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Heroes and Heroines of 
the Grand National. 

BY FINCH MASON, 

AUTHOR OF ''srORTlNG NONSENSE KHY.MES," " ANNALS OF THE HORSESHOE CLUB," 
" FLOWERS OF THE HUNT," ETC., ETC. 



CONT.\INING : 

A COMPLETE ACCOUNT OF EVERY RACE f^ROM ITS 

FOUNDATION IN 1839 TO THE PRESENT YEAR, 

TOGETHER WITH ALL INFORMATION 

OF INTEREST IN CONNECTION 

THEREWITH. 



EMBELLISHED WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF WINNERS WHERE PRO- 
CURABLE, PORTRAITS OF OIVNERS, TRAINERS, JOCKEYS, ETC., 
AND SIX COLOURED PLATES FROM ORIGINAL 
DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR. 



LONDON : 

THE BIOGRAPHICAL PRESS. 

12, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. W.C. 

1907. 



CONTENTS. 



Dedication 


Author 


's preface 


Coloured drawings 


Illustrations ... 


1839. 


Lottery 


1840. 


Jerry 


1841. 


Charity 


1842. 


Caylad 


1843. 


Vanguard 


1844. 


Discount 


1845. 


Cure-All 


1846. 


Pioneer 


1847. 


Matthew 


1848. 


Chandler 


1849- 


Peter Simple . . 


1850. 


Abd el Kader 


1851. 


Abd el Kader 


1852. 


Miss Mowbray 


1853- 


Peter Simple .. 


1854. 


Bourton 


1855- 


Wanderer 


1856. 


Freetrader 


1857. 


Emigrant 


1858. 


Little Charlie.. 


1859. 


Half Caste .. 



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CONTENTS. 



i860. 


Anatis 


i86r. 


Jealousy 


1862. 


Huntsman 


1863. 


Emblem 


1864. 


Emblematic . 


1865. 


Alcibiade 


1866. 


Salamander . 


1867. 


Cortolvin 


1868. 


The Lamb 


1869. 


The Colonel . 


1870. 


The Colonel . 


1871. 


The Lamb 


1872. 


Casse Tete 


1873- 


Disturbance . 


1874. 


Reugny 


1875- 


Pathfinder 


1876. 


Regal... 


1877- 


Austerlitz 


1878. 


Shifnal 


1879. 


The Liberator 


1880. 


Empress 


1881. 


Woodbrook . 


1882. 


Seaman 


1883. 


Zoedone 


1884. 


Voluptuary 


1885. 


Roquefort 


1886. 


Old Joe 


1887. 


( iamecock 


1888. 


Playfair 


1889. 


Frigate 


1890. 


Ilex ... 


1891. 


Come Away . 



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CONTENTS. 













PAGE. 


1892 


Father O'Flynn ... ... ... ... ... 307 


1893 


Cloister 








•• 314 


1894 


Why Not 








• 319 


1895 


^Vild Man from Borneo 








.. 324 


1896 


The Soarer ... 








•• 330 


1897 


Manifesto 








•• 338 


1898 


Drogheda 








■• 343 


1899 


Manifesto 








•• 349 


1900 


Ambush II. ... 








•• 357 


1 90 1 


Grudon 








•• 363 


1902 


Shannon Lass 








.. 368 


1903 


Drumcree 








■• 375 


1904 


Moifaa 








•• 381 


1905 


Kirkland 








.. 388 


1906 


Ascetic's Silver 








•• 395 


1907 


Eremon 








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Inde; 


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.. 411 



©ebicafton* 



TO 

MR. JOHN MAUNSELL RICHARDSON, 

WINNER OP^ THE GRAND NATIONAL 

ON DISTURBANCE AND REUGNV, IN 1873-74, 

AND ONE OF THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED HORSEMEN 

OF HIS, OR ANY OTHER TIME, THIS BOOK 

IS DEDICATED AS A SLIGHT TOKEN OF 

GRATITUDE FOR THE INVALUABLE 

HELP AND ADVICE HE HAS 

SO GENEROUSLY GIVEN TO 

THE AUTHOR AT ALL 

TIMES DURING ITS 

PRODUCTION. 



AUTHOR'S PREFACE. 



When, in view of the great popularity of the Grand 
National, which despite the undoubted decline of 
steeplechasing, grows more pronounced every year, 
it occurred to the Author that a History of the Race 
from its commencement might be acceptable to its 
admirers, not only from a readable point of view, but 
as a book of reference, his first step was to propound 
the scheme to a well known patron of the sports, 
and ask his candid opinion thereon. That gende- 
man's reply was given with a spontaneity quite 
refreshing to listen to. " Such a book," said he, 
" is bound to succeed! The only wonder tome 
is that it has never been thought of before." And 
his friends of The Biographical Press, on being 
applied to, taking a similar view, the Heroes and 
Heroines of the Grand National were at once put 
into strong work with a view to meeting their 
engagement with the public in the Spring. 

Though their trainer may claim to have a 
tolerably intimate acquaintance with the subject, 
still no one was more fully alive to the fact than 

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X AUTHOR'S PREFACE. 

himself that the success of the book was dependent 
in a great measure — almost entirely indeed — on the 
assistance it was likely to get from those sportsmen 
still with \is, who, either as owners or riders, had 
taken an active part in the great cross-country race, 
and it was therefore with no little fear and 
trepidation that he awaited the result of his first 
batch of letters. A feeling quite unnecessary as it 
turned out. 

The issue, indeed, was never in doubt for a 
moment, one and all of those appealed to responding 
so readily that he might well sit down in his saddle 
to write the first chapter, strong in the conviction 
that with such a start there could be no doubt 
of the result — no possible doubt whatever. For 
the earlier races. Belt s Life in London, and other 
newspapers of the period, had of course to be levied 
under contribution, and it was not until i860 that 
those hardy veterans Mr. Thomas and Mr. E^. C. 
Burton chipped in with their interesting reminis- 
cences of Anatis, Bridegroom, Alcibiade. The Lamb, 
and Pathfinder, to be closely followed by Mr. J. M. 
Richardson, Mr. Garrett Moore, Prince Charles 
Kinsky, Lord Manners, Joe Cannon and Mr. E. P. 
Wilson, with anecdotes of the respective horses they 
had piloted to victory. 



AUTHOR'S PREFACE. xi 

As to pictures, they came in shoals, His Majesty 
the King, the Earl of Coventry, Lord Marcus 
Beresford, Earl Poulett, Sir Charles Nuo-ent, Colonel 
E. W. Baird, Mr. J. G. Bulteel, Mr. Bibby, the 
Honourable Aubrey Hastings, Mr. Arthur Yates, 
Mr. T. Cannon, Mr. Richard Marsh, Mr. Charles 
Archer, Colonel Richardson, Colonel Kirkwood, Mr. 
W. Jameson, Colonel Brocklehurst, Mr. Studd, Mr. 
J. C. Dormer, Mr. Alfred Holman, Mr. George 
Stevens and Mr. W. Nightingall, all coming for- 
ward in the handsomest manner. 

Seeing that these portraits form the principal 
attraction of the book, the author takes the oppor- 
tunity of tendering his sincere thanks to the above- 
named noblemen and gentlemen for their great 
kindness in permitting him to make use of them. 
A feeling which he is sure will be echoed by 
the purchasers of the book. 



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COLOURED DRAWINGS. 



1839. The Christening of Becher's Brook 

1865. Alcibiade 7'. Hall Court 

187 1. The Lamb and the fallen Horses 

1873. Disturbance Wins 

1877. Becher's Brook (second time round) 

1883. Zoedone at the Water 



PAGE. 

Frontispiece 
149 

... 179 

... 197 
221 

••• 253 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 



Emile Adam) 



Abd el Kader ... 

Alcibiade (from a painting by Stephen Pearce) 

Ambush 11. 

Anatis 

Angell, B. J 

Archer on Theresa . . . 

Ascetic's Silver (from a painting by 

Baird, Col. E. W. ... 

Beasley, Mr. T. 

Beaslej', Mr. H. 

Becher, Captain 

Beresford, Lord M. .. 

Bridegroom (from a paniting by Stephen Pearce) 

Brunette (from a painting by J. F. Herring, Sen.) 

Cannon, Mr. J. 

Casse Tete 

Cloister (from a painting by J. Matthews) 

Come Away ... 

Cortolvin 

Coventry, The Earl of 

Cracks, Steeplechase (from a 

Cure-All 

Disturbance ... 
Dormer, Mr. J. C. 



painting by J. F. Herr 



ig, Sen 



PAGE. 
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ILLUSTRATIONS. 



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Drogheda 

Drumcree 

Emblem (from a painting by Harry Hall) 

Emigrant 

Eremon 

Father O'Flynn (from a painting by Capt. Adrian J 

Gallwey, Sir T. 

(iamecock 

Gaylad 

Goodman, Mr. A 

Grudon ... .'.. 

Hidden Mystery 
Huntly, Marquess of ... 

Ilex 

Kinsky, Prince C. 

Kirkland (from a painting by Heywood Hardy) 

Little Charlie 

Lottery 

Machell, Captain 

Manifesto (from a painting by Emile Adam) 

Marsh, Mr. R., on Scots Guard 

Minto, The Earl of ... 

Moifaa 

Moore, Mr. G. 

Moore, Mr. W. H. ... 

Nugent, Sir C. 

Nugent, The late Mr. H. 

Old Joe (from a painting by W 

Olliver, Tom ... 

Pathfinder 

Plan of the Course 

Playfair (from a painting by W. Hopkins and W. H 



. Hopkins and W. H 



ones) 



Have 



11) 



Havell) 



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XVI 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 





PAGE. 


Poulett, Earl 


... 183 


Regal (from a painting by Harry Hall) 


... 213 


Reugny 


201 


Richardson, Mr. J. M. 


194, 206 


Roquefort 


261 


Salamander ... 


i5o> 155 


Seaman 


... 245 


Sefton, The Earl of ... 


... 371 


Sefton, The Fourth Earl 


. . 117 


Shannon Lass 


... 368 


Shifnal 


... 226 


Stone Wall, The 


15 


The Colonel (from a painting by Harry Hall) 


... 167 


The Lamb (from a painting by Harry Hall) 


... 162 


The Liberator 


229 


The Soarer (from a painting by Capt. x\drian Jones 


) ••• 330 


Townely, Captain Tom 


... 131 


Voluptuary 


••• 255 


Walker, Col. W. H 


••• 334 


Why Not 


... 319 


Widger, Mr. J. 


... 327 


Wild Man from Borneo 


... 324 


Woodbrook 


... 240 


Yates, Mr. A., on Harvester 


... 189 


Zoedone 


... 250 



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THE FIRST GRAND NATIONAL. 

LOTTERY. 

1839- 

At the commencement of the year 1839 a syndicate 
of sportsmen, who had lately taken over the lease 
of the Grand .Stand and Race-course at Aintree, 
where the Liverpool Races have been held from 
time immemorial, desirous of starting their new 
undertaking in a becoming- manner, went forthwith 
into committee upon the subject, with the result that 
they determined to astonish the sporting world in 
general, and their fellow townsmen in particular, 
with what the linen drapers are pleased to call "a 
novelty in spring goods," in the shape of a steeple- 
chase, the title and conditions of which were as 
follows : — 

"The Grand Liverpool Steeplechase.— A sweepstakes 
of 20 sovs. each, 5 forfeit, with 100 added ; 12 st. each, gentlemen 
riders ; 4 miles across the country ; the second to save his stake, 
and the winner to pay 10 sovs. towards expenses ; no rider to 
open a gate or ride through a gateway, or more than 100 yards 
along any road, footpath, or driftway." 

Steeplechasing was exceedingly popular just then, 
and such brilliant performers as The Nun, Pioneer, 



herop:s and heroinp:s of 



Cannon Ball, and Lottery being amongst the fifty- 
five entries, the new race caused, as was only natural, 
great excitement in the world of sport. 

The first Grand National — or, to call it by its 
original name : The Grand Liverpool Steeplechase 
— was put down to be run on Tuesday, February 

26th, and that un- 
usual interest was 
taken in it was 
shown by the large 
number of visitors 
who made their 
way to the scene 
of action. 

A turf writer of 
the period thus de- 
scribes the situa- 
tion : — " hi the 
course of Sunday 
and Monday visitors poured in from all quarters, 
and a high degree of excitement was manifested. 
The race-course was visited by hundreds ; the line 
of country inspected (for secrecy here is impossible) ; 
the sporting houses were crowded to excess, and 
one of theni — The Talbot — was honoured with the 
presence of several Corinthians from Melton." 




CAPTAIN BECHER. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 3 

He goes on to say : "On Tuesday mornin;^- the 
folks were astir betimes, for, in addition to the 
Grand affair, there was a second steeplechase in 
heats to be decided. The town, therefore, was soon 
in a delicious ferment ; the streets were thronged, 
and the customary queries ' How many ,<,'(' ? ' 
' When do they start ? ' and ' Which is the 
favourite ? ' assailed our ears in every direction and 
in every possible variety of dialect." 

Travellers talk of the patois of the French 
provinces as being unintelligible to even a Parisian ; 
what would a Londoner make of the concentrated 
patois of Lancashire, Yorkshire. Shropshire, and 
Gloucestershire ? 

Needless to say, the concourse of people of all 
sorts that put in an appearance at Amtree to 
witness the first Grand National was something 
enormous, and knowing, as we of the present day 
do by experience, what an Aintree crowd can be 
like, both in number and quality, when we read that 
in consequence of the refusal of the " powers that 
be " at Liverpool to allow the services of the police 
to be used for the occasion, the keeping of the 
course was entrusted to a body of special constables 
laid on for the occasion, we can only wonder that 
the horses engaged in the race were able to get 

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4 HEROES AND HEROL\ES OF 

through the ordeal at all. As it was, one of them, 
Rust, ridden by Mr. W. McDonough, on jumping 
into the lane was hemmed in by the mob, and kept 
there so long as to have any chance of winning 
he might have had effectually knocked on the 
head. 

In the four miles and a bit that had to be 
travelled there were twenty-nine jumps, all of them, 
with two or three exceptions, easy of accomplish- 
ment. The exceptions were these : — 

Brook No. i, now known as " Becher's Brook," 
which, had it been left as nature made it, would 
have been simply a ditch five or six feet in width, 
with a slight droj) and very little water, but as 
improved by " art " became a truly formidable 
obstacle, a strong timber fence, three feet high, 
having been placed about a yard from the bank in 
the taking off side, so that a horse to get fairly over 
would have to jump at least twenty-three or twenty- 
four feet, the difficulty being aggravated by the 
ground from which it was approached being 
ploughed land in a very heavy condition. 

Brook No. 2 was what the reporter of the period 
termed " a very decent jump," made by converting 
a foot ditch into an eight-foot brook and placing 
timber in front. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



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Brook No. 3, approached horn a ploughed field, 
consisted of a low bank, with a deep ditch or brook, 
and timber three feet high (but before the race 
depressed) on further side, the space between brook 
and timber being at least nine or ten feet. This 
was probably the brook known as " Valentine's." 

Then in front of the Grand Stand was erected 
expressly for the occasion, but 7io/, if the reporter oi 
Beir s Life in Loudon is to be believed, by particular 
desire, a wall 4 feet 8|- inches in height. 

In the second round, too, a stiff post and rail 
topped with gorse was put up, as the same chronicler 
tells us with grim humour, " to conciliate those who 
were ' lonorino- ' for another touch at the wall." 

Of the original fifty-five entries, but seventeen 



were left in, they being as follows :- 



OWNER. 

Mr. Elmore ... 
Sir G. Mostyn 

Mr. Theobald 
Mr. Stephenson 
Mr. J. S. Oswell 
Captain Childe 
Mr. Robertson 
Mr. H. S. Eowen 
Mr. Ferguson 



HORSE. 
Lottery 
Seventy Four 

(by Memnon) 
Paulina 
True Blue ... 
Dictator 
Conrad 
Cramp 
Rambler 
Daxon 
P)arkston 
Rust 

(by Master Bagot) 



RIDDEN BY. 
Jim Mason. 
T. Oliver. 

Mr. Martin. 

Mr. Barker. 

Carlin. 

Captain Becher. 

Wilmot. 

Morgan. 

Owner. 

Byrne. 

Mr. W. McDonough. 



6 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

OWNER. HORSE. RIDDEN BY. 

Captain Marshal ... Railroad Mr. Powell. 

Mr. Newcombe ... Cannon Ball ... Owner. 

Captain Lamb ... Jack ... ... ... Wadlow. 

(by Marmaduke 

Mr. Vevers Charity Hardy. 

(by Woodman) 

Lord McDonald ... The Nim ... ... Mr. McDonough. 

Sir D. Baird Pioneer Mr. T. Walker. 

The necessary preliminaries of weighing out 
and mounting being over, and the dense mob 
reduced into something Hke shape by the afore- 
mentioned " specials,'" Lord Sefton, who acted 
as starter — umpire he is termed in the report 
of the period — proceeded to marshal the seventeen 
competitors and conduct them to the starting- 
field. 

Arrived there, he gave them the usual directions 
to leave all the flags to the left, except an extra 
one placed at the upper end of the first brook for 
the purpose of making every horse take it, another 
flag being fixed at the lower end of the field. Had 
not this precaution been adopted it was competent 
tor any of the riders to bear a little to the right, 
and by jumping an additional fence or two, avoid 
the brook altogether. His Lordship having said 
his say, down went the flag and the first Grand 
National had commenced. 



thp: grand national. 7 

Daxon and Conrad made strong running, and 
charged the first brook side by side. The former 
sma.shed rio'ht throuo^h the timber, but "'ot over 
ah right somehow, the pace he was going at 
probably doing the trick. Conrad ran up against 
it also, but without breaking it. throwing Captain 
Becher right over his head into the water beyond. 
The veteran did not seem, hov/ever. to take much 
account of the fall, though he shook his head as 
much as to say that water without brandy was not 
very palatable to him. 

It is on record that the moment he realised the 
situation the gallant Captain formed up to receive 
cavalry close under the bank, and the rest of the 
horses cleared him in safety. It was this adven- 
ture that gave the obstacle the sobriquet of 
" Becher's Brook," a name that has climg to it ever 
since. 

At the next brook all got over with the exception 
of Barkston. 

At Brook No. 3 Daxon fell heavily, but got up 
again and went on, only to tall again the second 
time round at the second brook, The Nun, who 
jumped short, falling and rolling over him. Dictator 
also fell at the same place, but got up again and 
went at the next brook, but catching his knees 



8 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

with great force against the timber on the landing 
side he was killed on the spot, having burst a 
bloodvessel. His jockey, tortunately. was unhurt. 

Strange to say, the only animal who failed to 
negotiate the stone wall was Charitv. who, hailino- 
from Gloucestershire, where such obstacles were as 
plentiful as blackberries, was hardly expected to 
refuse as she did. Finally, Lottery, full of running, 
jumped the last fence in grand style, clearing thirty- 
three feet in so doing, and won easily by three 
lengths. Time : 14 minutes 53 seconds. 

Rust and The Nun were the early favourites for the 
race, but on the day Lottery at 5 to i had the call 
of the market. The betting, however, is described 
as by no means heavy. The rule set down on the 
conditions of the race as to gentlemen riders 
appears to have been somewhat laxly observed, 
seeing that with one or two exceptions none ot 
the riders could very well la)' claim to the title. 
However, that is neither here nor there. The 
first Grand National seems to have been a genuine 
sporting affair from start to finish, and the 
pecuniary results must have given, we should 
imagine, unlimited satisfaction to the promoters, 
who little thought that they were giving birth to 
probably the most popular race of the year next 




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THE GRAND NATIONAL. 9 

to the Derby. The conditions are altered, the 
country is different, the pace is quickened ; only 
the horses and their riders are pretty well much 
the same as they used to be. Some say the two 
latter have improved of late years ; others will 
have it that both have deteriorated. 

This of course is a matter of opinion. " Both 
may be right and neither wrong," as Mr. Mantalini 
would say. 

Lottery is thus described by The Druid. " He was 
a very peculiarly made horse, short in his quarters, 
deep in his girth, but light in his middle and back 
ribs ; with a perfect snaffle-bridle mouth, fine speed, 
and a very ' trap to follow.' W^hen others could hardly 
rise at their fences, he seemed to jump as if from 
a spring-board. His jumping muscles were first 
brought into such high play by putting him into 
a ring, with flights of rails around it, and a man in 
the middle to keep him moving, and he perfected his 
jumping education with Mr. Anderson's staghounds." 
Jim Mason, whose name will always be asso- 
ciated with that of Lottery, made his first appear- 
ance on Mr. John Elmore's famous horse in the 
last St. Albans Steeplechase which ever took place, 
in December, 1S36, when he was third. Lottery 
being very much out of form at the time. Six 

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lo HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

weeks later, however, he beat a o-oocl held at 
Barnet, |im Mason jumpino- a fiight of bullock 
rails extra with him, cii route to the weighing place. 

The redoubtable Jim was a tremendous dandy, 
his coats all coming from Poole, who, it was said, 
found it well worth his while to supply him with 
them free gratis for nothing, whilst the story went 
that the top boots he is represented wearing in 
Herring's well-known picture "Steeplechase Cracks," 
were the joint work of two distinct boot-makers, 
Bartley of Oxford Street doing the legs, and Wren 
of Knightsbridge the feet. He invariably wore 
white kid gloves too when riding, as depicted in 
the picture just named. 

The late Major Whyte- Melville was very fond 
of introducing him into his novels, and the 
portrait of Mr. Varnish, the swell horse dealer, 
who Mr. Sawyer took for a real live lord, during 
his famous visit to the Shires, was recognisable at 
once. 

This great horseman — the most celebrated per- 
haps of the century he lived in — died in October, 
1866, and was buried at Kensal Green, not a great 
way from the scene of many of his riding exploits. 

Speaking of Lottery's owner — or rather part 
owner, Mr. Yates, father of the one and only Arthur, 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. ii 

having a share — Mr. John Ehnore, The Druid goes 
on to say : " Grimaldi, Lottery, Jerry, Gaylad, 
The Weaver, Sam Weller, and British Yeoman, 
bore the ' bkie and black cap,' in turn ; but 
Lottery was the only one he cared to talk 
much about. His friends used to laugh at this 
' Horncastle horse,' who was lamed with larking 
the day he got him, but he always said, ' Von may 
lau(ih, but voif// sec ii coiuc oiiiH and well was his 
patience rewarded. When the horse had ceased 
to defy creation with Jim ALison under thirteen 
stone-seven, if ever a friend went down for an after- 
noon with Jack at Uxendon, he would order him 
to be saddled. ' Hang ii ! ' he would say, ' have 
you never been on the old horse ? Get up ! and 
be the o-round ever so hard, or the fences ever so 
blind, he would insist on their backing him, one 
after the other, if there were half a dozen of them. 
He would turn him over anything" ; and occasionally 
it would be the iron hurdles between the earden 
and the paddock, or for lack of a handier fence, 
he would put two rustic garden chairs together." 

The following lively ditty, written by an un- 
known hand — at least, it may be taken for granted 
so, as there is no signature to it — commemorative 
of Lottery's Grand National, appeared the following 

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12 HEROICS AND HEROINES OE 

SundaN- in the columns of Bc/fs Life in London, 
and as it may possibly amuse my readers if only 
from its ",;'v?," I venture to give it in full : — 

"THE C.RAND LIVERPOOL STEEPLECHASE." 
Air. — " Bow, wow, wow." 

" Ye lads who love a steeplechase, and danger freely court, sirs, 
Hark forward all to Liverpool to join the gallant sport, sirs ; 
The English and the Irish nags are ready for the fray, sirs, 
.A.nd which may lose and which may win, 'tis very hard to say, sirs. 
C/ion/s : Bow, wow, wow ; odds against the favourite. 
Bow, wow, wow. 

" More brilliant cattle never ran, in limb as stout as heart, sirs, 
In breathless expectation all, and eager for the start, sirs ; 
The riders governing the cjuads with courage and with skill, sirs, 
Despising rasper, brook, and fence, co/d duck, and break neck spill, 
sirs. 

CJioiiis : Bow, wow, wow ; neck or nothing are the words. 
Bow, wow, wow. 

" The sun in splendour from on high smiles sweetly on the chase, sirs, 
And warm excitement fills the soul and gladdens every face, sirs; 
The young, and old, and middle-aged in countless myriads pour, sirs, 
And such a concourse never met at Liverpool before, sirs. 

Chorus : Bow, wow, wow ; what a chance for prophecy ! 
Bow, wow, wow. 

" That Lottery don't win the heat, the odds are 5 to J, sirs, 
20 to I against True Blue, and 6 against The Nun, sirs ; 
Whilst sundry sportsmen make their bets against the Irish nag, sirs, 
And, in the chase, swore Seventy Four will shortly strike its flag, 
sirs. 

Chorus : Bow, wow, wow ; Cannon Ball will soon i^'V off. 
Bow, wow, wow. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 13 

" That Railroad ought to show good speed by proud opponents 
drubbing, 
'Gainst Daxon it is 8 to i, and Rust will soon want scrubbing ; 
And Pioneer, all in the rear, from every hope must roam, sirs, 
And long 'twill be ere Charity will find itself at home, sirs. 

C/ioriis : Bow, wow, wow ; Cramp will soon be doubled up, 
Bow, wow, wow. 

"Lord Waldegrave's .Mirth will soon look sad, and humble the 
Dictator, 
Fury, 'tis certain, will be spent, Revenge a harmless cratur ; 
Whalebone will speedily be stiff. Victory no laurels earn, sirs. 
And Dan O'Connell, with his tail, be very far astern, sirs. 

Chorus : Bow, wow, wow ; surely he didn't mane to win ! 
Bow, wow, wo\v. 

" 'Tis nearly three, by Heaven they're oft' I do mark each gallant 
steed, sirs. 
And see in what superior style brave Da.\on takes the lead, sirs ; 
Lottery, Nun, and Seventy Four close following in the rear, sirs. 

Chorus : Bow, wow, wow ; splendid creatures every one. 
Bow, wow, wow. 

" See Conrad, frightened by the crowd, refuses the first ditch, sirs. 
And Becher, over head and heels, has got a gentle pitch, sirs ; 
And Cannon Ball is on the turf, and there it may for e\er lie, 
Whilst Nun and others that I've named performed their dutv 
cleverly. 

Chorus : Bow, wow, wow ; darting forward for the goal, 
Bow, wow, wow. 

" Barkston is down and Daxon too, whilst leading on the fun, sirs, 
And in attempting to get up, unkindly floored The Nun, sirs. 
And Charity now takes the lead a little in advance, sirs, 
A nag which some wiseacres sure would never have a chance, sirs. 

Chorus : Bow, wow, wow ; knowing ones are often M-rong. 
Bow, wow, wow 



14 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

" But Charity in horse and man too often is asleep, sirs, 
And the stone wall it does not like, it will not take the leap, sirs ; 
Railroad goes over like a shot, as rapid as the wind, sirs. 
True 151ue, Lottery, Nun, and Jack all following close behind, sirs. 

Cliorus : Isow, wow, wow ; hard to name the winner now. 
Bow, wow, wow. 

" See Lottery is all ahead, o'er rasper, fence, and thicket. 
Now what a chance for Lottery 1 Hurrah, boys, that's the ticket I 
He dashes on at winning pace, all peril he defies, sirs, 
And 2 to I that Lottery is winner of the prize, sirs. 

Cltonis : Bow, wow, wow ; some will look extremely blank. 
Bow, wow, wow. 

"The lightning speed of Lottery despises all control, sirs, 
And by two lengths or niore, at length he bravely gains the goal 

sirs, 
Long faces there are, quaiituiii s/(//'^some bursts of indignation. 
And many a tempting yellow-boy changed hands on the occasion. 

Chorus : Bow, wow, wow ; money makes the mare to go. 
Bow, wow, wow. 

" Then here's success to Lottery, the glory of his race, sirs. 
In sporting annals may he shine, a noble steeplechaser. 
And Seventy Four, the second horse, for losing is no crime, sirs, 
And may he boast of better luck, and win another time, sirs, 

CJiorus : Bow, wow, wow ; may his tlag in triumph wave, 
Bow, wow, wo\\'. 

" And long may sport in Liverpool, a station proud maintain, sirs, 
And let us drink the Steeplechase in bumpers of champagne, sirs ; 
And if levanters should be found, the more will be the pity, sirs. 
So down from Pei^asits I drop — and here I close my ditty, sirs. 

Chorus : Bow wow, wow ; mustn't ride the hack too hard, 
15ow, wow, wow." 




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JERRY. 

1S40. 

Entrance 20 sovs. each with /, i 50 added ; ^30 
to second horse ; third to save stake ; 
1 2 St. each. 

Mr. Villebois'y^'r;^', by Catterick Mr. Bretherton. 
Mr. Barry's ~^^ Arthur, by Sir Hercules — AnoeHca 

Mr. A. McDonoLigh. 
Mr. Power's '^'^' Valentine, by Fentiman ... Owner. 
Marquis of Waterford's Tlic Sea, by Whalebone 

Owner. 
Mr. Elmore's Lottery, 7 lb. extra, by Lottery 

|. Mason. 
'^S/>o/asco, h\ Master Richarci Rose. 
Lord McDonald's ~^'"The Nun, by Calton 

Mr. Powell. 
Marquis ot" Waterford's '''C6'///w/^///r ... Mr. Won. 
Hasty, by Sir Harry ... ^ig'g- 

Sir G. Mostyn's Seventy Four, by Memnon 

Tom Oliver. 
Weathercoek, by Strephon Barker. 
*T/ie Augean, by .Sir Hercules 

Christian. 
Note. — Those starred were Irish horses. 



i6 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

BETTING. 

3 to I agst. The Nun. 8 to i agst. Arthur. 

4 „ I „ Lottery. lo „ i „ Cruickshank. 
7 „ I „ Seventy Four. 12 „ i „ Jerry. 



The Race. 

Though set for half-past one It was nearly half- 
past three before the eleven runners faced the 
starter. All went well until Becher's Brook was 
reached, when a collision between Cruickshank and 
Weathercock caused the latter to fall and roll over 
Barker, who was so seriously injured that he had to 
be carried to a farm-house hard by. Mr. Power, 
who rode his own horse, Valentine, with the object 
of winning a heavy bet that he had made that he 
would be first over the wall, brought the field 
along- from this point at a tremendous pace, and 
he and Lottery bore down on the obstacle in 
question, nearly abreast. Valentine cleared it 
safely, but Lottery, whose head was hardly straight 
at the time, charging the obstacle in most impet- 
uous fashion, breasted it and fell heavily, an 
example which was followed immediately afterwards 
by Columbine, The Nun, and .Seventy Four, Tom 
Oliver, who rode the latter, in getting up being 
badly kicked and his collar-bone broken. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 17 

The scene at this moment was well described 
as " terrific." Four out of the first five on the 
ground, and several others close behind. Provi- 
dentially, however, there was no further accident. 
Powell remounted The Nun, but the mare was so 
lame, that he pulled her up after going a few 
hundred yards. Jim Mason, on the other hand — 
to quote the reporter of the period — was conviiiccd 
and mvc in. 

From the unlucky wall, the race was confined 
to Jerry, Arthur, and Valentine, who alternately 
led for three or four fields, where Arthur took 
them along at a great pace to the second brook 
(presumably X^alentine's), but losing his footing, 
pitched on his head, turning a complete somersault. 
Alan McDonough, stunned though he was, re- 
mounted, and turning his horse's fine speed 
to account, managed to catch the leaders at the 
race-course, on to which Jerry was the first to land. 

The latter smashing through the last hurdle, was 
at once challenged by X'alentine. who. however, 
was soon beaten oft. only to be replaced by Arthur, 
whose eftbrt was so determined that for a moment 
the race was in doubt. The P^nglish nag, however, 
outstayed the Irishman, and in the end won clex'erly 
by four lengths, the same distance between second 

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i8 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

and third. How Jerry would have fared had 
Lottery kept on his legs, may easily be imagined. 
Time : i 2 minutes 30 seconds. 

