Grand National Anorak

Winning Times 1960 - 2012

It cannot be said that Mr Frisk in his record sub nine minute National on rock hard ground is a greater National winner than say Earth Summit who slogged home in over  ten minutes in desperately heavy conditions. Therefore to best compare the times of National winners since 1960 I have grouped the winners into three categories : -  

(i) Firm & good to firm ground, (ii) Good ground and (iii) Good to soft ground, soft and heavy.

Party Politics` time in 1992 is therefore particularly impressive. 

Firm/Good to Firm Ground

 Mr Frisk (90)  8 m 47.8 s (F) 
 Red Rum (73)  9m 1.9s (F) 
 Rag Trade (76)  9 m 20.9 (F) 
 Nicholaus Silver (61)  9 m 22 3/5 s (GF) 
 Russian Hero (48)  9 m 24 1/5s (F)
 Lucius (78)  9 m 33.9 s (F) 

Good Ground

Rough Quest (96)  9m 0.8s
Ballabriggs (11)
Royal Athlete (95)
9m 1s*
9m 4.1s 
Don't Push It (10)
Lord Gyllene (97)
Neptune Collonges (12)

9m 4.6s

9m 5.1s*

Bindaree (02) 

9m 9 s 
Papillon (00)  9m 9.7s
Grittar (82) 9m 12.6s
Silver Birch (07) 9m 13.6s
Bobbyjo (99) 
Comply or Die (98)
9m 14.1s 
9m 16.6s*
Maori Venture (97) 9m 19.3s 
Red Rum (74)     9m 20.3s 
Amberleigh House (04) 9m 20.3s
Hallo Dandy (84)  9m 21.4s
ESB (56)  9m 21 2/5s 
Teal (52)  9m 21 1/2s  
Montys Pass (03) 9m 21.7 s
Early Mist (53)   9m 22 4/5s 
Freebooter (50) 9m 24 1/5s 
Sheilas Cottage (48)   9m 25 2/5s 
Merryman II (60) 9m 26 1/5s 
Red Alligator (68)  9m 28 4/5s 
Red Rum (77)  9m 30.3 s  
Jay Trump (65) 9m 30 3/5s
Highland Wedding (69) 9m 30 4/5s 
L`Escargot (75) 9m 31.1s
Royal Tan (54) 9m 32 4/5s 
Specify (71) 9m 34 1/5s 
Oxo (59) 9m 37 4/5s  
Gay Trip (70) 9m 38s 
Lovely Cottage (46) 9m 38 1/5s 
Sundew (57) 9m 42 2/5s
Aldaniti (81) 9m 47.2s 
Foinavon (67)  9m 49 3/5s
Rubstic (79)  9m 52.9s

* Official going - Good/good to soft in places

Good to Soft/Soft/Heavy Ground

Party Politics (92)   9m 6.4s (GS) 
Hedgehunter (95)   9m 20.8s (GS) 
Seagram (91) 
Mon Mome (09)
 9m 29.9s (GS) 
 9m 32.9s (GS)
West Tip (86)   9m 33s (GS) 
Ayala (63)   9m 35 4/5s (S)
Numbersixvalverde (06)  9m 41s (GS) 
Last Suspect (85)    9m 42.7s (GS) 
Team Spirit (64)   9m 46 4/5s (GS)  
Corbiere (83)  9m 47.4 (GS)
Nickel Coin (51)    9m 48 4/5s (GS) 
Kilmore (62)  9m 50s (H)  
Anglo (66)   9m 52 4/5s (S)
Rhyme `n` Reason (88)    9m 53.5s (GS) 
Mr What (58)  9m 59 4/5s (S) 
Caughoo (47)  10m 3 1/5s (H) 
Little Polvier (89)  10m 6.9s (H)
Well To Do (72)  10m 8 s (S) 
Ben Nevis (80)  10m 17.4s (H)  
Miinnehoma (94)  10m 18.8s (H)
Quare Times (55)  10m 19 1/5s (H) 
Earth Summit (98)  10m 51.5s (H)  
Red Marauder (01)  11m 0.1s (H) 

Times 2013 onwards

From 2013 the National was run over  a slightly reduced distance of four miles, three and a half furlongs. 

2013 - Auroras Encores (good to soft - good in places) - 9 minutes, 12 seconds. 
2014 - Pineau de Re (good to soft) - 9 minutes 9.90 seconds
2015 - Many Clouds (good to soft) - 8 minutes 56.80 seconds

In 2016 the Nationals official distance was four miles, two and a half furlongs (not due to a change in the position of the start but due to the re-measurement of the course)

2016 - Rule The World (soft - heavy in places) - 9 minutes, 29 seconds
2017 - One For Arthur (good to soft) - 9 minutes 3 seconds
2018 - Tiger Roll (heavy - soft in places) - 9 minutes 40.10 seconds

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