This was run on Saturday 3rd April 1971 and 38 ran. The winning time was 9 minutes 33 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 10 minute 10 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 SPECIFY J.Cook Mr F W Pontin
2 BLACK SECRET Mr J Dreaper Mrs J Watney
3 ASTBURY J.Bourke Mr Bryan P Jenks
4 BOWGEENO G.Thorner Mr V T Holt


T.Biddlecombe Mr A J Chambers
Also THE LAIRD J.King Mr H J Joel
Also CHARTER FLIGHT W Rees Mr John Rogerson
Also TWO SPRINGS Roy Edwards Mr D H Barnes
Also KING VULGAN J Crowley Mr J P Costello
Also BRIAN'S BEST R Evans Lord Leverhulme
Also CNOC DUBH T Carberry Mr Raymond Guest
Also LORD JIM S Mellor Mr Guildford Dudley Jnr
Also THE INVENTOR B Fletcher Mrs R E Sangster
Also MONEY BOAT R Coonan Mr Patrick Doyle
Also SOLDO D Mould Mrs B Moresby
Also BATTLEDORE J Enright Mr W E Morton
Also REGIMENTAL Mr J Lawrence Major Derek Wigan
Also TWIGAIRY E Harty Mr V C Matthews
Also BEAU BOB R Dennard Mr W H Whitbread
Also SANDY SPRITE R Barry Mrs G M Sandiford
Also SMOOTH DEALER A L Moore Mr Raymond Guest
Also THE OTTER T M Jones Mrs J Dening
Also COPPERLESS M Gibson Mr A S Neaves
Also COUNTRY WEDDING R Champion Mr H Billington
Also COMMON ENTRANCE Mr M Morris Mr A J Maxwell
Also CRAIGBROOK P Ennis Sir Archibald Edmonstone
Also FINAL MOVE T Stack Mr J Liddle
Also FLOSUEBARB J Guest Mrs E F Old
Also GAY BUCCANEER P Black Mr R W McKeever
Also HIGHWORTH Mr R Woodhouse Mr R H Woodhouse
Also INDAMELIA Mr P Hobbs Mr M J Thorne
Also KELLSBORO' WOOD A Turnell Mrs L M Prior
Also LIMEBURNER J Buckingham Mrs S N J Embiricos
Also MISS HUNTER Mr J Fowler Mrs W Macauley
Also PRIDE OF KENTUCKY A Mawson Mr E R Courage
Also VICHYSOISE P Blacker Lord Chelsea
Also VULTURE Sean Barker Mrs R K Mellon
Also ZARA'S GROVE G Holmes Mr N H Le Mare

Jim Dreaper describing what it was like growing up with Arkle and the 1971 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:-