The betting in connection with Lottery had been 
of a most perplexing character all through the 
piece. Though for some time past he had been 
freely operated against in town, he came to 5 to 4 
a week previous to the race. The night before, 
however, the odds expanded to 2 to i. to be 
increased to 4 to i on the day. Report had it 
that Elmore was interested in Jerry, some indeed 
went so far as to say that he actually owned that 
horse. 

This, however, was not the fact, as though 
the horse once belonged to Elmore when Jerry 
ran at Liverpool, he was the property of Lord 
Sheffield, though for private reasons he ran in the 
name of Mr. Yillebois. 

That the fall of Lottery at the wall was a bitter 
disappointment to his countless admirers goes with- 
out saying, and these let themselves go on the 
subject to such an extent as to call forth the follow- 
ing letter from the PLditor of Bell s Life in Loudon, 
in the next Sunday's edition of his paper. 

" We have received several communications 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 19 

anent the Lottery portion of the steeplechase ; 
some ' bearing up ' stoutly ; others /t'r contra, insist- 
ing that the odds and the amount laid out against 
him were prima facie evidence of ' bad intentions.' 
We can only say in reply, that whatever construc- 
tion may be put on the betting, it would seem that 
no unfavourable interpretations could be assumed 
with regard to Mr. Elmore in the race. We collect 
that Lottery did his best at the wall ; and it 
requires a strong stretch of imagination to suppose 
that that fall was purposed by the animal, or that 
it was any part of the rider's intentions. We must 
leave the matter here, as it would be idle as well 
as unjustifiable in us to adopt or give currency to 
the speculations and surmises of disappointed 
parties which are afioat. Steeplechases like other 
o-ames of chance are Lotteries, and the losers must 
abide by their luck, good or bad." 



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CHARITY. 

1841. 

The conditions of the race this year included the 
proviso that the winner of the Cheltenham Steeple- 
chase in 1840 should carry 18 lb. extra. This 
race of course was framed expressly tor the benefit 
of Lotter)', who had already won the race in ques- 
tion at the time the conditions were framed. It 
savs much therefore for Mr. Elmore's belief in his 
horse's powers that he should have run Lottery 
with such a crusher as 1 3 st. 4 lb. on his back. 
As mii^ht have been expected the weight told, 
the more so, as the pace was severe throughout, 
and Jim Mason therefore pulled Lottery up when 
he found he had no chance of winning. 

In view of the accident of the previous year, 
the wall was dispensed with on this occasion, and 
an artificial l^rook, ten feet wide and three deep, 
masked by a thick fence, substituted. 

I 2 St. each. 

Lord Craven's Charity, by Woodman Mr. Powell. 
Mr. Anderson's Cigar, by Petworth 

A. McDonough. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 21 

Hon. F, Craven's Peter Simple, by Arbutus 

Walker. 
Lord Villiers' Gohli)i, by Phantom ... Bretherton. 
Captain Nugent's The Hawk, by Prendergast 

Saunders. 
Mr. Robertson's Legacy, by Petworth 

\V, McDonough. 

Mr. Elmore's Lottery (carried 13 st. 4 lb.), by 

Lottery ... ... ... ... jIm Mason. 

Mr. Villebois's Revealer, by Reveller Mr. Barker. 
Captain Price's Selini ... ... Owner. 

Sir G. Mostyn's Sez'eiity Four, by Memnon 

Mr. Whitworth. 
Mr. Smith's Oliver Tzuist, by Pdexible Mr. Oliver. 

BETTIX(;. 

5 to 2 agst. Lottery. 14 to i agst. Seventy Four. 
4 „ I „ Cigar. 14 „ I „ Charity. 

6 ,, I „ Peter Simple. 100 „ 6 „ The Hawk. 
12 „ I „ Legacy. 

Selim went off with a strong lead, jumping 
Becher's Brook two lengths ahead of the others, 
all getting over without a mistake, with the excep- 
tion of Goblin and Selim, who had fallen in the 
interim ; the whole field charged the water together 
at a splitting pace, the style they cleared it eliciting 
enthusiastic cheers from the onlookers. 



22 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Charity, Ci_<4'ar, and Lottery — the latter of whom 
had by this time had about enough of it — jumped 
the hedge out of the lane nearly abreast, but 
Charity was the first to land on the race-course, 
two or three leno-ths ahead of the other two, who 
in a few strides were joined by Peter Smiple, 
Revealer, The Hawk. Seventy Four, and Goblin, 
the spectacle, as the lot entered the straight course 
in a line, being of the most animated description. 

A quarter of a mile from home only Charity and 
the two erevs were in it, a tremendous race home 
ensuinor between the trio. 

It was anybody's race in fact until the final 
hurdle was reached, where a scrimmage occurred, 
and Charity gaining a two lengths' advantage, went 
on and won by that distance, a neck separating 
second and third. 

Time: 13 minutes 25 seconds. 




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GAYLAD. 

1842. 

This year the conditions were sH^-htly altered, 
there being no added money to the entrance of 
23 sovs. each, and the owner of second merely 
having his stake returned. Lottery was again 
penalised 18 lb. for winning the Cheltenham 
Steeplechase of 1840, and not only ran, but carried 
his heavy burden in o-allant fashion the oreater 
part of the journey. 

The rest as usual carried 12 st. each. 

Mr. Elmore's Gay lad, by Brutandorf ... T. Oliver, 
Lord Mostyn's Seventy Four, by Memnon Powell. 
Mr. Hunter's Peter Simple, by Arbutus... Owner. 
Mr. W. J. Hope-Johnstone's The Returned, by 
Monreith ... ... ... ... Owner. 

Mr. James Mason's Sam Heller, by Strephon 

Barker. 
Mr. Elmore's Lottery, by Lottery ... Jim Mason. 
Lord Waterford's Columbine ... Larry I)yrne. 

Mr. Ferguson's Banatlilatli, by Cameleopard 

ColQan. 



24 HEROES A\D HEROINES OF 

Hon. C. Forester's Lady Lanoford, by Sir Hercules 

Abbott. 
Mr. Ramsay's Bangalore, by Swap Captain Peel. 
Mr. Moore's A}iouyiuous, by Prince ... Owner. 
Lord Maidstone's Satirist, by Sir Gilbert 

Bretherton. 

V^x.^.Y.V\\\<, LiLcks-AIl Goddard. 

Lord Clanricarde's Honesty. h\ .Sir Hercules 

W. McDonough. 
Baron Rothschild's Consnl, by Irish Napoleon 

Oldaker. 



5 t" 

6 „ 

6 „ 

7 „ 
« „ 

lO ,, 



BETTIN(;. 

agst. Lottery. lo to i agst. Consul. 

„ Seventy Four. loo „ 7 ,, Satirist. 

„ Peter Simple. 15 „ i ,, The Returned. 

,, Gaylad. 20 ,, i ,, Banathlath. 

„ Sam Weller. 20 ,, i „ Bangalore. 
,, Lucks-All. 

The Race. 

At the second fence Lady Langford blundered 
and was left, Columbine then made the pace hot 
to the plouL;"h before Becher's Brook, which Anony- 
mous, wh(3 had ran through his horses, cleared 
first, the (jthers, with the exception of Consul, who 
was knocked over by The Returned, getting over 
handsomelv. Sam Weller at the ne.xt fence, butted 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 25 

against the bank, throwing Barker into the next 
field. 

Cokimbine now resumed the lead, but was passed 
at the canal by Peter Simple, who, pulling- his rider 
out of the saddle, rushed impetuously at the artificial 
brook, and being weakly handled, nearly came on 
his head on landing. All the rest got over. Peter 
Simple now took up the running at a tremendous 
pace to the starting held, where he was headed 
by Banathlath. At Becher's Brook Seventy Four 
was over first, followed by Peter Simple, Gaylad, 
Lottery, and The Returned. 

Banathlath now succumbed, and Lottery was 
pulled up, leaving Gaylad second, and Peter Simple 
third. 

At this point it looked any odds on Seventy 
Four, for not only had he a great lead, but was 
skimming his fences in splendid style, and pulling 
double the while. On nearing the canal ditch, 
when Powell took a pull at him, Gaylad nearly 
reached him, but no sooner had he landed than 
he took a start of twenty or thirty lengths and was 
first (Ml the course with every appearance of winning 
in a canter. Gaylad came next and then Peter 
vSimple, who was baulked by the crowd at the 
bullfinch out of the lane, and threw his jockey. 

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26 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Meanwhile Seventy Four maintained liis lead to 
the turn for the straight run up the course, 
when he began to tire, and Gaylad, although in 
difficulties, struggled on with such effect that he 
was level at the last hurdle, which both crashed 
through, Seventy Four hardly rising at all. 

At this point, the latter showed his old temper, 
and cutting it the moment he was collared, left 
Gaylad to win by four lengths. Two lengths off 
Peter Simple was third, four lengths ahead of The 
Returned, 

Time : i t,^ minutes. 

There seems to be little doubt that Peter Simple's 
impetuosity, coupled with want of power on the 
part of his jockey, lost him the race, whilst Seventy 
F"our, a notorious rogue, would probably have made 
a better race of it had he waited, for it is certain 
he had never been fitter in his life. 

Elmore was reported to have won a good stake 
by the result, but would have been better suited, 
so it was said, by the victory of Sam Weller, who 
fell in the second round. 



VANGUARD. 

1S43. 

This year the executive made an important 
alteration in their programme, the race, which had 
been re-christened " The Liverpool and National 
Steeplechase," becoming a handicap for the first 
time ; whilst as they were no longer afraid of poor 
old Lottery, the conditions were so altered that 
winners from the date of declaration were to carry 
5 lb. extra only, instead of the 18 lb. they were wont 
to compliment him with. 

The wall, too, which had been done away with 
the previous year, was again revived on a smaller 
scale, being 4 feet high, constructed masonically 
with a layer of turf on the top. 

hiteresting as usual, the attraction on this occa- 
sion was curiosity to see whether Peter Simple, who 
had recently displayed extraordinary powers, would 
go on and establish a permanent reputation for him- 
self as a horse of the people. 

Lord Chesterfield's Vanguard, by Belzoni, 1 1 st. 

TO lb. T. Oliver. 

Mr. Vic\x€^ Niuirod, 1 1 st Scott. 

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28 hp:roes and heroines of 

Mr. Holman's n. g. Dragsinan, 1 1 st. 3 lb. 

Crickmere. 
Mr. W. Ekin's A'A^r Simple, 13 st. i lb. (5 lb. extra). 

Frisby. 
Mr. Elmore's Lottery, 12 st. 6 lb. ... Mason. 

Mr. W. Sterling Crawford's The Retiiriiect 12 st. 

Major Campbell. 
Baron Rothschild's Co/is///, 11 st. 12 lb. Oldaker. 
Lord Waterford's 7?<:y/7i'///4,'', 11 st. 10 lb. Doolan. 
Mr. T. Taylor's Jletoria, 11 st. 10 lb. ... Owner. 
Colonel Anson's Claude Duval, 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

Tomblin. 
Mr. Hunt's Tinderbox, 11 st. 7 lb. ... G. Moore. 

Mr, Kennedy's Teetotum, 1 1 st. 7 lb Owner. 

Mr. Errinoton's Goblin, 11 st. 6 lb. ... Bretherton. 
Hon. F. Craven's Croxby, i i st. 6 lb. 

\\\ McDonouoh. 
Mr. R. W\xn\.iix:\ Bueeplialus, 11 st. 5 lb. 

\Miitworth. 
Mr. Lamplugh's The Romp, 11 st. ... Holingshed. 

BETTING. 

3 to I agst. Peter .Simple. lo to I agst. Dragsman. 

4 ,, I „ Lottery. lo ,, i „ Nimrod. 

4 ,, I „ The Returned. 12 „ i ,, \'anguard. 

8 ,, I ,, Redwiii"'. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 29 



Tup: Race. 

There had been a sharp frost overnight, and 
there was still a thin coatino- of ice in the ditches, 
but no exception could be taken to the going 
when the pick of the steeplechase world went to 
the post to compete in the race, which, commenc- 
ing live years before in so unpretentious a way, 
has since developed into a national event, which 
at the present time runs that old-established 
favoLH'ite the Derby very close indeed lor public 
favouritism. 

Lord Sefton gives the signal and away they go 
on their tour-mile journey. The sportsmen from 
the Vale ol Aylesbury, wh(j have journeyed to 
Aintree to see Consul win, are soon out of their 
misery, tor the Baron's horse retuses at the very 
first fence, so does Romp, whilst the fifth fence 
proves fatal to Victoria. Vanguard leads to the 
wall, but the hard pulling Peter Simple, who has 
got the upper hand of his jockex', runs up to him, 
and the pair take it abreast, closely followed by 
Nimrod and The Returned. 

And now the excitement begins in earnest; for 
linderbox, s^oin"' at the wall full tilt, catches it 



30 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

full with his chest and sending the masonry flying 
rioht and left, rolls over amongst the debris on 
the top of his unhappy jockey. 

Immediately in his wake comes Teetotum, whose 
jockey sports a set of locks worthy of Antinous 
himself. Another second and he is on top of the 
prostrate Tinderbox, and the Hyperion curls are laid 
low in the dust. Lottery is just behind and only 
escapes by a miracle, the fallen horses being right 
across his track. After jumping Becker's Brook, 
where Croxby breaks down, Dragsman shows the 
way to Vanguard, Peter Simple, Lottery, and The 
Returned, the others apparently out of it. In the 
ploughed field next the road The Returned takes 
a drain which unsteadies him for the time being, 
as a drain is in the habit of doing occasionally, 
then Dragsman swerving at the fence, suddenly 
changes his mind, and jumps sideways over a gate, 
chuckinof his rider on his neck, and boltino' with 
him down the lane before the latter could pick up 
his reins. 

This contrctcDips lets up Vanguard, who, followed 
closely by the mighty Nimrod. lands first on the race- 
course, a desperate race between the pair right up 
to the last hurdle, ending in a victory for Vanguard 
by three lengths, Dragsman half a length away 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 31 

being third. Claude Duval fourth, Goblin fifth, 
Bucephalus sixth, and Lottery— whose last appear- 
ance at the Theatre Royal, Aintree, it was — 
seventh. 



DISCOUNT. 

1844. 

1. Mr. Ouartermaine's Discount, 10 st. 12 lb. 

Crickmere. 

2. Mr. S. Crawfurd's The Returned, 12 st, vScott. 

3. Mr. Tilbury's Tom Tug, 10 st. 7 lb. Rackley. 

4. Lord Maidstone's Ccrsar^ 11 st. 10 lb. Barker. 
Mr. Ekin's Peter Simple, 12 st. 12 lb. Frisby. 
Mr. Milbank's Robinson, 12 st. 7 lb. ... Parker. 
Lord Maidstone's Wiverfon, 12 st. 4 lb. Oliver. 
Mr. W. Scott's Heslington, 12 st. \V. ^IcDonouoh. 
Lord E. Russell's Lather, 11 st. 2 lb. ... Ball. 
Sir J. Gerrard's nd. Louis PJiilippe, i i st. Cowell. 
Mr. Hollinshead's Little Peter, ic st. 12 lb. 

Owner. 
Mr. Mare's yV////;W, 10 st. 10 lb. A. McDonough. 
Mr. Bretherton's y]/(r7/'t'//4'Y?, lost. 10 lb. Sharkey. 
Lord S. Bentinck's nd. The Romp, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Byrne. 
Mr. Vever's Charity, 10 st. 7 lb. ... Powell. 






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THE GRAND NATIONAL. ^3 

BETTING. 

5 to I agst. Marengo (taken). 14 to i agst. Robinson. 



5 , 


, I , 


, Discount (taken). 


14 „ I , 


, Nimrod. 


8 , 


) I 1 


, Heslington. 


15 V I , 


, The Returned. 


8 , 


, I , 


, Wiverton. 


20 „ I , 


, Louis Phihppe. 


12 , 


, I ^ 


, Charity. 


25-1 , 


, The Romp. 



BETTINC, AT THE START. 
5 to I agst. Discount. 14 to i agst. Nimrod. 

5 ,, I „ Marengo. 15 „ i „ The Returned. 

S „ I „ HesHngton. 20 „ i ,, Louis Philippe. 

8 „ I ,, Wiverton. 25 ,, i ,, The Romp. 

T3 ,, I ,, Charity. 

The Race. 

In the pouring rain the horse.s were despatched 
on their journey at 3 o'clock to a capital start, 
The Returned at once going to the front. All went 
well to the third fence when Heslington refused, as 
did Robinson two fences further on. The Returned 
was now passed by Tom Tug, whose jockey was 
quite unable to hold him, and The Romp. At the 
fence after Becher's Peter Simple fell, whilst later on 
Charity came down at the artificial water. On 
going into the country for the second time, Peter 
Simple, who had been remounted, caught them up. 
Tom Tug, Marengo, The Returned, and Lather 
jumped on to the race-course abreast, but Discount, 

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34 hp:roes and heroines of 

full of running, came with a wet sail when fairly in 
the straight, and passing them with the greatest ease, 
went on and won in a canter by tvvent)^ lengths. 
The Returned was next, a length in front of Tom Tug. 
Ccesar was fourth, Lather fifth, then The Romp, 
Marengo, Little Peter, and Louis Philippe, one and 
all very distressed. 

Time : A few seconds under 14 minutes. 

Owing to the recent break up of the frost, the 
ground was very heavy, and to make it more trying, 
the race itself was run in a downpour of rain. 

The course was the same as usual, the only altera- 
tion being the substitution of a post and rail fence 
for the stone \\ all. 

Tom Tug was fully expected by his party to pull 
through, the orders given to his jockey being to wait 
until about a quarter of a mile from home, when he 
was to come along and win if he could. The horse, 
however, was such an inveterate puller that he got 
the upper hand of his rider from the very commence- 
ment, and after clearing the first fence, tore away in 
front of the rest until he literally ran himself to a 
standstill, his unfortunate jockey being in such an 
exhausted state from his exertions that he had to be 
lifted off his horse in a fainting- condition. Discount, 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 35 

on the other hand, was ridden with the greatest judg- 
ment and skill. The horse's original name was 
Mag'num Bonum, and alter running unsuccessfully in 
some small races, was sold to a Mr. Durham for 
^80. who in his turn passed him on at a small profit 
to Mr. Payne, a horse-dealer of Market Harboro'. 

This worthy sold him to what '' Soapy " Sponge's 
horse-dealing friend Mr. Benjamin Buckram would 
have termed a " Leicestersheer swell " for /, 350, who 
however was so dissatisfied with his baro-ain that he 
offered Payne ^50 to take him back. Sundry others 
of the hard-ridinof division at Melton now Qrave the 
horse a trial, but could make nothing of him, and so 
long did he hang on his hands that his owner at last 
began to look upon him in the light of a white 
elephant. As no one down in his part of the world 
would have anything to say to Magnum Bonum, 
Mr. Payne, in sheer desperation, offered him to 
Mr. Quartermaine, the well-known dealer of 
Piccadilly, who, when he at last came to a deal, 
after bidding less and less money for the horse 
every time he saw him, re-christened him Discount 
on the spot. A highly appropriate name under 
the circumstances, as we think most of our readers 
will agree. 



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CURE-ALL. 

1845. 

1. Mr. W. S. Crawford's ng. br. g. Cure- AIL by 

Physician, aged, 1 1 st. 5 lb. ... ... Loft. 

2. Mr. Thornton's gr. h. Peter Simple, 11 st. 12 lb. 

Frisby. 

3. Captain Boyd's b. g. The Exquisite, 11 st. 12 lb. 

Byrne. 

4. Mr. J. T. Blackburn's ns. bk. g. Tom Tuo\ 

lost. 2 lb. ... ... ... Crickmere. 

Mr. T. Oliver's b. g. J'auouard, 12 st. 10 lb. 

Owner. 
Mr. Hoi man's ch. o-. T/ie PiiQe, 1 1 st. 10 lb. 

Holman. 

Mr. Perkin's ns. Captain P" ranee's b. m. Breuda, 

1 1 St. 7 lb. ... ... ... J. Abbott. 

Mr. J. Kelly's C/ausmau, 11 st. 6 lb. ... Kelly. 

Mr. Barnett's Boxkeeper, 11 st. 4 lb.... Bradley. 

Mr. Atkinson's ch. h. Ceremony, 1 1 st. 

T. Abbott. 
Mr. Milbank's gr. g. Peter Swift, 10 st. j2 lb. 

Powell. 



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Lord Alford's The StriDigey, 10 st. 10 lb. Hill. 

Mr. Mare's b. g". N^iuirod, 10 st. 8 lb French. 

Mr. R. H. Jones' ns. ch. m. The Rouip, 10 st. 4 lb. 

Thompson. 
Mr. Wesley's bk. g. Brilliant, 10 st. 4 lb. 

Noble. 

BETTING AT START. 

At the last moment before the race the favourite, The Knight 
Templar, having met with an accident, was scratched. The horse had 
attained to 5 to i at Tattersall's on the previous Monday, and up to 
the time of starting. 

4 to I agst. Vanguard. 7 to i agst. The Page. 

5 „ I ,, Tom Tug. 9 55 I V Peter Simple. 

6 „ I „ Brenda. 10 „ i „ Brilliant. 

The winner being no more thought of than if he were still in the 
fens of Lincolnshire. 

The Race. 

Vanguard went off with the lead. At the second 
fence, Brenda, on landing, turned short round with 
a view to boltino", and comino- across the line of 
another horse, was struck by him on the head and 
knocked down on her side, but immediately jumping 
up, went off on her own account. This mishap 
caused The Page to refuse. 

On Vanguard's retirement just before reaching 
the race-course, Exquisite took up the running, 



38 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

and was followed over the water by Nimrod, 
Boxkeeper, Peter Simple, Cure-All, and Vanguard, 
in the order named, whilst Clansman fell, with fatal 
results. 

After passing" Becher s Brook the second time. 
Exquisite was just fifty yards ahead, but rapidly 
compounding when reaching the race-course, gave 
way to Peter Simple and Cure-All, between whom 
a ofood race home ensued, the latter winning- cleverlv 
at last by two lengths. PLxquisite was third, about 
the same distance off, and Tom Tug, close up, 
fourth. 

Time : lo minutes 47 seconds. 

Owing to the sharp frost which had prevailed 
overnight, it was considered extremely doubtful if 
the race vv^ould take place that day — indeed, the 
respective owners of Cure-All and Crocus made a 
formal protest at the last moment against it being 
run, whereupon the Stewards present (the P^arl 
of Sefton and Mr. Georg'e Payne) assenibled the 
different owners in the weiafhintr room, and the 
question " To run or not to run," being answered in 
the affirmative, it was decided to make a start, it 
being nearly five o'clock when the horses assembled 
at the post. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 39 

Since the preceding year, sundry alterations had 
been niade. There was then one held of turf on 
leaving" the course, and one previous to entering' it. 
In the first of these the turf had been pared off by 
the plough, in the second by the spade, and the 
square lumps of turf and soil being loosely 
scattered about, made it as uneven and distressinii- a 
piece of ground for horses to gallop over as is 
possible to conceive. 

Every other field in the line was fallow, with the 
exception of the two previous to reaching Becher's 
Brook, which were of wheat. Several of the rails 
on the banks were removed, and the line was on the 
whole a decidedly easy one. 

LIntil his performance on the present occasion 
the winner was a horse quite unknown to fame, his 
owner and rider, Mr, Loft, a well-known Lincoln- 
shire sportsman, having, as a matter of fact, bought 
him out of Northamptonshire for fifty sovereigns 
only twelve months previously. A strong, short- 
legged, compact, rather coarse-looking animal, his 
general rotundity gave him the appearance of being- 
fat and out of condition. That such was not the 
ca.se, however, was amply proved by his performance 
in the race. 

On the whole, he was probably a lucky horse to 



40 THE GRAND XATI(3NAL. 

win, it beini;- a pretty general opinion amongst 
sound judges that had not Exquisite been made so 
much use of before entering the course the second 
round, he would have been first instead of third. 



PIONEER. 

1846. 

Mr. Adams' Pioneer, b. g. by Advance. 6 yrs., 
II St. 12 lb. ... ... ... ... Taylor. 

Mr. Payne's ns. Culverthorpe (h.b.), a., 11 st. 4 lb. 

Rackley. 
Lord Howth's Szviteher, 5 yrs., i 2 st. 4 lb. Wynne. 
Lord Waterford's Fire-fiy, a., 12 st. 4 lb. L. Byrne. 
Mr. W. J. Loft's Cure-Ali a., 12 st. 4 lb. Owner. 
Lord Waterford's Regalia, a., 11 st. 12 lb. Doolan. 
Mr. Atkinson's Golden Pippin, a., 11 st. 12 lb. 

Nainby. 
Mr. C. E. Brooke's Eagle, a., 11 st. 12 lb. 

Captain W. Peel. 
Mr. Windham's Major A.. 6 yrs., 11 st, 6 lb. Blake. 
Mr. Austin's Tronbadonr [h.h.], a., 1 1 st. 6 lb. 

G. B. Rammell. 
Mr. G. Lambden's Carloiu, 11 st. 4 lb. ... Oliver. 

Mr. Hammond's ns. Brenda (h.b,), a., 11 st. 4 lb. 

Powell. 
Mr. Robertson's Tinderlwx, a., 11 st. 4 lb. 

P. Daley. 
Mr. Ekin's Peter Simple, a., 1 1 st. 2 lb.... Frisby. 

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42 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. H. L. Carter's HLWiiiJiiharriJio (h.b.), a., 1 1 st. 

Parker. 
Mr. Hey's Z^^z/r^V (h.b.), a., ii st. W. McDonough. 
Captain Barnett's JManicIukc, lo st. 12 lb. 

A. McDonouo-h. 

Mr. G. Lambclen's Pickioick^ 10 st. 10 lb. Dally. 

Hon. F. Craven's ns. Perambulator (h.b.), 6 yrs., 

10 St. 8 lb. ... ... ... N. Stago-. 

Mr. W. S. Crawford's Vclitti (h.b.), 6 yrs.. 10 st. 8 lb. 

Mason. 
Mr. Pearce's The Scaveuoer, 6 yrs., 10 st. 2 lb. 

Bradley. 
Sir R, Brownrig'g's ns. Lady Gray, 10 st. Thomas. 

BETTING AT THE START. 



II to 2 


agst 


Veluti. 


12 to I agst 


Golden Pippin 


6 „ I 




Eagle. 


16 „ 1 \, 


Perambulator. 


7 „ I 




Fire-fly. 


16 „ I „ 


Cure-All. 


10 „ I 




Lancet. 


100 „ 6 ,, 


Brenda. 


10 „ I 




Mameluke. 


100 „ 6 „ 


Peter Simple. 


12 „ I 




Culvcrthorpe. 


25 „ I » 


Major A. 


'1^1 




rr 


1\ T 11 


t~^ A 1 1 



They were off at 3.45, Mameluke, Cure-All and 
Peter Simple showing the way. At the first fence 
Lady Gray fell and Scavenger refused, but was 
got over. At No. 2 he was about to repeat the 
performance when another horse knocked him 
bodilv over. He was determined not to be done. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 43 

however, for he dech'ned No. 3 so persistently that 
his jockey had no alternative but to retire from the 
scene of action. 

At the fence before Becher's Brook Mameluke 
and Hornihiharriho swerved and fell over, the 
jockey of the latter being- knocked over and 
considerably hurt as he endeavoured to re-mount. 
After clearing Becher's Brook Cure-Ail fell back 
and Peter Simple went on with the lead to the 
race-course, when Perambulator, who had over- 
powered his jockey, passed him like a shot out of a 
gun, jumping the water in front of the stand several 
lengths ahead of the others. 

Just previous to this. Lancet, colliding with a 
mounted sportsman, was knocked over, and getting' 
away from his jockey, jumped the water with the 
others, accompanying wh(jm was the riderless Lady 
Gray. 

Golden Pippin bolted down a lane and fell into 
a ditch, \eluti being with difficulty prevented from 
following his example. 

At Becher's Brook Culverthorpe assumed the 
lead, which he held to the race-course. In the 
meanwhile, Pioneer, who had hitherto been content 
with a modest position in the rear of the leading 
division, began to work his way to the front, and 

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44 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Veluti breaking- down at the first hurdle, after 
landing- on the race-course, went on in pursuit of 
Culverthorpe, whom he caught up at the last hurdle, 
and leaving him as if he were standing still, won 
with the greatest possible ease by three lengths. 
Three lenQfths awav Switcher was third, Firefiv 
fourth, and Eagle fifth. 

Time : lo minutes 47 seconds. 

The field on the whole were by no means a 
showy-looking lot. Lancet the favourite, Yeluti and 
Firefly, the latter a fine up-standing animal, and 
trained to perfection, standing out by themselves in 
point of appearance. Some of them indeed seemed 
not worth the stakes that were paid for them, the 
worst of all beincj the animal with the outrageous 
name of Hornihiharriho. 

Rough in his coat, apparently out of condition, 
and ridden by an utterly unknown jockey, no one 
gave a thought to Pioneer, whose runaway victory 
astonished no one more than his owner, who, accord- 
ing to all accounts, did not invest a shilling on the 
half brother to Vangfuard. 

What made the victory more remarkable, was 
that the distance the horse had to travel this year 
was said to have been nearly five miles. 




Fioiii a picture in the possession of Messrs. Fores, riecadilly. 

MATTHEW. 

1847. 

Mr. Coiirtenay's Mattheiv, by Vestris, aged, 
10 St. 6 lb. ... ... ... I). \\^ynne. 

Mr. Watt's ns. .SV. Lcgci\ a., 12 st. 3 lb Oliver. 

Mr. Moseley'sytvn'. 11 st. 6 1b. ... Bradley. 

Mr. Preston's ^;7/;/r/A', i 2 st. 6 lb. A. McDonough. 
Mr. Power's Saucepan, 12 st. 6 lb. W. McDonough. 
Mr. O'Higgins' Pioneer, a., 1 1 st. i 2 lb. Capt. Peel. 



46 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

Mr. Robertson's Bal/ybar, a., i r st. 12 lb. Turner. 
Mr. D'Arcey's Culvert horpi\ a., i r st. 6 lb. 

H. N. Powell. 

Mr. Hall's The False Heii\ a.. 11 st. 4 lb. Wilson. 

Mr. Hall's br. g-. The Pluralist, a.. 1 1 st. 4 lb. (2 lb. 

over) ... ... ... ... ... Denby. 

Mr. Preston's Fredei'iek, by Turcoman, 11 st. 2 lb. 

Abbott. 
Mr. Bevill's Zc?'///A?/, a., 11 st. ... ... Owner. 

Captain Barnett's Marengo, a., 1 1 st. ... Barker. 

Mr. Walter's b. g. Cavendish, 10 st. 10 lb. Scott. 
Captain Gambler's Avoca, 10 st. 10 lb, 

Captain Broadley. 

Mr. R. J. Moore's b. g. .SV. Ruth, a., 11 st. i lb. 

(including 5 lb. extra) ... ... Canavan. 

Lord Strathmore's Red Laueer, 10 st. 8 lb. Owner. 
Mr. Lockwood's b. m. Barmaid, 10 st. 8 lb. 

Lockwood. 
Mr. Anderson's ch. g. Grenade, 10 st. 8 lb. 

Rackley. 
Mr. Kirkpatrick's ch. g. Clinker, a., 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mason. 
Mr. W^esley's Gayhurst, 10 st. 7 lb. ... Owner. 

Mr. W\ Hall's Tramp, 10 st. 6 lb. ... Archer. 

Colonel Taylor's ns. Quicksilver, 10 st. 4 lb. 

Rawson. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 47 

Mr, Smith's ns. b. m. Cuuibcrlaud Lassie, 10 st. 

4 lb Meddock. 

]\Ir. Oakey's b. m. Wilcria, 5 yrs,, 10 st. 3 lb. 

Dally. 
Mr. H. B. Browne's br, m. MidnigJit, 5 yrs., 10 st. 

