1975 Grand National

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1975 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date5 April 1975
Winning horse Flag of Ireland.svg L'Escargot
Starting price 13/2
Jockey Flag of Ireland.svg Tommy Carberry
Trainer Flag of Ireland.svg Dan Moore
Owner Flag of the United States.svg Raymond R. Guest
  1974
1976  
External video
Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg The 1975 Grand National in full (BBC)
Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg The 1975 Grand National (Part 1 of 2) BBC
Nuvola apps kaboodle.svg The 1975 Grand National (Part 2 of 2) BBC
And L'Escargot is going to avenge last year's defeat. Tommy Carberry is gonna become the first jockey in history to win the Gold Cup, the Irish National and the English National as L'Escargot strides near 12 years old to win the National for Raymond Guest, and here he comes to the line, L'Escargot the comfortable winner of the 1975 National!

Commentator Peter O'Sullevan describes the climax of the 1975 National

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The 1975 Grand National (officially known as the News of the World Grand National for sponsorship reasons) was the 129th renewal of the Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree near Liverpool, England, on 5 April 1975. The race was won by 13/2 second-favourite L'Escargot, ridden by Tommy Carberry, in a time of nine minutes and 31.1 seconds and by a distance of 15 lengths over 7/2 favourite Red Rum, [1] who was thus denied a third consecutive win. [2]

Finishing order

PositionName Jockey AgeHandicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01L'EscargotTommy Carberry1211-313/2Won by 15 lengths
02 Red Rum Brian Fletcher 1012-07/2 F
03Spanish StepsBill Smith1210-320/1
04Money MarketJeff King810-314/1
05The Dikler Ron Barry 1211-1320/1
06Manicou Bay Bob Champion 910-740/1
07Southern QuestS Shields810-633/1
08Glanford BriggMartin Blackshaw911-420/1
09Hally PercyMacer Gifford1110-066/1
10Rag Trade John Francome 910-418/1Last to complete [3]

Non-finishers

FenceName Jockey AgeHandicap (st-lb)Starting priceFate
02Clear CutTommy Stack1111-120/1Fell
02Junior PartnerKen White810-018/1Fell
04Rough HouseJohn Burke910-1212/1Fell
04ZimulatorDonald Swan810-0100/1Fell
05Castleruddery Ted Walsh 910-428/1Refused
06April SeventhAndy Turnell911-028/1Brought Down
06BaronaPaul Kelleway910-840/1Fell
06Spittin ImageMichael Cummins910-050/1Fell
07Royal Relief John Oaksey 1111-122/1Fell
08Ballyrichard AgainAnthony Webber1010-140/1Unseated Rider
13Feel FreeTaffy Salaman910-066/1Fell
13Tudor ViewGerry McNally910-1100/1Brought Down
15Even DawnDavid Mould810-450/1Pulled Up
15Land LarkGraham Thorner1010-114/1Fell
15Shaneman Peter Greenall 1010-8100/1Pulled Up
17BallyathJimmy Bourke910-0100/1Pulled Up
19Rough SilkLuis Urbano1210-828/1Refused
21High KenBarry Brogan911-128/1Fell
22Beau BobJeremy Glover1210-1100/1Fell
25Kilmore Boy Philip Blacker 910-240/1Fell
26Glen OwenDennis Atkins810-018/1Fell [3]

Media coverage and aftermath

David Coleman presented a Grand National Grandstand special. Unfortunately, this year saw two fatalities. Land Lark suffered a heart attack whilst jumping the 15th and Beau Bob who had noticeably tired and dropped back to the rear took a heavy fall at Becher's Brook on the second circuit (22nd fence) and had to be euthanized.

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References

  1. "1974 & 1975 - The Grand National & Aintree 1970-79". Seventiesnationals.webs.com. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  2. The Grand National : the history of the Aintree spectacular, by Stewart Peters & Bernard Parkin, ISBN   0-7524-3547-7
  3. 1 2 "Grand National Anorak |". freewebs.com. Retrieved 27 August 2014.

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