This was run on the 6th April 1991 and it was fine. The winner won by 5 lengths and was owned by Sir Eric Parker, trained by David Barons and with a winning time of 9 mins 29.9 secs. The second was 8 lengths ahead of Auntie Dot with 25 lengths to Over The Road.


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The Youtube website and bank of film clips provide excellent coverage of the Grand National. The link below is a 9 minute 37 seconds clip of the Grand National.

Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer
1 SEAGRAM Nigel Hawke David Barons
2 GARRISON SAVANAH Mark Pitman Mrs J Pitman
3 AUNTIE DOT M Dwyer J Webber
4 OVER THE ROAD R Supple John Upson
also FRAZE V Chuloupka Vaclav Sehesta (Cz)
also BONANZA BOY P Scudamore M C Pipe
also MR FRISK Mr M Armytage K C Bailey
also YAHOO N Williamson J A C Edwards
also TEN OF SPADES J White N J Henderson
also GOLDEN FREEZE M Bowlby Mrs J Pitman
also DURHAM EDITION C Grant W A Stephenson
also RINUS N Doughty G Richards
also OKLAOMA II (Fr) R Kleparski Roland Kleparski (Fr)
also MASTER BOB J Osborne N J Henderson
also BIGSUN R Dunwoody D Nicholson
also SOLIDASAROCK G Bradley R Akehurst
also HUNTWORTH Mr A Walter M C Pipe
also CRAMMER J Durkan D J G Murray-Smith
also SOUTHERNAIR J Simo J R Jenkins
also ENVOPAK TOKEN M Perrett J T Gifford
also OLD APPLEJACK T Reed J H Johnson
also NEW HALEN S J O'Neill A P James
also RUN AND SKIP D Byrne J L Spearing
also BALLYHANE D Murphy J T Gifford
also MICK'S STAR C Swan M F Morris (Ire)
also FOYLE FISHERMAN E Murphy J T Gifford
also GENERAL CHANDOS J Bradbourne Mrs S C Bradbourne
also THE LANGHOLM DYER G McCourt G Richards
also TEAM CHALLENGE B de Haan Mrs J Pitman
also BUMBLES FOLLY (Nz) J Frost D H Barons
also HARLEY Ger Lyons Miss J Eaton
also MISTER CHRISTIAN (Nz) S Earle C James
also HOTPLATE P Niven D McCain
also GOLDEN MINSTREL T Grantham J T Gifford
also BLUE DART H Davies Capt. T A Forster
also ABBA LAD D Gallagher Mrs J Pitman
also FOREST RANGER D Tegg J A C Edwards
also LEAGAUNE M Richards T Casey
13/2 f Bonanza Boy
7/1 Garrison Savanah
12/1 Seagram
50/1 Auntie Dot
50/1 Over The Road

Dai Tegg philosophically suggesting fate rules us, not wisdom in the 1991 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:-