This was run on Saturday 26th March 1955 and was won by Quare Times ridden by Pat Taaffe when 30 ran. The winning time was 10 minutes 20 3/5secs. 


The British Pathe website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Grand National. The link below is a 8 minute 12 seconds clip of the Grand National.

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 QUARE TIMES P.Taaffe Mrs W H E Welman
2 TUDOR LINE G.Slack Mrs E Truelove
3 CAREY'S COTTAGE T.Taaffe Mr D J Coughlan
4 GIGOLO R.Curran Mrs M Milne Green
5 ONTRAY Mr R Brewis Captain Scott Briggs
6 GENTLE MOYA Mr J J Straker Mr J J Straker
7 CLEARING R.J.Hamey Mr M Kingsley
8 WILD WISDOM Lt-Colonel W Holman Mr G R Marsh
9 EARLY MIST B.Marshall Mr John Dunlop
10 RED RUBE A.Oughton Sir John Carew-Pole
11 IRISH LIZARD M.Scudamore Lord Sefton


D.V.Dick Prince Aly Khan
13 UNCLE BARNEY L.McMorrow Mr H Bannister
Also MARINER'S LOG R.Francis Lord Bicester
Also MR LINNETT Mr J R Cox Mr Leonard Partridge
Also SUNDEW P.J.Doyle Mrs Geoffrey Kohn
Also E.S.B. T.Cusack Mrs Leonard Carver
Also ORIENTAL WAY F.Winter Mr L Abrahamson
Also LITTLE YID R.Emery Mrs E Truelove
Also COPP T.Molony Mr C C Allan
Also M'AS-TU-VU A.Freeman Queen Elizabeth
Also NO RESPONSE D.Ancil Sir Thomas Ainsworth
Also DARK STRANGER Mr J Bosley Mr L A Coville
Also BLUE ENVOY Mr E Greenway Mrs E M Halahan
Also ANOTHER RAKE D.Leslie Mr F H Gilman
Also MOOGIE J.Neely Mrs M Westwood
Also STEEL LOCK J.A.Bullock Mrs D M Harris
Also ROMAN FIRE J.Dowdeswell Mrs H R Marsh
Also MUNSTER KING II V.Speck Mrs A T Hodgson
Also SUN CLASP J.Power Mr E O Boardman
7/1 Copp
9/1 Early Mist
100/9 Quare Times
10/1 Tudor Line
100/8 Irish Lizard
100/8 Mariner's Log
100/6 Gigolo
20/1 Carey's Cottage
20/1 Mr Linnett
22/1 M'as Tu Vu
28/1 Royal Tan
28/1 Sundew
33/1 Oriental Way
40/1 Dark Stranger
45/1 Another Rake
45/1 No Response
50/1 Clearing
50/1 Gentle Moya
50/1 Little Yid
50/1 Uncle Barney
66/1 Blue Envoy
66/1 ESB
66/1 Moogie
66/1 Munster King II
66/1 Ontray
66/1 Red Rube
66/1 Roman Fire
66/1 Steel Lock
66/1 Sunclasp
66/1 Wild Wisdom
  Over Round 113%
Rex Hamey suggesting everything was muddy and wet in the 1955 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.