1953 Grand National

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1953 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 28 March 1953
Winning horse Republic of Ireland Early Mist
Jockey Republic of Ireland Bryan Marshall
Trainer Republic of Ireland Vincent O'Brien
Owner Republic of Ireland Joe H. Griffin
Conditions Good
1952
1954
External video
Highlights of the 1953 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1953 Grand National was the 107th renewal of the Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 28 March 1953.

The race was won by eight-year-old Early Mist at odds of 20/1. Early Mist was the first of trainer Vincent O'Brien's three consecutive Grand National victories, and his jockey, Bryan Marshall, would also go on to win a second successive National the following year on Royal Tan.

Of the 31 that started, 5 finished. Mont Tremblant was 2nd, Irish Lizard was 3rd, Overshadow finished 4th and Senlac Hill was last to complete in 5th.

Finishing order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Early Mist Bryan Marshall 8 11-2 20/1
02 Mont Tremblant David Dick 7 12-5 18/1
03 Irish Lizard Bob Turnell 10 10-6 33/1
04 Overshadow Pat Taaffe 13 10-4 33/1
05 Senlac Hill Dick Francis 8 10-10 66/1 Last to complete

Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
01 Grand Truce Derek Leslie 9 10-0 66/1 Fell
01 Quite Naturally Tim Molony 9 10-8 18/1 Fell
02 Happy Days A Benson 13 10-0 66/1 Fell
03 Wait and See Arthur Freeman 8 10-5 50/1 Fell
03 Head Crest Sid Barnes 7 10-0 40/1 Fell
04 Baire John Foster 7 10-0 40/1 Fell
04 Cardinal Error Dick Curran 9 11-5 100/7 Fell
06 Land Fort Mr H Oliver jnr 9 10-13 50/1 Fell
08 Hiebra Alf Mullins 8 10-0 50/1 Fell
08 Parasol II Alan Oughton 8 10-4 25/1 Fell
08 Whispering Steel Bert Morrow 8 10-3 9/1 Brought Down
08 Lucky Dome Patrick Doyle 7 10-0 10/1 Pulled Up
08 Desire Tom Cullen 12 10-0 66/1 Pulled Up
10 Punchestown Star Sam McComb 9 10-0 66/1 Refused
11 Glen Fire Micky Lynn 10 10-8 10/1 Refused
11 Larry Finn Arthur Thompson 9 10-11 40/1 Brought Down
11 Cream Of The Border Jumbo Wilkinson 8 10-0 66/1 Brought Down
11 Steel Lock Mr E Maggs 9 10-0 66/1 Refused
19 Knuckleduster Mr PB Browne 9 11-0 25/1 Pulled Up
20 Armoured Knight Thomas Mabbutt 9 10-1 66/1 Fell
20 Ordnance Michael Scudamore 7 10-3 25/1 Fell
22 Uncle Barney Jack Boddy 10 10-4 40/1 Fell
22 Witty George Slack 8 10-5 22/1 Unseated Rider
24 Pearly Prince Taffy Jenkins 10 10-0 66/1 Fell
27 Little Yid Jimmy Power 11 10-1 7/1 Refused
28 Cloncarrig Mr Bob McCreery 13 11-5 66/1 Fell

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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. ^ "1953 - The Grand National & Aintree 1946-1959". fiftiesnationals.webs.com. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Past Winners of The Grand National". grand-national.net. Retrieved 2014-08-30.