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1979 Grand National

1979 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date 31 March 1979
Winning horse Rubstic
Starting price 25/1
Jockey Maurice Barnes
Trainer John Leadbetter
Owner John Douglas
1978 1980
External video
Coverage of the 1979 Grand National by British Movietone
Closing Stages (BBC)

Finishing order

Position Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 Rubstic Maurice Barnes 10 10–0 25/1
02 Zongalero Bob Davies 9 10–5 20/1
03 Rough and Tumble John Francome 9 10–7 14/1
04 The Pilgarlic Richard Evans 11 10–1 16/1
05 Wagner Ridley Lamb 9 10–0 50/1
06 Royal Frolic John Burke 10 11–10 25/1
07 Prime Justice Keith Taylor 9 10–0 200/1 Last to complete

Non-finishers

Fence Name Jockey Age Handicap (st-lb) Starting price Fate
01 Double Negative Eddie Woods 9 10–5 66/1 Unseated Rider
01 Sandwilan Jenny Hembrow 11 10–0 100/1 Fell
01 Wayward Scot Roy Davies 10 10–7 100/1 Fell
01 Vindicate Aiden O’Connell 12 11–8 200/1 Fell
06 (Becher’s Brook) Oskard Martin Blackshaw 10 10–0 100/1 Unseated Rider
06 (Becher’s Brook) Purdo Bob Champion 08 10–12 25/1 Fell
08 (Canal Turn) Sand Pit Tommy Carmody 09 10–7 22/1 Fell
10 Drumroan Gerry Newman 11 10–4 20/1 Fell
15 (The Chair) Alpenstock Dennis Gray 12 10–0 100/1 Brought Down
15 (The Chair) Cartwright Adrian Phillips 10 10–0 200/1 Brought Down
15 (The Chair) Godfrey Secundus Colin Tinkler 9 10–3 25/1 Brought Down
15 (The Chair) Kick On Ron Hyett 12 10–0 50/1 Brought Down
15 (The Chair) Kintai Bryan Smart 10 10–0 100/1 Brought Down
15 (The Chair) No Gypsy John Suthern 10 10–1 66/1 Hampered & Refused
15 (The Chair) Rambling Artist David Goulding 9 10–6 16/1 Brought Down
15 (The Chair) The Champ Bill Smith 11 10–12 25/1 Fell
16 Ben Nevis Charlie Fenwick 11 11–2 14/1 Brought Down (15), Remounted, Pulled Up
21 Brown Admiral Sam Morshead 10 10–0 100/1 Unseated Rider
22 (Becher’s Brook) Alverton Jonjo O’Neill 9 10–13 6/1 F Fell
22 (Becher’s Brook) Churchtown Boy Taffy Salaman 12 10–0 25/1 Fell
22 (Becher’s Brook) Mr Snowman Graham Thorner 10 10–9 10/1 Fell
24 (Canal Turn) Lord Browndodd Andy Turnell 11 10–3 25/1 Pulled Up
26 Dromore Peter Duggan 11 10–10 50/1 Refused (22), went on and Pulled Up
27 (open ditch) Artistic Prince Philip Blacker 8 10–3 25/1 Fell
27 (open ditch) Coolishall Anthony Webber 10 10–2 12/1 Fell
29 Flitgrove Richard Linley 8 10–1 50/1 Pulled Up
29 Red Earl James Evans 10 10–0 50/1 Pulled Up

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