This was run Saturday 20th March 1948 and 43 ran. The winning time was 9 minutes 25 2/5secs. 


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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 13 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SHEILA'S COTTAGE A.P.Thompson Mr J.Proctor
2 FIRST OF THE DANDIES J.Brogan Major D.Vaughan
3 CROMWELL Lord Mildmay Lord Mildmay
4 HAPPY HOME G.Kelly Miss Dorothy Paget


T.Hyde Mr James V.Rank
Also KLAXTON R.Smyth Mr T.Radmall
Also ROWLAND ROY B.Marshall Mr A.G.Boley
Also ROIMOND R.Black Lord Bicester
Also CADDIE II J.Maguire Mr Paul Mellon
Also SILVER FAME M.Molony Lord Bicester
Also REVELRY D.L.Moore Mr J.D.Clark
Also HALCYON HOURS M C Prendergast Mr F.More-O'Ferrell
Also LOVELY COTTAGE C.Hook Mr J.Morant
Also BRICETT T.Molony Mr H.Linsley
Also REARMAMENT D.Ruttle Mrs C.D.Wilson
Also CAUGHOO E.Dempsey Mr J.J.McDowell
Also WAR RISK R.Turnell Mrs J.Rogerson
Also CLONCARRIG Mr J.Hislop Sir Allan Gordon-Smith
Also WEEVIL V.Mooney Mr D.Morris
Also CLONABOY E.Hannigan Mr Alan H.Wood
Also GORMANSTOWN M.Hogan Mr Clifford Nicholson
Also PLATYPUS A.Jack Mr R.I.Sainsbury
Also LOUGH CONN J.Fitzgerald Mrs M.Rowe
Also HOUSEWARMER H Nicholson Miss Dorothy Paget
Also SIR JOHN Major C.Blacker Mr F.Dyson
Also TUDOR CLOSE T Maher Mr P.D.Turner
Also LOYAL ANTRIM E Newman Mr Skeets Martin
Also ZAHIA E.Reavey Mr F.N.Gee
Also SCHUBERT L.McMorrow Mrs Keith Cameron
Also ULSTER MONARCH Capt J Eustace-Smith Mr N.P.Donaldson
Also MUSICAL LAD M.Browne Mr L.Michaelson
Also ULTRA BENE A.Grantham Lord Mildmay
Also LE DAIM S Pinch Mrs G.I.Osborne
Also OFFALY PRINCE Mr A.Parker Mr G.C.Judd
Also SKOURAS A.Power Mr R.Collen
Also PARTHENON P.Murray Lord Bicester
Also SODA II H.Bonneau Mrs Pulham
Also MALTESE WANDERER K Gilsenan Mr G.J.Wells
Also HIGHLAND LAD E.Kennedy Mrs A.H.Watt
Also TOMMY TRADDLES C Harrison Mr J.S.Schilizzi
Also SOME CHICKEN W.Redmond Mr J.J.Cleaver
Also SERPENTINE C Mitchell Mr D.P.O'Brien
Also BORA'S COTTAGE E.Vinall Mr F.L.Vickerman
Glen Kelly on gaining Miss Paget’s spare ride in the 1948 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:-
I am grateful to Robert Nugent for the excellent, rare scans shown below.