10 lb. ... ... ... ... Gardner. 

BETTING AT THE START. 

10 to I agst. Matthew, 15 to I agst. St. Leger. 

(at first 4 to i). 15 „ I „ Pioneer. 

10 to I agst. Culverthorpe. 15 „ i „ Avoca. 

100 „ 8 ,, Jerry. 20 ,, i ., Red Lancer. 

The Race. 

Cumberland Lassie went off with a strong lead, 
with Jerry and Frederick ahead of the others. At the 
third fence. Mareno"o, hittinof the rail hard, fell over 
into the next field, his jockey lying on the ground 
insensible for some time, whilst at the next obstacle 
Red Lancer was knocked down and shortly after- 
wards pulled up. 

First over Becher's Brook Cumberland Lassie 
went on with the running until she came to the 
fence leading on to the course by the canal bridge, 
when, swerving away from the hedge, she ran 
against a rail placed across an open gateway, and 
fell over it into the lane bevond. 



4H HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Jerry now went on with the lead, preceded by the 
riderless Mareno-o, but was caug-ht at the water in 
front of the stand by The Tramp, the pair clearing 
it side by side. Then came the rest in a body, 
Brunette and Matthew beino- amonost the last. 

At this point, much to the relief of the jockeys, 
the riderless IMareno;-© turned off to the rioht, and was 
seen no more. 

Jerry now went on with the lead, which he held 
all the way to the last hurdle, which he cleared 
slio-htly in advance of St. Leger, who Hew over it in 
a style highly suggestive of victory. At this very 
moment David Wvnne, who had ridden a waitinp; 
race throughout, brought up Matthew ; a stentorian 
shout from the stands as he was seen to gradually 
overhaul the leaders, increasing in volume as he 
galloped past the post a length in front of 
St. Leger. The same distance away Jerry was 
third. Pioneer fourth, Culverthorpe fifth, and 
Brunette sixth. 

Time : lo minutes 39 seconds. 

Matthew, who was bred in 1838 by Mr. John 
Westropp, of Coolreagh, was the first Irish bred 
horse, so far, to win the Grand National, and was 
thus described by a writer in Be/fs Life : — • 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 49 

" We thought him rather stilty on his hind legs, 
and the said legs very straight, while his colour, a 
rather mealy-brown, gave him a somewhat mean 
look. But he carried his head proudly, and had a 
bold confident look of the eye, which is one of the 
best signs of fitness and condition." 

A feature of the race was the appearance of the 
famous Irish mare, Brunette, now thirteen years old, 
who had crossed the Irish Channel for the first time, 
and after running at Worcester and Hereford, came 
on to run here. She reached Liverpool on the 
Saturday before the race apparently quite herself, 
but the next morning was far from well, and so much 
worse was she on the Grand National day, that she 
never would have been sent to the post but for the 
fact that one of her compatriots had betted a very 
large sum of money on her starting. As it was, she 
appeared to be completely tailed off at one time ; 
her manaoino- to oret so near the winner as she did, 
therefore, was remarkable under the circumstances. 

At Leaminoton, whither she went after the Liver- 
pool. Brunette broke down, after which she returned 
to Ireland. Her ooino- amiss at the last moment 
was a great disappointment to the Irish division, 
who had supported her previously in no half-hearted 
fashion, Alan McDonough alone, so it was stated, 

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50 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

having backed her to win him ^10,000. As it was, 
Matthew, reported to have won a great trial at the 
Curragh the week before, started favourite, an 
additional inducement to back him being a report 
going about that a lady in a mesmeric state had 
foreseen his victory. 



CHANDLER. 

1848. 

Captain Little's br. g. Chandler, by Dr. Faustus, 
II St. 12 lb. ... ... ... Captain Little. 

Mr. Brettle's ch. o-. The Curate, 11 st. 12 lb. 

T. Oliver. 
Mr. Elmore's British Yeoman, 11 st. 4 lb. (10 lb. 

extra) Mr. Bevill. 

Mr. Storey's Standard Guard, 10 st. 12 lb. 

Taylor. 
Mr. R. H. Jones's M^oherhauipton, a., 11 st. 12 lb. 

Bretherton. 

Mr. Walter Strickland's ns. b. g. Saucepan, a., 11 st. 

1 1 lb. ... ... ... ... ... Abbott. 

Mr. Courtenay's br. g. Alattheiv (h.b.), 1 1 st. 6 lb. 

Wynn. 

Mr. Moseley's br. g. J^rjy, a., 1 1 st. 7 lb. Sanders. 

Mr. W. S. S. Crawford's Father Matthew (h.b.), 

1 1 St. 6 lb. ... ... ... Lamplugh. 

Mr. Ouseley Higgin's b. g. Pioneer, a., i i st. 6 lb. 

Captain Peel. 

Lord Strathmore's ch. h. 7 he Switcher, a., 11 st. 

5 lb. ... ... ... ... ... Owner. 

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52 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



Mr, J. W. Haworth's ch. m. Ashberry Lass, 6 yrs., 
II St. 3 lb. ... ... ... ... Collis. 

Mr. Davies' ns. ch. g. Cheroot, a., 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

M'Gee. 
Mr, G. Brettle's b. g. ArisHdes, 1 1 st. i lb. 

Rowlands. 
Mr. Barry's br. h. Sir Arthur, 6 yrs., ri st. i lb. 

Murphy. 
Mr. J. Wilson's h. Khondooz, ii st. ... Rackley. 

Sir R. de Burgh's b. m. Sophia, a., ii st. Ford. 

Mr, Arthur's ns. b. h. The Irish Bard, a., ii st. 

Freeze. 

Mr. C. C. Brooke's ch. g. Eagle, a., 1 1 st. 4 lb. (5 lb. 

extra) ... ... ... Johnny Broome. 

Mr. T. Harrison's ns. Pioneer, by Pioneer (h.b.), 
a., lost, 131b, ... ... ... Neale. 

Mr. J. N. Burke's b. g. Piefon (h.b.), a., 10 st. 13 lb. 

Burke. 
Mr. W. Coutts' ch. h. Counsellor, a.. 10 st. 12 lb. 

Frisby. 
Mr. Kennedy's ch. g. Fortune-Teller, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Stagg. 
Mr. Mason's ch. g. The Sailor, 6 yrs., 10 st. 8 lb. 

Holman. 

Lord Anson's ns. ro. m. The Gipsy Queen, 10 st. 

6 1b. Whitfield. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 53 

Mr. C. Towneley's ns. b. m. ]^ariet\\ a., 10 st. 8 lb. 

(4 lb. over) Powell. 

Mr. E. Gary's br. h. Blue Pill, by Physician, a., 

10 St. 3 lb Allensby. 

Mr. R. Brooke's ns. b. m. Sparta, a., 10 st. 

Turner. 
Lord Strathmore's b. g". N'awortli, a., 9 st. 8 lb. 

Archer. 

BETTINC; AT THE START. 

6 to I agst. The Curate. 25 to i agst. Pioneer. 

8 „ I „ Matthew. -5 „ i » Counsellor. 

12 „ I „ Chandler. 25 „ i „ Khondooz. 

15 „ I „ Sir Arthur. 30,, i „ Fortune-Teller. 
100 „ 6 „ Standard Guard. 

The Race. 

At 4. 1 5 the Hag fell to a wretched start, at least 
a hundred yards separating the first lot from the 
last. As soon as they had settled down, Ashberry 
Lass went to the front, followed by Standard Guard 
and Father Matthew. At the third fence Standard 
Guard struck the bank and came down on his head 
in the next field, but thanks to his jockey adopting- 
the old angling maxim, " Pull up sharp when you get 
a bite, " the pair were off and away again before 
you could say " knife." 



54 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Ashberry Lass now led to the brook at the 
canal and up to the strong- post and rails beyond, 
where she gave w^ay to Standard Guard, Switcher 
at the same time, was struck into by Sparta, and 
nearly knocked down, his rider. Lord Strathmore, 
having a large piece torn from his boot ; whilst the 
contretemps so upset his horse, that from that 
moment he seemed to lose all his spirit. 

At the fence before reaching the course. Pioneer 
broke down, and Saucepan, who was now leading, 
showed the way over the artificial water, in front of 
British Yeoman and Standard Guard, the last of 
all being The Switcher, who, approaching it very 
slowly, dropped his hind legs into the water, 
narrowly escaping a fall. 

At the bank and hedo-e leading from the course 
into the country, a refusal on the part of Saucepan 
caused general confusion amongst his immediate 
followers, Khondooz, who took no further part in 
the race, being the principal sufferer. 

A little further on British Yeoman took a decided 
lead, being quite twelve lengths' ahead of the others 
as they neared Becher's Brook, Gipsy Queen and 
Standard Guard next, and Eagle, ridden by Johnny 
Broome, the pugilist, who, bucking over the 
fence in question in a half-hearted manner, sent the 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 55 

unfortunate Pug to grass with such force that he 
had to be carried to a neighbouring cottage. Nor 
was this the final chsaster, as at the third fence from 
the road, a bank and deep ditch, The Sailor fell, and 
breaking his back, had to be destroyed, a similar 
course being necessary with Blue Bell and Counsellor, 
both of whom broke their leo-s. 

Meanwhile British Yeoman still held the lead, 
and at the first hurdle after landing on the race- 
course, was quite a length in advance. Here Jerry 
stopped, dead beat, and a good race home between 
Chandler and The Curate ended in favour of the 
former by half a length. 

A length and a-half away British Yeoman was 
third and Standard Guard, close up, fourth. 

Time : 1 1 minutes 2 i seconds. 

Owing to the torrents of rain which had fallen, the 
going was exceptionally bad. 

On the previous night Matthew was all the rage, 
being backed down to 8 to i, to win a large sum, and 
at this price he started, many being of opinion 
that he was the unlucky horse of the race, so 
well was he going when knocked over ; whilst 
Sir Arthur's chance was not improved by his fall 
into the Mersey when being landed from the 



56 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

steamer, it taking upwards of twenty minutes before 
he could be hauled to terra fir ma. 

Chandler, thouo^h easv in the market at 1 2 to i at 
the finish, was well backed by the stable, his joint 
owners, Captain Little and Mr. Peel, throwing in, 
so it was said, for j[^'],ooo. 

A feature of the race was the first appearance in 
the saddle of Johnny Broome, the prizefighter, the 
story going that he had made a bet of a " monkey " 
with Capt. Alleyne that he would be in the fourth 
field from home when the winner passed the post. 

Johnny, riding with plenty of pluck, if not with 
the best of judgment, managed to keep with his 
horses during the first round, soon after which, 
Eagle, the horse he bestrode, being palpably out of 
condition, beo-an to tire visibly, the result beino- that 
when Becher's Brook was arrived at the second time, 
the horse, now thoroughly blown, and more than half 
inclined to stop altogether, gave a buck into the air, 
senclino- his rider with such a "bane " to the ground 
that he had to be carried to his "corner " (which in 
this instance meant a cottage hard b)) and attended 
to, by which it will be seen that poor Johnny didn't 
win his bet. 



PETER SIMPLE. 

1849. 

1. Mr. Mason, juii.'s ns, b. g. Peter Simple (h.b.), 

by Patron, aged, 1 1 st. (including 6 lb. extra) 

Cunningham. 

2. Captain D'Arcy's ch. g. The Knight of Givynne, 

a., 10 St. 7 lb. ... ... ... Owner. 

3. Mr. T. Mason's b. g. Prince George, a., 

lost. lolb. ... ... ... ... Oliver. 

Mr. Terry's Tipperary Boy, 5 yrs., 10 st. 9 lb. 

Barley. 
Captain Little's Chandler, a., 12 st. 2 lb. Owner. 
Mr. Elmore's ns. British Yeoman, a., i i st. 4 lb. 

Bevill. 
Mr. Westrop's Mulligan, 5 yrs., 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

P'ord. 
Mr. J. H. Holmes' Kilfane, a., 11 st. ... Neale. 

Mr. E. \V. R. Rudyard's Coriander, -e^., lost. 6lb. 

Bally. 
Mr. Wesley's Ba/lybar, a., 9 st. 12 lb. 

H. Bradley. 
Mr. Tilbury's Khondooz, a., 9 st. 10 lb. Rackley. 



58 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. Brettle's The Curate, a., ii st. ii lb. 

Powell. 

Captain Peel's Proceed, a., 1 1 st. 1 1 lb. Owner. 

Mr. B. Bretherton's IVoher/unnpton, a., 

II St. 5 lb. ... ... ... ... Owner. 

Mr. Russell's Arab Robber, 6 yrs., 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

Phillips. 
Mr. C. Price's The Iron Duke, 5 yrs., 1 1 st. 

Abbott. 
Lord Chesterfield's The Victim, a., 10 st. 11 lb. 

Taylor. 
Mr. Sharkie's ns. Sir John (h.b.), 10 st. 10 lb. 

Sharkie, 
Mr. J. Bateman's Napoleon, 6 yrs., 10 st. 8 lb. 

Archer. 
Lord Strathmore's Chatham, a., 10 st. 6 lb. 

Frisby. 
Mr. Buchanan's Alfred, 5 yrs., 10 st. 6 lb. 

Wynne. 
Captain Peyton's ns. Equinox, a., 9 st. 12 lb. 

Moloney. 
Mr. J. S. Moseley's ferry, a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

J. S. Walker. 
Mr. Bathurst's ns. Sparta, a., 8 st. 12 lb. 

Wakefield. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 59 

BETTING AT START. 

5 to I agst. Prince George, from 12-15 to i agst. British Yeoman. 

6 „ I ,, The Curate. 12 „ i „ Alfred. 

8 ,, I ,, The Knight of Gwynne. 20 „ i „ Chatham. 

9 „ I ,, Proceed. 20 „ i „ Peter Simple. 
12 „ I „ Wolverhampton. 50 ,, i „ Napoleon. 

The Race. 

A singular occurrence took place when, shortly 
■after" four o'clock, the horses assembled at the 
starting-post. Lord Sefton called some of the jockeys 
back to him to say something, and at that very 
moment the sional was ofiven to start. Thus, the 
inattentive jockeys, who did not hear Lord Sefton, 
had an immense advantage over the others, as was 
quickly demonstrated by the spread-eagled appear- 
ance of the field over the first field or two. 

At the fourth fence, the impetuous Kilfane, follow- 
ing close behind Peter Simple, who was leading, 
throwing up his head as he rushed at the obstacle, 
fell heavily into the next field, Sparta, who was just 
behind, landing with such force on the top of him 
that the poor brute's thigh was broken by the con- 
cussion. The Vicar of Wakefield was done with at 
the same time. Peter Simple still went on with the 
lead, which he increased after landing on the race- 
course. Napoleon being second until Becher's Brook 

I 2 



6o HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

was reached again, when Equinox passed him. At 
the fence out of the lane Proceed refused, just as she 
did the previous year, and whip and spur failing to 
get her over. Captain Peel reluctantly turned back. 
At the next fence, a short bank of earth i8 inches 
high, Equinox fell and broke his back, Ballybar 
and Jerry tumbling over him, and as Chatham, 
Coriander, and Wolverhampton all came down at 
the same time, there was a nice scene of confusion. 
At the next fence The Curate fell and broke his 
back, his jockey narrowly escaping serious injury. 

By this time both Napoleon and Khondooz had 
been pulled up, and Peter Simple, going on at his 
ease, won in a common canter by three lengths. 
Knight of Gwynne being second, and Prince George 
an indifferent third, Alfred, The Chandler, and The 
British Yeoman walking in with the crowd. 

Time : lo minutes 56 seconds. 

Notwithstanding that the weather was very threat- 
ening and bitterly cold, there was a very large atten- 
dance. The race itself was a chapter of accidents, 
no less than three horses, viz., The Curate, Equinox, 
and Kilfane, the latter, a fine, showy-looking horse, 
beino; killed. Curiouslv enouoh, the obstacles where 
the fatalities occurred were merely two banks of earth. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 6i 

scarcely i8 inches high, that anyone could easily have 
stepped over, and being formed of the same dark peaty 
soil as the rest of the field, it was thought that the 
horses were unable to see them in time. An ugly story 
was current after the race that Captain D'Arcy, 
owner and rider of Knight of Gwynne, who had 
backed his horse for a laro-e amount, seeino- on comino- 
into the straight that he had no possible chance 
of winning, offered Cunningham, so the latter de- 
clared, first, ^i,ooo, then ^4,000, to pull Peter 
Simple — an offer which met with prompt refusal. 

There was some heavy wagering on the result, 
Davis, the Leviathan, amongst other large bets, 
laying Cunningham ^,000 to ;^o, that he didn't ride 
or win on Peter Simple, and Captain D'Arcy, 
5,000 to 100 that he didn't ride or win on The 
Knight of Gwynne, and it is stated that the former 
bet was settled within ten minutes after the race. 



ABD EL KADER. 

1850. 

1. Mr. Osborne's b. g. Ahd cl Kadcr (h.b.), by 

Ishmael — English Lass, aged, 9 st. 12 lb. 

Green. 

2. Mr. J. Fort's ch, g. The Knight of Gzvymie, a., 

II St. 8 lb Wynne. 

3. Lord Waterford's b. g. Sir John, a., 11 st. 8 lb. 

J. Ryan. 

Mr. Cunningham's Peter Simple (h.b.) a., 12 st. 

2 lb. ... ... ... ... Cunningham. 

Mr. J. Elmore's The British Yeoman, a., 1 1 st. 
10 lb. ... ... ... ... Philpot. 

Lord Strathmore's Rat-trap, a., 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

Frisby, 
Captain Little's The Chandler, a., 11 st. 3 lb. 

Captain Little. 
Mr. Maugan's Farnham, 6 yrs., 11 st. 3 lb. 

Abbott. 
Mr. Hassall's The Victim, a., 1 1 st. 2 lb. Taylor. 
Lord G. Kennedy's Spring Buck, a., 10 st. 12 lb. 

Smith. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 63 

INIr. J. Bell's The Iron Duke, 5 yrs., 10 st. 12 lb. 

H anion. 

Mr. Harrison's JA7?///, a., 10 st. 10 lb Neale. 

Mr. Westropp's Mtilligaii, 6 yrs., 10 st. 10 lb. 

Owner. 

Lord Lurgan's Roy-de-Aisey (h.b.), 5 yrs., 10 st. 

10 lb. ... ... ... ... Magee. 

Mr. Cunningham's Quadruped, a., 10 st. 8 lb. 

G. Arran. 
Mr. Butler's b. g. by Laurel (h.b.), a., 10 st. 8 lb. 

Owner. 
Mr. J. C. Ranton's Ranibozv (h.b.), a., 10 st. 8 lb. 

Dalby. 
Mr. D. Lewis' ns. Evert on, a., 10 st, 8 lb. 

A. Salt. 
Mr. Treadgold's Maria Day, a., 10 st. 5 lb. 

Rackley. 

Mr. Williamson's SJiiusore (h.b.), 6 yrs., 10 st. 

5 lb. ... ... ._ ... Bradley. 

Mr. J. G. Murphy's The Oaks. 5 yrs., 10 st. 5 lb. 

Cana\'an. 
Mr. Pocket's Columbine, a., 10 st. 4 lb. T. Oliver. 
Mr. Sandford's Sobriety, a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

J. Thompson. 
Mr. J. XicoH's FistieufJ, a., 10 st. ... Parr. 

Mr. Hughes' Tipperary Boy,c\., 10 st. S. Darling. 



64 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. Hunter's Hopt\ a., 9 st. 12 lb. (carried 10 st. 
I lb.) ... ... ... ... Owner. 

Mr. Vevers' Vengeance, a., 9 st. 10 lb. Archer. 
Captain Eraser's Kilkenny, a., 9 st. 10 lb. 

Holman. 

Lord Sefton's ns. Little Fanny, a., 9 st. Fowler. 

Mr. Laing's JoJinnie Bani'e, a., 9 st. (carried 

9 St. II lb.) ... ... ... Maitland. 

Lord Seaham's ns. Pegasus, a., 8 st. 10 lb. 

Tasker. 
Mr. R. Brooke's ns. The Pony, a., 8 st. 7 lb. 

Maney. 

BETTING AT THE START. 



5 to I 


agst 


Peter Simple. 


15 to I 


agst 


\'engeance. 


7 „ I 




Sir John. 


16 „ I 




Chandler. 


9 „ I 




Rat-trap. 


20 „ I 




Columbine. 


12 ,, I 




Knight of G\\ ynne. 


-5 5» I 




Maria Day. 


12 „ I 




Victim. 


25 V I 




Little Fanny. 


15 » I 




Farnham. 


30 „ I 




The Oaks. 



Abd el Kader was not backed in the ring before the start, but on 
entering the course the second time two or three parties mistaking 
him for Little Fanny laid loo's to 3, 4 and 5 against him. In London 
on the day of the race, good money was laid on Victim at 6 and 7 to i, 
on Peter Simple and Sir John at 7 to i each, and on Vengeance at 
10 to I. 

The Race. 

The thirty-two competitors were sent off to an 
excellent start, thouo-h it was marred by an unfor- 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 65 

tunate accident ; Daley, on Spring- Buck, in the general 
rush being- driven into the post and his leg fractured. 
At the first fence Peter Simple knocked The Oaks 
bodily into the ditch, whilst at the fence beyond the 
canal brook, Rainbow fell heavily, his jockey breaking 
his thigh, Hope following suit at the next obstacle, 
and galloping riderless away. 

On entering the course for the second time, Abd 
el Kader rushed to the front at a tremendous pace,, 
hotly pursued by The Knight of Gwynne, Sir John, 
and Peter Simple, but in spite of their efforts, " Little 
Ab," as he was called, held his own to the end, 
eventually winning a good race by a length from The 
Kniofht of Gwvnne, who came with a rare rattle 
opposite the stand. Tipperary Boy cantered in 
fourth, P"arnham fifth, ^hiria Day sixth, and \'en- 
geance, seventh. 

Time: the first round to water jump was run in 
4 minutes 28 seconds, and the whole distance in 
9 minutes 57I- seconds, the quickest time on record. 

No fewer than thirty-two started, the general 
opinion being that a better-looking lot ot horses were 
never seen together in one race. It was a smart per- 
formance on the part of little Abd el Kader. who, 
taking the lead after landing over Becher's Brook 

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^ THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

the second time, was never afterwards headed, whilst 
needless to say, it was a great turn up for the ring, 
the winner not being mentioned in the quotations, 
and Messrs. Davis and Symonds were said to have 
netted over ^7,000 each by the result. 

Abd el Kader, who stood under 15 hands 2 inches, 
was bred in 1842 by Henry Osborne, Esq., Dardis- 
town Castle, county Meath, his grandsire being Hit- 
or-Miss. 

The story goes that Mr. Osborne, journeying from 
London to Holyhead on his way back to Ireland, 
finding himself on the Shrewsbury coach, was so 
taken with the near leader, a good-looking brown 
mare, that he not only bought her there and then 
for 50 guineas, but went out of his way to discover 
her breeder. He hunted her in Ireland, and won 
some steeplechases with her as well. Eventually she 
was put to the stud, and being mated with Ishmael, 
Abd el Kader was the result. 




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ABD EL KADER. 

1851. 

1. Mr. Joseph Osborne's b. g-. Abd cl Kadcr, by 

Ishmael — Eng-Hsh Lass, aged, 10 st. 4 lb. 

T. Abbott. 

2. Mr. C. Higgins' br. ni. Maria Day, by Mundig, 

a., 10 St. 5 lb. ... ... ... J. Frisby. 

3. Lord Waterford's b. g. Sii' [0/111, by Windfall, 

dam by Middlethorpe, a,, 11 st. 12 lb. 

J. Ryan. 
Mr. Vevers' Vain Nope, 1 i st. 8 lb. 

S. Uarling. jun. 
]\Ir. W. Barnett's Sir Peter Laurie, 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

W. Scott. 
Mr. Cunningham's Peter Simple, 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

D. Tubb. 
Mr. Palmer's The J'ietiui, 10 st. 13 lb. 

W. Taylor. 
Lord Lurgan's Pui^itire, 10 st. 12 lb. 

H. Bradley. 
Mr. T. F. Mason's /\at V^ap, 10 st. 10 lb. 

J. ALison. 

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68 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. Oakes' Half-aud-Half (late Small- Beer). 
I o St. 8 lb. ... ... ... R. Sly, jun. 

Mr. King's Skiiisorc\ lo st. 7 lb. Mr. Gaman. 

Mr. Tollitt's Tippcrary Boy. 10 st. 3 lb. 

T. Oliver. 
Mr. }. Elmore's Muliioau. 10 st. 2 lb. 

W. Draper. 
Mr. Barry's Ciirrio\ 9 st. 12 lb. ... J. Debean. 

Col. Shirley's j!^//^Av;/^?//, 10 st. ... D. Wynne. 

Mr. S. H. Kemp's Hope, 9 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. Green. 
Mr. W. Vevers' ]^olatilt\ 9 st. 10 lb. 

\V. Fowler. 
Mr. Onslow's m. by Greysteel. 9 st. 10 lb. 

Thrift. 
Mr. May's Reindeer (late Frank), 9 st. 8 lb. 

C. Planner. 

Mr. Cartwright's Maurice Daley {\-a\.q. Flycatcher), 

9 St. 6 lb. ... ... ... C. Boyce. 

Mr. Johnstone's Penrith (late Charles XIL), 
9 St. 4 lb M'Clory. 

BETTING AT START. 

6 to I agst. Rat Trap. 10 to i agst. Tipperary lioy. 

7 „ I ., Sir John. 15 ., i „ Fugitive. 

7 „ I „ Abd el Kader. 100 „ 6 „ Maria Day. 

8 ,. I „ \'ain Hope. 20 „ i „ Half-and-Half. 
25 to I each agst. Sir Peter Laurie, Mulligan and Currig. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 69 

The Race. 

A few minutes after four, Lord Sefton started the 
horses, and Sir John, Hope, Half-and-Half, The 
Greysteel mare, Peter Simple, Tipperary Boy, 
Maurice Daley, Maria Day and Reindeer were the 
first to get off, running in a cluster over the first two 
fences into the plough, where Sir fohn took up his 
position in Iront at a strong pace, followed by Hope 
and Peter. 

The post and rails inclining the wrong way at the 
end of the ploughed piece was refused by Rat Trap. 

In the straight before the fences preceding 
Becher's Brook, Sir John was still leading, followed 
by Peter, Tipperary Boy, and Maria Day. 

Nearing the Brook, Hope joined issue with Sir 
John, the two jumping together. Hope, however, 
led over the bank fences beyond, where he broke his 
stirrup leather and retreated. Round the extreme 
turn Sir John led some two or three lengths, but 
was passed at Valentine's by Peter Simple, the next 
being Half-and-Half, Tipperary Boy, Mulligan. 
The V^ictim, Sir Peter Laurie, The Fugiti\e and 
Abd el Kader in the order named. 

To win a bet that he would be first over, Peter 
Simple was raced at the water for all he was worth, 



/o herop:s and heroines of 

but he couldn't quite reach Tipperary Boy, who 
jumped it just in advance, closely followed by 
Sir John, Mulligan and Volatile, the latter falling 
heavily on landing and taking no further part in the 
race. 

Across Proceeds Lane, Vain Hope led by 
one and a-half lengths, Peter Simple second. Sir 
John third and Abd el Kader fifth. 

Mulligan fell at one of the nasty bank fences at 
the nethermost turn, ditto Fugitive, leaving young 
Bradley in the ditch beyond. 

Maurice Daley, who had been going well, was 
beaten at the canal fields, also Currig, Sir Peter 
Laurie and Hope. 

Immediatelv after Mullio-an's fall. Sir lohn went 
into second place, but was soon supplanted by Half- 
and-Half. who beat Tipperary Boy for the lead at 
the Canal Bridge. Sir John passed Tipperary Boy 
almost at the same time, and these two were joined 
by Abd el Kader and Maria Day, both of whom 
had been gradually drawing up for the last three- 
quarters of a mile. 

On jumping on to the race-course, it was plain that 
only four horses were left in the race, viz., Maria 
Day, Abd el Kader, Sir John and Tipperary Boy, 
and with the two latter rapidly compounding, a 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 71 

tremendous set to ensued for the rest of the journey 
between Mr. Osborne's horse and Maria J3ay. the 
judge's verdict being in favour of Little Ab by haU' 
a neck. Two lengths away Sir John was third, 
Half-and-Half fourth. Vain Hope fifth. Rat Trap 
sixth. ?^lulligan seventh, Shinsore eighth. Reindeer 
ninth, Tipperary Boy tenth. 
Time : 9 minutes 59 seconds. 

Mr. Joseph Osborne, who owned Abd el Kader, 
was the conipiler of that welbknown work of 
reference. The Houic Brccdci's Handbook and 
The Steeplechase Calendar, which preceded the 
official publication, and was, in addition, a regular 
contributor to Jn'/Z's Life in London. 



MISS MOWBRAY. 

1852. 

1. Air. T. F. Mason's b. m. J/iss Mozubray, by 

Lancastrian — Norma, aged, 10 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. A. Goodman. 

2. Mr. Cartwright's b. g, Maurice Daley (late 

Flycatcher), a., 9 st. 4 lb., carried 9 st. 6 lb. 

C. Boyce. 

3. Captain Barnetts Sir Peter Laurie, a., 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

W. Hoi man. 
Mr. Atkinson's Chief tain, 10 st. 12 lb. Harrison. 
Mr. Osborne's Abd el Kader, 1 1 st. 4 lb. 

D. Wynne. 
Lord Waterford's JWxruer, 10 st. 8 lb. 

W. Archer. 

Mr. Chance's Bedford, 9 st. 12 lb A. Taylor, 

Mr. R. Jones' Mclau, 9 st. 10 lb. ... J. Sadler. 
Lord Waterford's Sir John, 11 st. 10 lb. J. Ryan. 
Mr. Davenport's ns. Peter Simple, i i st. 2 lb. 

Mr. G. S. Davenport. 
Mr. Martin's Bourtou (late Upton), 10 st. 10 lb. 

S. Darling, jun. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 73 

Mr. Maugan's Dolly s Bnu\ 10 st. ... McGee. 

Mr. Courtenay's Silent Friend, 9 st. 12 lb. 

Parry. 
Mr. J. G. Murphy's Laniienne, 9 st. 7 lb. 

Meany. 
Mr. Gooch's Mctini, 9 st. 7 lb. ... H. Bradley. 

Mr. Harding's Royal Blue ^ 9 st. ... G. Stevens, 

Mr. Barling's Bedford, 10 st. 10 lb. Ablett. 

Captain Little's Agis, 10 st. 10 lb. T. Oliver. 

Mr. Higgins' Maria Day, 10 st, 6 lb. J. Frisby. 
Mr. Goodwin's La Gazza Ladra, 6 yrs., 9 st. 12 lb. 

J. Neale. 

Mr. J. Bourke's Carrig\ 10 st. 4 lb. (including 

10 lb. extra) ... ... ... Debean. 

Mr. Elmore's Evertou, 9 st. 6 lb. (carried 
9 St. 10 lb.)... ... ... ... Hewitt. 

Mr. J. Bird's Cogia, 9 st. 6 lb. (carried 9 st. 9 lb.) 

J. Tasker. 
Mr. Henderson's Maley, 9 st. 6 lb. ... Connor. 

Note. — Lord Waterford declared to win with 
Warner. 

BETTING. 

6 to I agst. La (lazza Ladra. 12 to i agst. Sir John. 



9 ,, I 


,, Aljcl el Kader. 


30 „ I 


„ Sir Peter Laurie. 


10 „ I 


., Chieftain. 


50 », I 


„ McLan. 


12 „ I 


„ Bedford. 


100 „ I 


,, Royal Blue. 
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74 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 



The Rack. 

Maley was first away, and led by a length and a 
half down the fall(3w leading to the wheat, with the 
five-year old Bedford, La Gazza Ladra, and Abd el 
Kader in close attendance. 

