This was run on good going and the weather was clear. It took place on 23rd March and the time was 10 mins 12secs. Tom Skelton (Tom Tagg ) was riding in his fourth Grand National and finished fourth).

GRAND NATIONAL 1888

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I am very grateful to John Davis who, somehow, managed to get hold of news footage of the race and allows it to be included below:-

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 PLAYFAIR Mawson Mr E W Baird
2 FRIGATE Mr W Beasley Mr Maher
3 BALLOT BOX W Nightingall Mr P Nickall
4 RINGLET T Skelton Lord Rodney
also ALADDIN Mr C W Waller Mr L de Rothschild
also JEANIE H Barker Mr Abington
also GAMECOCK Captain E R Owen Mr E Benzon
also MAGIC A Hall HRH The Prince of Wales
also THE BADGER A Nightingall Baron C de Tuyll
also USNA Mr H Beasley Mr J Gubbins
also SAVOYARD Mr George Lambton Baron W Schroeder
also JOHNNY LONGTAIL Dollery Mr A Yates
also BELLONA Mr C J Cunningham Mr T B Miller
also SPAHI T Kavanagh Mr J Gubbins
also OLD JOE W Daniells Mr A J Douglas
also CHANCELLOR Mr W H Moore Mr E Wardour
also KINFAUNS J Page Mr T Brinckman
also THE FAWN Mr E P Wilson Lord Cholmondeley
also TRAP G Lowe Mr Churtin
also CORK Mr W Woodland Mr Adrian
  Betting    
7/1 Usna    
8/1 Chancellor    
10/1 The Badger    
100/9 Ringlet    
100/8 Frigate    
100/6 Bellona    
18/1 Old Joe    
20/1 Trap    
20/1 Gamecock    
20/1 The Fawn    
25/1 Ballot Box    
25/1 Savoyard    
25/1 Magic    
33/1 Aladdin    
33/1 Spahi    
40/1 Playfair    
40/1 Johnny Longtail    
100/1 Kinfauns    
100/1 Cork    
1000/5 Jeanie    
  Over Round 103%    

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