1968 Grand National

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1968 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date30 March 1968
Winning horse Red Alligator
Jockey Brian Fletcher
Trainer Denys Smith
OwnerJohn Manners
  1967
1969  
External video
Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg The 1968 Grand National in full (BBC)
Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg Highlights of the 1968 Grand National (British Pathé)

The 1968 Grand National was the 122nd renewal of the Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 30 March 1968.

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The winner was the nine-year-old Red Alligator, by 20 lengths. He was ridden by jockey Brian Fletcher, who later rode Red Rum to victory in 1973 and 1974.

Tim Durant on Highlandie became the oldest jockey ever to complete the course at the age of 68.

Finishing order

PositionName Jockey AgeHandicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Red Alligator Brian Fletcher 910-0100/7
02Moidore's TokenBarry Brogan1110-8100/6
03Different ClassDavid Mould811-517/2
04RutherfordsPat Buckley810-6100/9
05The FossaRoy Edwards1110-428/1
06ValbusRobin Langley1010-0100/1
07Highland WeddingOwen McNally1111-018/1
08Reynard's HeirTommy Kinane810-428/1
09PrincefulJohnny Leech1010-466/1
10Steel BridgeEddie Harty1010-4100/1
11Manifest Richard Pitman 1010-066/1
12San AngeloBill Rees810-1025/1
13Some SlipperRon Atkins1110-066/1
14French Kilt Stan Mellor 810-0100/7
15HighlandieTim Durant1110-12100/1
16Dun WiddyArthur Moore1210-2100/1
17Quintin Bay Willie Robinson 1210-066/1Last to finish

Non-finishers

FenceName Jockey AgeHandicap (st-lb)Starting priceFate
06What A MythPaul Kelleway1112-028/1Fell
23RondettoJeff King1210-1233/1Fell
01Fort OrdTim Norman810-935/1Fell
27Vultrix Terry Biddlecombe 1010-828/1Pulled Up
09Quitte Ou Double LJohn Ciechanowski810-866/1Fell
09Master Mascus John Lawrence 910-666/1Fell
27Master Of ArtBen Hanbury810-2100/7Refused
06Go-PontinentalMacer Gifford810-025/1Fell
06Ross FourPeter Jones710-0100/1Fell
16Fort KnightRoddy Reid910-040/1Fell
08Mixed FrenchGordon Holmes910-0100/1Fell
27Kirtle-LadJohn Enright910-050/1Fell
16Polaris MissileNigel Thorne910-066/1Pulled Up
03BeechamBob Davies910-066/1Fell
06ValouisEamon Prendergast910-140/1Fell
26PhemiusGerry Scott1010-850/1Pulled Up
27ForcastleWilliam McLernon1010-850/1Refused
09Game PurstonDavid Cartwright1010-0100/1Refused
16Willing SlaveMick James810-2100/1Pulled Up
16Bassnet David Nicholson 910-1218/1Brought Down
16 Foinavon Phil Harvey1010/566/1Brought Down
16Ronald's BoyJohn Harty1110-0100/1Brought Down
16Champion PrinceAndrew Wates910-1266/1Brought Down
06Chu-TehNick Gaselee910-033/1Brought Down
27Chamoretta David Elsworth 810-1100/1Refused
29Regal John Josh Gifford 1010-8100/7Refused
09Great Lark Tommy Carberry 910-6100/6Refused
08PortationGordon Cramp1010-0100/1Refused

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Media coverage

The race was shown in a special edition of Grandstand on the BBC which was presented by David Coleman. The commentary team remained the same as the previous year, Peter O'Sullevan, Bob Haynes, Michael O'Hehir and Michael Seth-Smith. This was to be the final Grand National commentary for Bob Haynes.

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References

  1. The Grand National : the history of the Aintree spectacular, by Stewart Peters & Bernard Parkin, ISBN   0-7524-3547-7
  2. http://sixtiesnationals.webs.com/196869.htm