The casualties commenced early, for Maria Day, 
blundering at the first fence, took no further part 
in the race, whilst at Becher's Bourton and La 
Gazza Ladra came into fearful collision with 
Royal Blue and Victim, Cogia at the same time 
falling heavily into the brook itself 

hnmediately afterwards a "'run on the Ihiiik'^ 
ended, as it generally does, in a ''smash,'' the \'ictims 
in this instance being Maley, Peter Simple and 
Bedford, whilst Agis, not to be outdone, refused 
the post and rails, ran down under the hedge, and 
threw his jockey, who took no further part in the 
race. 

Abd el Kader, jumping magnificently, was now 
bang in front, but was caught at the canal turn by 
Chieftain, who rushed by him like an express train, 
and was soon four or five leno-ths ahead, a position 
he held to the water in front of the stand, which he 
jumped quite six lengths ahead of the rest, whose 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 75 

numbers had been decreased by disasters to Everton 
and Bedford respectively. 

By this time half the horses in the race had 
dropped out, the last to succumb to the severity of 
the pace and his weight combined beint;' gallant 
little Abd el Kader. 

At Becher's Brook Neale sent La Gazza Ladra 
alongside The Chieftain, but feeling sure he held 
the latter safe, pulled his mare back again and 
allowed the others to reassume the lead, a position 
he held to the race-course, on to which he jumped 
just five lengths ahead of the mare, who in turn was 
half a length ahead of Carrig, ]\L'ss Mowbray and 
Maurice Daley, a momentary effort on the part of 
Sir John t<3 keep pace with them proving in- 
effectual. 

Soon afterwards. La Gazza Ladra and Carrig 
dropped astern from sheer distress, and Miss Mow- 
bray, splendidly handled by Mr. Alec Goodman, 
catching The Chieftain at the last hurdle, went on 
and won cleverly by a length. Maurice Daley was 
second, a length and a-hall ahead of Sir Peter 
Laurie, and 'Idle Chieftain fourth. The whippers-in 
being La Gazza Ladra, Warner and Sir John 

Time : First round 4 minutes ig^ seconds. 

Total time : 9 minutes 58^ sec(^nds. 

L 2 



•je HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Nothino- could have been better than the "going-" 
this year, and, as a consequence, not only was the 
pace, to quote a favourite expression of Jim Mason's, 
something "alarming," but the casualties far more 
numerous than usual. Miss Mowbray, trained to 
perfection by George Doccheray. and ridden with 
admirable patience and tact by Mr. Alec Goodman, 
won at last without an effort, but the consensus of 
opinion was that had The Chieftain been piloted 
more judiciously he could not possibly have lost. 
La Gazza Ladra, who started favourite, ran very fast 
all the way. but tired in the last half mile. 

The distressful country may be said to hax'e been 
well represented in the race, eight out of the twenty- 
four runners being Irish. 

A report that the artificial brook in front of the 
stand had been widened to the extent of 3 feet by 
order of Lord Sefton led to the following letter from 
his lordship to the Editor oiBelfs Life : — 

"Sir, 

"In the account of the Liverpool Steeple- 
chase given in your paper of last Monday, it is stated 
that the water jump opposite the grand stand had 
been altered by my instructions, and that it was thus 
made a large and dangerous leap. This is not at all 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 77 

correct. In the constant preparation of this artificial 
fence, the workmen had gradually diminished the 
depth of the ditch till it had become a mere splash 
of water, and I desired that it might be restored to 
its former dimensions and no more. The water is 
13 feet 6 inches in breadth, and more than 4 feet 
deep. The rail is about 3 feet high, strongly made 
and leaning towards the water. It is a \ery large 
but perfectly fair leap, and I do not remember any 
serious accident befalling a horse except in one 
instance, when a fine Irish horse broke his back,, 
but this happened in consequence of the frost. 

" Sefton." 

It was quite a case of "Handsome is that handsome 
does " w^ith Miss Mowbray, for it is a fact that for a 
long while, though a good performer in the hunting- 
field and on sale for the small sum of 100 guineas, 
not a soul would have anything to do with the mare 
for steeplechasing purposes, amongst her detractors 
being such good judges of a horse as Messrs. Charles 
Bevill and Goodman, the latter of whom rode her 
on the occasion we write of. 

At last, having carried Mr. J. P. Mason well to 
the front in a very fast thing with the Oakley, that 
gentleman bought the mare and forthwith had her 



;8 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

trained for steelpechasing. How Miss Mowbray 
silenced her critics by winning jn turn the Warwick- 
shire Hunt Cup, the Welter Stakes and Open 
Steeplechase at Leamington, and finally the Grand 
National, is matter of history. 



PETER SIMPLE. 

1853. 

1. Captain Little's b. g-. Peter Simple, by Patron, 

aged, 10 St. 10 lb. ... ... T. Oliver. 

2. Mr. Mason's b. m. Miss Mowbray, 10 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. Gordon. 

3. Mr. Mason's b. g. Oscar, 10 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. A. Goodman. 
Mr. W. Barnett's Sir Peter Laurie, 1 1 st. 8 lb. 

\V. Holman. 
Mr. Drake's KuioJit of Gzvyiiue, i i st. 2 lb. 

Donaldson. 
Mr. Hioro-inson's Bourtou, 1 1 st. 2 lb. .S. Darlinof. 
Mr. S. Lucy's Tipperary Box, 10 st. 10 lb. 

P)Utler. 
Vix. O-ihoxYi^^ Abd cl Kadcr, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. T. Abbott. 
Lord Waterford's Due au D hurras, 10 st. 10 lb. 

J, Ryan. 
Captain Scott's Victim, \o st. 6 lb. ... Tasker. 
Mr. J. Bourke's Carrig^ 10 st. 5 lb. D. Wynne. 
Mr. Land's The Cieueral, 10 st. 4 lb. T. Ablett. 



So HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. J. Roberts' Field Marshal, lo st. 4 lb. 

Nelson. 
Mr. Cartwright's Maurice Daley, 10 st. 2 lb. 

C. Boyce. 
Captain D. Lane's Betsy Prig, 10 st. ... Meany. 
Mr. Hudson's Poll, 9 st. 10 lb. ... Debean. 

Mr. Megson's Vieiv Halloo, 9 st. 10 lb. 

W. Archer. 
Mr, J. R. Henderson's Maley ... E. Harrison. 
Mr. Bretherton's Chatterbox, 9 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. McGaman. 
Mr. J. Hendersons Crabbs, 9 st. 2 lb. 

W. Fowler. 
Mr. Morris's The Dwarf, 9 st. ... H. Lamplugh. 

Note. — Mr. Mason declared to win with Oscar. 







BETTING. 






5 to 


ag'st 


Miss Alowbra)-. 


12 to I 


agst 


Victim. 


6 „ 




Oscar. 


15 V I 


11 


Carrig. 


6 „ 


„ 


Due au Bhurras. 


100 „ 6 


„ 


View Halloo. 


7 „ 


„ 


Bourton. 


20 „ I 


,, 


Abd el Kader 


9 „ 


„ 


Peter Simple. 


25 ,, I 


,, 


any other. 


-7 


t „ 


Sir Peter Laurie. 

TlfK 


Race. 







The horses were sent on their journey at 4.25. 
Maurice Daley showing the way to the second fence, 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 8i 

when he was passed by Bourton, who soon after- 
wards gave way to Peter Simple, who now took up 
the running. 

At the third fence — a post and rails — Victim 
refused, and turning round interfered with The 
General, who lost a good deal of ground in con- 
sequence, whilst Betsy Prig, The Dwarf, and Poll all 
came down. 

Nearing Becher's Brook, previous to reaching 
which Tasker and Victim had been pulled up, some 
thing running into Peter Simple caused him to 
swerve so much to the left, that but for Sir Peter 
Laurie, who was alongside, giving him a friendly 
" cannon," thereby keeping him straight, he must 
have gone the wrong side ot the Hag. As it was 
the two Peters jumped it abreast ahead of the rest. 

Peter Simple now resumed the lead, Carrig taking 
second place, and Abd el Kader third. 

No chano-e now occurred until Valentines was 
reached when Abd el Kader, rushing past Peter 
Simple, look the field along at a great pace. 

Alono- the orass headlands, he increased his lead 
to such an extent that he landed on the race-course 
a hundred yards ahead of the rest, jumping the water 
opposite the stand in grand style, Crabbs forty yards 
behind, heading the others, of whom Knight of 

M 



82 hp:rop:s and h]':roines of 

Gwynne and Chatterbox were shortly after pulled 
up. 

At this point the friends of Abd el Kader might 
well be excused for hoping their horse would win 
for the third time. They were not best pleased 
therefore when on re-entering the starting field they 
saw Peter Simple leave his companions and wrest 
the lead from him. 

No chano-e occurred until the second fence from 
the lane, when Crabbs retired from sheer distress. 

On landing on to the race-course Abd el Kader 
was beaten, Oscar and Miss Mowbray going on in 
hot pursuit of Peter Simple, with whom they drew 
level at the first hurdle, the trio being in the air 
simultaneously. 

Peter Simple, however, soon resumed command 
again, and going on won by four lengths from 
Miss Mowbray, who was followed at a like distance 
by Oscar. Sir Peter Laurie was a bad fi)urth, 
Abd el Kader fifth. The General sixth, Carrig 
walking in seventh. 

Time : lo minutes ;^y^ seconds. 

Of the two cracks, Oscar and Miss Mowbray, the 
latter was universally preferred; whilst Peter Simple, 
who looked fit to run for his life, was pooh-poohed 




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THE GRAND NATIONAL. 83 

as "worn-out," and too "slow" to compete with 
such smart animals as Bourton, Miss Mowbray, and 
Victim. 

About 2 o'clock a notice was posted up to the 
effect that Mr. Mason declared to win with Oscar, 
whereupon as little as 4 to i was freely taken about 
Miss Mowbray, and 9 to i taken about Oscar, 
against whom two objections were lodged just 
before the race — one from Mr. Barnett, the owner 
of Sir Peter Laurie, on the ground ot wrong 
description ; the other from ^Ir. Cartwright, the 
owner of Maurice Daley, as being dis(|ualified from 
having run at Leamington under a false description ; 
the latter gentleman informing the members of the 
press that he started his horse solely for the purpose 
of entering the protest. 

That the winner was extremely lucky to get out 
as he did from the scrimmage at Becher's Brook 
the first time round, goes without saying ; moreover 
the moderate pace the race was run, owing to the 
heavy state of the ground, was all in his favour. 



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BOURTON. 

.854. ^ fM 



1. Mr. Moseley's b. g. Bourton, by ^rayton (h.b.), 

aged, 1 1 St. 12 lb. ... ... ... Tasker. 

2. Mr. Barber's ch. g. Spriuo\ 6 yrs,, 9 st. 10 lb. 

W. Archer. 

3. Mr. J. Henderson's br. g. Crabbs, a., 9 st. 2 lb. 

D, Wynne. 
Mr. Bignell's Peter Simple, a., 12 st. C. Boyce. 
Mr. T. Mason's Oscar, a., 11 st. 12 lb. 

S. Darling. 

Mr. Linnell's Peter, a., 10 st. 12 lb. R. Sly. jun. 
Mr. Bignell's HaIf-aud-HaIJ\ a., 10 st. 8 lb. 

Green. 
Mr. Barling's Bedford i^^.h.), a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

Eatweli. 
Mr. J. Williams' La Gazza Ladra, a., 10 st. 

T. Abbott. 
Mr. Delamarre's Lady Arthur, a., 9 st. 10 lb. 

T. Donaldson. 
Mr. Cartwright's Maurice Daley, a., 9 st. 10 lb. 

T. Oliver. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 85 

Mr. Henderson's Maley, a., 9 st. 10 lb. Thrift. 
Mr. Blood's Star of Engiand, a.. 9 st. 10 lb. 

W. White 
Mr. Barry's Gcraldus. a., 9 st. 8 lb. ... Debean. 
Mr. Olliver's Pride of the North, a., 9 st. 8 lb. 

R. James. 
Lord Waterford's Cockcroiv, 6 yrs., 9 st. 8 lb. 

Maher. 
Mr. A. Sait's Timothy, a., 9 st. 6 lb. 

H. Lamplugh. 
Captain Rhys' Royalty, 5 yrs., 9 st. 4 lb. Ennis. 
Lord Sefton's Shillibeer, by Faugh a Ballagh 
(h.b.), 6 yrs., 9 st. (carried 9 st. 4 lb.) 

E. Southwell. 
Mr. Slater's Burnt Sienna, a., 8 st. 12 lb. 

Burrows. 





BETTING 


AT 


THE ST 


ART 


4 to ] 


agst. Bourton. 




20 to I agst. 


Spring. 


5 ,> 


„ Maurice Daley. 




20 ,, I „ 


Peter. 


8 „ 


„ Half-and-Half. 




25 " I ,, 


Cockcrow. 


10 „ 


I „ Crabbs. 




25 V I „ 


Burnt Sienna. 


12 „ 


„ Peter Simple. 




40 ,, I „ 


Timothy. 


15 " 


„ Oscar. 










T 


HE 


Race. 





Off at 3.46, they charged the first fence in a 
body, the first over being Crabbs, who at once took 



86 



HKROES AND HKROINES OF 



up the running. Nothing of moment occurred until 
the tirst bank beyond Becher's Brook, when La 
Gazza Ladra refused, causing Geraldus, Pride of 
the North, Tiniothy and one or two others to do 
the sanie. Burnt Sienna now put on the steam and 
led over Valentine's Brook six lengths in front of 




W. ARCHER ON THERESA. 



From a pictitrc in the possession 
of Air. Cliarks Archer. 



Crabbs. Pretty much the same order was main- 
tained to the water in front of the stand, which was 
cleared by Burnt Sienna and Lady Arthur two 
lengths ahead of the others. 

At the post and rails before Becher's Brook, 
Oscar was knocked over by Peter, Darling being 
thrown heavily. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 87 

After Becher's had been crossed. Burnt Sienna 
was still leading by several lengths, but tiring 
directly after landing" on the race-course, was passed 
by Crabbs and Bourton, who raced neck and neck 
round the turn. When fairly in the straight, 
however, Bourton easily shook off Crabbs, and 
leaving him as if he were standing still, won in the 
commonest of canters, by fifteen lengths. Spring. 
who had collared Crabbs just before reaching the 
last hurdle, being second, ten lengths ahead of the 
last-named horse. Maley was fourth. Lady Arthur 
fifth, Half-and-Half sixth, and Burnt Sienna 
seventh. 

Bedford broke his lee near Valentine's Brook, 
and was subsequently destroyed. 

Time : First round 4 minutes 39^ seconds. 

\Miole race : 9 minutes 59 seconds. 

The Grand National of this year was chiefiy 
remarkable for the sensational doings in connection 
with Miss Mowbray, who had been pounced upon 
by the public even before the entries were known. 
When, however, the weights were announced, and it 
was found that the mare had plenty to carry, she 
went out of the market, but a reaction setting in, 
she aoain became favourite, and continued so right 



88 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

up to the day of the race, and this in face of an 
offer of ^18,000 to / 3,000 against her in one hand, 
and the working of a heavy commission on behalf 
of Bourton. 

Great then was the consternation, when at 
2.35 p.m. on the day, an announcement was posted 
up that the mare was scratched, thereby confirming 
the ugly rumours which had been going about all 
the morning, completely paralyzing the market for 
the time being. 

The excuse was that her near fore-leo- had <)-iven 
way to such an extent that it would have been 
dangerous to start her, and it transpired afterwards 
that since her arrival at Aintree some scoundrel, of 
course with a view to preventing her winning, had 
unknown to her trainer, succeeded in clapping a 
blister on the leg in question. 

The abuse so freely showered on all connected 
with Miss Mowbray, by her angry backers, proved 
however to have been quite unmerited. 

(3n the Saturday previous the mare was fit to run 
for her life ; Jim Mason had promised to come forth 
from his retirement expressly to ride — in short, so full 
of confidence were all connected with the mare, that 
they declined to hedge a shilling of the two thousand 
they had backed her for. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 89 

As for the race itself, it may safely be said that 
out of the twenty starters, only half a dozen took 
any active share in it, viz.: — Burnt Sienna, Spring, 
Crabbs. Maley, Lady Arthur and Bourton. 

Abd el Kader would have been a certain starter, 
but met with an accident in his box whilst in the 
train. 



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wandp:rer. 

1855- 

1. Mr. Dennis' b. h. ]\\iudcrcr (h.b.), by Yerulam, 

aged, 9 St. 8 lb. ... ... J. H anion. 

2. Mr. W. Barnett's b. h. Freetrader, 6 yrs., 9 st. 4 lb. 

^leaney. 

3. Mr. Cartwright's b. g. JlJaiiriee Daley (h.b.). 

a., 9 St. 6 lb. ... ... ... R. James. 

Mr. T. F. Mason's Miss Aloiobray, a.. 11 st. 6 lb. 

S. Darling. 
Mr. S. Mansell's Peter, a., 11 st. 4 lb.... Ablett. 

Mr. B. Land's Neediiwod,^., 11 st. 2 lb.... Fech. 

Mr. Moseley's Trout, a., 10 st. 12 lb Tasker. 

Mr. Hutchinson's Half-aiid-Half, a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

Darby, 
Mr. Roberts' Bastion, a., 10 st. 4 lb. T. Oliver. 
Mr. Buchanan's Escape, a., 10 st. 4 lb. Knott. 

Mr. C. Symonds' The Nugget, a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

W. White. 
Mr. Minton's Garland, a., 10 st. 2 lb. Sly, jun. 
Mr. Magee's Boundaivay, 6 yrs., 10 st. J. Byrne. 
Mr. Elmore's ye?// //.v, a., 9 st. 10 lb. Lamplugh. 
Mr. A. Salt's Cutaway, a., 9 st. 10 lb. C. Boyce. 



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91 



Mr. Henderson's AIalc\\ a., 9 st. 6 lb. Fulnicin. 
Mr. H. Lewis's P imperii, a., 9 st. 6 lb. (carried 

9 St. 8 lb.) Weaver. 

Mr. C. Capel's Little Charley, a., 9 st. 4 lb. 

I). Wynne. 
Mr. Henderson's Dangerous (h.b.), a., 9 st. 

Fowler. 
Mr. Jenkins's Ihirut Sienna, a., 9 st. T. Burrows. 

.STARTING PRICES. 



3 to 


r agst. 


Trout. 20 to I agst. 


Peter. 


4 „ 


)) 


Miss Mowbray. 20 „ i „ 


Little Charley 


6 „ 


5? 


Dangerous. 25 ., i „ 


Wanderer. 


12 „ 


11 


Needwood. ^il) ?» i 77 


Janus. 


15 „ 


It 


Bastion. 33 „ i ,, 


Garland. 


20 „ 


)5 


Maurice Daley. 

The Race. 





After crossing' the first fence, charged by the lot 
in a body, Trout and Garland led the field to Becher's 
Brook, when they were passed by Bastion and 
Wanderer, who showed the way over Valentine's. 
On reaching the race-course they were joined by 
Trout, and the three jumped the water in front of the 
stand together, two lengths in front of Wanderer 
and Boundaway. Bastion now took the lead for a 
couple of fields, when he was passed by Wanderer 

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92 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

and Freetrader, the former of whom led over Becher's 
Brook by a couple of lengths. 

At the same time and place the steeplechasing- 
career of Miss Mowbray came to an untimely end. 
Fifth at the jump she caught the edge of the bank 
on the landing side with her toes, and fell on her 
head with such terrific force that both her neck and 
back were broken, with of course fatal results. Darlino- 
was thrown several yards away, and remained 
unconscious till brought round by a "tap" on the 
back of the neck by one of the other horses passing 
at the moment. 

At the next fence but one, Trout knocked over one 
of the posts, thereby spoiling the respective chances 
of Escape and Little Charley, both of whom came 
clown, the latter atop of the other, but without injury 
to their iockevs. 

Wanderer was still in advance, but on landing on 
the race-course was passed by Freetrader, who 
coming with a rush, snatched a lead of quite a couple 
of lengths, whereupon Hanlon took a judicious pull 
at his horse and bided his time, which came at the 
final hurdle, when shaking oft^ Freemantle and 
Maurice Daley, who had charged it abreast, knock- 
ing it down, he went on and won by two lengths. Four 
lengths behind Maurice Daley was third, Janus 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 93 

fourth, Dangerous fifth, The Nugget sixth and 
Garland seventh. 

Time : First round 4 mins. 49 sees. 
Whole 10 ,, 25 ,, 

The Grand National this year was a very tame 
affair all round. Not only was there a great falling 
off in the number of entries, but as a betting race it 
was a distinct failure, doubtless owing to the fact 
that the meeting had been postponed in consequence 
of the frost from the Wednesday previous. Owing 
to the exceptionally severe weather trainers had 
experienced the greatest difficulty in getting their 
horses into anything like condition, and this, coupled 
with the fact that the going was heavy, and the 
pace good, probably accounts in some measure for the 
race being the hollow affair it was ; the three placed 
horses practically having it all to themselves a long 
w^ay from home. 

That there was no great display of quality amongst 
the score of runners may be gathered from the 
followino- extract from Bc/l's Life in London : — 

" With very few exceptions, we question it a worse 
field ever started for this race, and amongst those 
whom we should have pronounced beforehand as 
most unlikely to win ' The Liverpool ' were the two 



94 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Irish horses, Boundaway and Wanderer, the former, 
a gawky, narrow, clothes-horse, and the latter a rough, 
undersized, common-looking hunter ; whilst the horse 
Dangerous had been in the habit of runnino- in a 
' shandry ' twice a week to market in Cheshire, till 
November, i8s4. when he was bous^ht bv Mr. Hen- 
derson." 

The owner of the winner had so little fancy for 
his horse that he went for Boundaway in preference, 
and it is a fact that but for company for the latter, 
and to keep him in a good humour, Wanderer never 
would have been started. 



FREETRADER. 

1856. 

1. Mr, W. Barnett's br. h. Freetrader, by The Sea, 

aged, 9 St. 6 ]b. ... ... G. Stevens. 

2. Air. Davenport's ch. m. Minerva, 6 yrs. (h.b.), 

9 St. 10 lb. ... ... ... Sly, jun. 

3. Mr. G. Hobson's ch. g. Minos, a., 9 st. 4 lb. 

R. James. 
Mr. \Y. Barnett's Sir Peter Lanrie, a., lost. 12 lb. 

vS. Darling. 
Baron C. Lamotte'sytv?// eiu Oitesne, a., lost. 6 lb. 

Lam pi ugh. 
Baron C. Lamotte's Franc Pieard, a., 10 st. 12 lb. 

Wakefield. 
Air. Hurley's T/ie Pas/ia, a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

D. Meany. 
Mr. G. Hodgman's Fmiorant, a., 10 st. 2 lb. 

C. Boyce. 

Mr. A. McDonogh's Seaman, a., 10 st. 2 lb. 

(carried 10 st. 4 lb.) ... ... F. Martin, 

Air. Harper's T/ie Forest Queen, a., 10 st. 2 lb. 

J. Thrift. 

Air. Tyer's Hope/ess Star, a., 10 st. 2 lb. (including 

6 lb. extra) W.White. 



96 



HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



Mr. Denison's Jinupaivay (h.b.), a., 9 st. 10 lb. 

J. Hanlon. 
Mr. Barber's Potter, a., 9 st. 8 lb. ... Kendall. 

Mr. T. F. Mason's British Yconiaii, a., 9 st. 4 lb. 
(carried 9 st. 7 lb.)... ... Mr. Goodman. 

Mr. C. Capel's Little CJiarlcy, a., 9 st. 4 lb. 

T. Burrowes. 
Mr. J. Tayleure's Dan O" Council, a., 9 st. 4 lb. 

R. Archer. 
Mr. Dixon's Baustcad, 6 yrs., 9 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. W. Bevill. 
Mr. Pickering's Victor Eniniauucl, 6 yrs., 9 st. 4 lb. 

Seffert. 
Mr. Hodgman's Stamford, a. (carried 9 st. 2 lb.) 

C. Green. 
Mr. H. King's Liverpool Boy, 6 yrs., 9 st. 

M'Lean. 

Mr. J. Henderson's Harry Lorrequer, 5 yrs., 

8 St. 10 lb. ... ... ... ... Fowler. 



STARTING PRICES. 



9 to 2 agst. Jean du Quesne. 



5 M 

7 „ 

10 „ 

12 „ 

15 " 

100 „ 6 



Harry Lorrequer (t.) 25 „ 

Seaman (t.) 25 ,, 

The Potter (t.) 25 „ 

Sir Peter Laurie (t.) 40 „ 

Forest Queen (t.) 40 „ 

Stamford (t.) 40 ,, 

Emigrant (t.) 50 „ 



agst. Freetrader (t.) 
Minerva (t.) 
Hopeless Star (t.) 
Jumpaway. 
British Yeoman. 
Little Charley. 
The Pasha. 
Banstead. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 97 

The Race. 

Off at the first attempt, at 3.30. Forest Queen 
rushed ahead, followed by Jean du Ouesne and 
Emigrant. 

At the second fence Victor Emmanuel fell, and 
getting- away from his jockey, ran with the leading 
horses all the way, clearing all the fences in 
faultless style, and at the same time interfering 
with not a few of his companions. 

At Becher's Brook Harry Lorrequer jumped 
amongst the spectators, knocking down several, 
whilst at the bank beyond. Emigrant slipped on 
his belly and getting the reins over his head, lost 
some ground, but for all that was close up with 
Forest Queen at Valentine's, the latter holding 
the lead to the water, which she jumped just ahead 
of Jean du Quesne, followed by The Potter, Free- 
trader and Minerva. Previous to this Sir Peter 
Laurie bolted up Proceeds Lane, in the direction 
of his corn bin, and was stopped and walked home. 

The beaten lot now began to drop off. At the 
second fence into the country, Banstead getting too 
close to the bank, struck it with his chest and 
putting out his shoulder, had to be destroyed. 
Forest Queen, still making the running, was first 

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98 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

over Becher's Brook ; at the next fence, however, a 
bystander got in her way and spoilt her chance, 
whilst crossinof the lane the old Yeoman, when 
looking- as dangerous as anything, broke down in 
the off fore-leg. 

Jean du Ouesne, dead beat, was the first to land 
on the race-course, but was quickly passed by 
Freetrader, Minerva, and Minos, a tremendous race 
home between the three ending in the former's 
victory by half a length. Minos, who came with a 
tremendous rush at the last, was third, half a length 
off, Hopeless Star fourth, Little Charlie fifth and 
Emigrant sixth. 

Time : lo minutes g^ seconds. 

Up till now the Liverpool meeting had occupied a 
single day only, but this year it was extended over 
two days, the Grand National being run on the 
second. 

It is worthy of note, too, that Mr. Topping this 
year held the reins of management. 

For the first time since its commencement, there 
was not a single previous winner amongst the 
acceptances, indeed, there was not one amongst the 
twenty-one running to whom the term "steeple- 
chase crack " would apply. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL 



99 



Immediately after publication of the weights, Sir 
Peter Laurie was made first favourite, but at the 
last nothing went down better than Jean du 
Quesne, whose victory would have sent a heap of 
English gold across the water. 

The race was interesting if only from the fact 
that George Stevens, on the winner, commenced his 
wonderful series of five victories, a record which 
will probably remain unbeaten so long as the Grand 
National exists. 



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EMIGRANT. 

1857- 

1. Mr. Hodgman's b. g. Eiuiorant, by Drayton, 

aged, 9 St. 10 lb. ... ... C. Boyce. 

2. Mr. B. Land's b. g. ]]\\jthcrcock. a., 6 yrs., 8 st. 

12 lb. ... ... ... ... Green. 

3. Mr. T. Hughes' b. m. Treachery, 5 yrs., 9 st. 

Poole. 
Mr. J. Merry's Escape, 11 st. 2 lb. ... Thrift. 
Mr. Mellish's JMinos, 10 st. 4 lb. Mr. Goodman. 
Baron Monuecove's Casse Coir 10 st. 2 lb. 

Johnson. 
Mr. J. Colpitt's Star of the JJ^est, 10 st. 

E. Jones. 
Count de Cunchy'syd7?// (i/i Oiiesue, 10 st. 

H. Lamplugh. 
Mr. E. Parr's Hope/ess Star, 10 st. D. Wynne. 
Mr. Barnett's Eree Trader, 10 st. G. Stevens. 
Mr. Capel's Little Charley, 10 st. T. Burrowes. 
Colonel Dickson's Garry Given, 9 st. 12 lb. 

J. Ryan. 
Mr. W. P. Wrixon's Squire of Beushani, 9 st. 8 lb, 

Mr. Coxon. 
Mr. A. Rice's Dangerous, 9 st. 8 lb. F. Page. 



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Mr. Harper's Forest Queen, 9 st. 8 lb. 

T. Donaldson. 
Mr. T. Hughes' Red Rose, 9 st. 8 lb. J. Hughes. 
Mr. Jennings' Ring Dan, 9 st. 6 lb. Escott. 

Mr. J. Garnett's Midge, 9 st. 6 lb. j\Ir. Black. 

Mr. T. Hughes' Romeo, 9 st. 6 lb. D. White. 

Mr. J. Dennis's Albatross, 9 st. 6 lb. Meaney. 
Mr. J. Cassidy's Sting, 9 st. 6 lb. H anion. 

Viscomte Lauriston's Lady Arthur, 9 st. 4 lb. 

Weaver. 
Mr. Laurence's Maurice Daley, 9 st. 2 lb. James. 
Mr. W. Williams' Omar Pasha, 9 st. 2 lb. 

J. Kendall. 
Mr. Hylton's Teddesley, 9 st. ... R. Ascher. 

Mr. Raxworthy's First of May, 9 st. R. Sly. 

Mr. T. Hughes' JJ\'stminster, 9 st. 2 lb. (including 

6 lb. extra)... ... ... ... Palmer. 

Mr. T. Day's Horniblow, 9 st. 10 lb. ... Dart. 

STARTING PRICES. 



100 to 


15 a 


j-st. -Minos (t). 


100 to I agst 


Little Charley. 


7 „ 


I 


, Escape (off;. 


20 „ 6 „ 


Forest Queen. 


9 „ 


I 


, Hopeless Star. 


25 „ I „ 


Free Trader. 


10 „ 


I 


, Emigrant. 


25 r I V 


Weathercock. 


12 „ 


I 


, Teddesley. 


30 " I ,, 


Garry Owen. 


100 „ 


7 


, Jean du Quesne. 


40 „ I „ 


Maurice Daley 


100 „ 


6 


Omar Pasha. 


50 ', I „ 


Dangerous. 


100 „ 


6 


, Ronieo. 


50 „ I ,, 


Sting. 



102 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

The Race. 

After several false starts the flag fell at 3.26, 
Garry Owen and Emigrant being conspicuous in 
the van, the former increasing his lead as he went on. 

Approaching Valentine's Brook Boyce on 
Emigrant bore to the right and jumped it close 
to the canal bank, whilst the other horses took it 
up higher and kept straight on, thus having to go 
over the heavy ploughed land in the succeeding 
fields ; Emigrant, on the other hand, found it firm 
going on the side of the canal bank. The 
advantage was very apparent, and on reaching the 
race-course he passed Garry Owen and took up the 
running on his own account. 

When about half-way across the course an 
unfortunate accident happened. The Irish mare 
Albatross staggered and sank, and Meaney hastily 
jumping off to ascertain the cause, discovered 
she had broken a blood-vessel. Falling to the 
ground immediately afterwards she died in a quarter 
of an hour. 

Emigrant and Westminster now raced side by 
side to the water, which Mr. Hodg-man's horse 
cleared a length ahead of the other, with Little 
Charley close behind. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 103 

Proceeds Lane saw the last of Midge, and 
Emigrant, who was now quite fifty yards ahead of 
the rest, jumped Valentine's Brook at the same part 
as before. 

