This was run on Saturday 27th March 1954 and 29 ran. The winning time was 9 minutes 32 4/5secs. 


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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 32 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 ROYAL TAN B.Marshall Mr J H Griffin
2 TUDOR LINE G.Slack Mrs E Truelove
3 IRISH LIZARD M.Scudamore Lord Sefton
4 CHURCHTOWN T.Taaffe Mrs M V O'Brien
5 SANPERION D.Leslie Mr J H Burgess
6 MARTINIQUE Mr E Greenway Mr A Greenberg
7 UNCLE BARNEY L.McMorrow Mr H Bannister
8 SOUTHERN COUP A P Thompson Captain E A Gargan
9 ONTRAY Mr R Brewis Captain L Scott Briggs
Also LEGAL JOY D V Dick Miss Dorothy Paget
Also WHISPERING STEEL R.Morrow Mr F H Curnick
Also ALBERONI Mr E Cousins Mr H H M Stanley
Also CONEYBURROW P.Taaffe Mr I E Levy
Also DOMINICK'S BAR T Molony Mrs P Kiely
Also SWINTON HERO Mr C B Harty Mr D Fowler
Also PRINCE OF ARRAGON J.Gorey Mr T A Connolly
Also ICY CALM R Francis Mrs O Martin-Montis
Also GAY MONARCH II T.Brookshaw Mr J R Roberts
Also ORDNANCE II J.Dowdeswell Sir Ronald Gunter
Also BAIRE J.Foster Mr M L Marsh
Also HIERBA R.J.Hamey Mrs A Warman
Also BORDER LUCK T.Shone Mr J R Bower
Also PARIS NEW YORK M.Roberts Mr R E Ansell
Also STATESMAN E.Newman Mrs C Magnier
Also GENTLE MOYA Mr J Straker Mr J J Straker
Also ROYAL STUART J.Power Lord Leverhulme
Also TRIPLE TORCH D.Ancil Major J I Medlicott
Also MINIMAX Capt M MacEwan Mr A J Sellar
Also PUNCHESTOWN STAR S.McComb Mr J G Greenaway

I am grateful to Keith Graham for the very rare scan of the once famous, and popular, 'Hospitals' Trust' Grand National Sweepstake which was run in aid of worthwhile hospital charities.

15/2 Irish Lizard
8/1 Coneyburrow
8/1 Royal Tan
10/1 Churchtown
10/1 Tudor Line
100/6 Gentle Moya
18/1 Ordnance
20/1 Sanperion
33/1 Dominicki's Bar
33/1 Legal Joy
40/1 Icy Calm
40/1 Southern Coup
40/1 Whispering Steel
50/1 Gay Monarch
50/1 Statesman
50/1 Uncle Barney
66/1 Alberoni
66/1 Baire
66/1 Border Luck
66/1 Hiebra
66/1 Martinique
66/1 Minimax
66/1 Ontray
66/1 Paris New York
66/1 Prince of Aragon
66/1 Punchestown Star
66/1 Royal Stuart
66/1 Swinton Hero
66/1 Triple Torch
  Over Round 110%
George Slack on three times second including the 1954 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:-