1870 Grand National

The 1870 Grand National was the 32nd renewal of the Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, on 9 March 1870.[1] This was the fifth and final time George Stevens rode the winner in the Grand National.

1870 Grand National
Grand National
LocationAintree
Date9 March 1870
Winning horseThe Colonel
Starting price7/2 F
JockeyEngland George Stevens
TrainerR. Roberts
OwnerMatthew Evans
ConditionsGood to firm
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Media Coverage and AftermathEdit

In a publicity stunt before this year's race, an athlete by the name of Tom Scott jumped a circuit of the course without the assistance of a horse. At this time the course was still not fully laid to turf and some of the obstacles were still natural hedges and banks making this a difficult two mile cross country run. [2]

Finishing OrderEdit

Position Name Jockey Handicap (st-lb) SP Distance
01 The Colonel George Stevens 11-12 4-1 Neck
02 The Doctor George Holman 11-7 5-1 3 Lengths
03 Primrose William Brockton 10-12 10-1 4 Lengths [3]
04 Surney Robert I'Anson 10-4 20-1
05 Keystone Robert Walker 10-12 1000-5
06 Gardener T. Ryan 10-12 20-1
07 Q.C. Arthur Yates 10-10 100-7
08 Alcibiade Captain Harford 10-12 33-1
09 Scarrington John Wheeler 10-12 1000-5
10 Moose Alfred French 11-7
11 Karslake Arthur Tempest 10-0 50-1
12 Guy Of Warwick George Ede 10-8 100-6
13 Pearl Driver Johnny Page 12-7 100-6
14 Cristal Hiram Crawshaw 10-6 20-1

Non-finishersEdit

Fence Name Jockey Handicap (st-lb) SP Fate
The Elk Ben Land 10-7 66-1 Pulled Up
Cinna R. Count 10-7 33-1
Pretentaine II W. Mumford 10-8
01 Traveller George? Napier 10-4 Fell
Casse Tete Jospeh Rudd 10-0
03 Fan Henry Taylor 10-0 66-1 Refused
Hall Court Tommy Pickernell 10-12 40-1
Tathwell George Waddington 10-12 20-1
Middleton T. Kirk 10-12 1000-5

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2015.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Sporting Life Souvenir Magazine, 4 April 1987, page 22
  3. ^ "1870".
  4. ^ "Aintree Grand National 1870".
  5. ^ The Grand National 1839-1930 by David Hoadley Munroe
  6. ^ "Heroes and heroines of the Grand National". 1907.
  7. ^ "1870".