This was run on Saturday 1st April 1978 and 37 ran. The winner was trained by G.W.Richards at Penrith.


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Youtube and Racing UK provide excellent coverage of the 1978 Grand National. The link below is of a 10 minute 4 second clip of the entire race.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 LUCIUS Bob Davies Mrs D.A. (Fiona) Whitaker
2 SEBASTIAN V R.Lamb Mr R.M.C.Jeffreys
3 DRUMROAN G.Newman Mrs G.St John Nolan
4 COOLISHALL M.O'Halloran Mr & Mrs P.W.Harris


R Champion Mr R.H.Russell
Also TIED COTTAGE T.Carberry Mr A.Stanley Robinson
Also RAG TRADE J.J.O'Neill Mr P.B.Raymond
Also MASTER H R.Crank Mr S.P.Marsh
Also TAMALIN G.Thorner Mr T.A.Metcalfe
Also APRIL SEVENTH A.Turnell Mrs B.Meehan
Also OTTER WAY J.King Mr O.J.Carter
Also ROMAN BAR P.Kiely Mrs B.O'Sullivan
Also WAR BONNET D.T.Hughes Mr S Flynn
Also SO Mr N.Madden Mr R.De Vere Hunt
Also MICKLEY SEABRIGHT Mr P.Brookshaw Mr P.T.Brookshaw
Also GOLDEN WHIN S.Holland Mrs G.L.Taylor
Also HIDDEN VALUE T Stack Mr F.Mitchell
Also BROWN ADMIRAL J.Burke Mr H.R.K.Zeisel
Also MASTER UPHAM P.Barton Mr R.E.Brinkworth
Also IRISH TONY D.Atkins Cocked Hat Farm Foods
Also DOUBLE NEGATIVE C.Tinlker Mrs M.Wood Power
Also NEVER ROCK K.Mooney Mr G.Barley
Also CHURCHTOWN BOY M.Blackshaw Mr Ben Arnold
Also CORNISH PRINCE R.Hoare Mr W.G.Turner
Also LEAN FORWARD H.J.Evans Sir John Thomson
Also LORD BROWNDODD J.Francome Mr J.Brazil
Also NEREO M.Floyd Duke of Alburquerque
Also THE PILGARLIC R.R.Evans Mr A. & Mrs G. Poole
Also HARBAN J.P.Byrne Mr J.W.Ashmore
Also HENRY HALL F.Berry Mr St J.G.O'Connell
Also BURRATOR J.Suthern Mrs M.A.Berry
Also DOUBLE BRIDAL W.Smith Major-General Sir James d'Avigdor-Goldsmid
Also TEDDY BEAR II P.Blacker Mr G.D.Smith
Also SILKSTONE G.Graham Mr K.C.Kelsall
Also THE SONGWRITER B.Smart Mr P.R.Callander
Also GLEAMING RAIN S.Treacy Mrs J.R.Mullion
Also SADALE VI C.Candy Mrs J.A.George

Richard and James Evans wanting to make sure you get round in the 1978 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:-