Chandler (horse)

Chandler, so called because he once pulled a Chandler's cart was the winner of the 1848 Grand National steeplechase at Aintree near Liverpool, England when ridden to victory by Josey Little in the colours of Captain William Peel.[1][dead link]

Chandler
SireDr Faustus
GrandsireFilho da Puta
SexGelding
Foaled1836
CountryUnited Kingdom
ColourBrown
OwnerWilliam Peel
TrainerTom Eskrett
Major wins
Grand National (1848)

He was prepared for the race by Tom Eskrett and in one pre race at Warwick in 1847 it was claimed that the horse jumped a World record 39 feet when clearing a fence and four fallen horses in one leap.[2][dead link]

He returned to defend his crown in 1849 but lost, finishing fifth.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In Between Campaigning - The Peaceful Years". Qdg.org.uk. 1909-10-01. Retrieved 2012-10-16.
  2. ^ "THE GOLD TRADE". Wellington Independent. 3 November 1849. Retrieved 2012-10-16.