Nickel Coin takes the race for the mares! No female horse has managed the feat of winning the Grand National since 1951, and the mare (by Pay Up) defied odds of 40/1 to take the prize!
The race is remembered for a chaotic beginning, the starter had ineptly let the field begin when half were not prepared. This provoked a furious charge towards the first fence that precipitated a dozen horses falling/pulling up before even half a mile had been ran.
The last mare to win the Grand National triumphed by six lengths, and rewarded her owner Mr J Royle with a prize bonanza of £8,815!
After the National she was retired to hunting and became a brood mare, throwing three foals, of which King’s Nickel was the only one to prove successful.
Starting Price: 40/1
Winning Distance: unknown
Owner: Jeffrey Royle
Jockey: John Bullock
Weight Carried: 10st 1lb
2nd: Royal Tan
4th: (only three finished)