This was run on Saturday 2nd April 1977 and 42 ran. The winner was trained by Donald McCain.


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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 3 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 RED RUM Tommy Stack Noel Le Mare
2 CHURCHTOWN BOY M.Blackshaw Mr Ben Arnold & Mr John Watkins
3 EYECATCHER C.Read Mr J.R.Bosley
4 THE PILGARLIC R.Evans Mr A. & Mrs G. Poole
5 FOREST KING R.Crank Mr K.W.Hogg
6 WHAT A BUCK J.King Lord Vestey


M.Morris Mr Michael Buckley
Also DAVY LAD D.T.Hughes Mrs J.B.McGowan
Also ROMAN BAR P.Kiely Mrs D.O'Sullivan
Also GAY VULGAN W.Smith Mrs W.L.Pilkington
Also PENGRAIL R Atkins Mrs G.T.Morton & Mrs C.E.Thornton
Also ANDY PANDY J.Burke Mrs Sean D.Mulligan
Also PRINCE ROCK G.Thorner Mr Michael Buckley
Also WAR BONNET T.Carberry Mr R.K.Agnew
Also WINTER RAIN M.Dickinson Mr F.Tyldesley
Also HIGH KEN Mr J.Edwards Mr Richard Hickman
Also HIDDEN VALUE J.T.Bourke Mr S.G.Norton
Also SIR GARNET J.J.O'Neill Mr Alan Kay
Also BROWN ADMIRAL S.Morshead Mr H.R.K.Zaisel
Also COLLINGWOOD C.Hawkins Mrs Jean D.Tombs & Mr R.L.Chapman
Also DUFFLE COAT B.R.Davies Mr G.A.Hubbard
Also LORD OF THE HILLS D.Goulding Mrs M.A.Perry
Also NEREO R.Kington Duke of Alburquerque
Also SAGE MERLIN I.Watkinson Mr J.D.Bingham
Also BOOM DOCKER J.Williams Mr Robert G.Pilkington
Also CARROLL STRETT R.Linley Mr B.H.McGrath
Also CASTLERUDDERY L.O'Donnell Mrs K.Harper
Also SAUCY BELLE R.F.Davies Mr G.D.Smith
Also HARBAN F.Berry Mr J.W.Ashmore
Also SEBASTIAN V R.Lamb Mr R.M.C.Jeffreys
Also ROYAL THRUST C.Tinkler Mrs J.Greenhalgh
Also HAPPY RANGER P.Blacker Mr N.Davenport
Also BURRATOR Mr J.Docker Mrs B.Ward
Also SANDWILAN R.Hyett Mr M.C.Spedding
Also FORESAIL G Holmes Mr W.Nolan
Also INYCARRA S.Jobar Mr C.W.R Fryer
Also SPITTIN' IMAGE R.Champion Mr Joseph Welch Jnr
Also WILLY WHAT J.Glover Mr M.D.R.Williams
Also FORT VULGAN N.Tinkler Mr A.J.Jacobs & Mr H.R.K.Zeisel
Also BARONY FORT Miss C.Brew Mrs R.Brew
Also HUPERADE Mr J.Carden Mr J.Carden
Also THE SONGWRITER B.Smart Mr P.R.Callander

Ron Atkins on being RA in the 1977 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:-