Grand National Fallers

With 40 runners and riders lining up in the iconic Aintree Grand National, not all the runners will make it around and finish the demanding Grand National course.

Having the stamina to race over four miles and jump all of the 30 Grand National Fences in itself is a great achievement, let alone actually winning.

Over the years there have been several fallers in the world’s most famous horse race, however, efforts and improvements are regularly made to make the Grand National course safer for both horses and jockeys. Aintree Racecourse has made several changes to the spruce-covered obstacles (Grand National Fences), stables, racehorse cooling down procedures and many other practices to try and improve jockey and racehorse welfare.

In our Grand National Fallers guide, we will show all the up to date stats in November 2022 for which particular obstacle tends to cause the horses the most problems, the factors which can affect the number of fallers, how many horses have fallen in previous races of the Grand National and information on the race to assist your Grand National selection process.

Find out more about fallers in the Grand National today:

Grand National Fallers

Grand National Fallers Today

The Grand National fallers in the 2022 race were:

  • Agusta Gold
  • Burrows Saint
  • De Rasher Counter
  • Death Duty
  • Domaine De L’Isle
  • Eclair Surf
  • Enjoy D’Allen
  • Kidistart
  • Minella Times
  • Mount Ida
  • Run Wild Fred

Horses That Pulled Up in The Grand National 2022

The horses who pulled up in the Grand National are:

  • Braham Bull
  • Cloth Cap
  • Deise Aba
  • Discorama
  • Good Boy Bobby
  • Might Thunder
  • Poker Party
  • School Boy Hours
  • Snow Leopardess
  • Top Ville Ben
  • Two For Gold

Horse That Unseated in the Grand National 2022

The horses that unseated in the Grand National are:

  • Dingo Dollar
  • Fortescue

Horse Brought Down in Grand National 2022

The horses brought down in Grand National were:

  • Anibale Fly

The Names of The Grand National Fences

All of the Grand National fences are slightly different and offer unique challenges.

Some are larger than others, some have raised ditches on the landing or take-off side and there is a water jump.

Many of the famous Grand National Fences are also named, these are often based on events that happened with them over the years or their physical appearance. Some of these are household names such as Becher’s Brooks, Valentines, The Canal Turn and The Chair.

The unique challenge of each jump is one of the most determining factors in the number of fallers in The Grand Natinonal.

The names of the Grand National fences are shown below.

Grand National Named Fences

Any Grand National runner can take a tumble on one of the tricky fences and punters who enjoy the large Grand National betting offers are aware of this when making their selections, often choosing a safe jumper to make sure they can complete the course.

Grand National Fallers By Going

The state of the going affects the number of fallers in the Grand National.

As you can see below the image most horses fall in heavy ground conditions. It is perhaps understandable that most horses fall on heavy ground because it is harder to jump out of heavy ground and it is often more tiring in general.

Grand National Fallers by the Going

Here are the average percentages of fallers by the course going type:

  • 28.8% of Grand National Fallers in HEAVY going
  • 23.9% of Grand National Fallers in GOOD going
  • 18.42% of Grand National Fallers in FIRM going
  • 17.92% of Grand National Fallers in GOOD TO SOFT going
  • 12.82% of Grand National Fallers in SOFT going

How Many Horses Fall in the Grand National?

Between 1984 and 2022, 306 horses fell whilst running in the Grand National.

On average 21% of the runners fall in the Grand National, which is one in five horses.

Our chart below shows the number of fallers in the Grand National since 1984.

Number of Fallers in the Grand National - 1984 to 2022

A quarter of the Grand National fallers happen at the Becher’s Brook fence with a total of 68 falling across both circuits.

Which Grand National Fences Take The Most Horses?

The Grand National fences which most horses fall at in history are:

  1. 60 fallers – 1st Grand National Fence
  2. 40 fallers – 6th Grand National Fence
  3. 28 fallers – 22nd Grand National Fence
  4. 18 fallers – 2nd Grand National Fence
  5. 15 fallers – 3rd Grand National Fence
  6. 15 fallers – 4th Grand National Fence
  7. 12 fallers – 8th Grand National Fence
  8. 11 fallers – 20th Grand National Fence
  9. 11 fallers – 15th Grand National Fence

The 6th obstacle and 22nd obstacle are the Becher’s Brook fence (horses jump the Becher’s Brook fence twice) and this single obstacle accounts for 68 horses fallen.

Below is our image of the Grand National Faller by Fence image:

Grand National Fallers by Fence – 1984 to 2022

Number of Fallers in the Grand National Year by Year

The fallers in the Grand National over the past few years are:

How many Grand National fallers in 2021?

In the 2021 race, there were 5 Grand National fallers who failed to complete the race.

Five of the 40 runners and riders fell at one of the obstacles.

How many Grand National fallers in 2019?

In the 2019 race, there were 3 Grand National fallers who failed to complete the race.

Three of the 40 runners and riders fell at one of the obstacles.

How many Grand National fallers in 2018?

In the 2018 race, there were 6 Grand National fallers who failed to complete the race.

