1949 Grand National

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1949 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 26 March 1949
Winning horse Russian Hero
Jockey Leo McMorrow
Trainer George R. Owen
Owner Fearnie Williamson
Conditions Slightly Firm
1948
1950
External video
Highlights of the 1949 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1949 Grand National was the 103rd renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 26 March 1949.

The race was won by 66/1 shot Russian Hero, a comfortable eight lengths ahead of his nearest challenger. Russian Hero was ridden by jockey Leo McMorrow and trained by George Owen, winning the top prize of £13,000 for owner Fearnie Williamson.

Forty-three horses ran; Roimond finished second, with Royal Mount third and Cromwell fourth.

Bora's Cottage was a fatality on the second circuit.

Finishing order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Russian Hero Leo McMorrow 9 10-8 66/1 8 lengths
02 Roimond Dick Francis 8 11-12 22/1
03 Royal Mount Patrick Doyle 10 10-12 18/1
04 Cromwell Anthony Mildmay 8 11-3 6/1
05 Flaming Steel Mr J Spencer 8 10-9 33/1
06 Happy Home Bryan Marshall 10 11-10 10/1
07 Tonderman Jack Bloom 12 10-4 66/1
08 Lucky Purchase Alec Jack 11 10-2 50/1
09 Bricett Tim Molony 12 10-9 20/1
10 Clyduffe Jimmy Power 14 10-0 66/1
11 Perfect Night Derek Ancil 11 10-0 66/1 Last to complete

Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
07 Cloncarrig Kevin Gilsenan 9 11-7 18/1 Fell
24 Ulster Monarch Dick Curran 10 11-2 28/1 Fell
09 Cavaliero Jimmy Brogan 8 11-1 100/8 Fell
09 Acthon Major Bobby O'Ryan 9 10-11 50/1 Fell
01 Caddie II J Maguire 11 10-10 66/1 Fell
? Leap Man Ernest Vinall 12 10-10 66/1 Fell
21 Bruno II M Pringle 9 10-9 66/1 Fell
? San Michele Mr Jack Boddy 9 10-5 66/1 Fell
25 Astra Arthur Thompson 8 10-4 50/1 Fell
? Magnetic Fin Lionel Vick 10 10-4 50/1 Fell
? Loyal Antrim Mr A Scannell 12 10-4 50/1 Fell
17+ Bora's Cottage E Kennedy 11 10-3 50/1 Fell
19 Monaveen Tony Grantham 8 10-3 50/1 Fell
22 Wot No Sun Glen Kelly 7 10-3 40/1 Fell
? Replica Eddie Reavey 11 10-3 66/1 Fell
? Arranbeg R McCarthy 12 10-2 66/1 Fell
? Martin M Major WH Skrine 9 10-1 66/1 Fell
24 Southborough P Murray 11 10-1 66/1 Fell
01 Stone Cottage M Hogan 8 10-1 66/1 Fell
? Celtic Cross J Parkin 11 10-0 66/1 Fell
? Morning Star II George Bowden 10 10-0 66/1 Fell
? Ship's Bell Mick O'Dwyer 9 10-0 66/1 Fell
? Offaly Prince Mr A Parker 10 10-4 66/1 Fell
? Barn Dance Eddie Newman 10 10-0 50/1 Fell
01 Parthenon Bobby Bates 10 10-5 66/1 Fell
? Sagacity Alan Power 11 10-0 66/1 Fell
24 Brighter Sandy Bob Turnell 11 11-2 40/1 Brought Down
? Gallery George Slack 11 10-8 40/1 Brought Down
? Ardnacassa R Connors 11 10-5 66/1 Brought Down
? Sen Toi Tommy Cusack 14 10-5 66/1 Brought Down
22 Royal Cottage Dicky Black 9 10-12 33/1 Refused
04 Caughoo Daniel McCann 10 11-0 66/1 Ran Out


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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Grand National : the history of the Aintree spectacular, by Stewart Peters & Bernard Parkin, ISBN 0-7524-3547-7
  2. ^ http://fiftiesnationals.webs.com/1949.htm
  3. ^ http://www.grand-national.net/past_winners.htm