1968 Grand National

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1968 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 30 March 1968
Winning horse Red Alligator
Jockey Brian Fletcher
Trainer Denys Smith
Owner John Manners
1967
1969
External video
Replay of the 1960s Grand Nationals in full Racing UK, BBC Sport, YouTube
Highlights of the 1968 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1968 Grand National was the 122nd renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 30 March 1968.

The winner was the nine-year-old Red Alligator, by 20 lengths. He was ridden by jockey Brian Fletcher, who later rode Red Rum to victory in 1973 and 1974.

Tim Durant on Highlandie became the oldest jockey ever to complete the course at the age of 68.

Finishing order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Red Alligator Brian Fletcher 9 10-0 100/7
02 Moidore's Token Barry Brogan 11 10-8 100/6
03 Different Class David Mould 8 11-5 17/2
04 Rutherfords Pat Buckley 8 10-6 100/9
05 The Fossa Roy Edwards 11 10-4 28/1
06 Valbus Robin Langley 10 10-0 100/1
07 Highland Wedding Owen McNally 11 11-0 18/1
08 Reynard's Heir Tommy Kinane 8 10-4 28/1
09 Princeful Johnny Leech 10 10-4 66/1
10 Steel Bridge Eddie Harty 10 10-4 100/1
11 Manifest Richard Pitman 10 10-0 66/1
12 San Angelo Bill Rees 8 10-10 25/1
13 Some Slipper Ron Atkins 11 10-0 66/1
14 French Kilt Stan Mellor 8 10-0 100/7
15 Highlandie Tim Durant 11 10-12 100/1
16 Dun Widdy Arthur Moore 12 10-2 100/1
17 Quintin Bay Willie Robinson 12 10-0 66/1 Last to finish

Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) Starting price Fate
06 What A Myth Paul Kelleway 11 12-0 28/1 Fell
23 Rondetto Jeff King 12 10-12 33/1 Fell
01 Fort Ord Tim Norman 8 10-9 35/1 Fell
27 Vultrix Terry Biddlecombe 10 10-8 28/1 Pulled Up
09 Quitte Ou Double L John Ciechanowski 8 10-8 66/1 Fell
09 Master Mascus John Lawrence 9 10-6 66/1 Fell
27 Master Of Art Ben Hanbury 8 10-2 100/7 Refused
06 Go-Pontinental Macer Gifford 8 10-0 25/1 Fell
06 Ross Four Peter Jones 7 10-0 100/1 Fell
16 Fort Knight Roddy Reid 9 10-0 40/1 Fell
08 Mixed French Gordon Holmes 9 10-0 100/1 Fell
27 Kirtle-Lad John Enright 9 10-0 50/1 Fell
16 Polaris Missile Nigel Thorne 9 10-0 66/1 Pulled Up
03 Beecham Bob Davies 9 10-0 66/1 Fell
06 Valouis E Prendergast 9 10-1 40/1 Fell
26 Phemius Gerry Scott 10 10-8 50/1 Pulled Up
27 Forcastle William McLernon 10 10-8 50/1 Refused
09 Game Purston David Cartwright 10 10-0 100/1 Refused
16 Willing Slave Mick James 8 10-2 100/1 Pulled Up
16 Bassnet David Nicholson 9 10-12 18/1 Brought Down
16 Foinavon Phil Harvey 10 10/5 66/1 Brought Down
16 Ronald's Boy J Harty 11 10-0 100/1 Brought Down
16 Champion Prince Mr Andrew Wates 9 10-12 66/1 Brought Down
06 Chu-Teh Nick Gaselee 9 10-0 33/1 Brought Down
27 Chamoretta David Elsworth 8 10-1 100/1 Refused
29 Regal John Josh Gifford 10 10-8 100/7 Refused
09 Great Lark Tommy Carberry 9 10-6 100/6 Refused
08 Portation Gordon Cramp 10 10-0 100/1 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. ^ http://sixtiesnationals.webs.com/196869.htm