1961 Grand National

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1961 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 25 March 1961
Winning horse Nicolaus Silver
Jockey Bobby Beasley
Trainer Fred Rimell
Owner Charles Vaughan
Conditions Good to Firm
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External video
Highlights of the 1961 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1961 Grand National was the 115th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 25 March 1961.

The winner was 28/1 shot Nicolaus Silver who became the first grey winner for 90 years. He was ridden by jockey Bobby Beasley and trained by Fred Rimell. In second place was last year's winner Merryman II. O'Malley Point finished third, whilst Scottish Flight was fourth. The favourite, Jonjo, finished 7th.

Finishing order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Nicolaus Silver Bobby Beasley 9 10-1 28/1 5 Lengths
02 Merryman II Derek Ancil 10 11-12 8/1
03 O'Malley Point Paddy Farrell 10 11-4 100/6
04 Scottish Flight II Bill Rees 9 10-6 100/6
05 Kilmore Fred Winter 11 11-0 33/1
06 Wyndburgh Tim Brookshaw 11 11-5 33/1
07 Jonjo Pat Taaffe 11 10-7 7/1
08 Badanloch Stan Mellor 10 10-11 20/1
09 Team Spirit Willie Robinson 9 10-13 20/1
10 Siracusa Jumbo Wilkinson 8 10-1 100/7
11 Mr What David Dick 11 11-9 20/1
12 Ernest Johnny East 9 10-1 33/1
13 Sabaria Mick Roberts 10 10-2 100/1
14 Irish Coffee Jimmy Magee 11 10-6 50/1

Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
06 Taxidermist John Lawrence 9 11-4 40/1 Fell
17 Hunter's Breeze Francis Carroll 10 10-13 100/7 Fell
01 Floater Eddie Harty 8 10-11 50/1 Fell
19 Fresh Winds Roy Edwards 10 10-10 66/1 Unseated Rider
06 Brian Ogue Joe Guest 10 10-10 100/1 Unseated Rider
15 Bantry Bay Sir William Pigott-Brown 10 10-7 40/1 Unseated Rider
08 Wily Oriental Gerry Madden 9 10-6 40/1 Pulled Up
10 Oscar Wilde Taffy Jenkins 11 10-4 45/1 Fell
09 Jimuru John Leigh 10 10-4 33/1 Fell
06 Carrasco Peter Pickford 9 10-3 40/1 Fell
06 Kingstel George Slack 9 10-0 50/1 Fell
15 Vivant David Nicholson 8 10-6 50/1 Unseated Rider
01 Tea Fiend Ron Harrison 12 10-0 40/1 Unseated Rider
01 April Queen Anthony Biddlecombe 10 10-2 100/1 Fell
19 Grifel Vladimir Prakhov 8 12-0 100/1 Refused
22 Oxo Michael Scudamore 10 11-8 20/1 Pulled Up
22 Imposant Mr R Couetil 9 10-13 100/1 Pulled Up
19 Penny Feather Johnny Lehane 8 10-1 66/1 Refused
01 Clover Bud David Mould 11 10-10 50/1 Brought Down
09 Reljef Boris Pomonarenko 7 12-0 100/1 Unseated Rider
22 Double Crest Angus Irvine 9 10-7 50/1 Refused


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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. ^ 1960/61 - The Grand National and Aintree 1960-1969
  3. ^ Past Winners of The Grand National