GRAND NATIONALS OF THE 1990's (1990-1999)
First run officially in 1839, it is a handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 3Â½ 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 Â£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 of the 90's (1990-1999) all in their entirety from gate to wire wire. (The 1993 Grand National is shown with very little footage as it was declared VOID due to two false starts).The result of the 1993 Grand National was declared void after what commentator Peter O'Sullevan called "the greatest disaster in the history of the Grand National." While under starter's orders a series of incidents occurred which resulted in one jockey being tangled in the starting tape which had failed to rise correctly. A false start was declared, but lack of communication between course officials meant that 30 out of the 39 jockeys did not realize and began to race. Course officials tried to stop the runners by waving red flags, but many jockeys thought that they were protesters (some had invaded the course earlier) and so continued to race. Peter Scudamore only stopped because he saw his trainer, Martin Pipe, waving frantically at him. Seven horses ran the course in its entirety, forcing a void result.
Below are the 1,2,3,4 finishers from each year shown in this compilation:
1990: 1) MR FRISK 2) DURHAM EDITION 3) RINUS 4) BROWN WINDSOR
1991: 1) SEAGRAM 2) GARRISON SAVANNAH 3) AUNTIE DOT 4) OVER THE ROAD
1992: 1) PARTY POLITICS 2) ROMANY KING 3) LAURA'S BEAU 4) DOCKLANDS EXPRESS
1993: Declared VOID due to two (2) false starts & other debacles
1994: 1) MIINNEHOMA 2) JUST SO 3) MOORCROFT BOY 4) EBONY JANE,
1995: 1) ROYAL ATHLETE 2) PARTY POLITICS 3) OVER THE DEEL 4) DUBACILLA
1996: 1) ROUGH QUEST 2) ENCORE UN PEU 3) SUPERIOR FINISH 4) SIR PETER LELY
1997: 1) LORD GYLEENE 2) SUNY BAY 3) CAMELOT KNIGHT 4) BUCKBOARD BOUNCE
1998: 1) EARTH SUMMIT 2) SUNY BAY 3) SAMLEE 4) ST MELLION FAIRWAY
1999: 1) BOBBYJO 2) BLUE CHARM 3) CALL IT A DAY 4) ADDINGTON BOY
(4 Hours and 49 Minutes)
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