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).


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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

I am grateful to David Copland for the horses hoof shown below which is of Playfair, winner of the 1888 Grand National, and has been mounted in copper by Rowland Ward of Piccadilly into a desk top inkwell.

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8/1 Chancellor
10/1 The Badger
100/9 Ringlet
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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
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