Dunboyne Grand National Wins
Dunboyne has never won the Grand National.
They have never finished the race.
The Gordon Elliott-trained Dunboyne made his Grand National debut in the 2023 running of the Aintree showpiece. He struggled from the outset, was in the rear and eventually, after not getting into the race, he was pulled up and taken out at the 16th fence by jockey Jack Tudor.
Foaled in 2015, the horse only really shot to fame in the season of his first Grand National run, with a good win at Gowran Park and a placed effort in the Thyestes Chase at the same venue, to get a big enough rise in the weights to get into the Grand National.
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Dunboyne’s Early Years
Dunboyne first hit the racecourse in May 2019, running in an Irish point-to-point race, where he would finish fourth of 10 runners. He ran in another three point-to-point races, finishing third and fourth before finally getting a win on the board at the fourth and final attempt.
Racing under rules would come next with his debut being in a maiden hurdle at Navan in December 2020 and the horse would finish second behind Grade One winner Bob Olinger, showing a good level of form early. Another second would follow before getting his first rules win at Thurles.
Rather than going chasing a year later, he remained over hurdles but was unable to add another win to his name. He did make the Cheltenham Festival though, finishing down the field in the Pertemps Network Handicap Final.
Dunboyne’s Big Race Wins
So far in his career, Dunboyne is yet to land a big race win, despite running in a few good races. The best he has done is a 1st place at Gowran Park in a handicap chase in November 2022 and 4th at Cheltenham 2023 in a Class 2 handicap chase. Again at Gowran Park in Jan 2023 he was beaten by Carefully Selected, but still showing promise throughout and doing well till the very end.