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1956 Grand National

1956 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree Racecourse
Date 24 March 1956
Winning horse E.S.B.
Starting price 100/7
Jockey Dave Dick
Trainer Fred Rimell
Owner Mrs. Leonard Carver
Conditions Good
1955 1957
External video
Highlights of the 1956 Grand National (British Pathé)

Finishing order

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 ESB David Dick 10 11-3 100/7 10 Lengths
02 Gental Moya George Milburn 10 10-2 22/1
03 Royal Tan Toss Taaffe 12 12-1 28/1
04 Eagle Lodge Alan Oughton 7 10-1 66/1
05 Ken Royal Tim Molony 8 10-8 28/1
06 Martinique Stan Mellor 10 10-0 40/1
07 Carey’s Cottage Bob Turnell 9 10-13 10/1
08 Clearing Johnny Bullock 9 10-1 66/1
09 Wild Wisdom Luther Bridge 11 10-1 66/1 Last to Complete

Non-finishers

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
01 Early Mist Bryan Marshall 11 12-2 25/1 Fell
01 High Guard Arthur Thompson 9 11-1 22/1 Fell
01 Must Bert Morrow 8 10-10 7/1 Fell
01 Reverend Prince Mr C Pocock 10 10-5 40/1 Fell
03 No Response Cathal Finnegan 10 10-1 50/1 Fell
04 Mariner’s Log Rene Emery 9 11-11 22/1 Fell
11 Merry Windsor Leo McMorrow 8 10-10 28/1 Fell
12 Athenian Rex Hamey 7 10-3 66/1 Fell
18 Border Luck Mick O’Dwyer 11 10-0 66/1 Refused
18 M’as Tu Vu Arthur Freeman 10 10-6 40/1 Fell
19 Dunboy II Bobby Brewis 12 11-0 66/1 Fell
19 Polonius Gene Kelly 10 10-3 66/1 Refused
19 Domata Derek Ancil 10 10-4 66/1 Fell
21 Witty Paddy Farrell 11 10-4 66/1 Fell
22 Sundew Fred Winter 10 11-4 8/1 Fell
22 Pippykin Jimmy Power 8 10-0 100/7 Refused
26 Armorial III Jack Dowdeswell 7 10-10 20/1 Fell
26 Much Obliged Michael Scudamore 8 11-0 50/1 Fell
29 Ontray Dick Curran 8 10-0 100/6 Fell
(Run-in) Devon Loch Dick Francis 10 11-4 100/7 Slipped Up