Comply or Die
|Comply or Die|
|Breeder||Martin J. Dibbs|
|Comply or Die is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Madam Madcap by Old Vic. He was born around 1999 in Ireland, and was bred by Martin J. Dibbs.|
Eider Chase (2008)|
Grand National (2008)
Rising Stars Novices' Chase (2004)
Bristol Novices' Hurdle (2003)
|Horse (Equus ferus caballus)|
|Last updated on April 5, 2009|
Comply or Die is a British trained thoroughbred racehorse, owned by David Johnson. Ridden by Timmy Murphy and trained by David Pipe he was the winner of the £450,640 2008 John Smith's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, run on Saturday 5 April 2008. It pushed ahead at the last fence to win from the grey King John's Castle.
Bookmakers William Hill conceded that his victory had cost the chain 7 million GBP.
His fabulous success story continued in the John Smith's Grand National on the 4th of April 2009, when he tried to defend his crown, he raced valiantly and came in 2nd place. The final odds were 14-1. This was surprising for many, as, he had approximately one extra stone of weight than his previous Grand National. Generally throughout the race he remained at the centre of the "pack", but by the final fence he had picked up rather well. However, it was almost certain that he would not win, as Mon Mome was considerably further on than Comply Or Die.