Scottish Grand National Trivia

Ferdy Murphy has trained a total of three winners of the Scottish Grand National, including 2000 winner Paris Pike, 2005 winner Joes Edge in 2005, and, most recently, the 2007 winner, Hot Weld.

After winning the 2007 Scottish Grand National, Hot Weld went on to win the Ayr Gold Cup in the same year – the only horse ever to do this.

In the 2006 Scottish Grand National, the winning horse – Run For Paddy – was both trained and jockeyed by Carl Llewellyn. At odds of 33/1, Run For Paddy beat 7/1 joint favourite Ladalko by a short head. Ladalko was ridden by Ruby Walsh, who was also beaten by a short head in the 2005 race!

On Martin Pipe-trained Take Control, Ruby Walsh won the 2002 Scottish Grand National. Ruby Walsh is the only jockey in modern times to have won all four Grand Nationals – at Aintree, and in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

From 1990 to 2007, Adrian Maguire is the only jockey to have won the Scottish Grand National twice. He won in 1998 riding David Nicholson-trained Baronet, and again in 2000 on Ferdy Murphy-trained Paris Pike.

Early Scottish Grand National Trivia

  • In 1891, only two riders participated in the Scottish Grand National at Bogside. Neither racer managed to clear the second fence, so there was no winner!
  • The Scottish Grand National was cancelled in 1878, 1890, 1916 to 1918 (First World War), 1921, and 1940 to 1946 (Second World War).
  • Three horses have taken the Scottish Grand National a total of three times – Couvrefeu II, with three straight wins in 1911, 1912, and 1913, Southern Hero, with wins in 1934, 1936, and 1939, and Queen’s Taste, who won in 1953, 1954, and again in 1956

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Scottish Grand National Trivia

Ferdy Murphy has trained a total of three winners of the Scottish Grand National, including 2000 winner Paris Pike, 2005 winner Joes Edge in 2005, and, most recently, the 2007 winner, Hot Weld.

After winning the 2007 Scottish Grand National, Hot Weld went on to win the Ayr Gold Cup in the same year – the only horse ever to do this.

In the 2006 Scottish Grand National, the winning horse – Run For Paddy – was both trained and jockeyed by Carl Llewellyn. At odds of 33/1, Run For Paddy beat 7/1 joint favourite Ladalko by a short head. Ladalko was ridden by Ruby Walsh, who was also beaten by a short head in the 2005 race!

On Martin Pipe-trained Take Control, Ruby Walsh won the 2002 Scottish Grand National. Ruby Walsh is the only jockey in modern times to have won all four Grand Nationals – at Aintree, and in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

From 1990 to 2007, Adrian Maguire is the only jockey to have won the Scottish Grand National twice. He won in 1998 riding David Nicholson-trained Baronet, and again in 2000 on Ferdy Murphy-trained Paris Pike.

Early Scottish Grand National Trivia

  • In 1891, only two riders participated in the Scottish Grand National at Bogside. Neither racer managed to clear the second fence, so there was no winner!
  • The Scottish Grand National was cancelled in 1878, 1890, 1916 to 1918 (First World War), 1921, and 1940 to 1946 (Second World War).
  • Three horses have taken the Scottish Grand National a total of three times – Couvrefeu II, with three straight wins in 1911, 1912, and 1913, Southern Hero, with wins in 1934, 1936, and 1939, and Queen’s Taste, who won in 1953, 1954, and again in 1956

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