The 1900 Grand National witnessed the first Royal victory in this epic race. Ambush II who was owned by the Prince of Wales, won a remarkable race with the ever present Manifesto finishing 2nd.
1901 saw jockey Arthur Nightingall win the third of his National victories.
1902 and the magnificent Manifesto fell back to 3rd place which for a 14 year old was a remarkable feat, the winner was Shannon Lass.
1903 was to see Manifesto finish 3rd yet again with the now King Edward VII’s horse Ambush II falling and Drumcree the 1901 runner up coming back to win the race.
1904 This was a year of miracle stories when the horse Moifaa who had travelled from New Zealand only to be shipwrecked some 50 miles off the coast of Ireland, was discovered on a rocky outcrop off the coast, it was believed he had swum to get there, after he was carefully nursed back to health he then went on to win the big race.
YEAR | HORSE | SP | JOCKEY | TRAINER
1900 | Ambush II | 4/1 | Algy Anthony IRE | Owner HRH Prince of Wales
1901 | Grudon | 9/1 | Arthur Nightingall | Bernard Bletsoe
1902 | Shannon Lass | 20/1 | David Read | James Hackett
1903 | Drumcree | 13/2 | Percy Woodland | Sir Charles Nugent
1904 | Moifaa | 25/1 | Arthur Birch | W Hickey
1905 | Kirkland | 6/1 | Frank Mason | E Thomas
1906 | Ascetic’s Silver | 20/1| Aubrey Hastings
1907 | Eremon | 8/1 | Alf Newey | Tom Coulthwaite
1908 | Rubio | 66/1 | Henry Bletsoe | Fred Withington
1909 | Lutteur III | 100/9 | Georges Parfrement | Harry Escott