GRAND NATIONALS of the 1980's (1980-1989)
First run officially in 1839, it is a handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 3½ furlongs (7,141m) with horses jumping 30 fences over two circuits. The course over which the race is run - the National Course - is uniquely challenging, featuring much larger fences than those found on conventional National Hunt tracks. Many of these fences, including Becher's Brook, The Chair and the Canal Turn have become famous in their own right. These, combined with the extreme distance of the event, create what has been called, "the ultimate test of horse and rider."
The Grand National is the most valuable jump race in Europe, with a prize fund of £975,000 (in 2013). It is popular amongst many people who do not normally watch or bet on horse racing at other times of the year.
Aintree racecourse has overcome all the hardships and obstacles in surviving through the decades and today enjoys its most successful period in modern times.
The hallowed turf of Aintree is where legends are created, dreams realized and sporting immortality bestowed upon a select group of sporting heroes, both equine and human, who have triumphed in the greatest horse race of them all, the Grand National. Over the years the world's most famous race has brought with it its share of excitement and passion.
Re-live the Grand Nationals from the decade of the 80's (1980-1989) all in their entirety from gate to wire.
Below are the 1,2,3,4 finishers from each year shown in this compilation:
1980: 1) BEN NEVIS 2) ROUGH AND TUMBLE 3) THE PILGARLIC 4) ROYAL STUART
1981: 1) ALDANITI 2) SPARTAN MISSILE 3) ROYAL MAIL 4) THREE TO ONE
1982: 1) GRITTAR 2) HARD OUTLOOK 3) LOVING WORDS 4) DELMOSS
1983: 1) CORBIERE 2) GREASEPAINT 3) YER MAN 4) HALLO DANDY
1984: 1) HALLO DANDY 2) GREASEPAINT 3) CORBIERE 4) LUCKY VANE
1985: 1) LAST SUSPECT 2) MR. SNUGFIT 3) CORBIERE 4) GREASEPAINT
1986: 1) WEST TIP 2) YOUNG DRIVER 3) CLASSIFIED 4) MR. SNUGFIT
1987: 1) MAORI VENTURE 2) THE TSAREVICH 3) LEAN AR AGHAIGH 4) WEST TIP
1988: 1) RHYME 'N' REASON 2) DURHAM EDITION 3) MONANORE 4) WEST TIP
1989: 1) LITTLE POLVEIR 2) WEST TIP 3) THE THINKER 4) LASTOFTHEBROWNIES
1 Hour and 50 Minutes.
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|Category:||National Hunt / Jumps / Steeplechase|