2014 Grand National: Results, Runners & Fallers

The 2014 Grand National was the 167th edition of the race, the second year the race was shown on Channel 4 and the first time the race was sponsored by Crabbie’s, the Ginger Beer producer.

Pineau de Re took the race, winning by five lengths for trainer Dr Richard Newland and ridden by Leighton Aspell. The horse is a French-bred horse and became the sixth of that kind to win the race.

With some huge names behind them, both training and riding those in the placings, this was a race for the smaller names, propelling Dr Richard Newland and Leighton Aspell into the news, where they are not normally seen.


Result Horse Starting Price Age Handicap Prize Money Jockey Trainer
1 Pineau de Re 25/1 11 10-6 £561,300 Leighton Aspell Richard Newland
2 Balthazar King 14/1 10 10-13 £211,100 Richard Johnson OBE Philip Hobbs
3 Double Seven 10/1 8 10-11 £105,500 Tony McCoy Martin Brassil
4 Alvarado 33/1 9 10-2 £52,700 Paul Moloney Fergal O’Brien
5 Rocky Creek 16/1 8 11-5 £26,500 Noel Fehily Paul Nicholls
6 Chance Du Roy 33/1 10 10-6 £13,200 Tom O’Brien Philip Hobbs
7 Monbeg Dude 16/1 9 10-9 £6,800 Paul Carberry Michael Scudamore Jr
8 Raz De Maree 50/1 9 10-3 £3,600 Davy Condon Dessie Hughes
9 Swing Bill 66/1 13 10-1 £2,000 Conor O’Farrell David Pipe
10 Kruzhlinin 100/1 7 10-6 £1,000 Wilson Renwick Donald McCain Jnr
11 Buckers Bridge 66/1 8 10-10 - Andrew Lynch Henry De Bromhead
12 The Package 14/1 11 10-4 - Tom Scudamore David Pipe
13 Vesper Bell 40/1 8 10-5 - Ms Katie Walsh Willie Mullins
14 Across the Bay 50/1 10 10-11 - Henry Brooke Donald McCain Jnr
15 Mr Moonshine 20/1 10 10-12 - Ryan Mania Sue Smith
16 Prince de Beauchene 20/1 11 10-10 - Paul Townend Willie Mullins
17 Hunt Ball 50/1 9 11-7 - Andrew Tinkler Nicky Henderson
18 Hawkes Point 50/1 9 10-6 - Ryan Mahon Paul Nicholls

Non Finishers

Horse Fence Reason Starting Price Age Handicap Jockey Trainer
Battle Group Unknown 40/1 9 10-10 Brendan Powell Jnr Johnny Farrelly
Twirling Magnet 1 Fell 100/1 8 10-5 Richie McLernon Jonjo O’Neill
Burton Port 2 Unseated Rider 16/1 10 10-8 Brian Harding Jonjo O’Neill
Big Shu 3 Fell 14/1 9 10-8 Peter Buchanan Peter Maher
Last Time D'Albain 6 Unseated Rider 50/1 10 10-2 Robbie Colgan Liam Cusack
Our Father 8 Unseated Rider 25/1 8 10-8 Denis O’Regan David Pipe
Golan Way 8 Fell 66/1 10 10-5 Michael Byrne Tim Vaughan
Tidal Bay 8 Unseated Rider 16/1 13 11-10 Sam Twiston-Davies Paul Nicholls
The Rainbow Hunter 9 Unseated Rider 25/1 10 10-7 Aidan Coleman Kim Bailey
Mountainous 9 Fell 40/1 9 10-7 Jamie Moore Richard Lee
Long Run 9 Fell 12/1 9 11-9 Mr Sam Waley-Cohen Nicky Henderson
Teaforthree 15 Unseated Rider 10/1 10 10-12 Nick Scholfield Rebecca Curtis
Shakalakaboomboom 20 Pulled Up 16/1 10 10-3 David Bass Nicky Henderson
Quito de la Roque 21 Pulled Up 40/1 10 11-1 Brian O’Connell Colm Murphy
One in a Milan 22 Fell 40/1 9 10-2 Adam Wedge Evan Williams
Triolo d'Alene 22 Pulled Up 16/1 7 11-6 Barry Geraghty Nicky Henderson
Colbert Station 25 Pulled Up 33/1 10 11-00 Mark Walsh Ted Walsh
Vintage Star 26 Pulled Up 50/1 8 10-7 Brian Hughes Sue Smith
Rose of the Moon 26 Fell 50/1 9 10-3 Jake Greenall David O’Meara
Lion Na Bearnai 27 Pulled Up 33/1 12 10-10 Davy Russell Tom Gibney
Wayward Prince 28 Fell 66/1 10 10-13 Jack Doyle Hilary Parrott
Walkon 29 Pulled Up 40/1 9 11-00 Wayne Hutchinson Alan King

What Happened In The 2014 Grand National?

2014 grand national parade ring
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A full field of 40 runners went to post for the 2014 Grand National. The official going on the day was good to soft, ideal jumping ground and with no big weather swings, no runners were taken out due to the going.

This was one of the most wide-open Grand National’s according to the betting market, with no runner priced up at single-figure odds. We had 10/1 joint favourites at the off, with Double Seven and Teaforthree being sent off at this price.

Of those two runners, Teaforthree unseated his rider during the race, and Double Seven was the one to do best, eventually running on to finish third in the race.

Pineau de Re was the winner of the race, recording a winning distance of five lengths. He led on the turn for home and then extended that up the run in to come away from Balthazar King, who finished in second place.

Pineau de Re was one for the bookmakers, winning the race with an SP of 25/1, with two far more fancied horses finishing behind in second and third, which would have been very popular with punters.

Just under half of the field, 18 runners, finished the race, though many of these finished a long way behind the leaders and strolled over the line at the end. Across The Bay will go down as one horse who was unlucky in the race, almost carried out at one point, but he did manage to finish the race and came home in 14th place.

Stewards Inquiry Into The Race Start

Getting 40 horses lined up and off in a safe manner is not easy, but that is the job of the starters, and many were unhappy with the start of this race. The 4:15 pm off time was not hit, with a false start, but runners were sent away at the second attempt.

However, a stewards inquiry was held after the race into the start, with an incident involving assistant starter Simon McNeill where he was knocked over. Jockeys initially agreed to the inquiry, but after the first inquiry, refused to take part in another, stating via the professional jockey’s association their displeasure at the way in which the inquiry and whole fiasco was handled, firmly believing jockeys should not be punished as a result.

World Horse Welfare Pleased With Race Modifications

Horse welfare stand Grand nationalModifications were made to the race this year, with additional rules and regulations put in place for riders in the race, based on how their horse is coping. Overall, the World Horse Welfare were happy with the changes that have been made, although one rider was banned due to the new regulations.

Jack Doyle was issued a 12-day ban after failing to pull up his horse when it was judged that the horse was too tired to continue. His mount, Wayward Prince, fell at the third last, and it was judged that he should have been pulled up before.

AP McCoy Equals National Record

When finishing third on Double Seven, AP McCoy equalled the record for the number of Grand National races ridden in by a jockey at 19. McCoy equalled the record held by Tom Oliver, who had been in sole charge of the record for 155 years before this, for taking part in 19 Nationals. McCoy would go on to further his Grand National record, and solely take it from Oliver.

Moments Of Note

  • Crabbie’s Ginger Beer sponsored the race for the first time.
  • AP McCoy equalled the record for Grand National rides with 19.
  • New safety requirements were added to the race instructions for jockeys.
  • A false start led to an inquiry into starting procedures of the race, with the start of this race being condemned by jockeys taking part.