At this point Jean du Ouesne and Hopeless Star 
dropped out, and Boyce taking a judicious pull at 
his horse. Weathercock and Dangerous were 
enabled to get within measurable distance. Shortly 
afterwards Dangerous dropped back beaten, and 
from this point almost to the distance Emigrant and 
Weathercock had the finish to themselves, the 
former in the end winning easily by two lengths. 
Dangerous should have been third, but was 
caught and passed by both Treachery and West- 
minster a few yards from the chair, Jean du 
Quesne was sixth, Lady Arthur seventh, and 
Forest Oueen eighth. 

Time : 10 minutes 6 seconds. 

Net value of stakes, ^1,115. 

Emigrant was the joint property of Messrs. 
Hodgman and Green, the well-known bookmakers, 
both of whom won largely by their horse's success. 

Not the least interesting part of the programme 
was the race to the water in front of the stand 
between Emigrant and Westminster, the former 



104 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

having been backed by one of his owners to be first 
over, which bet he just won, for though the horses 
were actually all but abreast as they rose. Emigrant 
jumped so quickly and beautifully that he was 
almost a length to the good. 

The masterly way Boyce rode the winner, handi- 
capped as he was with a damaged arm, was beyond 
all praise, and it is good to know that it did not go 
unrewarded, the joint owners of Emigrant pre- 
senting him with a thousand, and a gallant baronet, 
who had won money over the race, half that 
amount. 

The casual manner whereby Emigrant came into 
the possession of Mr. George Hodgman reveals a 
few interesting" details worthy of mention. 

In the spring of 1855 Mr. Hodgman, then 
very successfully carrying on a bookmaker's 
business, was at Shrewsbury attending the races, 
and stopping at the George Hotel. 

Old Ben Land, the veteran steeplechase jockey, 
had bought Emigrant and Odiham with a view to 
winning a steeplechase with one or other of them — 
possibly both. 

One night Mr. Hodgman turned up at the hotel 
and found Land playing cards. Fortune had gone 
against him the whole evening, and even while 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 105 

Hodgman was watching the play, Ben's ill-luck still 
stuck to him. 

Things going from bad to worse, Ben at last in- 
timated to the general company that if matters 
continued in that way he would have to sell Emigrant. 
Whereupon Hodgman promptly enquired the price 
and volunteered to buy him at his own figure. 

Land wanted ^600, to which Hodgman dis- 
agreed. Finally he became possessor of the horse 
at ^590, with the proviso that if the horse won at 
Shrewsbury another ^100 would be added, a very 
profitable investment, as it turned out. 

It was only shortly after the transfer of the horse 
that Hodo-man meetino- one of his brother book- 
makers named Green, was persuaded into allowing 
the latter to have a share in Emigrant. 

A large sum of money was taken out of the ring, 
Green havino- backed Emio-fant to win a fortune, 
whilst Mr. Hodgman threw in for ^5,000. 

It is interesting to note that Charlie Boyce rode 
the winner with the upper part of one of his arms 
bound up to his side, and previous to the race there 
was considerable doubt as to whether he was fit or 
not to ride. 



LITTLE CHARLEY. 

1858. 

1. Mr. Capel's b. g. Little Charley, by Charles XII., 

aged, 10 St. 7 lb. ... ... W. Archer. 

2. Viscount Talon's b. g. Weathercock, a., 11 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. Edwards. 
'x. Mr. Craven's or. Xanthits. a., 1 1 st. ... Balchin. 

Mr. J. Merry's Escape, 10 st. 10 lb. (carried 11 st.) 

T. Oliver. 
Mr. J. C. Manby's Claudius, 10 st. 7 lb. Poole. 
Mr. Briscoe's Abd el Kader, 10 st. 5 lb. C. Green. 
Sir E. Hutchinson's Morgan Rattler, 10 st. 4 lb. 

T. Burrowes. 

Mr. Heron Maxwell's foe Graham. 9 st. 12 lb. 

(carried 10 st. 4 lb.) ... ... Rutherford. 

Mr. T. Hughes' Treachery, 9 st. 8 lb. W. White. 
Mr. Buchanan's Lough Bawn, 9 st. 8 lb. 

G. Stevens. 
Mr. T. Bay's Black Bess, 9 st. 6 lb. D. Wynne. 
Captain Connell's Little Tout, 9 st. 6 llx 

B. Land, jun. 
Mr. J. Henderson's Harry Lorrequer, 9 st. 

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THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



107 



Mr. Heron Maxwell's Glenaniour (h.b.), 9 st. 

Knott. 
Mr. J. Henderson's Moire Aittique, 9 st. 

F. Page. 
Mr. Tempest's Conrad, 8 st. 4 lb, ... E. Jones. 

STARTING PRICES. 



4 to 


t agst. Treachery. 


14 to I 


agst 


Conrad. 


9 ,, 2 ,, Lough Bawn. 


100 „ 6 




Little Charley. 


5 „ ] 


„ Little Tom. 


100 ,, 6 




Morgan Rattler 


12 „ 


„ Harry Lorrequer. 


20 „ I 




Escape. 


25 ^, 


„ Weathercock. 


20 „ I 




Black Bess. 


25 <, 


„ Abd el Kader. 


33 „ I 




Xanthus. 


25 „ 


[ „ Moire Antique. 

The 


33 „ I 

Race. 




Joe Graham. 



The horses had taken their canter ; some had 
gone down to the post, and were en route for it, 
when the whole were recalled to parade in front of 
the stand. This ceremony having been duly 
executed during a slight snowstorm, the troop 
retraced their steps to the starting field and at two 
minutes past four the tiag fell to a pretty start at 
the first attempt. 

At the second fence Abd el Kader came to grief, 
and galloped away riderless ; Joe Graham also 
blundered and nearly came down. 

p 2 



io8 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

At Becher's Brook, Conrad took the lead and 
kept it until half way along the canal side, when 
Harry Lorreqiier took up the running. 

At the next fence Escape was knocked over, 
whilst shortly after Little Tom put his foot in a 
hole and fell heavily, Moire Antique rolling over 
him. 

After crossing the lane Conrad resumed the lead, 
jumping the artificial water opposite the stand in 
splendid style, followed by Little Charley, Weather- 
cock, Zanthus and Harry Lorrequer. 

Little Tom fell into the water on all fours, 
young Ben Land being loudly cheered as he 
remounted, though not to any good purpose, as he 
was already three hundred 3'ards behind when he 
came down. Though still in front as they 
approached Becher's Brook for the second time, 
Conrad was rapidly compounding. 

At one of the banks further on Treachery over- 
reached so badly that she was no longer persevered 
with, whilst Black Bess, not rising an inch, fell into 
the ditch and was seen no more. 

Rounding the first turning flag, Lough Bawn 
refused to jump, and started kicking, whilst a 
collision knocked out Harry Lorrequer. After 
Valentine's Brook had been crossed, Conrad, 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 109 

Weathercock and Little Charley apparently had the 
race to themselves, Conrad being the first to crack, 
Archer then sent Little Charley along for all he 
was worth, and quickly drawing level with Weather- 
cock, on whom his jockey was hard at work, won 
eventually by four lengths. Fifty yards astern 
Zanthus cantered in third, Morgan Rattler was 
fourth, and Conrad fifth, nothing else passing the 
post. 

Time : 1 1 minutes 5 seconds. 



The race this year was run on Saturday, March 6th, 
having been postponed from Wednesday, March 3rd, 
owing to the inclemency of the weather, and such a 
disastrous effect did this have on the attendance, 
that it was estimated that at 2 o'clock there were not 
more than five hundred people, all told, on the course 
and stands. 

The weather too was the reverse of inviting, for 
not only was the ground covered with half-melted 
snow, but the wind was simply terrific, a drinking 
booth on the course being blown bodily away. 

The race itself was probably the slowest recorded 
since lightweight handicapping in steeplechasing 
became the fashion, whilst the number of falls were 



no THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

quite without precedent, four only out of the sixteen 
runners pulling through without a mishap. 

It is worthy of remark that the present occasion 
was Little Charley's fourth appearance in the race, 
and his fifth season as a steeplechaser. 



HALF CASTE. 

1859- 

1. Mr. Willoug-hby's br. h. Half Caste, by Morgan 

Rattler, 6 yrs., 9 st. 7 lb. ... C. Green. 

2. Viscount F. de Cunchy's b. h. Jean dii Qitcsne, 

a., 9 St. 9 lb. ... ... H, Lamplugh. 

3. Mr. Land's b. h. T/ic Hiiutsuiau, 6 yrs., 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

B. Land, jun. 
Mr. Garnett's jMidgc, 9 st. 4 lb. ... D. Meaney. 
Viscount A. Talon's JVeat/iercock, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Enoch. 
Mr. W. Barnett's Little Charley, 10 st. 11 lb. 

T. Burrowes. 
Mr. Craven's Xauthus, to st. 7 lb. F. Balchin. 
Mr. Merry's Escape, 10 st. 5 lb. T. Donaldson. 
Mr. J. L. Manby's Claudius, 10 st. T. Oliver. 
Lord Waterford's Ace of Hearts, 9 st. 12 lb. 

J, Ryan. 
Mr. T. Hughes' The Brewer, 9 st. 10 lb. 

W. \\1iite. 
Mr. H. E. Johnstone's Border Chief, 9 st. 10 lb. 

W^atlino'. 



112 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

Mr. Moreton's G/iika, 9 st. 10 lb. (carried 9 st. 

12 lb.) ... ... ... ... C. Boyce. 

Mr. Bayley's /t7?'/()//xi', 9 st. 8 lb. ... Kendall. 

Mr. Capel's Aiiatis, 9 st. 4 lb. Mr. Thomas. 

Viscount A. Talon's Orkoiista, 9 st. G. Stevens. 
Mr. Slaney's The Gipsy King (h.b.), 9 st. 

Edmunds. 
Mr. Hope's Gibraltar, 9 st. ... Armstrong. 

Mr. Barling's Flatcatcher (h.b.), 8 st. 12 lb. 

(carried 9 st.) ... ... ... T. Holmes. 



M 


r. Barber's Spring, 


8 


St. 7 


b. 


... Nightingall 




STARTING PRICES 




100 to 


30 agst. The Brewer. 




20 to I 


agst 


Ghika. 


7 r 


I „ Half Caste. 




25 „ I 




Ace of Hearts. 


10 „ 


I ,, Jean du Quesne. 




25 » I 




Anatis. 


10 „ 


I ,, Jealousy. 




33 11 I 




Weathercock. 


100 „ 


8 ,, The Huntsman. 




33 " I 




Midge. 


14 M 


I „ Little Charley. 




11) " I 




Orkonsta. 


20 ,, 


I „ Escape. 




40 „ I 




Spring. 




The 


Race 







At 3.20 Lord Sefton led the horses to the post, 
whence they went off to a capital start at the 
second attempt. The Brewer, closely followed by 
Xanthus, showed the way, until reaching the post 
and rails, when the latter took his place, jumping 
Becher's Brook in fine style, just in front of Gipsy 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 113 

King and Flatcatcher. At the rails and ditch 
beyond, Spring, not rising, came down, and getting 
away from Nightingall, galloped away riderless. 
As they neared the race-course the pace began 
to tell fearfully on some of them, Weathercock 
breaking down badly at the last ; and at this point 
Gipsy King, too, had finished work for the day. 
Flatcatcher and Xanthus now raced together for the 
water in front of the stand, which they cleared 
simultaneously, closely followed by Anatis, Jean du 
Ouesne, Half Caste and Ace of Hearts the 
favourite, who had previously come down at the 
fence beyond Valentine's, falling bodily into the 
water. 

Half Caste now showed the way, but was 
shortly afterwards pulled back in favour of Xanthus, 
who held the lead until nearing the second fence 
beyond Becher's, when he came down heavily and 
broke away loose. 

Half Caste then went to the front once more, and 
by knocking off a rail when clearing a fence, which 
got between Flatcatcher's legs, was responsible for 
the latter's downfall. Thereupon Anatis, availing 
herself of a nice short cut to the left, took second 
place, those still in the race being Jean du Ouesne, 
The Huntsman and Midge. 



114 THE GRAND XATIOXAL. 

Once on the race-course a slashing set-to ensued 
between the trio, ending in the victory of Half 
Caste by a short neck, Jean du Ouesne second a length 
in front of The Huntsman ; Midge was fourth, Anatis 
fifth, Orkonsta sixth, Ghika seventh, and Escape 
eighth. 

Time : lo minutes 2 seconds. 

Though cold, the weather was beautifully fme this 
year, and the attendance very large in consequence. 

Intimation of a renewal of an attempt made 
yesterday to remove and lessen some of the fences, 
which if successful would have given the event the 
character of a hurdle race, induced Lord Sefton to 
go over the ground in person. 

Finding that the report w^as true, his lordship at 
once gave orders for the restoration of the jumps to 
their original dimensions. 

The majority of the horses (three of whom were 
French representatives) were casts off from the flat, 
and, on the whole, were a poor-looking lot for the 
most important event in the Steeplechase Kalendar 
which, it may be mentioned, was better worth 
winning than usual, the value of the Stake being 
/840. 




< 
o 

H 
< 

M 



ANATIS. 

i860. 

Mr. C. Capel's b. m. Aiiatis. by King Dan — The 

Switcher's dam, aged, 9 st. 10 lb. Mr. Thomas. 

Captain Hunt's b. h. The Hnutsiuau^ a., 11 st. 8 lb. 

Captain Tovvnely. 
Mr. \V. G. Craven's ch. g. Zauthiis, a., 10 st. 

F. Balchin. 
Mr. Aylmer's Rediuiug, a., 10 st. 8 lb. ... Rourke. 
Mr. Barrett's i^rz/z/^/Zt', a., 12 st. ... Kendall. 

Mr. H. Blundell's Horuib/ozu, a., 10 st. 10 lb. 

Enoch, 
Captain Hunts GoldsJiiit/i, a., 10 st. 10 lb. 

Ben Land, jun. 
Sir George Wombwell's Bridegroom (h.b.), a., 

10 St. 6 lb. Mr. Ekard. 

Mr. Francis' Tease, a., 10 st. 2 lb. ... W. White. 
Mr. J. Courtenay's Sir Robert, a., 10 st. 2 lb. 

C. Boyce. 
Mr. Aylmer's Kileoek, 6 yrs.. 10 st. D. Meaney. 
Mr. Worthington's Telegram, a., 9 st. 9 lb. Palmer. 
Mr. Golby's A/aria Agnes, 6 yrs., 9 st. 8 lb. 

G. Stevens. 
Q 2 



ii6 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. Barber's Miss Harkazvay, a.. 9 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. F. Lotan. 

Mr. Burling's ly^c Citrate (h.b.), a., 9 st. 4 lb. 

G. Eatwell. 

Major Owen's S/iylock, a., 9 st. 2 lb. (carried 
9 St. 5 lb ) .. ... T. Clay. 

Captain White's Lcfro)\ a., 9 st. ... C. Green. 

Captain Clifton's Congrevc, a., 9 st. Gammeridge. 

Mr. Bevill's Irish Bo)\ a., 8 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. W. Bevill. 







BETTING. 






7 to 2 


agst. Anatis. 




100 to 6 


igst 


Brunette. 


7 „ I 


„ Tease. 




100 •„ 6 


5) 


Goldsmith. 


10 „ ] 


„ Maria Agnes 




25 „ I 


„ 


Shylock. 


10 „ I 


„ Zanthus. 




33 „ I 


J) 


The Huntsman 


12 „ I 


,, Irish Boy. 




33 „ I 


,, 


Sir Robert. 


00 „ I 


„ Telegram. 


The 


Race. 







To the accompaniment of a nipping easterly blast 
the lot were despatched at 3.22. 

Congreve and Miss Harkaway refused the second 
fence, whence Goldsmith cut out the work at a 
clipping pace to Becher's Brook, which he juniped in 
advance of the rest. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



117 



At the ensuing" post and rails The Curate came 
down heavily, all however pulling out of his way 
except Shylock, who lost at least sixty yards in 
avoiding trouble over the fallen one. 

Zanthus was the 
first to jump on 
to the race-course 
with a command- 
ing lead, but a 
" steadier " before 
reaching the thorn- 
tO]jped hurdles at 
the outer line en- 
abled Anatis and 
Telegram to get 
on terms with him, 
the three jumping 
first the timber, 
and then the arti- 
ficial water, abreast, 
three lengths ahead 
of The Huntsman 

and the rest, with the exception of Sir Robert, 
who, completely outpaced, had been pulled up at the 
preceding' hurdles. 

Over Becher's Brook flew Zanthus with Anatis 




Pilot o. by Russell and Sons. 

THE FOURTH EARL OK SEFION, OWNER 
OF THE AINTREE COURSE. 



ii8 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

at his o^irths, closelv followed bv The Huntsman 
Telegram, and Tease, the last-named breakino- 
down badly on landing, and having to be led 
home. 

Telegram falling heavily soon after. Anatis took 
up the running, jumping on to the race-course two 
lengths ahead of Zanthus and the Huntsman, whilst 
toiling hopelessly in the rear were Maria Agnes, 
Linkboy, Bridegroom and Brunette. 

In the straight Zanthus gave way to The Hunts- 
man, who drew level with Anatis at the last flight of 
hurdles, which the former hit hard and knocked away, 
without, however, so far as it could be seen, 
impeding the career of either. 

A tremendous race home now ensued between 
the pair, but just when a shout went up from the 
ring heralding the victory of the outsider, Mr. 
Thomas took up his whip for the first time, and the 
mare, answerino- in the oamest manner to her rider's 
call went on and won cleverly amidst great cheering 
bv half a lenoth. 

Six lengths away Zanthus was third, thewhippers 
in being Maria Agnes, Irish Boy, Bridegroom and 
Brunette, who finished in the order named. 

Captain Townely, who rode a most patient race 
throughout on The Huntsman, always declared to us 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 119 

thcit but for a swerve at the last hurdle, when he lost 
a stirrup iron, he would have won. 

But rvlr. Thomas won't admit this at all. To 
quote his own words, "The Huntsman, in reality, 
lost very little ground when he hit the last hurdle, 
and I had won to all intents and purposes before we 
came to it. Anatis took it in her stride in grand 
form, and I had only to be very patient with her, 
I knew, and she would stay home. Had I ridden 
her really hard for fifty yards, she would ha\^e 
collapsed." 

That Captain Townely himself was not quite easy 
in his mind was, we think, proved by his shouting 
out to Mr. Thomas, who had jumped on to the race- 
course just ahead of hini — in a jocular spirit of 
course — " Toiuiny, you little devil, is a thousand any 
good to you ? " 

In telling the story against himself, the Captain 
would add with a chuckle, " But Toju/uy was too 
dusy to reply / " 

"And dear old Tom was quite right," says 
Mr. Pickernell in his turn, " I was much too busy 
with the mare to answer him, or even look round." 

The presence of a full-fiedged parson amongst 
the riders in a Grand National field is not an e\ery- 
day occurrence, and few possibly were aware at the 



I20 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

time that Mr. " Ekard" concealed the identity of a 
hard-richne member of one of the most celebrated 
sporting families in the kingdom, who presinnably 
with a view to the family living, had taken holy 
orders. That his own personal friends were of 
opinion that the rider of Bridegroom was, to quote 
the old 'Varsity song, "Sure to get on in the Church," 
is certain, or they would not thus early have promoted 
him to the Bishopric of Soda and B. 

" And who uuns Mr. ' Ekard ' ? " we fancy we 
hear the reader enquire. Well, perhaps if you spell 
the name backwards it will afford a clue. 



Civerpool Grand X"^^^oniil 

(I I l.| I ( in-l 1.01 liM V^l> ri.M (.OlDSI, 




From the Race COURSE Atlas, hy pcniiission of Mr. H. Bayles. 



JEALOUSY. 
March 13TH, 1S61. 

Conditions same as i860. 83 subs., 29 of whom 
declared ; and 24 started. 

1. Mr. J. Bennett's br. m. Jealousy, by The Cure, 

aj^ed, 9 St. 1 2 lb. ... ... Kendall. 

2. Capt. Christie's b. h. The Dane, 5 yrs., to st. 

W. White. 

3. Mr. W. Briscoe's b. g. OUi Ben Roe, a., 10 st. 

7 lb. ... ... .. G. Waddington. 

4. Mr. B. J. Angell's b. g. Brieiegrooni, a., lo st. 

7 lb. Mr. FitzAdam. 

5. Mr. W. G. Craven's Xanthus, 9 st. 8 lb. 

C. Boyce. 

Mr, F. Rowland's i^rw/zt'/Zr. 1 1 st. ... Owner. 

Mr. Manby's Kibzvorth Lass, 1 1 st. 3 lb. (including 

6 1b extra) ... .. ... Oliver, jun. 

Mr. Capel s Anatis, 10 st. 4 lb Mr. Thomas. 

Mr. Manby's Diaiiiaut, 10 st. 4 lb. ... Enoch. 
Mr. J. Stoke's Brother to Lady s Maid, rost. 3 lb. 

Harris. 

R 



122 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. D. Briggs' The Emperor, lo st. 2 lb. 

Mr. Goodman. 
Baron de la Motte's Franc Picard, 10 st. 

H. Lam pi ugh. 
Capt. \J\\.\\€?^ Master Bagot, 10 st. Mr. Edwards. 
Mr. Mackey's ns. b. m. Wee iVcV/(h.b.), 9 st. 1 1 lb. 

Knott. 
Mr. C. Watts' LongTange, 9 st. 10 lb. 

R. Sherrard. 
Mr. Bowbiggin's Kilcock, 9 st. 10 lb. D. Meaney. 
Mr. E. J. Gannon's Rediuing, 9 st. 7 lb. Murphy. 
Mr. C. Symonds' 77?^ Freshman, 9 st. 7 lb, 

Mr. Blake. 

Mr. W. Owen's The Irish Emigrant, 9 st. R. Sly. 

Mr. Spencer Lucy's The Unknozun, 8 st. 12 lb. 

(carried 9 st.) ... ... ... G. Eatwell. 

Mr. G. Hodgman's 77ie Conductor. 8 st. 12 lb. 

Nig-htino-all. 
Marquess of Hartington's Dr. Leete, 8 st. 8 lb. 

W. Mason. 
Mr. S. Gooderham's Cockatoo, 8 st. 8 lb. C. Green. 
Mr J. S. Wilson's The Rover, 8 st. 8 lb. F. Page. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



12 



STARTING PRICES. 



4 to I agst. .Anatis. 



5 » I 


, Jealousy. 


7 „ I 


, Cockatoo. 


8 „ I 


Master Bagot. 


lO „ I 


, Old Ben Roe. 


loo ,, 8 


, The Emperor. 


14 „ I 


, Franc Picard. 


loo „ 7 


, The Freshman 



25 to I agst. Redwing and The 
Bridegroom. 

33 ,, I „ Brunette and The 
Dane. 

40 „ I „ Kilcock and The 
Conductor. 

50 „ I „ Xanthus. 



The Race, 

Off at three minutes to four to a capital start, 
Xanthus for the third year in succession taking- the 
lead, only to resign it immediately afterwards to 
Redwing, who, acting to orders, proceeded to force 
the pace in fine style. At the second fence a 
regular scrimmage took place, Irish Emigrant 
being the principal sufferer. Sly getting a bad fall 
and being rendered insensible for hours afterwards. 
Meanwhile, Redwing increased his advantage, 
clearing Becher's Brook quite a dozen lengths 
ahead of Xanthus and The Freshman, who cleared 
it together in front of Cockatoo, Old Ben Roe and 
Brunette, whilst Diamant and Kibworth Lass 
refused. 

At the succeeding post and rails ALister Bagot 
fell, rollino- over Mr. Edwards, whilst at the ne.xt 
hedge and ditch The Conductor refused, being 

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124 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

injured so much by being jumped upon that 
he had to be destroyed later on, whilst The 
Freshman fell at Valentine's Brook. Once on the 
race-course, Xanthus passed Redwing, the pair 
jumping the water together in front of the others, 
Mr. Rowland taking a pull at his mare when 
re-enterino- the enclosure, leavino- Cockatoo and 
Anatis in attendance on the leading pair. 

At the bank where Irish Emigrant fell in the first 
round, Cockatoo took second place, but shortly 
after floundered on to his back and whilst Ivino" in 
that position was jumped on by Anatis, who in her 
turn pitched on her head. Redwing now led a 
good three lengths, but coming into collision, so it 
was said, with the prostrate Conductor, dropped 
away. 

After this Old Ben Roe took up the running, 
followed by Xanthus and Bridegroom, until the 
second fence from the canal hedge, where Jealousy, 
who had been gradually drawing up, took her place 
at Ben's quarters, and bounding with him c^n to the 
course, kept him in close company until the last 
hurdle, when she came right away and won in a 
canter by two lengths ; The Dane, who dropped 
from the clouds, as it were, coming with a rush at the 
last moment, and snatching the second place from 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 125 

Old Ben Roe by the same distance. A length away 
from the last named, Brideg-room was fourth, a 
neck in front of Xanthus, whilst Medway was sixth. 

Time : 10 mins. 14 sees. 

Net value of stakes, /,985. 

The accidents this year commenced early. Lord 
Sefton as usual conducted the horses to the post, 
and on this occasion his hack becoming frightened at 
starter's flag, reared up, and whipping short round, 
came to the ground, without injury, fortunately, to 
his rider. 

\\ ith the exception of Conductor, whose shoulder 
was broken, and Nightingall, slightly injured by 
being jumped upon, none of the casualties were of 
a serious description, though Mr. Edwards had a 
narrow escape when Master Bagot fell on his side 
and rolled over him at the post and rails after Becher's 
Brook. 

Just before the race, a rumour got about that Old 
Ben Roe had been objected to as being in the forfeit 
list under his old name of Joe Maley. but it came 
to nothing, the fact of a horse being in the forfeit 
list not disqualifying him for a steeplechase, as 
that branch of sport was not amenable to racing 
law. 



126 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

It seemed odd to see such a fine horseman as 
George Stevens standing- down this year, but it was 
not because there was no demand for his services — 
very much the contrary indeed ; it transpiring that 
he had actually refused no fewer than thirteen offers in 
order to ride Jealousy, his sole reason for not doing 
so beino- that those who had first call on his services 
declined to give their consent. 



HUNTSMAN. 

1862. 

1. Viscount de Namur's b. h. Huntsman, by 

Tupsley, aged, 11 st. ... H. Lampliigh. 

2. Mr. Angell's b. h. Bridegroom, a., 10 st. 13 lb. 

B. Land, jun. 

3. Mr. Bennett's b. g. Romeo, a., 8 st. 12 lb. 

C. Bennett. 

4. Lord Sefton's ns. ch. g, Xanthiis, a., 9 st. 6 lb. 

R. Sherrard. 
Sir E. Hutchinson's b. m. Anatis, a., 10 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. Thomas. 
Mr. R. Rowan's b. h. Bucephalus, 10 st. 9 lb. 

M'Grillon. 

Mr. A. Yates' Play man, 10 st. 8 lb. (including 

10 lb. extra) ... ... ... Nightingall. 

Mr. T. Naghten's b. h. T/iomastoivn, 10 st. 4 lb. 

J. Murphy. 
Mr. H. Lington's WillotigJiby (h.b.), 10 st. 

Owner. 

Lord de Freyne's O'Connell, 9 st. 8 lb. J. W'ynne. 

Mr. W. G. Craven's T/ie Ta filer, 9 st. 7 lb. 

(carried 9 st. 8 lb.) ... ... C. Boyce. 



128 HEROES AND HEROLXES OE 

Mr. \\\ \\\ Baker's Harry, 9 st. 5 lb. 

G. Stevens. 
Mr. J. Henry's The Poet, 8 st. 12 lb. ... Gatt. 

STARTING PRICES, 



3 to I agst 


Huntsman. 


100 to 8 agst 


. The Tattler. 


6 „ 1 „ 


Thomastown. 


100 „ 7 „ 


Bucephalus. 


9 .. I V 


Anatis. 


20 „ I „ 


Willoughby. 


10 „ I ,, 


Bridegroom. 


25 ., I " 


Xanthus. 


10 „ I „ 


Harry. 


25 ,- 1 „ 


Piaynian. 


00 „ 8 „ 


Romeo. 


33 ,, I „ 


O'Connell. 



The Race. 

The Hag fell at 3.29, nearly half an huur late, 
Bridegroom, Xanthus and Willoughby at once 
going to the front and jiunping the first fence 
together. 

Thomastown refused at the first fence, and The 
Tattler at the second, the former with such 
obstinacy that the great Irish " Pot" was forthwith 
walked back to the place from whence he came. 

With the exception of a collision at the fence and 
bank beyond Becker's Brook between Bucephalus 
and The Tattler, nothing worthy of note took place 
until the race-course was reached, where a sad 
fatality occurred. Playman, rushing niadly at two 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 129 

gorsed hurdles followed by the water, over- 
reached himself and fell heavily. Almost at the 
same moment Willoughby landed on his head and 
rolled over, in which predicament he was charged by 
O'Connell, who also fell. Willoughby got up with 
his jockey and went on, but the other, unable to 
rise, rolled over James Wynne with deadly effect, 
his breastbone being so badly crushed that he died 
the same evening between 7 and 8 o'clock. 

Meanwhile Harry showed the way over the water 
and beyond, until reaching the starting held, when 
he stumbled and was passed in succession by 
Bridegroom, Romeo, and The Huntsman, to which 
trio the race was now confined. 

At the fence beyond Becher's, Romeo jumped the 
wrong side of a flag, and his having to go back anci 
jump it a second time, effectually extinguished what 
had previously looked like a very rosy chance of 
winning. 

The Huntsman had now only Bridegroom to beat, 
and for the remainder of the journey the pair raced 
close together until the last flio'ht of hurdles was 
reached, when Lamplugh, who had been biding his 
time, gave the favourite his head, coming clean away, 
won in a canter by four lengths, and at a wide interval 
Romeo galloped in third, Xanthus was fourth and 

s 



130 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Bucephalus fifth, none of the others passing the 
post. 

Time : 9 mins. 30 sees. 

The small field of thirteen runners showed a great 
falling off from the previous year, when there were 
89 entries, the largest number obtained since the 
establishment of the race. 

For this deficiency the lightness of the weights 
was doubtless responsible, at least, such was the 
consensus of opinion. 

Needless to say, the fatal accident to James 
Wynne, the rider of O'Connell, at the hurdles 
before reaching the water, cast a gloom over the 
day's proceedings it never recovered from. 

The unfortunate jockey, who died the same 
evening, was the son of " Denny " Wynne, who 
steered Matthew to victory in 1847. 

It was only on the very morning of the race that 
he had been apprised of the death of his sister In 
Ireland, and this coming to the ears of Lord de 
Freyne, owner of O'Connell, he very considerately 
did his best to dissuade his jockey from riding. 
The latter insisted, however, and Lord de Freyne 
seeing that further argument was useless, allowed him 
to have his own way, with the result just recorded. 




From a sketch. 



TOM TOWNELY. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 131 

The Huntsman was another of those " bargains " 
in horseflesh which crop up now and again in the 
annals of the Grand National. We tell the story of 
the deal just as we heard it from the lips of the late 
Captain Townely, the original purchaser of the horse. 

With a hard frost on the ground, and hunting 
therefore out of the question, what more natural 
than that Tom Townely, quartered with the loth 
Hussars in Ireland, whither the regiment had been 
sent after their return from the Crimea, should 
propose, one fine day, to a couple of brother officers, 
by way of killing the time which hung so heavily on 
their hands, to drive over to the abode of a small 
horse-dealer in the neighbourhood, with a view to 
inspecting the contents of his loose boxes ? 

Whether his brother officers indulged in a deal on 
their own account we are not in a position to state, 
but we have the Captain's own authority for 
stating that when he started to drive back to bar- 
racks he had left behind him a cheque for ^150, 
less a sovereion back for luck, in return for which 
he found himself the proud possessor of a good- 
looking young bay horse, to be sent for when " con- 
vanient to his honour.'' 

Leaving the service shortly afterwards, Captain 
Townely took the bay, now named The Huntsman, 

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132 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

to Ensfland with him, and after hunting" him for some 
time, put him into training. He then became the 
property of Captain Hunt, for whom he won many 
steeplechases all over the country. Finally, after 
running second to Anatis in i860, he was sold to go 
to France, whence he was sent to take his chance 
once more in the Grand National, with the result 
now recorded. 




