This was run on Saturday 21st March 1959 and 34 ran. The winning time was 9 minutes 37 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 11 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 OXO M.Scudamore Mr J E Bigg
2 WYNDBURGH T.Brookshaw Mrs J K M Oliver
3 MR WHAT T.Taaffe Mr D J coughlan
4 TIBERETTA A.Oughton Mr E R Courage


S.Hayhurst Mr G H Moore
Also DONE UP F.Winter Mr J U Baillie
Also JOHN JACQUES H.East Mrs D G Wares
Also SLIPPERY SERPENT P.Taaffe Mr Bernard Sunley
Also MAINSTOWN M.Batchelor Mrs M Milne Green
Also CANNONBIE LEE D.Nicholson Miss Dorothy Paget
Also MR GAY D.Ancil Mr P Thrale
Also DONDROSA Mr C Taylor Mr C B Taylor
Also GREEN DRILL G.Milburn Lord Cadogan
Also IRISH COFFEE C.Finnegan Mr J A Hale
Also ETERNAL P.Major Lord Colonel R Fenwick-Palmer
Also VIGOR W.Rees Mrs A R B Owen
Also PINTAIL B.Wilkinson Mr J P Bissill
Also OSCAR WILDE R.Jenkins Mr T T Jasper
Also SURPRISE PACKET G.Scott Mrs S Richards
Also VALIANT SPARK J.Lehane Mr O H Gilbey
Also SOLTOWN W Brennan Mr G E Garratt
Also KILBALLYOWN E.McKenzie Mrs M A Lynch
Also RICHARDSTOWN F.Carroll Mr F Neville
Also STOP LIST T.Shone Mr Anthony Watson
Also TURMOIL J.Hudson Mrs Geoffrey Kohn
Also NIC ATKINS F.Shortt Mrs P Lamb
Also SUNDAWN III J.Power Mr L Skelton
Also BELSIZE II Mr G Rooney Mr W G Boomer
Also EAGLE LODGE J.Bullock Mr N A Mardon
Also SOUTHERNTOWN P.Cowley Mr P J M Place
Also ROYAL TOURNAMENT R.Morrow Lt-Colonel M J Gilliat
Also THE CROFTER S.Mellor Lt-Colonel D M Bird
Also HENRY PURCELL A.Keen Mrs E C Smith

Wyndburgh-the National’s three-time runner up in 1957, 1959 and 1962. John Hudson on Turmoil in the 1959 Grand National. These are the titles of chapters 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:-