This was run on Saturday 31st March 1973 and 38 ran.


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The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Grand National. The link below is a 9 minute 28 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 RED RUM Brian Fletcher Noel Le Mare
2 CRISP Richard Pitman Sir Chester Manifold
3 L'ESCARGOT T.Carberry Mr Raymond R Guest
4 SPANISH STEPS P.Blacker Mr E R Courage


S.Barker Mrs J Watney
Also PROUD TARQUIN Lord Oaksey Sir John Thomson
Also GREY SOMBRERO W.Shoemark Mr W F Cauldwell
Also GLENKILN J.J.O'Neill Mr N H Le Mare
Also SUNNY LAD W.Smith Mrs R E Sangster
Also BEGGAR'S WAY T.Kinane Mr D W Samuel
Also CANHARIS P.Buckley Lord Zetland
Also PROPHECY B.R.Davies Mrs C M Richards
Also PETRUCHIO'S SON D.Mould Mr P Blackburn
Also THE POOKA A.Moore Mrs J Bowes-Lyon
Also GENERAL SYMONS P.Kiely Mrs E Newman
Also HIGHLAND SEAL D.Nicholson Mrs J Dening
Also MR VIMY J.Haine Mrs F Harvey
Also ROUGE AUTUMN K.White Mrs Bryan P Jenks
Also ASTBURY J.Bourke Mrs Bryan P Jenks
Also SWAN-SHOT M.Blackshaw Mr J R Craig
Also BEAU PARC A.Turnell Mr D Ancil
Also ASHVILLE J.King Mr Raymond R Guest
Also GREAT NOISE D Cartwright Mr John W Rowles
Also MILL DOOR P.Cullis Mr E F Birchall
Also TARQUIN BID J.Bracken Mrs J H Weekes
Also HURRICANE ROCK R.Champion Mr D J Proctor
Also ROUGH SILK T.Norman Major C H Nathan
Also RICHELEAU N.Kernick Mrs E J Taplin
Also ENDLESS FOLLY J.Guest Mrs V Vanden Bergh
Also RAMPSMAN D.Munro Mr J Rose
Also FORTUNE BAY II Mr G Sloan Mr George A Sloan
Also GREEN PLOVER Mr M Morris Mr A M Darlington
Also CHARLEY WINKING Mr D Scott Mr L G Scott
Also PROUD PERCY R.R.Evans Mr R F Fisher
Also NEREO Duke of Alburquerque Duke of Alburquerque
Also CULLA HILL Mr N Brookes Mr Beverley J.Brookes
Also GO-PONTINENTAL J.McNaught Mrs H O'Neill
9/1 jf RED RUM
9/1 jf CRISP

Peter Cullis on riding the no-hoper in the 1973 Grand National. These are the titles of chapters from Chris Pitt’s book ‘Go Down to the Beaten’, which looks at personal stories by connections of horses which failed to win the Grand National, a copy of which can be purchased by clicking the link below:-