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EMBLEM. 



1863. 



1. Lord Coventry's ch. m. Eiubleni, by Teddington, 

aged, 10 St. 10 lb. (including 10 lb. extra) 

G. Stevens. 

2. Mr. J. Astley's Arbiiry, a., 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. Goodman. 

3. Mr Briscoe's ch. m. Yallcr Gal, a., 10 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. Dixon. 

4. Mr. Holman's ns. gr. g. Fosco, a., 9 st. 11 lb. 

G. Hoi man. 

5. Baron de Mesnil's b. m. Avalanche, 6 yrs., 

10 St. 9 lb. ... ... ... ... Palmer. 

6. Mr. Priestley's b. \\\. Jealousy, a., 11 st. 10 lb. 

Kendall. 
Mr. F. Rowland's Medora, 12 st. ... Owner. 

Mr. W. Maney's Fresliiuan, 11 st. 13 lb, 

Mr. Edwards. 
Capt. Christie's The Dane, 1 1 st. 6 lb. 

W^ White. 
Mr. \V. G. Craven's JMaster Bagot, 10 st. 4 lb. 

Knott. 



134 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

Mr. W. W. Baker's L/o/i/ of Other Days, 
I o St. 4 lb. ... ... ... Nightingall. 

Mr. \V. E. Dakin's Inkenuau, g st. 1 1 lb. 

Mr. Smith. 
Mr. J. C. Tilbury's The Orphan. 9 st. 1 1 lb. 

Mr. W. Bevill. 
Mr. Campbell's ns. TelegrapJi, 9 st. 11 lb. 

G. Waddinorton. 
Mr. Spence's Birdbolt, 9 st. 1 1 lb. ... Owner. 

Mr. T. Hughes's Real Jam, 9 st. 11 lb. 

D. Husfhes. 

STARTING PRICES. 

3 to I agst. Jealousy. 20 to i agst. Real Jam. 

4 ,, I ,, Emblem. 20 „ i ,, Yaller Gal. 

100 ,, 12 ,, Medora. 25 ,, i „ Arbury (at first 16 

10 ,, I „ The Dane. to i). 

100 „ 8 „ Master Bagot. 33 ,, i „ Avalanche. 

20 ,, I ,, The Light of Other 40 „ i „ Fosco. 
Days. 

The Race. 

Arrived at the post, the lot got away at a quarter 
to four o'clock, in a cluster, save The Orphan, who 
started buck jumping, and was left behind, soon 
catching them up, however, when fairly set g'oing. 

Medora was the first to show in advance, being 
joined directly by the evidently unmanageable 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 135 

Inkerinan, who at the second fence got rid of his 
jockey, and went on by himself, catching up the 
leaders at Becher's Brook, which he jumped side 
by side with The Freshman. Before turning for 
the canal side, Jealousy dashed to the front and 
jumped on to the race-course six or eight lengths 
ahead of Master Bagot, and the loose Inkerman, 
who then w^ent off in a contrary direction, and 
vanished into space, being traced later in the 
evening to a farm-house some miles away. 

The gorsed hurdles in front of the water were 
charged by the horses in a line, all getting over 
except The Orphan, who apparently never sighting- 
it, fell with Mr. Bevill, being pulled up on 
regaining her pins. Jealousy was first over the 
water, followed by Medora, who nearly came on 
her head, and fell back, her place being taken 
by Emblem. 

At the fence before Becher's, Telegraph came to 
grief, and had to be destroyed, and here Jealousy 
began to compound, leaving Yaller Gal in command, 
the mare jumping the brook two lengths ahead of 
Arbury, Emblem and the others, retaining this 
advantage until they reached the race-course. 

George Stevens now brought up Emblem, and 
from that moment the issue was never in doubt, 



136 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Lord Coventry's niare coming- clean away, apparently 
without an effort, and cantering in by twenty 
lengths. Arbury was second, two lengths ahead of 
Yaller Gal, with Fosco two lengths away fourth. 

Time : 1 1 minutes 20 seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^855. 

On this occasion of the eleven fields comprising 
the course, nearly all were fallow, wheat and seeds, 
the race-course and common being almost the only 
prass ; the Pfoino- however, was excellent, whilst as 
for the fences, they had been pruned to such an 
extent as to be hardly worthy of the name. 

A sporting writer of the time describes them in the 
following scathing terms : — 

" A post and rails was put up in front of Becher's 
and Valentine's Brooks, but all the other fences 
were mere narrow ditches of the most contemptible 
description and practicable for a schoolboy of ten 
years on his twelve hands' pony. The thorn fence 
at the distance and the water jump were of the 
ordinary size, and these two were the only jumps, 
save that at Valentine's Brook, which required any 
doinof." 

Easily as Emblem won, the "good thing" bid 
fair to have come undone at the very last 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 137 

moment, for jumping sideways at the last hurdle, 
the mare stumbled on landing and would probably 
have fallen outright but for her pilot's quiet handling 
and firm seat in the saddle. 

Emblem, by Teddington — Miss Batty, was bred 
in Wales by Mr. Holford in 1856. Asa three-year- 
old she ran thirteen times and only won once, viz., 
the Revival Handicap at Cardiff. After this Lord 
Coventry bought her, and she was forthwith sent to 
Tom Golby at Northleach to be educated tor 
steeplechasing, by whom she is described as being- 
one of the finest " natural " jumpers he ever handled, 
and no trouble at all to deal with in consequence. 



EMBLEMATIC 

1864. 

1. Lord Coventry's ch. m. Eiublcniatic, by Tedding- 

ton, 6 yrs., 10 st. 6 lb. ... G. Stevens. 

2. Mr. J. Astley's Arbui'y, a., 11 st. 12 lb. B. Land. 

3. Mr. Dalton's b. g. Chester, a., 10 st. W. White. 

4. Mr. T, M. Naghten's b. h. Thomastozun (h.b.) a., 

12 St. ... ... ... ... J. Murphy. 

5. Capt. Lamb's Ocean Witch, 5 yrs., 10 st. 2 lb. 

W. Reeves. 
Mr. Fiddaman's b. h. Reporter, i 2 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. Dixon. 
Mr. T. Iven's Sir Williaiu (h.b.), 11 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. Davison. 
Mr. W. ls\wxrc\.y'& Jertisaleni, 11 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. Edwards. 
Count Cossett's Harry, 11 st. 10 lb, ... Cassidy. 
Mr, Aspinall's Bantam, 11 st. 8 lb. G. Holman. 
Mr. T. Hunt's Wee Nell, 11 st. 6 lb. ... Knott. 

Capt. Machell's Leonidas, 11 st. 4 lb, (including 
6 lb. extra) ... ... ... C, Boyce. 

Mr, T, S, Dawson's Serious Case, 1 1 st. 3 lb, 

G, Waddington. 




Photo, hy J\rry and Meyer, THE KAKF. OF COVENTRY. 

Worcester. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



139 



Mr. De Gray's Romeo, 1 1 st. ... F. Martin. 

Mr. W. Murray's Little Bab, 11 St.... Pat Igon. 

Mr. H. Matthew's Portland, 10 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. Goodman. 
Marquess of Drogheda's Satanella, 10 st. 12 lb. 

D. Meaney. 
Major Wombwell's Bells Life, 10 st. 12 lb. (in- 
cluding 6 lb. extra) ... ... Griffiths. 

Mr. B. J. Angell's Lreley, 10 st. 10 lb. Mr. Blake. 
Mr. J. Lanigan's N'ational Petition, 10 st. 8 lb. 

J. Monaghan. 
Mr. T. Ww^^^ Real Jam, 10 st. 8 lb. D. Hughes. 
Mr. Lawrence's Brian Borhoime, 10 st. 4 lb. 

Poinons. 
Mr. T. Wade's Martha, to st. ... J. Land. 

Mr. H. Melville's Miss Maria, 10 st. J. Holman. 

Mr. Spark's Silk and Satin, 10 st. (carried 10 st. 

2 lb.) ... ... ... ... Jarvis. 

STARTING PRICES. 
9 to 2 agst. Jerusalem. 



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10 „ 


I „ Emblematic. 


II 5) 


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I „ Serious Case. 


12 „ 


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12 „ 


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20 „ 


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30 ,. 


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11 „ 1 


„ Martha. 


33 „ 


„ Romeo. 


40 „ 


[ „ Arbury. 


40 „ 


[ „ lreley. 


40 „ 


„ Chester. 


50 „ 


„ Reporter. 


50 „ 1 


„ Harry. 



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140 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

The Race. 

In brilliant sunshine the flag fell to a splendid 
start, Wee Nell showing- the way to the first post 
and rails, where she was passed by Ireley, w^ho led 
over the succeeding ditch and bank, at which 
Jerusalem and Satanella never rose an inch and 
came down heavily. 

The disorder caused by this disaster was repeated 
at the double rails next on the way, several falls 
and refusals taking place, with the result that quite 
200 yards separated the first and last horses. 
Meanwhile, Ireley led, jumping both Becher's Brook 
and Valentine's fully eight lengths ahead of Bell's 
Life and Thomastown. At the second fence, after 
leaving the canal side, Portland came down and 
refused to get up. 

Ireley now slackened speed, and Real Jam 
dashing to the front when the race-course was 
reached, jumped the water in front of the stand in 
splendid fashion a length ahead of Arbury and 
Emblematic, the latter stumbling on landing, whilst 
Martha, Romeo, and Harry fell, the latter turning a 
complete somersault. A quarter of a mile behind 
everything came Jerusalem, Mr. Edwards soon 
afterwards pulling him up. Ireley now resumed the 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 141 

lead to the bank jump, where he was passed by 
Arbury, Emblematic improving her position at the 
same time, and being actually fourth at Becher's 
Brook, those in her wake at all in the race beins: 
Brian Borhoime, Bantam, and Leonidas, of whom 
the former died away to nothing almost immediately, 
winding up with a fall when but a mile from home. 
Bantam and Leonidas were the next to crack, their 
example being soon followed by Thomastown and 
Chester. The race was now confined entirely to 
Arbury and Emblematic, the pair racing side by 
side right up to the last hurdle, after' which Lord 
Coventry's mare drew right away and won with 
ridiculous ease by three lengths. 

Nearly a distance away, Cluster was third, two 
lengths in front of Thomastown. 

Time : 1 1 minutes 50 seconds. 

Value of stakes ^1,035. 

Thouo'h Emblematic was well backed all throuo-h 
the piece down to 8 to i , it is questionable if she 
would have carried the public money she did could 
her supporters at a distance have seen her before- 
hand. Those indeed, who now beheld her for the 
first time, as, with George Stevens in the saddle, 
she made her appearance on the course, utterly 



142 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

declined to believe that such a weedy little mare, 
long" in the leg and with no quarters, could possibly 
win a lono- and tirino- race like the Grand National. 
Events proved however that it was quite another case 
of " Handsome is that handsome does," for long- 
before reaching the straight it was plain that out of 
the twenty-five runners, the despised Emblematic and 
that good horse, Arbury, were the only two left in 
the race. 




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ALCIBIADE. 

1865. 

Mr. B. J. Angell's Alcihiadc, by The Cossack, 
5 yrs., I I St. 4 lb. ... Captain Coventry. 

Captain Brown's Hall Court, 6 yrs., 1 1 st. 

Captain Tempest. 
Lord Coventry's Emblcuiatic, a.. 11 st. 10 lb. 

G. Stevens. 
Mr. F. Jacobs' Mistake, 5 yrs., 10 st. 8 lb. Jarvis. 
Captain Tempest's JMen'iniac, a.. 1 1 st. 4 lb. 

B. Land. 
Lord Coventry's E nib Ion, a., i 2 st. 4 lb. W. Walters. 
Mr. Powell's Flyjisher, 6 yrs., 11 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. J. R. Riddell. 
Mr. Hidson'sy^r Malcy, a., 11 st. 10 lb. D. Page. 
Captain Machell's Acrobat, a., 11 st. 9 lb. 

W. Mumford. 
Mr. Harvey's Meanwood, 6 yrs., 1 1 st. 9 lb. Knott. 
Count A. de Dampierre's Arbury, a., 11 st. 8 lb. 

C. Boyce. 
Mr. D. Collins' Express, a., 11 st. 6 lb. .., Owner. 
Mr. A. W. Clayton's Lightheart, a., ]o st. 12 lb. 

J. Monahan. 



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HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



Mr. H. Melville's Princess Dagniar, a., lo st. 12 lb. 

G. Holman. 
Mr. Turner's Philosopher, 6 yrs., 10 st. 8 lb, 

E. Jones. 
Mr. Harvey's Stautou, a., 10 st. 8 lb. 

G. Waddington. 
Captain J. White's Tiiuibler, a., 10 st. 6 lb. 

Mr. Drake. 
Colonel Forster's Tony Lnnipkin, a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. Thomas, 
Mr. J. A. ^^■^i<^'s, Bally case )\ a., 11 st. T. Barton, 
Mr. W. H. Whyte's Freshman, a., 10 st. 10 lb. 

D. Meaney, 
Mr. Goodliffe's The Czar, a., 10 st. Mr. Goodman. 
Lord Sefton's Market Gardener, a., 10 st. 

Mr. T. Spence. 
Mr. Studd's The Divarf, a., 10 st. ... ... Igoe. 

Note. — Lord Coventry declared to win with 
Emblematic. 



BETTING 

5 to I agst. Emblematic. 20 to 

Joe Maley. 20 „ 

Stanton. 25 ,, 

Princess Dagmar. 33 „ 

Emblem. 40 „ 

Arbury. 50 „ 

Tony Lumpkin. 50 „ 

Alcibiade. 50 „ 



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100 „ 


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100 „ 


8 „ 


100 „ 


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100 „ 


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St. Lightheart. 
, The Czar. 
, The Dwarf. 
, Merrimac. 
, Freshman. 

Hall Court. 

Meanwood. 

Acrobat. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 145 

The Race. 

There was a slight sprinkhng of snow when the 
horses appeared on the course to take their prehmi- 
nary canter, otherwise there was nothing to complain 
of as regards the weather. Arrived at the post, the 
start was delayed for some little while by the vagaries 
of Acrobat, who first of all bolted, and when brought 
back, Captain Machell's horse stuck his toes out and 
resolutely refused to move, being eventually taken 
back to his stable. When at last Mr. McGeorore 
got them away, Meanwood, who had poached some 
lengths, proceeded to make the running at a cracking 
pace. 

Market Gardener and Tumbler refused the first 
fence. The rest, in the centre of whom were Alci- 
biade. Hall Court, and Tony Lumpkin, went on to 
Becher's Brook, which they all negotiated in safety. 
From this point, at least a quarter of a mile divided 
the first and last horses. Before reaching the race- 
course, Meanwood came back to his field, Arbury 
taking up the running in his place. Approaching 
the water, the latter was joined by Joe Maley, the 
pair clearing it together, Merrimac, Emblem, and 
Flyfisher heading the others, and Tumbler and The 
Dwarf tailed off last. 

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HEROES AXD HEROINES OF 



Soon after this, Ivleanwood, by this time com- 
pletely pumped out by his exertions, was pulled up, 
as were 7'ony Lumpkin and Princess Dagmar from 
the same cause. 

At Becher's Brook the trouble beean in earnest. 

First Bally casey fell, 
and Stanton, being 
interfered with in con- 
sequence, lost so much 
ground that he was 
pulled up. Finally Ar- 
bury, who was pulling 
double at the time and 
looked all over like 
winning, o\'er jumped 
himself and c a m e 
down a burster, Fm- 
blematic (who Lord 
Coventry declared to 
w in with) b e i n g 
also out ot it here. 
Merrimac now took up the running twenty lengths 
in front of Hall Court, well up with whom were 
7 he Czar, Flyfisher, and Alcibiade, the only others 
near being Fmblem, Mistake, Philosopher, and 
Lightheart. The Czar, compounding at Valentine's 




MR. 1:. I. ax(;kli. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 147 

Brook, Hall Court put on the steam, and Merriniac 
being clone for at the lane. Alcibiade was left solely 
in attendance on Hall Court, lull ot 0^0 and all over 
a winner. He jumped the last hurdle half a length 
ahead of Alcibiade, and Captain Coventry taking 
up his whip, tlie struggle then began in earnest ; the 
roar that went up from the crowd when at the half 
distance Mr. Angell's horse, responding gamely to 
the guardsman's vigorous call, was seen to draw 
level, and finally, when within some half a dozen 
strides from the winning chair, get his head in tront, 
being something to remember. 

Fifty yards away. Emblematic, coming through 
several eased horses, was third. Mistake cantered 
in fourth, Merrimac fifth, Flyfisher making up the 
half dozen who actually passed the post. 

Time : 1 1 minutes 16 seconds. 

Alcibiade's victory, besides being sensational, was 
certainly a remarkable one, for not only did he carry 
1 1 St. 5 lb. as a five-year-old, but until this occasion, 
he had never previously run in a steeplechase. 

By Cossack — Aunt Phyllis, he was bred in 
France by Count Lagrange. Sent over to this 
country, he was claimed after winning a selling race 
at Epsom in 1863. being then three years old. 

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148 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

After that he became the property of Major 
Wombwell, in whose colours he ran second to the 
Prophet in a race at Aldershot, and when in 
receipt of nearly two stone beat General Hesse for 
the Briohton Club stakes at the Club meetino-. 

Finally, Mr. B. J. Angell, popularly known as 
"Cherry" Angell, bought him from the Major for 
400 sovs., and forthwith sent him to Lubenham to 
be schooled for steeplechasing, with a view to the 
Grand National. 

With Bridegroom,, who had not only won the 
National Hunt Steeplechase of i860 (the first that 
ever took place) but had run fifth, fourth and 
second in three consecutive Grand Nationals, to tell 
them the time of day^ — ■" and he never told us a lie 
yet," drily observed his old associate, Mr. Burton, 
when relating the story of the trial — no wonder that 
the race we have just described was regarded by his 
owner and all connected with him as little short of a 
certainty for Alcibiade, and backed accordingly. 

That Alcibiade was lucky to win there can be 
no question, for though the finish he rode was a 
masterpiece of pluck and determination, it was 
generally agreed by those who knew the horse 
best, and were consequently aware of his grand 
staying qualities, that Captain Coventry lay far too 




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THE GRAND NATIONAL. 149 

much out of his ground in the race, which must 
have had a very different result had Captain 
Tempest, unfortunately weakened by illness, been 
able to do justice to Hall Court. 

A most formidable rival was removed when 
Arbury fell at Becher's Brook the second time 
round, whilst there were many to declare, 
as there usually are on these occasions, that 
had the mighty L'Africaine not been prevented 
at the last moment from starting, owing to an 
accident (he was cast in his box cii route to 
Hednesford, and much cut about), the result would 
have been different. 

Unless the general public are well on the winner, 
it is never what you may call a popular victory, and 
so it was in this case. They were prejudiced 
against Alcibiade, on account of his age, his weight, 
and his inexperience ; whilst they ridiculed the idea 
that a swell in the Guards, who, according to their 
ideas would naturallv "et himself fit for the ordeal 
on brandies and sodas and big cigars, could hope 
for success in such a long and arduous ride as the 
Grand National. 



salamandp:r. 

1 866. 

]\Ir. Studd's Salaiuandcr, by Fire-eater, aged, 
lo St. 7 lb. ... ... Mr. A. Goodman. 

Lord Poulett's Cortohin, a., ii st. 6 lb. J. Page. 
Mr. Welfitt's Creole, a., lo st. lo lb. 

G. Waddington. 
Mr. A. W. Clayton's Lio^htheart, a., ii st. 5 lb. 

E. Jones. 
Captain Shaw's Jllerninac, a., 10 st. 7 lb. 

Captain Tempest. 
Mr. Mytton's l^ie Doctor, 5 yrs., 10 st. G. Stevens, 
Mr. Coci-;burn's ns. Frank, a., 11 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. Lawrence. 
Mr. W. R. H. Powell's LAfricaiiie, a., 13 st. 2 lb. 

G. Hoi man. 
Count Furstenberg's Effenburg, a., i 2 st. 8 lb. 

R. Twiddy. 
Mr. P. J. Angell's Alcibiade, 6 yrs., 12 st. 2 lb. 

B. Land, jun. 
Captain Browne's Hall Court, a., ir st. 12 lb. 

W. Reeves. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 151 

Lord PoLiIctt's Reporter, a.. 11 st. 4 lb. R. French. 
Mr. J. Stevenson's Glciicaviii, a., 11 si. 4 lb. 

J. Jevvitt. 
Mr. T. N. Naughten's ThoiJiastown, a., i i st. 4 lb. 

Murphy. 
Mons. E. Bourgnet's Laura, 5 yrs., 1 1 st. 

H. Lamplugh. 
Mr. Brayley's Ibex, 6 yrs., 10 st. 12 lb. C. Boyce. 
Mr. J. Coupland's Stanton, a., 10 st. 12 lb. Welsh. 
Mr. T. Parr's G. by Tinner, 6 yrs., 10 st. 10 lb. 

Reeves. 
Baron von Grootven s Mistake, 6 yrs., 10 st. 9 lb. 

Knott. 
Mr. T. Jones' Sir U17/iaui, a., 10 st. 7 lb. 

Ellison. 

Mr. Spark's Ste//a, a., 10 st. 7 lb ... Jarvis. 

Mr. \\\ Murray's Philosoplier, 6 yrs., 10 st. 7 11). 

W heeler. 
Mr. Oliver's Garotter, 5 )rs.. 10 st. 7 lb. G. Ryan. 
Lord Poulett's Aee of Hearts, 6 yrs., 10 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. Edwards. 
Mr. \\\ Robinson's King of Hearts, a.. 10 st. 2 lb. 

A. Sadler. 

Mr. \\\ McGrane's Mi/itown, 5 yrs., 10 st. 2 lb. 

(carried 10 st. 4 lb.) ... ... Mr. Thomas. 

Mr. F. Hughes' Real fani, a., 10 st. D. Hughes. 



152 



HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



Mr, Barber's Cutler, a., lo st. ... Thorpe. 

Colonel Forester's West End, a., lo st. 5 lb. 

W. White. 
Mr. Reginald Herbert's Columbia, 10 st. 10 lb. 

W. Reeves. 

BETTING. 



7 to 


I agst 


Laura. 


25 to 




agst 


Mistake. 


8 „ 


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Hall Court. 


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Real Jam. 


30 » 




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King of Hearts 


100 „ 


7 „ 


L'Africaine. 


40 „ 




5) 


Salamander. 


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Creole. 


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The Race. 

After two false starts the large field, with the 
exception of Sir William, who was left at the post 
and took no part in the race, were despatched on 
their journey. Ace of Hearts cutting out the work 
at a great pace to the first fence, where Ibex fell into 
the ditch, remaining there until after the race, 
when he was lugged out by main force, considerably 
damaged. 

At the next obstacle Ace of Hearts whipped 
round and, blundering into the dyke, threw out two- 
thirds of his followers, the principal sufferer being 
L'Africaine, who was knocked bodily into the ditch 
by something taking him broadside. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



153 



Creole then led to the third obstacle, where King 
of Hearts, Philosopher, and Stella fell. At Becher's 
Brook Stanton came down, whilst at the fence 
beyond Valentine's, Hall Court kneed the rails and 
rolled into the next field, being jumped on by 
Garotter immedi- 
ately behind, who 
also fell. Landing 
on to the race- 
course, Creole, still 
leading, was joined 
on the whip hand 
by the riderless Hall 
Court and Philoso- 
pher. By way of 
ridding himself of 
such undesirable 
companions, George 
Waddington tried to 
bore them on to the 
rails, but the dodge did not answer, the pair sticking 
to him like leeches ; not only the gorsed hurdles, but 
the water beyond being jumped by the three abreast 
amidst shouts of applause from the onlookers. 

Laura was the next to come to grief, Ben Land 
and Alcibiade dissolving partnership at Bechers 

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154 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Brook, whilst Thomastown, who was going very well 
at the time, fell at Valentine's. Nearing the race- 
course, Mr. Goodman brought vSalamander to the 
front for the first time, and from that moment the 
race was "all over but shouting," as the saying is. 
Mr. Studd's horse winning, pulling up, by ten 
lengths, Cortolvin, who had overhauled Creole at 
the final hurdle, beating the latter by four lengths 
for second place, whilst Lightheart, who came with 
a rare rattle at the finish, was fourth, six lengths in 
front of Merrimac. 

Time : 1 1 minutes 5 seconds, 

A great crowd o-athered too-ether to witness the 
Grand National won by Salamander, it being 
estimated that there were no fewer than 30,000 
people present. 

Just as the course was being cleared for the event 
of the day, a heavy snow-storm came on, but 
luckily it did not last, though a little kept falling 
during the race. 

Amongst the large field of thirty horses who 
assembled at the post were L'Africaine, the supposed 
finest steeplechase horse in existence ; Alcibiade, 
winner the previous year, and his old opponent, Hall 
Court ; the diminutive Philosopher, and the club- 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 155 

footed Doctor, who was destined to make a name for 
himself later on. 

Hall Court, by the way. must have been very 
partial to the game, for after rising- riderless from his 
tall in the first round, he completed the course with 
the others, and what is more, was the first to pass 
the post, a victory which, unfortunately for his 
owner, did not count. So many years had passed 
since he had figured at Aintree. that race-goers 
mio-ht well be excused lor not recoo-nisin^" in the 
grey-whiskered veteran who appeared on the course 
mounted on Salamander, Mr. Alec Goodman, who 
had steered Miss Mowbray to victory fourteen years 
before, and one of the hardest and best riders 
both to hounds and between the flags who ever got 
into a saddle. As for Salamander, except that he 
was a !.>"Ood lookino- horse, no one knew anvthinof 
about him, and apparently cared less. 

It was said at the time that Mr. Goodman had 
never seen the horse, let alone been on his back, 
until they met on the course, and that in consequence 
his own modest investment on his mount was a 
solitary '" tenner," 

Whether or no this really was the case we are not 
in a position to say, but this we can vouch for, that 
when ^Ir. Goodman pulled up (opposite the stands, 

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156 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

his face certainly did not wear the happy expression 
one would naturally expect to see under the circum- 
stances. 

Mr. Studd, the owner, a rich indigo planter from 
India, and Harry Ulph, who worked the com- 
mission, were reported to have won an enormous 
stake on the result, and apparently with very little 
outlay if the price the horse was allowed to start at 
was any criterion. 

That Salamander was a real good horse there can 
be little doubt, and it is a pity that the fatal accident 
at Crewkerne a short time afterwards when, with 
Mr. Goodman again in the saddle, he fell and broke 
his back, should have stopped what looked like a 
promising career. Mr. Studd, in after years, owned 
more than one prominent favourite for the Grand 
National, and he was on two occasions very near 
the mark with Shangarry and Despatch, who were 
third and second respectively in 1867 and 1871. 




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CORTOLVIN. 

1867. 

1. Duke of Hamilton's br. g. Cortolvin, by Chicken 

or Cheerful Horn, aged, 1 1 st. 13 lb. |. Page. 

2. Mr. Barbers b. m. Fan^ 5 yrs., 10 st. 3 lb. 

Thorpe. 

3. Mr. Studd's br. h. Sliangarry (h.b.), a., 10 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. Thomas. 

4. Mr. T. V. Morgan's b. g. Globule, a., 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

G. Hoi man. 
Baron Finot's Astrolabe, 12 st. 7 lb. Cassidy. 

Capt. ViXQ>^\\'?, Hall Court, 12 st. 3 lb. Owner. 
Mr. J. Daily's Banker, 11 st. 10 lb. T. Abbott. 
Mr. J. Doyle's TliojJiastozun, 1 1 st. 3 lb. Murphy. 
Mr. Carew's Shakspere, 1 1 st. i lb. 

Mr. Goodman. 
Mr. A. W. Clayton's Lightheart, 1 1 st. 1 lb. 

E. Jones. 

Mr. T. Jackson's Revolver, 1 1 st. i lb. Igoe. 

Mr. W. Smith's Miller, 1 1 st. i lb. (carried 

II St. 41b.) ... ... Mr. Lawrence. 

Mr. C. Y^xxvlm?, MarenoQ, 11 st. i lb. Owner. 



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HEROES AND HEROINES OE 



Mr. Vallender's Little Frank, lost. 131b. Knott, 
Mr. P. Herbert's Whiteha/l, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. Mil ward. 
Capt. Parkinson's Pliuliiiiiuon, 10 st. 13 lb. 

J. Holman. 
Mr. E. Brayley's 5^7? A7;/^'-, lost. 11 lb. G. Barry. 
Lord Coventry's Tennyson (h.b.), 10 st. 10 lb. 

G. Stevens. 
Mr. S. J. Welhtt's Silver Star, ro st. 9 lb. 

G. \Vaddini4"ton. 
Capt. Brabazon's King Arthur, 10 st. 3 lb. 

Capt. Harford. 
Mr. J. W^ood's //crrr/c^cvf' (late Claxton), 10 st. 3 lb. 

Jar vis 
Mr. Schwartz's Little JJlileazvake, 10 st. 3 lb. 

J. Rickaby, 

Lord Poulett's Genievre, 10 st. 3 lb. (carried 10 st. 

5 lb.) ... ... ... Mr. t^d wards. 



STARTINC; PRICES. 



5 to 


I 


agst 


King Arthur. 


25 to 


agst. Silver Star. 


7 „ 


I 


11 


Shakspere. 


^5 » 


„ Thomastoun. 


8 „ 


I 


„ 


Fan. 


25 ,, 


„ Little Frank. 


12 „ 


I 


,, 


Sea King. 


30 V 


„ Wideawake. 


100 „ 


8 


)' 


Globule. 


40 „ 


„ Whitehall. 


100 „ 


7 


„ 


Shangarry. 


40 „ 


„ Lightheart. 


100 „ 


6 


?) 


Cortolvin. 


50 „ 


„ Hall Court. 


20 „ 


I 


11 


Astrolabe. 


50 „ 


,, Tennyson. 


20 „ 


I 


?i 


Genievre. 







THE GRAND NATIONAL. 159 



The Race, 

The flag fell at 3.23, Thomastown, who had 
poached a bit at the start, going away with the lead, 
but was passed before he had gone far by Cortolvin, 
King Arthur, Plinlimmon, Sea King and Shakspere, 
After jumping the first hedge and ditch, King Arthur 
was seen two or three lengths in advance, but he 
refused at the next fence and Cortolvin taking his 
place, led over Becher's Brook followed by Sea 
King, Globule and Plinlimmon, \\ hitehall being 
kncKked over just previously. At the turn for the 
canal Havelock came to griet, and brought down 
Little Frank and Astrolabe, interfering besides with 
Alareno-o, Fan, and others, of whom Little Wide- 
awake became the leader across the obstacle, 
though not for long, for Hall Court charging into 
him, they both rolled over together, whilst half-way 
down the meadows, the field became still smaller by 
Thomastown dropping out. Two fences from the 
race-course. Globule, who was pulling his jockey out 
of the saddle, took up the running, holding the same 
right to the water in front of the stand, which he 
cleared immediately in advance of Sea King, King 
Arthur, Revolver and Genievre. 



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Shortly after entering the country the second time, 
King Arthur beat a retreat, and Sea King took his 
place closely followed by Shangarry, Cortolvin and 
Genievre. 

After crossing Becher's Brook, Holman took a 
pull at Globule, and Cortolvin once more assumed 
the lead. 

Except for a collision between Globule and 
Lightheart, by which the latter lost a lot of ground, 
there was no alteration until the horses were well 
into the straight for home, when Fan passed 
Globule. 

Mr. Barber's mare, however, could make no 
impression upon Cortolvin, who shaking her off 
with ease, went on and won in a canter by five 
lengths. Four lengths away Shangarry was third, 
beating Globule by a neck, Lightheart fifth. 
Revolver sixth, .Shakspere seventh, Tennyson 
eighth and Silver Star ninth. 

