The race was run on 21st March 1964. There were 33 runners.
Perhaps one of the lesser known Grand Nationals, the 1964 renewal was won by 12 year old Team Spirit, at odds of 18/1. The winner carried 10 stone 3 pounds. The horse was ridden by Willie Robinson and trained by Fulke Walwyn. It also featured 1963 Grand National winner, Ayala.
This was also a tragic race in that jockey Paddy Farrell fell from his mount, Border Flight at The Chair and broke his back. His accident led to the formation of the Injured Jockeys Fund.
Team Spirit wins the 1964 Aintree Grand National:
Full race result:
|1||Team Spirit||Willie Robinson||12||10st 3lb||100/7|
|2||Purple Silk||John Kenneally||9||10st 4lb||22/1|
|3||Peacetown||Roy Edwards||10||10st 1lb||28/1|
|4||Eternal||Steve Davenport||13||10st 2lb||66/1|
|5||Pontin-Go||Peter Jones||12||10st 0lb||28/1|
|6||Springbok||Gerry Scott||10||10st 11lb||40/1|
|7||April Rose||Eddie Harty||9||10st 0lb||10/1|
|8||Baxier||William McLernon||8||10st 0lb||66/1|
|9||Crobeg||John Lawrence||11||10st 4lb||66/1|
|10||Pappageno’s Cottage||Pat Taaffe||9||11st 10lb||66/1|
|11||John O’Groats||Paul Kellaway||10||10st 3lb||66/1|
|12||Supersweet||Paddy Broderick||7||10st 1lb||66/1|
|13||Claymore||Colin Davies||11||10st 0lb||66/1|
|14||Out And About||Bruce Gregory||9||10st 1lb||66/1|
|15||Sea Knight||Paul Nicholson||9||11st 10lb||66/1|
Also ran: Pas Seul, Flying Wild, Laffy, Ayala, Kilmore, Border Flight, Lizawake, Dancing Rain, Centre Circle, Time, Reproduction, Merganser, Gale Force X, Groomsman, Red Thorn, Reprieved, Beau Normand, L’Empereur.
1964 Grand National Race Card
Seen here is the 1964 Grand National race card or programme. Perhaps not the most memorable of renewals, at more than fifty years old this race card still has a fair degree of rarity and is sought after. In sound condition, a copy is likely to achieve a good price.