Party Politics – 1992 Grand National Winner
Ridden to victory in 1992 by Carl Llewellyn and trained in Lambourn by Nick Gaselee, Party Politics was owned by Patricia Thompson, whose Cheveley Park Stud at Newmarket has been his home since retirement in April 1996. Party Politics was purchased by David Minton for Thompson from owner-breeder David Stoddart three days before his Grand National victory.
Party Politics beat Romany King by two and a half lengths just five days before John Major’s General Election success and also finished second to Royal Athlete in 1995, despite having a tube fitted for breathing problems.
Standing over 17hh the horse was the tallest ever to win the Aintree race and many would argue he was denied the chance of a second victory when in the form of his life and going strongly during the infamous void race of 1993.
Party Politics, who in 1992 became the biggest horse ever to win the race, was put down at the age of 25 due to the infirmities of old age in 2009.