Time : lo minutes 42 seconds. 

Net value of the stakes /" 1,660. 

The result of the race this year was somewhat of 
a surprise, Cortolvin, who had been purchased a 
year previously by Lord Poulett, in whose colours he 
had been the reverse of successful, being generally 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. i6i 

regarded as a soft-hearted horse, the length of whose 
tether was three miles and no further. 

The fences this year were very much smaller 
than usual, and this, besides suiting the winner, 
probably accounted for the few casualties during the 
race. This proceeding called forth the indignation 
of a well-known writer in the sporting press, who, 
whilst lamenting the fact that " Becher's Brook is a 
brook no longer, Valentine's Brook has disappeared, 
the water jump in front of the stand is destitute of 
sensation, and all the fences are of a most easy 
description," pleads hard for "something that would 
put an effectual stopper on some of our cast offs from 
the flat." 

Not the least interesting feature of the race was 
the wonderful performance of Globule, who, a mere 
bit of a pony, with the substantial burden of 1 1 st. 
7 lb. on his back, was not only bang in front all the 
way, but was only beaten a neck for third place. 

Needless to say the victory of the French grey 
and cerise jacket was a very popular one, and both 
Duke " Rufus ' (who threw in for ^ii,ooo, so it 
was said) and Johnnie Page were warmly con- 
gratulated after the race. 



THE LAMB. 



1. Lord Poulett's gr. h. The Lamb, by Zouave. 

6 yrs., lost. 7 lb. ... ... Mr. Edwards. 

2. Mr. E. Brayley's b. g. Pearl Diver, a., lo st. 

12 lb. ... ... ... ... Tomlinson. 

3. Mr. B. J. Angell's ch. h. Alcibiade, a., 11 st. 

10 lb. ... ... ... ... Col. Knox. 

4. Mr. R. Herbert's b. g. Capt. Crosstree, a., 10 st. 

5 lb W. Reeves. 

5. Mr. E. Bournet's ch. m. Astrolabe, a., 12 st. 

A. French. 

6. Mr. Barber's b. m. Helen, a., 10 st. (carried 10 st. 

I lb.) ... ... ... Mr. Goodman. 

Count Karolyi's Buszke, 12 st. Count Szapary. 
Lord Coventry's Chimney Sweep, 12 st. J. Adams. 
Mr. W. R. H. Powell's Daisy, 11 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. Thomas. 

Mr. E. Green s The Nun, 11 st. 6 lb. (including 

10 lb. extra) ... ... ... Wheeler. 

Capt. J. M. Browne's Hall Court, 11 st. 4 lb. 

B. Land. 



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Duke of Hamilton's Gams, lo st. 12 lb. J. Page. 
Mr. W. Forbes' Kingszvood, 10 st. 12 lb. Gilroy. 
Mr. T. V. Morgan's Huntsman s Daughter, a., 

10 St. 12 lb G. Holman. 

Mr. R. Walker's The Plover, 10 st. 10 lb. 

The Owner. 
Mr. E. Brayley's Moose, 10 st. 7 lb. W. White. 

Mr. Barber's Fan, 10 st. 6 lb Thorpe. 

Mr. W. Forbes' Mentmore, 10 st. 4 lb. (carried 

lost. 6 1b.) Hyland. 

Mr. J. Willing's Charming Woman, 10 st. 

Terratta, jun. 

Mr. G. H. Moore's Slieve Came, 10 st. 

Mr. Pritchard. 

Lord Stamford's Thalassius, 10 st. Mr. Crawshaw. 
Mr. Brayley declared to win with Moose and 
Mr. Barber with Helen. 



7 to 

8 „ 

9 » 
10 „ 
10 „ 

10 „ 

11 „ 

100 „ 6 
100 „ 6 



STARTING PRICES, 
agst. Chimney Sweep. 100 to 6 agst. Alcibiade 



Moose. 25 

Pearl Diver. 33 

The Lamb. 33 

Fan. 40 

Helen. 4° 

Daisy. 5° 

The Nun. 5° 
Huntsman's 

Daughter. 



Astrolabe. 

Garus. 

Captain Crosstree. 

Thalassius. 

Buszke. 

Slieve Carne. 

Hall Court. 



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i64 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

The Race. 

At five minutes past th*- ^he flao- fell to a good 
start, which was unfortu' ctely attended by a deplor- 
able accident : Chimney Sweep, the favourite, 
when galloping across the road separating the 
course from the country, hitting one of the large 
boulder stones placed at the side to protect it, with 
such force as to smash the pastern joint of his near 
fore-foot, making his immediate destruction impera- 
tive. 

Slieve Carne refused at the ditch and rails. 
Captain Crosstree taking up the running, The 
Lamb and Daisy heading the rest. 

At Bechers Brook Thalassius, Mentmore and 
Kingswood came to grief, whilst Garus refused. 

Captain Crosstree increased his lead until entering 
the course, when he fell back, Pearl Diver jumping 
the water in front of the stand a little in front of 
The Lamb, Captain Crosstree and Alcibiade, The 
Nun stumbling, sending Wheeler tlying over her 
head, and going on riderless. 

Going into the country a second time Captain 
Crosstree once more took up the running, Daisy, on 
whom the severity of the pace had begun to tell, 
retiring when the plough was reached. Astrolabe, 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 165 

Moose, Biiszke, Huntsman's Daughter, Helen and 
Hall Court also giving up for the same reason. 

Alcibiade now wres •<' the lead from Mr. 
Herbert's horse, holding u for a couple of fields, 
when he too retired, and Captain Crosstree whipping 
round at the last fence but one, only The Lamb and 
Pearl Diver were left to fight out the battle, a ding- 
dong struggle all the way up the straight ending in 
favour of Lord Poulett's gallant little grey by two 
lengths, Alcibiade, on whom Colonel Knox probably 
rode the best race of his life, beino- third, two 
lengths off, and three in front of Captain Crosstree. 

The time this year does not seem to have been 
recorded. 

The Grand National of this year was a memora- 
ble one If only on account of the desperate race 
home between The Lamb and Pearl Diver. Very 
few jockeys, if any, could give weight away to Mr. 
Edwards, and it was agreed on all sides that the 
accomplished horseman in question had never been 
seen to better advantage than on this occasion. 

Bearing in mind, too, the frightful accident he 
met with in the Croydon Hurdle Race only a short 
time previously, when he was brought back to the 
weighing room so smothered in blood as to be 



i66 THE GRAND XATIOXAL. 

hardly recognisable, no one could help but admire 
his pluck in reappearing in the saddle so soon 
afterwards, 

A feature of the race was Fan's determined refusal 
at the second fence, and as Mr. Barber's mare went 
through the identical performance at the very same 
place the following year, the obstacle in question was 
forthwith christened Fan s Fence, by which name it 
has been known ever since. 

Just before the next race an animated scene 
occurred, the wind, which was very high at the 
time, blowing down a gambling" tent in which were 
assembled some of the cHite of the visitors, the 
attendants and police having all their work cut 
out to settle with the crowd of roughs who at once 
collected like a swarm of bees. 

It may be mentioned that in order to settle once 
and for all the long-vexed question as to the exact 
distance over which the Grand National was run, 
Mr. Topham had it properly measured beforehand, 
with the result that it was found to be exactly thirty 
yards short of four and a-half miles. 




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THE COLONEL. 

1869. 

1. Mr. Wey man's br. h. The Colonci by Knight of 

Kars— Boadicea (h.b.), 6 yrs,, 10 st. 7 lb. 

G. Stevens. 

2. Captain Brown's b. g. Hall Court, a., 10 st. 12 lb. 

Captain Tempest. 

3. Captain Machell's br. o-. Gaj-dener, a., 10 st. 7 lb. 

Ryan. 

4. Mr. B. J. Angell's ch. h. Alcibiade, a., 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

Colonel Knox. 
Mr. E. Brayley's Pearl Diver, 12 st. 7 lb. 

W. Reeves. 
Mr. E. Green's The N^uii (h.b.), 11 st. 9 lb. 

Mr. Thomas. 
Mr. E. Brayley's Fortunahts, 11 st. 4 lb. 

J. Page. 
Mr. T. Wadlow's Ornie, 1 1 st. 2 lb. W. White. 
Mr. Doncaster's The Robber, 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. P. Merton. 



i68 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. J. WoocVs //ave/ock, 1 1 st. ... Wheeler. 
Mr. T. V. Morgan's Globule, lo st. 12 lb. 

G. Holman. 
Mr. Eaton's Harcourt, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Captain Harford. 

Mr. S. J. Welfitt's Barbarian, 10 st. 10 lb. 

(including 10 lb. extra) ... G. Waddington. 

Mr. Lynton's O.C., 10 st. 9 lb. ... Griffiths. 

Mr. Studd's Despatch (h.b.). 10 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. Edwards. 
Mr. T. V. Morgan's Huntsman s Danghter, 10 st. 

8 lb. J. Holman. 

Mr. J. Barber's Fan, 10 st. 6 lb. ... Thorpe. 

Mr. T. Golby's Knave oj Trumps, 10 st. 6 lb. 

Mr. Martin. 
Mr. F. G. Hobson's Bishopston, 10 st. 4 lb. 

Potter. 
Mr. Dixon's Guy of ]]^arwick, 10 st. 

Mr. Crawshaw. 
Mr. Yates's Plum Cake, 10 st. ... Mr. SpolTord. 
Mr. Foulkes's Dick Tu7pin, 10 st. ... J. Knott. 

Note. — -Mr, Brayley declared to win with 
Fortunatus, and Mr. Morgan with Globule. 



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STARTING PRICES. 



100 to 


30 Hi 


^st. Fortunatus. 


33 to 


f a^ 


St. Havelock. 


5 „ 




, Despatch. 


40 „ 




Harcourt. 


u „ 




, Fan. 


40 „ 




Huntsman's 


13 „ 




, The Colonel. 






Daughter. 


14 M 




, Pearl Diver. 


40 „ 




Dick Turpin 


20 „ 




, Alcibiade. 


50 „ 




Orme. 


20 „ 




, Knave of Trumps. 


66 „ 




Hall Court. 


20 ,, 




, Q.c. 


66 ,, 




Gardener. 


25 „ 




, The Nun. 


100 „ ] 




Plum Cake. 


-5 1) 


' 


, Globule. 


100 „ 




The Robber. 






PLACE 


BETTING 




6 to 4 


on F 


ortunatus. 


5 to I 


ags 


t. Q.C. 


7 „ 4 


agst. 


Despatch. 


6 „ I 


,, 


The Nun. 


'> T 


)) 


Alcibiade. 


6 „ I 


)5 


Globule. 


2 „ I 


)) 


Fan. 


10 „ I 


)) 


Hall Court. 


3 ., I 


)' 


The Colonel. 


10 „ I 


„ 


Dick Turpin. 


4 „ I 


„ 


Pearl Diver. 


20 „ I 


» 


Gardener. 


4 „ I 




Guy of Warwick. 

The 


Race 







After three false starts the flag- fell at ^.^S, 
little Globule boundino- off in front like a stao- and 
George Stevens on The Colonel bringing up the 
rear according to custom. 

Accidents commenced early, for at the first fence 
Fan first refused, and then, jumping sideways, came 
into collision with Bishopston, both falling and 
bringing down Orme and Knave of Trumps, who 

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were just behind. The pair last-named were 
remounted, but Fan galloped away riderless and 
Bishopston lay sprawling in the ditch. 

At the next fence Guy of Warwick refused and 
Dick Turpin fell heavily, whilst at Becher's Brook, 
a little further on, Plum Cake and Knave of Trumps 
fell and took no further part in the race. The 
"table jump," again, near the canal bridge, proved 
fatal to Pearl Diver, who turned a complete 
somersault. 

Just before reaching the race-course Globule, who 
had been in front ever since Becher's, was headed 
by Gardener, who took up the running to the water, 
when he was once more headed by Mr. T. V. 
Morgan's good little horse, or rather pony, who 
jumped it slightly in advance of the others. 

Soon after entering the country for the second 
time The Colonel, who had up till now been content 
with a back seat, began to draw up to the leaders, 
and from that moment the aspect of the race was 
completely altered. Three-quarters of a mile from 
home Fortunatus was in trouble, his place being 
taken by the Cheltenham horse, who now kept with 
the leaders the rest of the journey, until the last 
hurdle was reached, when drawing right away he 
won in a canter by three lengths. Hall Court was 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 171 

second, a length in front of Gardener, who won the 
same distance ahead of Alcibiade. Q.C. was fifth, 
Despatch sixth, Globule seventh, The Robber 
eighth, and Harcourt last. 

Time : 1 1 minutes. 

Value of stakes, ^1,760. 



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THE COLONEL. 

1870. 

1. Mr. M. Evans' br. h. The Colonel, by Knight of 

Kars — Boadicea (h.b.), aged, 11 st. 12 lb. 

G. Stevens. 

2. Mr. V. St. John's br. g. The Doctor, by The Cure 

— Margaret of Anjou, a., 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

G. Holman. 

3. Mr. W. R. Brockton's ch. m. Primrose, by 

Bonny Fido — Rosebud, 6 yrs , 10 st. 12 lb. 

Owner. 

4. Mr. J. Nightingall's b. g. Survey, a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

R. I'Anson. 
Mr. E. Brayley's Pearl Diver, 12 st. 7 lb. 

J. Page. 
Mr. E. Brayley's Moose, 1 1 st. 7 lb. A. French. 
Mr. B. J. Angeirs Alcibiade, 10 st. 12 lb. 

Captain Harford. 
Captain J. M. Browne's Hall Cotirt, 10 st. 12 lb, 

Mr. Thomas. 



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Mr. S. J. Welfitt's Tatkwell, 10 st. 12 lb. 

G. Waddington. 
Mr. T. W^ilkinson's Scarj'ington (h.b.), 10 st. 12 lb. 

R. Wheeler. 
Captain Machell's Gardener, 10 st. 12 lb. 

Ryan. 
Mr. G. Nelson's Keystone (h.b.), 10 st. 12 lb. 

Mr, R. Walker. 
Mr. Yardley's Middle ton, 10 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. T. Kirk. 
Mr. May's Q.C., 10 st. 10 lb. ... Mr. A. Yates. 
Mr. R. Hennessy's Preteutaine II., \o st. 8 lb. 

Mumford. 
Mr. E. Wee vers Guy of U'cu'iuiek, 10 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. Edwards. 
Mr. Rose's T/ie Elk, 10 st. 7 lb. ... B. Land. 

Baron Finot's Genua, 10 st. 7 lb. ... Count. 

Duke of Hamilton's Crista/, 10 st. 6 lb. 

Mr. Crawshaw. 
Lord Eglinton's Traveller, 10 st. 4 lb. Napier. 
Mr. E. Brayley's Gasse Tete, 10 st. ... J. Rudd. 
Mr. Lawrence's Fan, 10 st. ... H. Taylor. 

Captain Tempest's Karslake (h.b.), 10 st. 

Owner. 

Mr. Brayley declared to win with Pearl Diver. 



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HEROES AND HEROINES OE 



STARTING PRICES. 



4 to 


I 


agst 


The Colonel. 




33 to 




agst 


.-\lcibiade. 


5 n 


I 


5) 


The Doctor. 




33 „ 




J? 


Cenna. 


lO „ 


I 


?) 


Primrose. 




40 „ 




)) 


Hall Court. 


lOO „ 


7 


J5 


Q.C. 




50 „ 




)) 


Karslake. 


lOO „ 


6 


?) 


Pearl Diver. 




66 „ 




>5 


Fan. 


lOO „ 


6 


?5 


Guy of Warwick. 


66 „ 




„ 


The Elk. 


20 ,, 


I 


?) 


Survey. 




1000 „ 


5 


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Keystone. 


20 „ 


I 


?1 


Tathwell. 




1000 „ 


5 


Tt 


Middleton. 


20 ;, 


I 


)) 


Cristal. 




1000 ., 


5 


)5 


Scarrington 


20 „ 


I 


?) 


Gardener. 

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Race 









The flag fell at five minutes past three to a capital 
start, Gardener and Primrose being- seen in advance 
directly the line was broken. All cleared the first 
fence successfully but Traveller, who fell and took no 
further part in the race, whilst at the third obstacle 
F"an refused and was forthwith walked back to the 
paddock. 

Meanwhile The Elk, passing Primrose, took up 
the running at a great pace, being four lengths ahead 
of everything at Becher's Brook, and quite twelve 
when Valentine's was reached. 

Getting on to the race-course The Elk was tem- 
porarily headed by Guy of Warwick, but the latter 
making a blunder at the fence before the water, 
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water, followed by Primrose, Gardener, Karslake 
and Pretentaine II. in a body. 

The Elk had now shot his bolt, and Karslake 
taking up the running" led over Becher's Brook, 
being passed directly afterwards by Survey, Cristal, 
and Primrose. Cristal, however, soon dropped off, 
and Surv^ey and Primrose alternately led over the 
plough, the former jumping Valentine's in advance. 

Approaching the race-course the Colonel improved 
his position, whilst Survey and Primrose, who cleared 
the table jump together, raced side by side to the 
five furlong post. 

O.C. and Keystone now gave way, and Pearl 
Diver took third place, Survey being about half a 
length ahead of Primrose. 

At the last hurdles but one Survey was beaten, 
and Page now called on the top weight, but Pearl 
Diver hadn't an effort in him. Primrose, closely 
followed by The Doctor, was now in advance, but 
before reaching the last flight of hurdles George 
Stevens brought up The Colonel alongside of the 
mare, the pair running at the obstacle together, just 
in front of The Doctor. Primrose being done with, 
a tremendous race now ensued between the two 
Cheltenham horses. The Colonel eventually winning 
by a neck. 



176 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Three lengths away Primrose was third, Survey 
fourth, Keystone fifth. Gardener sixth, Q.C 
seventh, and Alcibiade eighth. 

Time : lo minutes lo seconds. 

Value of the stakes, ^1,465. 

A finer finish for a steeplechase than that 
between The Colonel and The Doctor w^as 
probably never witnessed. Unfortunately the 
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 
took a different view of the case to that of the 
spectators, and a summons against George Holman, 
the rider of The Doctor, for excessive whipping 
and spurring, was the result. 

A feature of the race was the number of horses 
who kept on their legs as compared with former 
years, Traveller being the only one to fall, with the 
result that the unusual sight was witnessed of 
seventeen horses galloping round the last bend for 
home. 

The Colonel, who was a seven-year-old horse by 
Knight of Kars- -Boadicea, was bred by Mr. John 
Weyman of Ludlow, and trained over a very primitive 
course with plenty of big jumping on it, by a farmer 
named Roberts, his riders being mostly ploughboys. 
Shortly after his victory, he was sold to Baron 



THK GRAND NATIONAL. 177 

Oppenheim for /, 2,600, and sc;nt to IJerlin. Doi'iil;' 
no "Tood in Germany, however, he was sent back to 
Bishop's Castle near Ludlow, and trained for the 
Grand National of 1871, in which he ran fourth, 
carrvino- i 2 st. 8 lb., after which he was ayain sent to 
Berlin, and it was said, thoupfh how far true we know 
not, that he eventually became the property ot the 
Kinij;' ot Prussia, attcn'wards Emperor of Germany, 
who frequently rode him as a charger. 

The riding career ot George Stevens (who had 
now ridden the winner ot the Grand National five 
times, viz.. Freetrader in 1856, Emblem and 
Emblematic in 1863 and 1864, and The Colonel 
in 1869 and 1870) extended trom 1854 to 1871 
inclusive, and during that time he accounted tor 
seventy-six races ; he also won some races in France. 

Having had the good luck to emerge scatheless 
trom the many dangers inseparable trom the career 
ot a steeplechase jockey, it was indeed the irony of 
fate that this famous horseman should have niet his 
death at last by being thrown trom a cob. Jogging 
quietly home on the atternoon ot June ist, 1871, up 
Cleeve Hill, near Cheltenham, on the top of which 
lie had built a cottage tor himselt named after 
Emblem, a gust of wind blew off his hat. A box- 
picked it up, and was in the act of handing it to 

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178 THE GRAND XATIOXAL. 

him, when the cob suddenlv becominQr restive, bolted 
down the hill, and in turning a sharp corner not 
far from Lord Ellenborough's entrance gate tell, 
throwing his rider with great force against a stone 
rolled over a drain. On being picked up it was found 
his skull was fractured, and never regaining con- 
sciousness, poor George Stevens expired on the 
following da)", to the regret not only of those who 
knew him personally, but the general public, with 
whom he had always been a great favourite. 




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THE LAMB. 
1871. 

Lord PoLilett's g. h. llic Lamb, by Zouave — dam by 
Arthur (hJ^.), aged, i i st. 4 lb. Mr. Thomas. 
Mr. .Studd's Despatch (h.b.), a., 10 st. 

G. Waddington. 
Mr. j. Wilkinson's Sraniiicicvi (h.b.), a., i i st. 4 lb. 

Cranshaw. 

Baron C. Oppenheim's T/ic Colonel (h.b.), a., 

1 2 St. 8 lb. ... ... ... G. Stevens. 

Duke of Hamilton's The Doctor, a., 11 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. Grawshaw. 
Mr. ). N. Leighton's Snoivstorni, a., 11 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. R. Walker. 
Mr. E. Brayley's Pearl Divci\ a., 11 st. 5 lb. 

J. Page. 
Mr. J. F. Montgomery's Rnfns, a., i i st. 4 lb. 

Ryan. 
Duke of Hamilton's Soirveiiaiice, 6 yrs., 11 st. 2 lb. 

Rickaby. 

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i8o HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Captain \\\ H. Cooper's luscitlaiuiiu, a., ii st. 

Captain Smith. 
Mr. Gardener's Philosopher, a., lo st. 12 lb. 

H. Ellison. 
Captain Ainstie's ]]lld Fox. 6 yrs., 10 st. 12 lb. 

Murphy. 
^Ir. O. Perry's Lord Raolaiu a., 10 st. 10 lb. 

Daniels. 
Mr. W. Bingham's Purlbrook, 6 yrs., 10 st. 10 lb. 

Marsh. 
Captain Machell's Jllaguuni Bomiin, a., 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. J. M. Richardson. 
Lord P^<4'linton's Scalthecn. 6 yrs., 10 st. 10 lb. 

G. Grey. 
Mr, E. Brayley's Cassc Tcte, 6 yrs., 10 st. 10 lb. 

J. Rudd. 

Captain Haworth's Lady Geraldiuc, 5 yrs., 10 st. 

6 lb. ... ... ... ... Cunningham. 

Mr. Etcher's Cecil, 6 yrs., 10 st. 6 lb. R. I' Anson. 
Major Browne's Scots Grey, a., 10 st. 5 lb. Welsh. 
Lord Anglesey's .SV. J'aleiiliiie, 6 yrs., 10 st. 4 lb. 

J. Adams. 
Lord Anglesey's Bogue Llouia, 6 yrs., 10 st. 4 lb. 

Tomlinson, 
Mr. B. J. Angell's Alcihiade, a.. 10 st. 4 lb. 

Walters. 



THE GRAND XATIOXAT. 



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Ciiptain Figott's Iiioii, 5 yrs., 10 st. 4 11). 

Captain Fiarford. 
xMr. Manninoton's /?(>;>■ /ftr, a., 10 st. .., J. Potter. 

Note. — Lord Anglesey declared to win with 
St. Valentine and Mr. K. l^rayley with Pearl 
Diver. 





GETTING 


AT THE 


STA 


<T. 


4 to 


ayst. Pearl Diver. 


50 to 


agst 


TuscLilanuni. 


5 " 


,, The Lamb. 


50 r 




Magnum Boniuii 


^ ,1 


„ The Colonel. 


50 „ 




Bogue Homa. 


10 „ 


,, The Doctor. 


60 „ 




Scan'ington. 


10 ,, 


Despatch. 


60 „ 




Lord Raylan. 


10 „ 


„ Cecil. 


60 „ 




Lady Geraldine. 


^5 M 


,, Soiu'enance. 


60 „ 




Casse Tete. 


25 - 


Purlbrook. 


60 „ 




Inon. 


^5 ,, 


„ Dog Fo.\. 


100 ,, 




Philosopher. 


40 „ 


„ Snowstorm. 


100 „ 


„ 


Alcibiade. 


40 „ 


„ St. Valentine. 









The Race. 



Mr. Lawley gettino- them off at the first attempt, 
Despatch went away with the lead, but being quickly 
pulled back gave way to Rufus, Lord Raglan and 
The Colonel bringing up the rear. 

At the second fence St. Valentine fell and I'he 
Doctor refused, but Mr. Crawshaw got him over 
immediately and went on in pursuit. 



i82 hi^:roks and heroines of 

Rufus was first over Becher s Brook and so on to 
Valentines, before reaching which Scots Grey 
swerving' against the l)]inkered Cecil, knocked him 
over, and at the same time so interfered with 
The Doctor that the Duke of Hamilton's horse 
took no further part in the race. Mishaps did not 
end here, for Lord Raglan, at the table jump, 
putting his toot into a grip, smashed his near 
foredeg, and t)f course had to be destroyed. 

Approaching the water in front of the stand, 
Rufus was still leading, and he and Souvenance 
cleared it together, the others following in a cluster. 

When they reached the plough. The Lamb 
suddenly dropped back, and Mr. Thomas, whose 
orders were alwa)s to keep in front, had to ride him 
so vigorously that for the moment he despaired ot 
victory ; directly they got on the turf again, 
however, the sturdy little son of Zouave recovered 
hiniself and was quickly in his old place again. 

Philosojjher, falling at the last fence, The Lamb 
and Despatch landed on the race-course together, 
and passing the now pumped-out Rufus, went on 
ahead of Pearl Diver, ScarrinQ^ton and Tusculanum, 
and here the story ends, for The Lamb, clearing the 
final hurdle in his stride, in splendid style, went on 
and won, amidst a whirlwind of cheering, by two 




By kind per/m'ssion 
of Countess Poiilett. 



THE SIXTH EARL POULETT 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 183 

lengths. Despcitch was second, three lengths ahead 
of Scarrington, a neck behind whom was the heavily 
backed Pearl Diver, whilst Tusculaniim and The 
Colonel were respectively filth and sixth. 
Time : 9 minutes 35!^ seconds. 

A more perfect Spring morning can hardly be 
imagined than that which ushered in The Lamb's 
dual victory in the Grand National, and a larger 
concourse of spectators than usual, it that were 
possible, was the natural result. 

Appropriately enough the first of the competitors 
to put in an appearance was the hero ot the day, 
who, having been put to rights in the centre of the 
course, was being led about by young Ben Land, 
with a small boy on his back " to keep the saddle 
warm for Mr. Thomas," as someone facetiously 
remarked. And full of confidence that gentleman 
looked, as accompanied by Lord Poulett and Tom 
Townely, he walked leisurely across from the 
enclosure to where the sturdy little grey stood 
waitino- for him to mount. 

The appearance shortly afterwards, of the gallant 
old Colonel, looking his best and bravest, with the 
veteran George Stevens on his back, was the signal 
for a spontaneous burst of cheering all along the 



i84 III^ROKS AXl) HKR()IN1<:S OF 

line, which was as i^ood to h"sten to at the time as it 
is to remember now. 

(Hawkes and such hke vermin were kept under in 
those days, and Birds of Freedoni liad a better 
chance in consecjuence than they have in these 
degenerate times. ) 

The Lamb's performance, considering his size 
and weight, was a remarkable one, not the least 
meritorious part ot it beino- the manner in which he 
jumped over some fallen horses who were ri^ht in 
his track when landini;- over one ot the fences, 
'■ hoppingj; over them like a cat," as Mr. Thomas 
oraijhically expressed it. 

" The natural instinct of any horse." he continued. 
" would impel him to do the same thini;", but none so 
cleverly as The Lamb ! '" wdiilst " The finest fencer I 
ever was on in my lite ' is the \'eteran rider's tribute 
to the jumping capabilities of this veritable " Multum 
in parvo. 

The scene of wild enthusiasm as the gallant grey 
and his jockey, wedged in as they were by the 
mob, made their way to the weighing room, simply 
beggars description. Suffice it to say that on arrival 
there The Lamb found himself minus a considerable 
portion of his tail, and Lord Poulett his gold watch, 
as souvenirs of the occasion. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Dreamers as a rule fare so indifferently when putting the 
results of their visions to the test, that they may well take heart 
o' grace from the following letter written by Lord Poulett to 
Mr. Thomas, rather more than three months prior to the race. 
Needless to say, the missive in question is much prized by its 
possessor, in whose famous scrap book you may be sure it 
occupies a prominent place. 

" Army and Navy Club, 

" London, S.W. 
" Thursday night, 
" My Dear Tommy, — " Dec. 15th, 1870. 

" Let me know for certain whether you can 
ride for me at Liverpool on The Lamb. I dreamt twice last 
night I saw the race run. The first dream he was last and 
finished amongst the carriages. The second dream, I should think 
an liour aftenvards, I saw the Liverpool run. He won by four 
lengths, and you rode him, and I stood close to the winning post 
at the turn. I saw the cerise and blue sleeves, and you, as plain 
as I write this. Now let me know as soon as you can, and say 
nothing to any one. 

" Yours sincerely, 

" Poulett." 

The Lamb was foaled in 1862 and was bred by a farmer named 
Henchy in the county of Limerick. He was by Zouave out of a 
mare by Arthur, Zouave being bred by Mr. Courtenay, the owner 
of Matthew, the first Irish horse to win the Liverpool. 

'fhe Lamb was so christened early in life, the story going that 
one of Henchy's sons, who was very delicate, took a great liking to 
the foal, who was so very gentle that they gave him the name ot 
The Lamb. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

As a three-year-old he was sold for 30 sovs., hut as he kept on 
winning a number of small races, it was soon discovered how 
good he was. For all this, however, his size was considered 
against him, and for a long while no one would buy him, 
Mr. Studd amongst others declining him, remarking that he was 
not strong enough to carry a man's boots. It was not until 1868. 
by which time he had come into the possession of Mr. W. Long 
for it was said 300 sovs., that he had a chance of showing what he 
was made of, by winning the Kildare Hunt Plate at Punchestown 
from fourteen others in that gentleman's colours. 

After that Lord Poulett leased him for his " racing " career, 
and he carried his cerise and blue sleeves for the first time at 
Aintree in the Grand National of 1868, which race he won. In 
December of the following year he ran his memorable race at 
Kingsbury with the Nun, when, carrying 12 st. 3 lb., he was 
beaten by a short head. Owing to some mistake he was entered 
under a wrong age for the Liverpool of 1869, and the day after The 
Colonel won he ran fourth for the Sefton Steeplechase, the 
distance evidently not being far enough for him. 

In 1872 ']"he Lamb was fourth for the Grand National, carrying 
12 St. 7 lb., and soon afterwards, Lord Poulett's lease having 
expired, he was sold to Baron Oppenheim for 1200 sovs. 

The end of The Lamb was sad in the extreme, for whilst 
running in the Grand Steeplechase at Baden-Baden in the 
September of 1872, the gallant little grey broke his leg and of 
course had to be destroyed. .\ wonderfully compact horse, at 
four years old The Lamb stood 15 hands high, but afterwards 
putting on another two inches, his exact measurement when he ran 
in the I^iverpool was 15 hands 2 inches. 




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CASSE TETE. 

1872. 

1. Mr. E. Hraylcy's ch. m. Cassf Tctt\ by Trumpeter 

— Constance, by Spirus, aged, ic st. f. Pao-e. 

2. Mr. T. Wilkinson's br. g. Scarringfon (h.lx), by 

^lartext, a., i i st. 2 lb. ... R. I'Anson. 

3. Mr. E. StLidd's br. g. Dcspalch (h.b.), by Dough, 

a., 10 St. 4 lb. ... ... G. Waddington. 

4. IJaron ( )ppenheim's gr. h. Y'/ie Laiub {\\.\:>.),\:>y 

Zoua\-e, a., 1 2 st. 7 11). ... Mr. Thomas. 

Mr. A. Vates' Harvcsttr. 1 2 st. ... Owner. 

