V.R.C. GRAND NATIONAL
j WIN JPQR QUIXOTIC MELBOURNE, July 15. A 19-year-old jockey, J. Cunningham, who had ridden over jumps only three times previously, won the Grand National Steeplechase on' Quixotic at Flemington yesterday, when the Victoria .Racing Club's Grand National meeting was concluded. Tente had a ten lengths' lead and looked a certain winner six furlongs from home when he fell. The favourite, Winterset, trying for the third time to win the Grand National Steeples, crashed five furlongs from home. Only four of the nine runners completed the course. Details are:— GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE of £2750, three milee and one furIong.—QUIXOTIC, 9.5 (J. ! Cunningham), 1; PARANTBNA. 9.11 (P. Dummett). 2: VICTORY MARCH. 10.9 (H. Hall), 3. Nine started. Five lengths; 12 lengths. Time, 6.18',i. Quixotic Is by David, sire of Bay David, winner of the Grand National Hurdles the previous Saturday, from Miss Quex. Other winners of the Grand National Steeplechase by David are Santa. Casa (1936) and Giant Killer (1939). Winterset ran third In his two previous attempt*.
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V.R.C. GRAND NATIONAL, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945
V.R.C. GRAND NATIONAL Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945
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