Films of Grand Nationals

During the Great War, the Grand National was held at Gatwick - which is now the airport. 1946 - this was the first Grand National in 5yrs as Aintree had become a military base during WWII. 1956 - Dick Francis' horse, Devon Loch, falls just before the finishing line. 1963 the horse that came 7th, was owned by film star Gregory Peck. 1967 - the Big Pile Up. Foinavon won the race after he was the only horse to jump a fence after there was a big pile up at one of the fences.