This was run on Saturday 5th April 1946 and 34 ran. The winning time was 9 minutes 38 1/5secs. 


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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 7 minute 11 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 LOVELY COTTAGE Captain R Petre Mr J Morant
2 JACK FINLAY W.Kidney Mr L S Elwell
3 PRINCE REGENT T.Hyde Mr James V Rank
4 HOUSEWARMER A.Brabazon Miss Dorothy Paget


W.Redmond M R Saint
Also RED BOWER G.Kelly Lord Stalbridge
Also SCHUBERT C.Beechener Mrs Keith Cameron
Also LARGO W.Halford Mrs I Strang
Also HEIRDOM P.Cahalin Mr H Quinn
Also BOGSKAR R.Matthews Lord Stalbridge
Also KAMI H.Bonneau M Andre Adele
Also MACMOFFAT I.Alder Captain L Scott Briggs
Also ASTROMETER M Gordon Miss Dorothy Paget
Also KNIGHT'S CREST P.J.Murphy Mr F E Benner
Also SUZERAIN G.Archibald Mr Ben Davis
Also LIMESTONE EDWARD D.Doyle Mr Clifford Nicholson
Also VAIN KNIGHT R.Curran Mr H C Falconer
Also NEWARK HILL P.Lay Mr T A Spiers
Also SILVER FAME D.Ruttle Lord Bicester
Also HISTORICAL REVUE S.Ryan Mr L Abrahamson
Also TULYRA Mr D Jackson Mr D A Jackson
Also DUNSHAUGHLIN R.J.O'Ryan Miss Dorothy Paget
Also DOUBLE FLUSH E.Newman Mr L Michaelson
Also YUNG-YAT T Cullen Mr F W E Gradwell
Also KING GESSON R.Burford Mrs G Coles
Also LOUGH CONN D.McCann Mrs M Rowe
Also JOCK F.Gurney Lord Rosebery
Also MUSICAL LAD M.Browne Mr L Michaelson
Also BRICETT J.Brogan Mr H Linsley
Also GYPPO Mr J Cousins Mr J Cousins
Also COLONEL BLIMP C.Mitchell Lt-Colonel E Harwood-Williams
Also ALACRITY G.Bowden Mr J Bowden
Also CLOSURE Mr H.Applin Mr J D Norris
Also ELSICH W.Balfe Mr K Edwards
Bill Balfe, The man who rode Elsich in 1946, possibly the worst horse ever to run in the Grand National. This is the title of a chapter 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:-