This was run on Saturday 29th March 1947 and 57 ran. The winning time was 10 minutes 3 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 5 minute 3 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 CAUGHOO E.Dempsey Mr J J McDowell
2 LOUGH CONN D.McCann Mrs M Rowe
3 KAMI Mr J.Hislop Sir Allan Gordon-Smith
4 PRINCE REGENT T.Hyde Mr James V Rank
Also HALCYON HOURS M Gordon Mr F More O.Ferrall
Also BRICETT M C Prendergast Mr H Linsley
Also REARMAMENT G Kelly Mrs C D Wilson
Also KILMAGLORY B Marshall Miss Dorothy Paget
Also REFUGIO F Adams Mr Frand Adams
Also REVELRY D L Moore Mr J T Doyle
Also SILVER FAME Capt R Petre Lord Bicester
Also SCHUBERT C Beechener Mrs Keith Cameron
Also LEAP MAN T Rimell Mr A W Fletcher
Also GORMANSTOWN T Molony Mr Clifford Nicholson
Also JACK FINLAY W Kidney Mr L S Elwell
Also LUAN CASCA A Brabazon Mr F More O'Ferrall
Also BRIGHTER SANDY Captain J Eustace-Smith Mr M Barker
Also HOUSEWARMER R O'Ryan Miss Dorothy Paget
Also KLAXTON J Maguire Mr T Radmall
Also E.P. M Molony Mr J Ismay
Also MUSICAL LAD M J Prendergast Mr L Michaelson
Also BULLINGTON J Bissill Major W W Higgin
Also BOGSKAR R Burford Lord Stalbridge
Also FIRST OF THE DANDIES J Moloney Mr J P Frost
Also MACMOFFAT I Alder Captain L Scott Briggs
Also ROWLAND ROY Mr R Black Mr A G Boley
Also SHEILA'S COTTAGE A Thompson Sir Hervey Bruce
Also YUNG-YAT J Brogan Mr F W E Gradwell
Also BOMBER COMMAND A Jarvis Mr A B Askew
Also PARTHENON P Murray Lord Bicester
Also GRANITZA N Dixon Mr C B Rendall
Also OCULTOR Mr D Owen Mr G R E Owen
Also SODA F Gurney Mr George Clover
Also BRICK BAT E Newman Mr James V Rank
Also TULYRA Mr D Jackson Mr D A Jackson
Also SOME CHICKEN R Turnell Mr J J Cleaver
Also DOMINO D Morgan Major W H MacKenzie
Also PRATTLER P Conlon Mr E Manner
Also BLACK JENNIFER J Sheehan Mr M Uglow
Also MARTIN M Major Skrine Major W H Skrine
Also CLYDUFFE M Hogan Mr N P Donaldson
Also DOUBLE SAM H Haley Mr S D Clark
Also WICKLOW WOLF M J Hogan Mr H Lane
Also GYPPO Mr J Cousins Mr J Cousins
Also GOOD DATE J Dowdeswell Mrs H Heywood-Jones
Also JUBILLE FLIGHT E Hannigan Mr W F Ransom
Also BORDER BOB J Neely Mr J R Bower
Also TRIBUNE K Gilsenan Mrs Guy Janson
Also OH JOE E Vinall Mrs E P Moss
Also SHANAKILL W Denson Mr R I Sainsbury
Also LINTHILL P Taylor Mr J Martin Sanderson
Also HANDY LAD Captain W Williams Mrs F G Knight
Also DAY DREAMS M Browne Mr L Michaelson
Also TOYETTE Major Harris Major R Waugh Harris
Also PATRICKSWELL P Cahalin Mr J Smurfit


E Reavey Mr W Seward
Bill Denson on the 10,000-1 Spring Double featuring Caughoo, the 100/1 winner of the 1947 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:-

GALLERY of 1947

I am grateful to Chris Pitt for his contribution to the Gallery.

The first shows Shanakill, ridden by Bill Denson, falling at the Canal Turn.

The second shows jockey Bill Denson