1956 Grand National Race Card / Programme

1956 Aintree Grand National – E.S.B.

One of the best known Grand Nationals of all time. Future author Dick Francis on board the Queen Mother’s horse Devon Loch. Yards from certain victory, the horse suddenly and inexplicably leapt into the air, did the splits on landing and handed the race to E.S.B. The race also featured 1953 winner Early Mist, 1954 Continue reading


1951 Grand National

1951 Aintree Grand National – Nickel Coin

The race took place on 7 April 1951. One of the most remarkable Grand Nationals ever ran. Utter chaos at the start saw twelve runners crash out at the first fence. Only three horses would complete the course, with 1950 winner Freebooter only getting as far as the second obstacle. Nickel Coin won the race, Continue reading