This was run on Saturday 30th March 1985 and 40 ran. The winner was trained by Captain T.A.Forster at Wantage.


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Youtube and the BBC provide excellent coverage of the 1985 Grand National. The link below is of a 9 minute 56 second clip of the entire race.

Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 LAST SUSPECT Hywell Davies Anne, Duchess of Westminster
2 MR SNUGFIT P.Tuck Mr A.Greenwood
3 CORBIERE Peter Scudamore Mr B.R.H.Burrough
4 GREASEPAINT T.Carmody Mr M.J.Smurfit
5 CLASSIFIED J White Mr G.A.Rogers
6 IMPERIAL BLACK C.Hawkins Mr Tom Webster


J.Francome Mrs G. Webb Bronfman
Also LUCKY VANE J.Burke Miss B.Swire
Also HALLO DANDY G.Bradley Mr Richard Shaw
Also BROOMY BANK Mr A.J.Wilson Captain J.M.G.Lumsden & Viscountess Boyne
Also FETHARD FRIEND P.Barton K.Al-Said & Y.Idliby
Also TACROY A.Stringer Mr A.J.Duffield
Also SCOT LANE C.Smith Mr T.H.Isherwood
Also WEST TIP R.Dunwoody Mr Peter Luff
Also KUMBI K.Doolan Mr D.A.Lunt
Also MUSSO Mr S.Sherwood R.E.A.Bott (Wigmore Street) Lts
Also DUDIE A.Mullins Mr Michael B. Moore
Also RUPERTINO R.Stronge Lord Kenyon
Also SHADY DEAL R.Rowe Mr G.A.Hubbard
Also TUBBERTELLY T.J.Taaffe Mr F.T.McCann
Also TALON A.Webber Mr Broderick Munro-Wilson
Also ONAPROMISE A.Brown Mr John J.Greenwood & Mr J.E.Ball
Also KNOCKAWAD K.F.O'Brien Mr M.L.Wilmott
Also BLACKRATH PRINCE B.Reilly Mr R.Dowsett
Also HILL OF SLANE S.Smith Eccles Mrs M.A.Jarvis & Mrs Rita J.Kaplan
Also SOLIHULL SPORT S.Morshead Solihull Sports Services Ltd
Also CLONTHTURTIN Mr T.Thomson Jones Mr Douglas & Mrs Francis Rawnsley
Also FAULDON K.Mooney Mr Robert H.Kieckhefer
Also BASHFUL LAD G.McCourt Mrs F.H.Parkes & Mr Michael Oliver
Also CROSA S.Moore Mr S.C.Jones
Also GLENFOX Mr D Gray Mr P.R.Dickson & Mr Russell Bowes
Also NEVER TAMPER C.Brown J.J.Saunders Ltd
Also ROMAN BISTRO P.Nicholls Mr D.Martin-Betts
Also CAPTAIN PARKHILL C.Grant Mr Brian McLean
Also LENEY DUAL Mr D.Pitcher Mr D.F.Pitcher
Also OUR CLOUD Mr J.Queally Mr T.D.Strong
Also IMMIGRATE J.Hansen Mr W.Stevenson-Taylor
Also GREENHILL HALL D.Wilkinson Miss Betty Duxbury
Also NORTHERN BAY Philip Hobbs Twycross frozen Food Centre Ltd

Peter Scudamore dismayed when two were quicker in the 1985 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:-