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THE GRAND NATIONAL

OUTSIDER PREVAILS

BOGSKAR'S NEAR RECORD

(By ■ Telegraph—Press Association.—Copyright.) (Received April 6, 10 a.m.) .-■/ LONDON, April 5. ! The world's principal cross-country race, the Grand National Steeplechase, run at Aintree. Liverpool, today, was jwon by the seven-year-old Bogskar, who triumphed after a splendid race throughout. Macmoffat, who was runner-up to Workman last year, again had to be content with a similar placing, and Gold Arrow was third.

Bogskar was! regarded as one of the best outsiders, and he came on strongly ;in the closing stages to win without serious opposition. The time, 9min 20 3-ssec, was only l-ssec outside Golden Miller's 1934 record.

Royal Danieli, who started favourite, ran a great race, leading practically throughout from Macmoffat until he fell two fences from home. Kilstar, the second favourite, finished well back. The following is the result:—. GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE, £5000, including: trophy valued at £200; second horse £500. and third £250; for six-year-olds and upwards; about 4 miles and 855 yards. Lord Stallbridge's brg Bogskar, by Werwolf—lrish Spring, 7yrs, 10.4 1 Captain L. Scott Briggs's br g Macmoffat, by Sir Harry—La Chacra, Byrs, 10:10 V , . 2 J. R. Neill's Gold Arrow ........... 3 Thirty-two started. Won by four, lengths, third horse six lengths away. Time, 9min 20 3-ssec. !

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THE GRAND NATIONAL, Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 82, 6 April 1940

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THE GRAND NATIONAL Evening Post, Volume CXXIX, Issue 82, 6 April 1940

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