1940 Grand National

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1940 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date 5 April 1940
Winning horse Bogskar
Jockey Sgt. Mervyn A. Jones
Trainer Lord Stalbridge
Owner Lord Stalbridge
← 1939
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External video
Highlights of the 1940 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1940 Grand National was the 99th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 5 April 1940.

Thirty horses ran in the steeplechase, which was won by Bogskar, a 25/1 shot ridden by Royal Air Force sergeant Mervyn Jones. MacMoffat finished in second place, Gold Arrow was third, and Symaethis fourth.

It was the last true Aintree Grand National before a five-year break due to World War II.

Finishing order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Bogskar Mervyn Jones 7 10-4 25/1 4 lengths
02 MacMoffat Ian Alder 8 10-10
03 Gold Arrow Peter Lay 8 10-3
04 Symaethis Matthew Feakes 8 10-7
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Also ran[edit]

Position/Fate Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP
Fell (29th) Royal Danieli Dan Moore 9 11-13
The Professor George Owen 9 11-8
Fell (13th) Dunhill Castle Gerry Wilson 10 11-5
Rockquilla Thomas F Carey 10 11-5
16 Red Eagle Tommy Elder 9 11-2
Dominick's Cross Cyril Mitchell 9 11-1
Black Hawk Fred Rimell 9 11-0
Kilstar George Archibald 9 11-0
Away Ian 'Kim' Muir 9 11-13
Knightsbrook ? ? 10-9
Milano Danny Morgan 9 10-9
Venturesome Knight Reg Tweedie 10 10-8
Litigant Richard 'Dicky' Black 9 10-7
Le Cygne WT O'Grady 7 10-7
Inversable Matt Hogan 12 10-6
Boyo Richard Morgan 9 10-4
Takvor Pacha Otho Prior-Palmer 8 10-4
Fell (14th) National Knight Hywel Jones 8 10-4
Red Freeman Bill Redmond 9 10-3
Underbid Frenchie Nicholson 8 10-3
Batchelor Prince Mr R Loewenstein 13 10-3
Downright James Seely 11 10-3
Second Act Jack Dowdeswell 9 10-3
Sterling Duke Tim Hyde 9 10-3
Corn Law Thomas McNeill 8 10-3
Luxborough Eric Brown 6 10-3
Lazy Boots James Ward 14 10-3
Tuckmill Glen Kelly 10 10-3
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