This was run on Saturday 30th March 1974 and 42 ran. The winner was trained by Donald McCain.


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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 6 minute 54 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 RED RUM Brian Fletcher Noel Le Mare
2 L'ESCARGOT T.Carberry Mr Raymond R.Guest
3 CHARLES DICKENS A.Turnell Lt-Colonel P.Bengough
4 SPANISH STEPS W.Smith Mr E.R.Courage


R.Coonan Mr J.J.Byrne
Also ROYAL RELIEF Lord Oaksey Mr E.R.Courage
Also PRINCESS CAMILLA M.Blackshaw Miss C.H.Bartholomew
Also HUPERADE Mr J.Carden Mr J.Carden
Also STRAIGHT VULGAN R.Barry Mrs G.M.Sandiford
Also VULGAN TOWN J.Haine Brigadier-General W.P.Gilbride
Also ROMAN HOLIDAY J.King Lord Chelsea
Also NEREO Duke of Alburquerque Duke of Alburquerque
Also ROUGH HOUSE Mr J.Burke Mr R.P.Brown
Also SUNNY LAD D.Cartwright Mrs R.E.Sangster
Also BAHIA DORADA J.Guest Mr J.R..Pullen
Also GLENKILN R.Crank Mr N.H.Le Mare
Also SHANEMAN B.Hannon Mr T.J.Lawlor
Also SAN-FELIU P.Buckley Lady Hay
Also THE TUNKU R.R.Evans Mr D.W.Rimmer
Also STEPHEN'S SOCIETY Mr C.Collins Mr C.D.Collins
Also TUBS VI V.O'Brien Mr T.V.O'Brien
Also CLOUDSMERE P.Kelleway Mr W.H.Whitbread
Also FRANCOPHILE R.Pitman Mr & Mrs S.Powell
Also PEARL OF MONTREAL T.Kinane Mr G.F.F.Fasenfeld
Also DEBLIN'S GREEN N.Wakley Mr G.H.Yardley
Also ROUGE AUTUMN K.B.White Mr Bryan P.Jenks
Also NORWEGIAN FLAG J.Bourke Miss Dorothy Squires
Also QUINTUS G.Thorner Mr E.R.Courage
Also ESCARI P.Black Mr J.J.McDowell
Also BEAU BOB J.Glover Mr W.H.Whitbread
Also SIXER M.Salaman Mr Glynne Clay
Also CULLA HILL Mr N.Brookes Mr Beverley J Brookes & Mr Norton H.Brookes
Also BEGGAR'S WAY V.Soane Mr H.Jackson
Also SCOUT T.Stack Mr A.D.W.Allen
Also ASTBURY Mr W.Jenks Mr Bryan P.Jenks
Also WOLVERHAMPTON R.Quinn Mr Bill Davies
Also ROUGH SILK M.Morris Mrs P.G.McCrea
Also ESTOILE R Hyett Mr H.Burt
Also KARACOLA C.Astbury Mr David M.Adams
Also MILL DOOR J.McNaught Mr W.E.Lipka
Also DUNNO Mr N.Mitchell Mrs E.Mitchell
Also GO-PONTINENTAL J.Suthern Mr R.Armstrong

Ken White feeling older and wiser in the 1974 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:-