This was run on Saturday 26th March 1966 and 47 ran. The winning time was 9 minutes 52 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 6 minute 17 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 ANGLO T.Norman Mr S Levy
2 FREDDIE P.McCarron Mr R R Tweedie
3 FOREST PRINCE G.Scott Mrs Dennis Thompson
4 THE FOSSA T.Biddlecombe Mr R Greatbatch


J.King Mr azuo Fujii
Also WHAT A MYTH P.Kelleway Lady Weir
Also FLYING WILD P.Taaffe Mr Raymond R Guest
Also STIRLING H.Beasley Mr W J Ingram
Also VULTRIX S.Mellor Mr H Dare
Also ROUGH TWEED P.Buckley Mr S L Green
Also KAPENO D.Mould Mr W H Whitbread
Also PACKED HOME T.Carberry Mr Raymond R Guest
Also GREEK SCHOLAR M.Scudamore Mr J Thornton Junior
Also SOLIMYTH Mr J Lawrence Lt-Colonel J R E Benson
Also BROWN DIAMOND F.Shortt Mrs P M Lamb
Also DORIMONT Mr W Shand-Kydd Mr W Shand-Kydd
Also POPHAM DOWN G.W.Robinson Mrs Charles Turriff
Also PONTIN-GO T.M.Jones Mr F W Pontin
Also BOLD BIRI J.Lehane Mr J E Biggs
Also APRIL ROSE Major P Bengough Major P Bengough
Also GAME PURSTON P.Cowley Mr J P Yeomans
Also LOVING RECORD B.Hannon Mr J J McDowell
Also NORTHER P.Jones Mr J G Jones
Also L'EMPEREUR Duke of Alberquerque Duke of Alberquerque
Also SUPERSWEET Mr D Crossley Cooke Miss M Britton
Also WILLOW KING L.McLoughlin Captain C A G Perry
Also MONARCH'S THOUGHT G.Cramp Mr D H Ellison
Also VALOUIS T Carberry Mr J Prendergast
Also MAJOR HITCH P.Broderick Mr W Noddings
Also ROYAL RUSE T.Hyde Mr Ronald B Woodard
Also QUINTIN BAY J Cullen Mr Skeets Martin
Also BIG GEORGE J.Morrissey Mrs R J McAlpine
Also JIM'S TAVERN Mr N Gaselee Mrs P F J Colvin
Also GALE FORCE X R.Coonan Captain F Warrington Gillet
Also GROOMSMAN Mr S Roberts Mr S Roberts
Also IRISH DAY J Magee Mr A Pownall
Also VULCANO J.Gifford Miss E Chanelle
Also LESLIE Mr M Opperman Mr J M Opperman
Also SCOTTISH FINAL J.Gamble Mr B J W Meaden
Also MAC'S FLARE R.Langley Captain J Wilson
Also FLAMECAP F.Carroll Mr C Ronaldson
Also BLACK SPOT J.Speid-Soote Mrs O M Lusty
Also KING PIN Mr T Durant Mrs D Dye
Also IN HASTE J.Leech Lord Chelsea
Also HARRY BLACK R.Court Mr H Lane
Also MY GIFT A.Redmond Mr P Rooney

Pat McCarron telling all about Freddie in the 1966 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:-