A few days ago, the South West Racing Club published this short post bringing back some good memories:
“The 1989 Grand National took place at Aintree Racecourse on 8 April.
The race was won in a time of 10 minutes 6.9 seconds and by a distance of 7 lengths by Irish 12-year-old Little Polveir, ridden by jockey Jimmy Frost Frost Racing Club. West Tip was second and The Thinker finished third. Fourteen of the 40 runners completed the course.
The winner had been sold by a four-way partnership six weeks before the race to Edward Harvey. It was Little Polveir’s fourth attempt at the Grand National; he was sent off at odds of 28/1. Jockey Frost’s son, Hadden, attempted to emulate his father’s victory 22 years later by riding Calgary Bay in the 2011 Grand National; he fell at the fourth fence. His daughter, Bryony rode in the 2018 Grand National on Milansbar; and finished 5th.”
Here are some photos from that memorable day:
See the 1989 Grand National video here:
You can also see the original post by South West Racing Club here: