1972 Grand National

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1972 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date 8 April 1972
Winning horse Well To Do
Jockey Graham Thorner
Trainer Capt Tim Forster
Owner Capt Tim Forster
1971
1973
External video
Replay of the 1970-74 Grand Nationals in full Racing UK, BBC Sport, YouTube
Highlights of the 1972 Grand National, along with 1970 and 1971 BBC Sport
The Grand National 1972 British Movietone

The 1972 Grand National was the 126th renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree near Liverpool, England, on 8 April 1972.
The winner was Well To Do, whose price went down from 33-1 to 14-1 the day before. Former winner Gay Trip was second, and there was a dead-heat for third place.

Finishing order[edit]

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Well To Do Graham Thorner 9 10-1 14/1
02 Gay Trip Terry Biddlecombe 10 11-9 12/1
03 Black Secret Sean Barker 8 11-2 14/1
03 General Symons Pat Kiely 9 10-0 40/1
05 Astbury Jimmy Bourke 9 10-0 25/1
06 Specify Barry Brogan 10 10-11 22/1
07 Bright Willow Bill Smith 11 10-1 28/1
08 Money Boat Frank Berry 8 10-3 16/1
09 Rough Silk David Nicholson 9 10-6 25/1 Last to finish

Non-finishers[edit]

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) Starting price Fate
01 Gyleburn Ron Barry 9 10-4 20/1 Fell
01 Saggart's Choice Tommy Stack 9 10-1 28-1 Fell
03 L'Escargot Tommy Carberry 9 12-0 17/2 Knocked Over
04 Cardinal Error John Francome 8 10-4 12/1 Refused
04 Lime Street Richard Pitman 8 10-1 25/1 Unseated
06 Beau Park Mr A Nicholson 9 11-2 50/1 Fell
06 Lisnaree Frank Turner 9 10-0 100/1 Fell
06 Swan Shot Pat McCarron 9 10-3 33/1 Fell
08 Nom De Guerre Johnny Haine 10 10-0 33/1 Fell
09 Country Wedding Bob Champion 10 10-4 50/1 Fell
10 Bullocks Horn Richard Smith 9 10-0 28/1 Refused
10 Cloudsmere David Mould 8 10-4 18/1 Fell
11 Gay Buccaneer Tim Hyde jnr 11 10-0 33/1 Fell
11 The Inventor Bill Shoemark 11 10-2 33/1 Refused
13 Alaska Fort Bobby Beasley 7 10-13 33/1 Brought Down
13 The Pantheon Ken White 9 10-4 33/1 Fell
15 Even Delight Richard Dennard 7 10-2 40/1 Pulled Up
15 Vulture Peter Brogan 10 10-2 100/1 Refused
16 Deblin's Green David Cartwright 9 10-0 33/1 Pulled Up
17 Just A Gamble Pat Buckley 10 10-1 100/1 Fell
19 Nephin Beg Peter Morris 10 10-0 100/1 Pulled Up
19 The Otter Buck Jones 11 10-0 25/1 Fell
19 Vichysoise Philip Blacker 10 10-3 100/1 Refused
21 Miss Hunter Arthur Moore 11 10-0 50/1 Pulled Up
22 Fair Vulgan Macer Gifford 8 10-0 14/1 Fell
22 Fortina's Palace Jeff King 9 10-7 16/1 Fell
22 Kellsboro' Wood Andy Turnell 12 10-0 100/1 Fell
23 Limeburner Bill Rees 11 10-0 100/1 Pulled Up
23 Rigton Prince John Enright 11 10-9 25/1 Pulled Up
23 Twigairy Tom Davies 9 10-9 28/1 Pulled Up
24 Permit Richard Evans 9 10-0 100/1 Fell
24 The Pooka Cecil Ross 10 10-5 50/1 Fell
26 Pearl of Montreal Bobby Coonan 9 10-4 55/1 Pulled Up

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 & 1973 - 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.