This was run on Saturday 25th March 1961 and 35 ran. The winning time was 9 minutes 22 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 6 minute 54 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 NICOLAUS SILVER H.Beasley Mr C Vaughan
2 MERRYMAN II D.Ancil Miss W H S Wallace
3 O'MALLEY POINT P.Farrell Mr Alan Elliott


B.Ponomarenko Mr Ph. Pikarenko
Also GRIFEL V.Prakhov Mr Ph. Pika
Also MR WHAT D.V.Dick Mr D J Coughlan
Also OXO M.Scudamore Mr J E Bigg
Also WYNDBURGH T.Brookshaw Mrs J K M Oliver
Also TAXIDERMIST Mr J Lawrence Mrs Peter Hastings
Also KILMORE F.Winter Mr N Cohen
Also HUNTER'S BREEZE F.Carroll Mrs L H Brown
Also IMPOSANT Mr R Couteil Mr R Couteil
Also TEAM SPIRIT G.Robinson Mrs D R Brand
Also FLOATER E.P.Harty Mr C Hambro
Also BADANLOCH S.Mellor Lord Leverhulme
Also FRESH WINDS R Edwards Mr Arthur Maiden
Also BRIAN OGE J.Guest Mr F R Pullen
Also CLOVER BUD D.Mould Mr G G Llewellin
Also DOUBLE CREST A Irvine Mrs R M Byers
Also BANTRY BAY Sir W Pigott-Brown Mr H W Dufosee
Also JONJO P.Taaffe Mr J L O'Hangan
Also IRISH COFFEE J.Magee Mr W St G Burke
Also WILY ORIENTAL P.G.Madden Mr E H Mount
Also OSCAR WILDE R.E.Jenkins Mr T T Jasper
Also JIMURU Mr J Leigh Lady Leigh
Also CARRASCO P.Pickford Mr D J W Jackson
Also ERNEST H.J.East Mrs L Brotherton
Also PENNY FEATHER J.Lehane Mr Neville Hall
Also SIRACUSA B.Wilkinson Mrs E Truelove
Also SABARIA M.Roberts Mr A R Turnell
Also KINGSTEL G Slack Mr C Hornby
Also VIVANT D Nicholson Mrs T W Parker
Also TEA FIEND Ron Harrison Mr J D Pickering
Also APRIL QUEEN A Biddlecombe Mr Fear

Bill Rees the Queen Mother’s jockey in the 1961 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:-