By Easter Prize (Wild Monk) – Rusialka, Shaun Spadah was one of many Irish bred winners of the National.
The going was heavy, King George V was in attendance and we hope he took his wellington boots!
From half way it became a contest between four runners, of which All White and Turkey Buzzard would depart, leaving it as a match between Shaun Spadah and The Bore.
The Bore was the market leader, and was going better than Shaun Spadah, in fact the crowd was cheering it home when it promptly fell at the second last fence. The jockey of The Bore (Harry Brown) remounted and rode out for second, despite having a broken collar bone!
After the race Fred Rees the winning jockey would be presented to the King, and had a glittering career that took in the jockey’s championship a half dozen times.
Starting Price: 100/9
Age: 10 years
Winning Distance: distance
Owner: Malcolm McAlpine
Jockey: Fred Rees
Weight Carried: 11st 7lbs
2nd: The Bore
3rd: All White
4th: Turkey Buzzard