1971 Grand National

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1971 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date 3 April 1971
Winning horse Specify
Jockey John Cook
Trainer John Sutcliffe
Owner Fred Pontin
1970
1972
External video
Replay of the 1970-74 Grand Nationals in full Racing UK, BBC Sport, YouTube
Highlights of the 1971 Grand National, along with 1970 and 1972 BBC Sport
The Grand National 1971 British Movietone

They're inside the final furlong now, Black Secret coming to challenge with Specify on the far side Sandy Sprite in between the two, it's Johnny Cook getting up on Specify... It's Specify and Black Secret, Specify is just gonna win it, at the line Specify is the winner!

Commentator Peter O'Sullevan describes the climax of the 1971 National

The 1971 Grand National was the 125th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree near Liverpool, England, on 3 April 1971.
Gay Buccaneer was very unlucky having been the clear leader at the canal turn only to be interfered with by a loose horse which resulted in him going from first to last. Specify was the winner, from a close finish between the leading five in the final furlong.

Finishing order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Specify John Cook 9 10-3 28/1
02 Black Secret Jim Dreaper 7 11-5 20/1
03 Astbury Jimmy Bourke 8 10-0 33/1
04 Bowgeeno Graham Thorner 11 10-5 66/1
05 Sandy Sprite Ron Barry 7 10-3 33/1
06 Two Springs Roy Edwards 9 11-4 13/1
07 Vichysoise Philip Blacker 9 10-3 100/1
08 King Vulgan John Crowley 10 11-0 16/1
09 Regimental Mr John Lawrence 8 10-6 66/1
10 Gay Buccaneer Pat Black 10 10-0 66/1
11 Final Move Tommy Stack 11 10-0 66/1
12 Limeburner (remounted) John Buckingham 10 10-0 100/1
13 Common Entrance Mouse Morris 10 10-0 100/1 Last to finish

Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) Starting price Fate
01 Brian's Best Richard Evans 11 10-11 33/1 Brought Down
01 Country Wedding Bob Champion 9 10-0 50/1 Brought Down
01 Craigbrook Peter Ennis 12 10-1 80/1 Fell
01 Gay Trip Terry Biddlecombe 9 12-0 8/1 Fell
01 Twigairy Eddie Harty 8 10-6 25/1 Brought Down
03 The Laird Jeff King 10 11-12 12/1 Fell
04 Battledore John Enright 10 10-6 45/1 Refused
06 Copperless Martin Gibson 10 10-1 100/1 Fell
06 Pride Of Kentucky Tony Mawson 9 10-0 50/1 Brought Down
06 Soldo David Mould 10 10-7 66/1 Fell
08 Highworth Mr RH Woodhouse 12 10-5 100/1 Pulled Up
08 Indamelia Philip Hobbs 8 10-5 100/1 Fell
10 Cnoch Dubh Tommy Carberry 8 10-11 20/1 Fell
10 The Otter Buck Jones 10 10-1 12/1 Fell
10 Zara's Grove Gordon Holmes 8 10-0 66/1 Fell
11 Lord Jim Stan Mellor 10 10-9 9/1 Fell
12 Kellsboro' Wood Andy Turnell 11 10-0 100/1 Fell
15 Miss Hunter John Fowler 10 10-0 33/1 Fell
19 Smooth Dealer Arthur Moore 9 10-3 33/1 Refused
19 Vulture Sean Barker 9 10-0 16/1 Fell
22 Beau Bob Richard Dennard 8 10-3 40/1 Unseated Rider
22 Money Boat Bobby Coonan 7 10-7 16/1 Fell
27 Charter Flight Bill Rees 9 11-8 25/1 Pulled Up
27 Flosuebarb Joe Guest 11 10-1 33/1 Pulled Up
27 The Inventor Brian Fletcher 10 10-7 20/1 Refused

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1970 & 1971 - The Grand National & Aintree 1970-79". Seventiesnationals.webs.com. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  2. ^ The Grand National : the history of the Aintree spectacular, by Stewart Peters & Bernard Parkin, ISBN 0-7524-3547-7
  3. ^ "Grand National Anorak |". freewebs.com. Retrieved 2014-08-27.