This was run on Saturday 25th March 1950 and 49 ran. The winning time was 9 minutes 24 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 6 minute 52 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 FREEBOOTER J.Power Mrs L Brotherton
2 WOT NO SUN A.P.Thompson Captain T D Wilson
3 ACTHON MAJOR R.J.O'Ryan Mrs J S Gorman
4 ROWLAND ROY R.Black Mr A G Boley


Marquis de Portago Marquis de Portago
Also ROIMOND R Francis Lord Bicester
Also KLAXTON J Maguire Mr W G Gibson
Also CLONCARRIG R.Turnell Sir Allan Gordon-Smith
Also SHAGREEN G Kelly Mr James V Rank
Also CAVALIERO J.A.Bullock Mr W R Porter
Also RUSSIAN HERO L.McMorrow Mr W F Williamson
Also CROMWELL Lord Mildmay Lord Mildmay
Also STOCKMAN D Thomas Mr R G Patton
Also ROYAL MOUNT A.Corbett Mr T Goodall
Also MONAVEEN A.Grantham HRH Princess Elizabeth
Also HAPPY RIVER D.McCann Mrs P P Hogan
Also BATTLING PEDULAS D.Marzani Mr J Lipton
Also CASTLEDERMOT T.Molony Mrs M H Keogh
Also GALLERY G.Slack Sir Arthur Pilkington
Also FIGHTING LINE Mr E Greenway Mrs C A Hall-Hall
Also CADAMSTOWN E Dempsey Mr R McLlhagga
Also BINGHAMSTOWN Mr L Furman Mr L Furman
Also ARDNACASSA T.Brookshaw Mr S H Martin
Also SODA II K.Mullins Mrs V M Pulham
Also ANGEL HILL T Shone Captain T R Colville
Also INVERLOCHY P.Doyle Mr F S Dyson
Also BARNEY VI T P Burns Mr W Quirke
Also SKOURAS M.Browne Mr A G Delahooke
Also COLUMN A.Mullins Mr Alfred Sainsbury
Also POSSIBLE P.Conlon Duchess of Norfolk
Also KNOCKIRR T.Cusak Mrs V Taylor
Also TOMMY TRADDLES F.O'Connor Mr J S.Schilizzi
Also CONFUCIUS C O'Connor Mr J P Frost
Also SAFETY LOCH D.Punshon Mrs J H Thursby
Also SHIP'S BELL M.O'Dwyer Mrs M Parker
Also SAN MICHELE J.Boddy Mrs E Metcalfe
Also HIGHLAND COTTAGE M.Hogan Mr Clifford Nicholson
Also INCHMORE R Curran Mr H C Falconer
Also LIMESTONE COTTAGE J.Dowdeswell Mr Alfred Cooper
Also PASTIME C.Sleator Brigadier R O Critchley
Also SOUTHBOROUGH E.Reavey Contessa di Sant Elia
Also IVAN'S CHOICE P.J.O'Brien Mr H J Jones
Also OLE MAN RIVER G Bonas Mr Arthur Dickinson
Also SAINTFIELD Mr M Gosling Lt-Colonel N M H Wall
Also COMERAGH P.J.Kelly Major Noel Furlong
Also ZARTER Mr J.Straker Captain I A Henderson
Also MERMAID VI Mr T.B.Palmer Mr T B Palmer
Also DYNOVI A Jack Mr G Coxon
Tony Grantham the first Royal jump jockey in the 1950 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 1950

I am grateful to Chris Pitt for providing the pictures shown in the Gallery.

The first shows Monaveen ridden by Tony Grantham, taking the Water Jump ahead of the ecentual third Acthon Major.

The second shows Monaveen and Tony Grantham jumping the last at Hurst Park on his way to victory in the inaugural running of the Queen Elizabeth Handicap Chase on 31st December 1949.

The third shows Tony Grantham in post-race discussions with Princess Elizabeth and the Queen Mother.