GRAND NATIONALS of the 1960's (1960-1969)
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.
The 1960's - A celebration of the decade which heralded the beginning of endless "last" Nationals, a time when facilities, the racecourse and even the National itself had become something of a standing joke. Aintree may have become a sad, lonely place as one by one it's fixtures were stripped from the calendar but watch closely and the 60's Nationals have a unique, magical quality. This was the decade that saw the National televised for the first time and ended with Aintree brought to life in glorious "technicolor". Large fields, great front running performances, lots of finishers and some mayhem thrown in. Welcome to the decade of the 60's!
Re-live the Grand Nationals from the decade of the 60's (1960-1969) all in their entirety from gate to wire.
Below are the 1,2,3,4 finishers from each year shown in this compilation:
1960: 1) MERRYMAN II 2) BADANLOCH 3) CLEAR PROFIT 4) TEA FIEND
1961: 1) NICOLAUS SILVER 2) MERRYMAN II 3) O'MALLEY POINT 4) SCOTTISH FIGHT II
1962: 1) KILMORE 2) WYNDBURGH 3) MR. WHAT 4) GAY NAVARREE
1963: 1) AYALA 2) CARRICKBEG 3) HAWA'S SONG 4) TEAM SPIRIT
1964: 1) TEAM SPIRIT 2) PURPLE SILK 3) PEACETOWN 4) ETERNAL
1965: 1) JAY TRUMP 2) FREDDIE 3) MR. JONES 4) RAINBOW BATTLE
1966: 1) ANGLO 2) FREDDIE 3) FOREST PRINCE 4) THE FOSSA
1967: 1) FOINAVON 2) HONEY END 3) RED ALLIGATOR 4) GREEK SCHOLAR
1968: 1) RED ALLIGATOR 2) MOIDORE'S TOKEN 3) DIFFERENT CLASS 4) RUTHERFORDS
1969: 1) HIGHLAND WEDDING 2) STEEL BRIDGE 3) RONDETTO 4) THE BEECHES
(1 Hour and 50 Minutes)
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