Six of the 40 runners and riders fell at one of the fences.

How many Grand National fallers in 2017?

In the 2017 race, there were 4 Grand National fallers who failed to complete the race.

Four of the 40 runners and riders fell at one of the obstacles in the Grand National.

How many Grand National fallers in 2016?

In the 2016 Grand National race, there were 5 fallers who failed to complete the race.

Five of the 40 runners and riders fell at one of the obstacles in the Grand National.

How many Grand National fallers in 2015?

In the 2015 Grand National race, there were 8 fallers who failed to complete the race.

Eight of the 40 runners and riders fell at one of the fences.

How many Grand National fallers in 2014?

In the 2014 Grand National race, there were 8 fallers who failed to complete the race.

Eight of the 40 runners and riders fell at one of the fences.

How many Grand National fallers in 2013?

In the 2013 race, there were 2 Grand National fallers who failed to complete the race.

Two of the 40 runners and riders fell at one of the obstacles in the Grand National racing.

Grand National Fences with Fallers - 1984 to 2022-

Breakdown of Non-Finishers in The Grand National

As well as fallers in the Grand National, there are other reasons a horse and jockey may not complete.

These include:

  • Pulling up
  • Unseating
  • Refused
  • Carried out
  • Bought down

Below is a graphic of the non-finishers in The Grand National:

BREAKDOWN OF GRAND NATIONAL NON-FINISHERS - 1984 TO 2022

Number of Finishers in the Grand National

Many of the best horse racing tipsters research the history and want to study how many finishers completed previous Grand Nationals.

How many Grand National finishers in 2021?

In the 2021 Grand National race, there were 15 finishers who completed the unique course and jumped the 30 fences.

Fifteen of the 40 runners and riders completed the course and finished the race.

How many Grand National finishers in 2019?

In the 2019 Grand National race, there were 19 finishers who completed the unique course and jumped the 30 fences.

Nineteen of the 40 runners and riders completed the course and finished the Grand National.

How many Grand National finishers in 2018?

In the 2018 Grand National race, there were 12 finishers who completed the unique course and jumped the 30 fences.

Twelve of the 40 runners and riders completed the course and finished the race.

How many Grand National finishers in 2017?

In the 2017 Grand National race, there were 19 finishers who completed the unique course and jumped the 30 fences.

Nineteen of the 40 runners and riders completed the course and finished the Grand National.

The Number of Non-Finishers in The Grand National

Since 1984 there have been 533 finishers and 823 non-finishers:

Grand National Non Finishers - 1984 to 2022

Which horses failed to finish The Aintree Grand National 2021 race?

Here is the full list of the horses that failed to finish the 2021 Grand National iconic race below:

  • Ami Desbois brought down
  • Anibale Fly pulled up
  • Ballyoptic refused
  • Bristol De Mai pulled up
  • Canelo fell
  • Chris’s Dream unseated rider
  • Cloth Cap pulled up
  • Definitely Red pulled up
  • Double Shuffle fell
  • Give Me A Copper pulled up
  • Kimberlite Candy pulled up
  • Lake View Lad fell
  • Lord Du Mesnil pulled up
  • Magic Of Light unseated rider
  • Milan Native pulled up
  • Minellacelebration unseated rider
  • Mister Malarky pulled up
  • Ok Corral pulled up
  • Potters Corner pulled up
  • Takingrisks pulled up
  • Talkischeap pulled up
  • The Long Mile pulled up
  • Tout Est Permis pulled up
  • Vieux Lion Rouge fell
  • Yala Enki unseated rider

Popular Questions

How many horses run in the Grand National?

There are 40 horses that run in The Grand National.

The forty runners and riders compete on the biggest stage at Aintree Racecourse with over 600 million people watching the race.

With 30 Grand National fences to jump and 40 horses running in the Grand National racing event it is the ultimate test in British horse racing.

How many fences in the Grand National?

The Grand National course has 16 different fences, with runners and riders needing to jump 14 fences twice along the four-mile, two and a half furlong distance.

All the horses have a total of 30 Grand National obstacles to jump. The 30 jumps include all 16 difference fences on the first circuit and 14 of the 16 fences on the second circuit of the Aintree Racecourse.

The extended 4m 2f National Hunt race is the longest jump racing distance in the UK.

Summary of Grand National Fallers

On average 39% of all Grand National Runners finish the race (meaning that 61% don’t complete) and knowing this statistic shows you no Grand National favourites in the betting are a certainty to win. They are lots of variables to take into consideration as explored above.

Completing the Grand National course in itself is a great achievement, never mind beating all 40 other rivals to pass the post first.

The race is viewed by a staggering over 600 million people around the world tune, who tune in to watch the Grand National each April.

The Horse and Jockey Club have done amazing work for the welfare of the health and safety of the race. Obviously, no horse racing fans like to see any horse fall over the jumps but it is part of the world’s greatest steeplechase event and the aim of the game is to jump and get home safely.

We hope you found this page informative, remember to check out other interesting facts on the Grand National event in our articles below.

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