033 33/1 Fell
? Mount Etna Mr Stratford Dennis 9 11-2 1016.6666666667 100/6 Fell
? Ben Cruchan Mr William Whitbread 12 11-2 1066 66/1 Fell
6 Koko Tim Hamey 8 11-1 1012.5 100/8 Fell
3 Knight Of The Wilderness J Meaney 6 11-0 1020 20/1 Fell
? Patsey V Major Cavenagh 12 10-9 1066 66/1 Fell
? Upton Lad Bill Dutton 11 10-8 1050 50/1 Fell
1 Grecian Wave Major John Wilson 8 10-8 1020 20/1 Fell
? White Surrey Farragher 14 10-7 1066 66/1 Fell
6 Lee Bridge Billy Stott 9 10-5 1020 20/1 Fell
? Test Match Pat L'Estrange 8 10-5 1066 66/1 Fell
? Pencoed Mr D Thomas 11 10-2 1100 100/1 Fell
? Lone Hand Tommy Morgan 8 10-0 1066 66/1 Fell
? Jolly Glad Mr P Dennis 9 10-1 1050 50/1 Fell
? Soldier Bill Kenyon Goode 10 10-0 1100 100/1 ?
? Wallsend Captain H Lumsden 6 10-0 1100 100/1 Fell
? Cash Box Mr R Read 9 10-0 1066 66/1 Fell

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.greyhoundderby.com/GN1926.htm
  2. ^ The Grand National 1839-1930 by David Hoadley Munroe
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-27.