1969 Grand National

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1969 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 29 March 1969
Winning horse Highland Wedding
Jockey Eddie P. Harty, Sr.
Trainer Toby Balding
Owner Thomas H. McCoy, Jr. & Charles Burns
Conditions Firm
1968
1970
External video
Replay of the 1960s Grand Nationals in full Racing UK, BBC Sport, YouTube
Full coverage of the 1969 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1969 Grand National was the 123rd renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 29 March 1969.

Twelve-year-old Highland Wedding, running in his third Grand National, was the winner by 12 lengths. He was ridden by jockey Eddie Harty, Sr., for trainer Toby Balding. The favourite was Red Alligator who fell at the 19th fence.

Finishing order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Highland Wedding Eddie Harty 12 10-4 100/9
02 Steel Bridge Richard Pitman 11 10-0 50/1
03 Rondetto Jeff King 13 10-6 25/1
04 The Beeches Bill Rees 9 10-1 100/6
05 Bassnet Josh Gifford 10 10-12 100/8
06 Arcturus Pat Buckley 8 11-4 100/6
07 Fort Sun John Crowley 8 10-4 28/1
08 Kellsboro' Wood Andy Turnell 9 10-10 66/1
09 Furore II Macer Gifford 8 10-0 20/1
10 Miss Hunter Frank Shortt 8 10-0 50/1
11 The Fossa Andrew Parker Bowles 12 10-9 33/1
12 Limeburner John Buckingham 8 10-0 66/1
13 Castle Falls Stan Hayhurst 12 10-0 66/1
14 Limetra Paddy Broderick 11 10-9 50/1 Last to finish

Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) Starting price Fate
03 Tudor Fort John Haldane 9 10-4 50/1 Fell
04 Fearless Fred Terry Biddlecombe 7 11-3 15/2 Fell
06 Peccard George Sloan 8 10-4 50/1 Fell
10 Ballinabointra Paul Kelleway 10 10-1 100/1 Fell
10 Terossian Paul Sloan 9 11-3 50/1 Refused
12 Rosinver Bay Pat Taaffe 9 10-5 50/1 Refused
17 Juan Mr PJH Willis 13 10-9 100/1 Refused
19 Hove David Nicholson 8 10-9 100/6 Fell
19 Red Alligator Brian Fletcher 10 10-13 13/2 Fell
20 Flosuebarb Joe Guest 9 10-0 100/1 Fell
20 Game Purston Stan Mellor 11 10-0 33/1 Pulled Up
21 Moidore's Token Barry Brogan 12 10-9 100/6 Pulled Up
22 Kilburn Tommy Carberry 11 10-9 22/1 Fell
22 Tam Kiss Jeremy Hindley 10 10-13 50/1 Brought Down
27 The Inventor Tim Hyde jnr 8 10-0 33/1 Fell
30 Villay Derek Scott 11 10-3 100/1 Pulled Up

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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. ^ "Grand National Anorak |". freewebs.com. Retrieved 2014-08-27. 
  3. ^ "1968/69 - The Grand National and Aintree 1960-1969". Sixtiesnationals.webs.com. Retrieved 2014-08-18.