1928 Grand National

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1928 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 30 March 1928
Winning horse Tipperary Tim
Starting price 100/1
Jockey Mr. William Dutton
Trainer Joseph Dodd
Owner Harold Kenyon
Conditions Very heavy
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External video
Silent highlights of the 1928 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1928 Grand National was the 87th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 30 March 1928.

Before the race, Tipperary Tim's amateur jockey, William Dutton, heard a friend call out to him: "Billy boy, you'll only win if all the others fall!"[1] These words turned out to be true, as all of the 41 other starters fell during the race.

The 1928 National was run during misty weather conditions with the going very heavy.[2] As the field approached the Canal Turn on the first circuit, Easter Hero fell, causing a pile-up from which only seven horses emerged with seated jockeys. By the penultimate fence this number had reduced to three, with Great Span looking most likely to win ahead of Billy Barton and Tipperary Tim. Great Span's saddle then slipped, leaving Billy Barton in the lead until he too fell. Although Billy Barton's jockey Tommy Cullinan[3] managed to remount and complete the race, it was Tipperary Tim who came in first at outside odds of 100/1. The 10-year-old was trained by Joseph Dodd for owner Harold Kenyon.

With only two riders completing the course, 1928 set the record for the fewest number of finishers in a Grand National.[4]

Finishing order[edit]

Position Horse Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
1 Tipperary Tim Mr. William Dutton 10 10-0 1100 100/1
2 Billy Barton Tommy Cullinan 10 10-11 1033 33/1 Last to complete

Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Horse Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP[5] Fate
2-5 Sprig Ted Leader 11 12-7 1014.2857142857 100/7 Fell
2-5 Bright's Boy Monty Rayson 9 12-7 1020 20/1 Fell
8 Easter Hero Pat Powell 8 12-5 1014.2857142857 100/7 Fell
6 Koko Bill Gurney 10 12-5 1020 20/1 Fell
? The Coyote James Hogan 8 11-13 1040 40/1 Fell
2-5 Amberwave Major O'Brien 10 11-13 1010 10/1 Fell
? Trump Card Keith Piggot 10 11-10 1005.5 11/2 Fell
29 Great Span William Payne 7 11-9 1033 33/1 Lost Saddle
? The Ace II Tommy Morgan 6 11-6 1050 50/1 Refused
? Grakle Bob Lyall 6 11-5 1033 33/1 Refused
? Ballystockart Cpt Reginald Sassoon 9 11-2 1040 40/1 ?
? Darracq John Moloney 13 11-2 1020 20/1 ?
? Ardeen Tim Hamey 11 11-2 1040 40/1 ?
? Eagle's Tail Eric Foster 9 11-0 1050 50/1 ?
? Rathowen Henri Deterding 8 11-0 1033 33/1 ?
? Foxtrot Cpt H Lumsden 12 10-13 1100 100/1 ?
27 Maguelonne Bedeloup 6 10-13 1020 20/1 Fell
? May King Lewis Rees 9 10-3 1100 100/1 ?
8 Drinmond Barney Balding 11 10-13 1033 33/1 Refused
? Keep Cool Jack Goswell 13 10-11 1066 66/1 ?
? Spear O'War Fred Brookes 7 10-10 1050 50/1 ?
? Carfax Mr Basil Ancil 12 10-10 1025 25/1 ?
? Test Match J Maloney 10 10-9 1066 66/1 Refused
? Herbert's Choice Fred Gurney 7 10-8 1050 50/1 ?
8 Master Billie Dick Rees 9 10-8 1005 5/1 Refused
? Burgorite Mr F A Bonsal 13 10-7 1200 200/1 ?
? Mater Of Arts Major Cavanagh 11 10-6 1050 50/1 ?
? Ruddyman Billy Parvin 9 10-4 1066 66/1 ?
? Scotch Eagle Mr Harold Fowler 12 10-3 1100 100/1 ?
? Redlynch Mr West 7 10-3 1066 66/1 ?
? The Gosling Mr Stratford Dennis 8 10-3 1200 200/1 ?
? Rathory Dudley Williams 12 10-2 1100 100/1 ?
? Rathmore Mr Lawrence Whitfield 11 10-0 1066 66/1 ?
? Rossieny Bob Everett 9 10-0 1033 33/1 Fell
? Melleray's Belle J P Kelly 9 10-0 1200 200/1 Pulled Up
? Soldier's Joy D Quirke 10 10-0 1100 100/1 ?
? De Combat F Croney 11 10-0 1100 100/1 Fell
? Commonside Mr C B Harvey 9 10-0 1200 200/1 ?
? Scraptoft Mr M Barry 11 10-0 1200 200/1 ?
? Seti The First Mr E Craig Tanner 13 10-0 1040 40/1 ?

References[edit]

https://web.archive.org/web/20131227085539/https://www.sportsbookguardian.com/horse-racing/grand-national/winners http://the-grand-national.co.uk/history/1920/