This was run on Saturday 28th March 1953 and 31 ran. The winning time was 9 minutes 21 3/5secs. 


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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 44 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 EARLY MIST B.Marshall Mr J H Griffin
2 MONT TREMBLANT D.V.Dick Miss Dorothy Paget
3 IRISH LIZARD R.Turnell Lord Sefton
4 OVERSHADOW P.Taffe Mrs J A Wood
Also CARDINAL ERROR R.Curran Lady Joicey
Also CLONCARRIG Mr R McCreery Mr W S Dugdale
Also WHISPERING STEEL R.Morrow Mr F H Curnick
Also LAND FORT Mr H Oliver Junior Mr Harvey Oliver
Also SENLAC HILL R.Francis Lord Bicester
Also QUITE NATURALLY T Molony Mrs W T O'Grady
Also GLEN FIRE M Lynn Mr S Mercer
Also KNUCKLEDUSTER Mr P B Browne Mr P B Browne
Also WITTY G Slack Mr Clifford Nicholson
Also PARASOL II Mr A Oughton Mr A A Walton
Also ORDNANCE M.Scudamore Mr W J Rimell
Also LARRY FINN A.P.Thompson Mr B Bealby
Also LITTLE YID J.Power Mrs E Truelove
Also WAIT AND SEE A Freeman Mrs E Taylor
Also ARMOURED KNIGHT T Mabbutt Mr G H Dowty
Also PEARLY PRINCE R.E.Jenkins Mr A E Leigh Boulter
Also BAIRE J.Foster Mr M L Marsh
Also CREAM OF THE BORDER B.Wilkinson Mr G B Mackie
Also HEAD CREST S.Barnes Mr G H Dowty
Also LUCKY DOME P.J.Doyle Mr J A Wood
Also UNCLE BARNEY J.Boddy Mr H Bannister
Also GRAND TRUCE D.Leslie Mr J D Pickering
Also STEEL LOCK Mr E Maggs Mr E Maggs
Also DESIRE T.Cullen Mr C C Cameron
Also HIERBA A.Mullins Mrs A Warman
Also HAPPY DAYS A.Benson Mr J S Kirkham
Also PUNCHESTOWN STAR S.McComb Mr J G Greenaway

Sam McComb discussing Aintree to Ontario in the 1953 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:-

The rare handbill shown below is provided courtesy of the Robert Shaw collection.