Baron Einot's J/c?/'///, it st. 10 lb. ... Cassidy. 

Mr. W. R. Brockton's Primrose, i i st. 9 lb. Owner. 

Mr. Chaplin's Snowstorm, 1 1 st. 9 lb. (including 
7 lb. extra) ... ... ... Thorpe. 

Lord Eglinton's Schiedam, 1 1 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. |, M. Richardson. 

Capt. Montgomery's Rufits, i i st. 4 lb. Patter, 

Mr. Doncaster's A'liage, 1 1 st. 2 lb. Harding. 

Mr. Chaplin's AVr)'.5-/zz£.'6'r///, lost. 12 lb. Boxall. 

Mr. J. Goodliffe's Master Mowbray, 10 st. 12 lb. 

(i. Holman. 

Major Browne's Scots Grey, 10 st. 11 lb. (in- 
cluding 7 lb. extra) ... Mr. G. Moore. 

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56 hp:roks and hkroixks of 

Duke of Hamilton's Fleuristt\ lo st. lo lb. 

Rickab\\ 
Lord Aylesford's Franc Ltiron, lo st. 7 lb. 

J. Cannon. 
Lord Anglesey's Cinderella, 10 st. 7 lb. (. Adams. 
.Mr. Finchley's Acton, 10 st. 7 lb. ... I. Rudd. 
Mr. \V. Murray's Philosopher, 10 st. 6 lb. Ciray. 
])aron Oppenheim's Royal Irish Fusilier, 10 st. 

6 lb. ... ... ... ... T. Andrews. 

Lord Eglinton's Scaltheen, 10 st. 4 lb. j. Murphy. 
Mr. H. P^lHson's ^'^^/r<:Y;(9A', late Threateuer, lost. 

4 lb Whiteley. 

Lord Conyngham's Derby Day, 10 st. Marsh. 

Mr. P. Merton's Ouragan II., 10 st. A. Holman. 
Capt. V>i'oy\'r\€s Hall Courl 10 st. AL-. Brown. 

Mr. Chaplin declared to win with Rhysh worth. 



STARTING PRICES. 



4 to 


I 


agst. Despatch. 


25 to ] 


[ agst 


. Master Mowbray. 


100 ,, 


15 


,, Nuage. 


33 >, 1 




Scots (irey. 


100 „ 


'5 


,, Cinderella. 


40 „ ] 




Fleuriste. 


10 „ 


I 


Schiedam. 


50 „ I 




Acton. 


100 „ 


8 


„ The Lamb. 


50 „ 1 




.Snowstom. 


100 „ 


6 


., Primrose. 


50 „ I 




Derby Day. 


100 „ 


6 


„ Franc Luron. 


66 „ 1 




Saucebox. 


20 „ 


I 


„ Casse Tete. 


100 ,, I 




Royal Irish Fusilier 


-5 '< 


I 


Harvester. 


100 „ I 




Philosopher. 


^5 V 


I 


Marin. 


100 „ I 




Hall Court. 


2 T ,, 


I 


„ Rufus. 









THE GRAND NATIONAL. 187 

The Race. 

Mr. McGeorge got them away at the first attempt, 
Despatch beino- the first to break the fine, a place 
he held until the first fence after the lane, when he 
was passed by Royal Irish Fusilier. After clearing 
Becher's Brook the field tailed considerably, quite 
three hundred yards separating the first and last 
horses. 

At the next fence Derby Day fell and Xuage. 
overjumping himself, was placed /nvs dc conihat. 
Along the canal side Primrose and Rufus joined the 
leaders, and improving their position on getting on 
to the race-course, were first over the water. At the 
second fence Primrose came down heavily, and her 
back being broken either by the fall or bv being 
jumped on by Schiedam, she had to be destroyed, 
Mr. Brockton being much hurt at the same time. 
Marin and Philosopher also fell, and The Lamb 
probably would have followed suit, but for the clever 
way he jumped over the prostrate horses. In the 
meantime both Rufus and Royal Irish Fusilier were 
done with, whilst Rhyshworth fell at Becher's Brook, 
and Cinderella two fencesafterwards, Acton and h'ranc 
Luron also coming to grief in a collision. After pass- 
ing through the ploughed fields, Scots Grey led to the 

2 B 2 



i88 HKR(3ES AND HKROIM<:S OF 

jump by the canal bridge, when he gave way to The 
Lamb, Casse Tete, Scarrington, and Despatch, to 
whom the issue seemed now confined. 

Once on the race-course, Scarrington ran up to 
Scots Grey, Scaltheen dropping back, these being- 
joined at the bend by Casse Tete. Despatch, and The 
Lamb. At the hist hurdles but one, Casse Tete and 
The Lamb headed Scarrinoton and Scots Grev, and 
for the moment it looked as if the little grey would 
win at the third time of asking, but it was not to be, 
and Casse Tete, drawing away, went on and won by 
six lengths from Scarrington, who had headed The 
Lamb outside the distance. Despatch was third, 
The Lamb fourth, Fleuriste fifth, ALister Mowl^ray 
sixth, and Ouragan II. seventh. 

Time : lo minutes i^^ seconds. 



Under all the circumstances Mr. Brayley's washed 
out chestnut may be considered as being extremely 
lucky to win, for not only did Harvester look to have 
the race at his mercy until he broke down when 
landing over the last fence but one in the second 
round, but Scarrington twisting a shoe, and cutting 
his foot badly, made a \'ery material difference, 
Mr. }. M. Richardson, who rode Schiedam, being 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



189 



strongly of opinion that but for this mishap to 
Mr. Wilkinson's horse, he must have beaten the 
winner. 

Harvester's mishap, just when victory seemed 
assured, was natural!)' a great blow to that poinilar 




From a picture in the possession 
of Mr. Yates. 

MR. A. VAXES ON HARVESTER. 

horseman, Mr. Arthur Yates, and he may well 
describe it as "the greatest disappointment I ever 
had at racing." 

The cause was this : it being very hard going, 
Mr. Yates, in order to prevent his slipping, ran 
Harvester in shoes with studs in them, and in over- 



190 THK GRAXD NATIONAL. 

jumping", the horse caught his hind foot in the heel 
of his off fore foot, tearing" it right off 

The horse originally belonged to the late Duke 
of Newcastle in whose colours he ran in the Derby ; 
whilst JList previously to this he had carried Arthur 
Yates to victory in the Croydon Steeplechase. 

Casse Tete, a varminty looking, washed out 
chestnut mare, was bought originally by his owner 
out of a selling race for ^210. 

Mr. Brayley, familiarly known to his friends as 
" Old Boots," was a great man in theatrical circles 
(he was said at one period of his career to have 
travelled with a " Punch and Judy " show), and as a 
consequence there was not an actor in London who 
hadn't a spangle or two on Casse Tete, the largest 
winner of them all being the late Mr. J. L. Toole, 
who was a great personal friend of the owner. 




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DISTURBANCE. 

Captain Machell's b. h. Disturbance, by Commotion 
— Pollv Peachiim, 6 vrs., ii st. ii lb. 

Mr. J. M. Richardson. 
Mr. H. Chaplin's AV/i'jr//zc'c?7'///, a., 1 1 st. 8 lb. Hoxall. 
Mr. \V. H. P. Jenkins' CoIuiubiiu\ a., lo st. 9 lb. 

Harding'. 
Mr. J. H. Maxweirs Rcvircscat, a., 11 st. S lb. 
(includino" 9 lb. extra) Mr. W. H. Johnstone. 
Mr. Moreton's Foot man , 6 yrs., i i st. 5 lb. 

R. Marsh. 
Mr. Sankey's Red Nob, a.. 1 1 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. J. Goodwin. 

Mr. E. Brayley's Cassc Tctc, a., 11 st. 8 lb. J. Page. 

Captain F. J. Montgomery s CiirragJi Ranocr, a.. 

1 1 St. 3 lb. ... .. ... ... Ryan. 

Mr. Jones' Acton, a., 11 st. i lb. ... R. I'Anson. 

Mr. \V. Burton's Lingerer, 6 yrs., 10 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. Mum ford. 



192 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

Lord Aylesford's Rcnony^ 5 yrs.. 10 st. 13 lb. 

J. Cannon. 
jVIarquis of Oueensberry's 7^ntc Blue, a., 10 st. 13 lb. 

Owner. 
Colonel Byrne's Loustit\ 6 yrs., 10 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. Bembridge. 
Lord Anglesey's Cinderella, 6 yrs., 10 st. 13 lb. 

J. Adams. 
Mr. W. Wilson's hiuael, a., 10 st. 13 lb. Daniels, 
Mr. Lynton's Crawler, 6 yrs., 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. A. Yates. 
Mr. H. Wilson's Congress, a., 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Mr. G. Etches' Ceeil, a., 10 st. 9 lb. ... Wyatt. 

Mr. Horwood's Charlie, a., lo st. 9 lb. ... Gregory. 
Mr. G. Dalglish's Solicitor, 6 yrs., 10 st. 8 lb. ( )wner. 
Mr. J. Goodliffe's Master Mowbray, a., 10 st. 7 lb. 

G. Holman. 
Mr. Vyner's Star and Garter, 6 yrs., 10 st. 7 lb. 

Captain .Smith. 
Mr. H. Ellison's Huntsinan, 6 yrs., 10 st. 7 lb. 

Owner. 
Lord Stamford's New York, 5 yrs., 10 st. 6 lb. 

W. Reeves. 
Lord Poulett's Broadlea, 6 yrs., 10 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. Thomas. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



193 



Mr. \V. H. Powell's Sarc/icdoii, 5 yrs., 10 st. 3 lb. 

Pope. 
Mr. Studd's Alice Lee, a., 10 st. 3 lb. Waddington. 
Captain M'Almoiit's Richard I., 5 yrs., 10 st. 3 lb. 





BETTING. 






100 to 15 a^ 


St. Footman. 


25 to I 


igst 


Curragh Ranger 


8 ;, I , 


, Rhyshworth. 


25 „ I 




Sarchedon. 


100 ,, 12 , 


, Cinderella. 


30 " I 




Acton. 


10 „ I , 


, Cecil. 


32> „ I 




Loustic. 


10 „ I , 


, Casse Tete. 


33 ^1 I 




Red Nob. 


12 „ I , 


, Master Mowbray. 


33 57 I 




Reugn)-. 


12 „ I , 


, Broadlea. 


40 „ I 




Richard I. 


14 „ I , 


, Alice Lee. 


50 57 I 




others. 


20 „ I , 


, Disturbance. 

The 


Race. 







At the third attempt the flag fell to an excellent 
start, Rhyshworth bring conspicuous in the van. At 
the second fence Casse Tete refused, and her bridle 
nearly coming off, she was pulled up. 

At Becher's Brook Rhyshworth cannoned against 
Cecil, who fell, whilst Ismael refused, carrying out 
Huntsman. New York then took up the running 
to Valentine's, and continued at the head of affairs 
until nearing the fence preceding the water, when 
Solicitor coming with a rush was first over, Rhysh- 
worth, who was close up, swerving and evidently 

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194 HEROES AND HEROLXES OF 

trying to refuse, Conoreve and Solicitor then 
showed the way over the water, which was cleared by 
the lot in splendid style, the last over being True 
Blue, a long way behind the rest. At the second 
fence into the countrv the over-trained Footman fell 




from sheer exhaustion, bringing down Lingerer and 
New York, True Blue, who was suffering from the 
same complaint, also coming to grief. 

Nothing else occurred until the fence beyond 
X^dentine's was reached, when Broadlea fell, com- 



THK GRAND NATIONAL. 195 

pletely pumped out, bringing down Solicitor and 
Red Nob. Columbine was now leading and landed 
first onto the race-course, followed by Rhyshworth, 
the rapidly compounding Alice Lee and Disturbance. 

Round the bend they came, and as Rhyshworth, full 
of running, was seen to pass Alice Lee, with appa- 
rently the race in hand, a deafening shout went up in 
anticipation of the victory of the all rose. L^ven the 
imperturbable Mr. Richardson, who having trained 
both horses at different times, knew as much about 
one as he did the other, trembled for his solitary 
bet of a thousand to ten. It was not until, rising- 
together at the last hurdle so close as actually to 
touch each other, he saw Rh)shworth's ears go back 
flat on to his poll that he felt assured of the result. 

Suffice it to say that Rhyshworth, finding himself 
fairly collared, declined to try another yard, in spite 
of the vigorous call of his jockey, and shutting up at 
every stride, allowed the game little Disturbance, 
who had popped o\er the last hurdle as if it were 
the first fence of the day instead of the last, to 
canter in the winner by six lengths. Ten lengths 
off Columbine was third, with Master Mowbray a 
bad fourth. 

Time ; An error having arisen in stopping the 
watch, Benson's time cannot be quoted. All the 

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196 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

jockeys agreed, however, that it was a very fast-run 
race. 

A summer-like day, a record attendance, a field of 
horses considerably above the average, and a most 
interesting race. Such, we fancy, was the verdict 
arrived at by one and all who were lucky enough to 
witness the Grand National of 1873. 

Footman, belonging to Lord Penrhyn, and ridden 
by Jvichard Marsh, now trainer to His Majesty, was 
nominally favourite at 100 to 15, but there was 
probably as much money for Rhyshworth as anything, 
it being well known that Mr. Chaplin had backed his 
horse to win a fortune. The blinkered Cecil, a 
Cesarewitch winner, too, was the special fancy of a 
very shrewd division. Then again, why shouldn't 
Broadlea, a neat little grey, half brother to The 
Lamb and the mount of Mr. Thomas, reported to 
have done the distance in less time than his famous 
relative, do the trick for Lord Poulett ? 

When it came to L^isturbance the wise men shook 
their sagacious heads. Whilst having every faith in 
his jockey, they could not bring themselves to believe 
that a little bit of a horse like the son of Commotion 
could possibly win a race like the Grand National 
with 1 1 St. 1 1 lb. on his back. When a little later on 




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THE GRAND NATIONAL. 197 

they saw the despised one collar the great leathering 
Rhyshworth at the last hurdle, and jumping like a 
deer, apparently as fresh as when he started, come 
right away to win as he pleased, they might well 
rub their eyes with astonishment and curse their 
stupidity for not assessing at its true value the 
Croydon victory in the previous December. 

It was an anxious moment for Mr. Richardson 
when he landed on the race-course for the final tussle, 
with Rhyshworth going like great guns ahead of him, 
for previous to the rupture between Mr. Chaplin and 
Captain Machell, the horse in question had been sent 
to him at Limber MaQfna for a vear, to be schooled. 
Consequently, to have been defeated by his old pupil, 
who was indebted to him entirely for his jumping 
education, would have been annoying, to say the 
least, and it was not until he saw Rhyshworth lay back 
his ears, when collared by Disturbance at the last 
hurdle, that he breathed again. Boxall's riding of 
Rhyshworth was severely criticised at the time, it 
being said he made too much use of him, etc., etc. 
Mr. Richardson, on the other hand, who should know 
better than anyone, gives it as his opinion that he 
rede admirably, his rough and ready style being 
exactly suitable to a shifty brute like Rhyshworth, 
who, as it was, did his best to refuse at one or 



198 HEROES AND HEROLXES OF 

two points of the race, especially at the fence 
just before the water. 

Captain Machell had a very ^ood race, the first 
bet Mr. Peach, who did the commission, takinsJ for 
him being- ^10,000 to ^200, whilst Mr. Richard- 
sons solitary wager on his own mount was one ot 
^1,000 to /^lo. 

How that gentleman steered the winner it is 
hardly necessary to state, there being but one 
opinion from jockeys who took part in the race 
and lookers-on alike, viz., that it was a master- 
piece of patience and judgment, and it were super- 
fluous to add that "the Bold Harrow Boy" was 
overwhelmed with congratulations on returning to 
the weighincj-room. 

Mr, Richardson bought Disturbance on behalf of 
Captain Machell from the late Mr. James Barber 
(who, by the way, hadn't a shilling on him at Liver- 
pool), after riding him in a six-furlong race at the 
Ayr meeting, and as at the same time he purchased 
Defence and Reugny, the three costing him 
^1,200, he may be said to have made a record 
barorain in horseflesh. 

Disturbance, who was a six-year-old bay horse, bv 
Conimotion — Polly Peachum, is thus described by his 
old trainer and rider : "I never rode so good a 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 199 

winded horse — he never blew, and stayed for ever, 
and his manners were perfect. Until I bought him 
he had never .seen a fence, and the first time I rode 
him at Liverpool in the Sefton Steeplechase, he fell 
at the second fence (it used to be a bank). We ^ot up, 
however, all right, and 1 rode him round the course 
by himself, and he never made a mistake again 
either at home or in a race, indeed, I won the Craven 
Steeplechase on him the very next day." 

When it is remembered that he was giving 
Rhysh worth, a horse which had run fourth in the 
Derby oi 1869, won by Pretender, a year and 3 lb., 
the merit of Disturbance's Grand National victory 
can hardly be over-estimated ; that it was no tkike 
being clearly demonstrated the following day, when 
his roguish opponent, carrying 12 st. 7 lb., won the 
Sefton Steeplechase in a canter by ten lengths, 
beating, amongst others, Reugny, 1 1 st. 9 lb., who 
was destined to distinguish himself later on. 

His steeplechasing career at an end. Disturbance 
was acquired by Lord Hastings, at whose place ac 
Melton Constable, in Norfolk, he was located for 
many yem's. 

Like many a good horse before him, however, he 
w^as a failure at the stud, and he eventually died 
at the ripe old age of twenty-nine. 



200 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

A ship may be ever such a good one, but where 
would it be, we would ask. without the man at the 
wheel ? His many friends down Lincolnshire way 
were evidently of the same opinion when they deter- 
mined to mark their appreciation of the able manner 
in which Mr. J. M. Richardson had steered the 
good ship Disturbance safely into port, in a manner 
befittinor the occasion. 

And what more festive form could it take than a 
banquet at Brigg, with its member, Sir John Astley, 
in the chair, the " Mate " in his most Q-enlal mood as 
befitted the occasion ? 

Suffice it to say that the inscription " Disturbance, 
bnt no RoiL','' on the top of the menu proved some- 
what of a misnomer, for we are told that the cheer- 
ing that went up when the guest of the evening got 
up on his hind legs to reply to the toast of his health 
might have been heard — and probably was — in the 
adjoining parish. 



REUGNY. 

1874. 

1. Capt. Machell's ch. h. Reiigny, by Minos — Reine 

Blanche, 6 yrs., 10 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. J. jNI. Richardson. 

2. Lord M. Beresford's bl. g. Chininey Sweep, a., 

10 St. 2 lb, ... ... ... J. Jones. 

3. Capt. Thorold's br. g. Jller/ui, a., 10 st. 7 lb. 

J. Adams. 
Capt. ^lachell's Disturbance, 12 st. 9 lb. 

J. Cannon. 
Capt. Machell's Defence, 11 st. 13 lb. Mr. Roily. 
Mr. H. Baltazzi's Fnrley, 11 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. A. Yates. 
Mr. Chaston's Eurotas, 1 1 st. 8 lb. Mr. Thomas. 
Mr. W. Wilson's Congress, 11 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Mr. Brayley's Casse Tete, 1 1 st. ... H. Day. 

Lord W. Beresford's Deiuicke, 10 st. 12 lb. 

R. r Anson. 

Mr. H. Wq)v\As>^'ox\\\?> Daybreak, 10 st. 11 lb. 

(including 9 lb. extra) ... ... Holt. 

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202 



HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



Duke of Hamilton's Fanfouie, lo st. lo lb. 

J. Page. 
Mr. W. Forbes's Hcniuf d\4nues, lo st. 8 lb. 

Capt. Smith. 
Mr. S. F)avies" Dainty, lo st. 7 lb. 

Mr. Hathaway. 
Mr. W. H. P. Jenkins' Cohtmhiuc, 10 st. 6 lb. 

Harding. 
Mr. J. Fearon's Oiiraoan //., 10 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. G. Mulcaster. 
Mr. J no. Goodliffe's Alaster Moivhray, ro st. 5 lb. 

A. Holman. 
Sir R. B. Harvey's Jluincr, 10 st. 3 lb. 

Mr. Crawshaw. 
Mr. H. Houldsworth's Lasf of the Lambs, 10 st. 

Mr. Dalglish. 
Mr. B. J. Angell's Brcthy, 10 st. W. Daniels. 

Capt. ^oyx\^.ox\?, Lord Col ney, 10 st. Richards. 

Capt. Rising's Paladin, \o st. 3 lb. ... J. Rugg. 

STARTIXC; PRICES. 



5 to 


I agst. Reugny. 


25 to I . 


igst. Defence. 


100 „ 


15 ,, Casse Tete. 


25 ,, I 


,, Dewicke. 


7 11 


I „ Vintner. 


40 „ I 


,, Last of the Lambs. 


12 „ 


I „ Columbine. 


40 „ I 


,, Merlin. 


12 „ 


I ,, Furley. 


50 » I 


,, Master Mo\vl)ray. 


14 „ 


I ,, Eurotas. 


50 ,, I 


,, Ouragan 11. 


16 „ 


I ,, Congress. 


66 „ I 


,, Dainty. 


20 „ 


I ,, Fantome. 







THE GRAND NATIONAL. 203 

The Race. 

The rtag- fell at the second attempt at twenty 
minutes past three, Bretby at once takino- the lead 
to be quickly passed by Ouragan II. who, getting 
the best of his jockey, rushed to the front, followed 
by Chimney Sweep, Daybreak, Eurotas, Bretby 
and Merlin. 

Last of the Lambs refused at the first fence and 
fell, and at the next Vintner struck the bank with 
his knees and fell, Mr. Crawshaw breaking" his 
collar-bone. As a result Congress came down 
but was quickly remounted, whilst Paladin and 
Colney came to grief on their own account. The 
leaders went on in close company to Becher's 
Brook, over which Ouragan II. led by a couple of 
lengths, his immediate followers being Bretby, 
Daybreak, Merlin, and Capt. Machell's trio. 
Nearing Valentine's, Furley improved his |)osition 
and Columbine took third place. 

With the exception of Fantome, who fell, all got 
handsomeh' over the water in front of the stand, 
after which Columbine took up the running with 
Daybreak, Ouragan II., Merlin, Eurotas and 
Chimney Sweep in close attendance. Becher's 
Brook saw the last of Casse Tete, who broke down 

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204 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

badly on landing, and fell at the next fence, bringing- 
Dainty to grief at the same time. When fairly 
in the straight Merlin was beaten, and Reugny 
fairly wearing down old Chimney Sweep, went on 
and won amidst great cheering by six lengths. 
Four lengths away Merlin was third, Defence (the 
mount of the present Viceroy of India) fourth, 
Master Mowbray fifth, Disturbance sixth. Columbine 
seventh, and Ouragan II. eighth. 

Time : lo minutes 4 seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^1.890. 

Though Disturbance was allowed to start at 
a long price the previous year, it was very 
different with Reugny, who the moment it was 
known that he had been favourably put through the 
mill at Limber Magna, was backed for pounds 
shillings and pence all over the country until finally 
landed a hot favourite at 5 to i taken and wanted. 

Captain Machell, who though informed of the 
result of the spin the same night and advised to 
back Reugny at once, neglected to do so, giving as his 
reason that there was no hurry. He had no call, 
therefore, as the servants say, to lose his temper as 
he did, when on stepping in to back his horse, he 
was asked to take a very short price. 




THE CAPTAIN. 

From an original sketch 
by Finch Mason. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 205 

Saying he didn't keep horses for Lincohishire 
farmers to bet on, he threatened to scratch Reugny 
there and then, and rely on Defence, to which 
Mr. Richardson, angered in his turn and not 
unreasonably so, retorted, that he had lived amongst 
and hunted with the farmers in question all his 
life, and that under these circumstances who could 
blame him for doing his best to put them on an 
important winner now he had it in his power to 
do so ? 

"Carry out your threat," he added, "and I'll ride 
Furley and beat you." 

When in addition it was suggested to Mr. 
Richardson that he should purposely mystify people 
as to which of the Captain's trio he would eventually 
be seen on the back of, it was indeed a case of the 
" last straw," and the subsequent announcement 
therefore that after the Grand National he would be 
seen no more in the saddle, caused little surprise to 
those who knew the man. 

"And I never regretted my decision," observed 
Mr. Richardson when discussing the affair, " for not 
only had I met with more than my share of success 
during my ten years in the saddle, but there wasn't 
one of the big events in the steeplechase world that I 
hadn't won twice over. Besides," he added naively, 



2o6 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

" if the truth must be told, I loved hunting far more 

than racing." 

As for Captain Machell, he accepted a bet of 

seven monkeys about his horse, and seeing- that a 

day or two afterwards he sold all three, Reugny, 
Disturbance and Defence, whose united cost was 

only ^1,200, to Mr. Gerard Leigh, for /i 2,000, he 

could not very well pose as a Christian or any other 

kind of martyr. 

When Reugny was sent to Mr. Richardson at 
Limber Magna in the spring of 1873, he was so sore 
on his feet that he was at once turned out and kept 
in a paddock night and day until the 22nd of 
November, when he was taken up and put into 
gentle work. 

Four months afterwards he won the Liverpool. 
Hoiv he won is best described in his rider's own 
words : 

" Chimney Sweep landed on the race-course five 
lengths in front of me, and knowing Reugny was 
not a real stayer, I dare not move on him. When, 
however, I saw Jack Jones look round and then give 
Chimney Sweep two desperate hits with his whip 
which did not make the old horse go a bit faster. 
I sat tight and gradually catching him, went ahead 
and won by six lengths. That Reugny was very 




Photo, by Dickinson and Foster. 



MR. J. M. RICHARDSON. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 207 

tired may be jucjo-ed from the fact that he knocked 
both the hist hurdles down." 

The sequel to the sale of the three Grand 
National horses sounds almost incredible. Hardly 
had they been located at Luton Hoo, Mr. Gerard 
Leigh's place in Hertfordshire, than these three 
high class steeplechasers were brought out into 
the park one afternoon, with a lunging rein 
attached to each, and jumped over all nianner ot 
fancy obstacles, arranged in a circle, tor the edifi- 
cation of a large house party. Scenes in the circle, 
in fact, with nothing to pay. 

It may have been amusing and doubtless was, 
whilst it lasted, to the onlookers, but the result to the 
performers was disastrous in the extreme ; Disturb- 
ance, who up to now was a perfectly sound horse, 
being hopelessly ruined for racing purposes, whilst 
the other two were in not much better case, neither 
of them ever doing any good afterwards, though 
Reugny, who passed into Mr. Gomm's hands lattr 
on, actually started fa\'Ourite in the Grand National 
won bv Austerlit/. 



JVote. — It may interest our military readers to hear that Chimney 
Sweep, who made such a good fight of it with tlie \\inner, was 
originally Lord Marcus Beresford"s second charger, when that noble- 
man was in the Seventh Hussars. 



PATHFINDER. 

1. Mr. H. Bird's b. g. Pathfiuder, late Knight, by 

Mogador, Dam's pedigree unknown, aged, 
I o St. 1 1 lb. ... ... ... Mr. Thomas. 

2. Mr. .S. Davis's b. m. Dainty, by Loyola — Tit Bit, 

a., 1 1 St. ... ... ... Mr. Hathaway. 

3. Baron Finot's ch. f. La J V///V, by Ventre St. Gris 

■ — Valeriane, 5 yrs., 11 st. 12 lb. J. Page. 

4. Mr. H. Baltazzi's ch. g. JackaL by Caterer — 

Maggiore, a., 1 1 st. 1 1 lb. ... R. Marsh. 
Mr. Gomm's Congress, 12 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Mr. H. Baltazzi's Fur/cy, 12 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. J. Goodwin. 
Sir W. Nugent's C/ona:'i\ 12 st. i lb. ... Gavin. 
Mr. Vyner's Dnc dc Beaufort, i i st. 13 lb. 

Captain Smith. 
Captain Machell's Laburnum, 11 st. 12 lb. 

Jewitt. 
Mr. F. Bennett's Miss Hungerford, 11 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. Roily. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL 



209 



Mr. C. A. Egerton's ^S7. Aubyn, 11 st. 7 lb. 

J. Pickett. 
Captain S. Gubbins's Sailor, 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

Fleming. 
Mr. Percival'.s Mcssaoer, 11 st. 7 lb. Whiteley. 
Mr. L. Nicholson's Bar One, 11 st. 4 lb. 

Owner. 
Mr. Percival's Span-cn^', 11 st. 2 lb. Gregory. 

Captain R. Thorold's Marmora, 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

Jones. 
Mr. Granger's Fleitristc, 1 1 st. ... R. P Anson. 
Mr, F. Piatt's New York, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. Dalglish. 
Mr. Bracher's Jlcfoire, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. Barnes. 



6 to I a"st. La \'enie. 



BETTING. 

100 to 6 ayst. Pathfinder. 



6 , 


I 


, Jackal. 


20 „ I 


, Laburnum. 


7 , 


I 


, Congress. 


20 „ I 


Miss Hungerford 


9 , 


, I 


, Clonave. 


25 ,, I 


, Dainty. 


100 , 


, 8 


, Due de Beaufort. 


33 " I 1 


, Fleuriste. 


100 , 


, 8 


, Sailor. 


33 II ^ 1 


, Messager. 


100 , 


, 8 


, Marmora. 


40 „ I 


, St. Aubyn. 


100 , 


» 7 


, Sparrow. 

The 


Race. 





They were off at the first attempt, Sailor showing 
the way to the first fence, where Furley refused and 

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HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



Messaofer fell, whilst New York, Clonave, and St. 
Aubyn came down at the next. 

After Becher's Brook had been cleared, Congress 
was in front of La Venie, Sparrow, and Miss Hun- 
gerford, and in that order they jumped Valentine's, 

after which Jackal 
took fourth place. 
On landing on to 
the race-course, Vic- 
toire took up the 
running to the bush 
fence, over which 
the leadino- division 
comprised Congress, 
Victoire, La Venie, 
Sparrow, and Path- 
finder, and in this 
order they jumped 
the water. 

At the second 
fence, croino' into the 
country the second time, Miss Hungerford fell, and 
Sailor, overjumping himself, also came down. After 
Becher's Brook had been crossed, Victoire heading 
Cono-ress, went on with the lead to the race- course, 
beingjoinedthereby Dainty, who had comewitharush. 




THE MARQUIS OF HUNTLY. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 211 

Once in the straight Congress and Victoire dropped 
back beaten, giving place to Dainty, who went on 
with the lead, which she retained till the last hurdle, 
when she was caught by Pathfinder, an exciting race 
between the pair ending in favour of Pathfinder by 
half a length. Three lengths away La Yenie was 
third, a head in front of Jackal, Marmora fifth, 
Victoire sixth, and Sparrow seventh. 

Time: 10 minutes 22 seconds. 

Value of stakes, £j,q^o. 

An objection lodged against Pathfinder on the 
ground of insufficient description was at once over- 
ruled. 

Pathfinder, when he won the Grand National, was 
eight years old, and was bred by Mr. Cowley, of 
Kilsby, who sold him to Mr. Riddey, a farmer, at 
Barby, who first ran him in 1873 in a Farmers' 
Maiden Plate at Rugby, where he finished second. 
On the next clay he ran without success in the 
Farmers' Plate, and at Warwick in a two-mile 
hunters' race on the fiat. His next appearance was 
in a Selling Steeplechase at Daventry, which he 
won, being sold afterwards to Mr. Darby, the well- 
known horse-dealer of Rugby. On the same day 
he won a Scurry Steeplechase, but was disqualified 

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212 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

for havino- won a selling race previously. Pathfinder 
was then sold to Mr. Coupland, master of the Ouorn, 
and regularly ridden by Tom Firr the huntsman. 

Originally known as The Knight, Mr. Coupland 
re-christened him Pathfinder, and in 1874 won the 
Leicester Hunt Steeplechase with him at Melton 
Mowbray. He then became the joint property of 
the Marquis of Huntly and Mr. Bird, in whose name 
and cohuirs he ran in the Grand National. Mr. 
Thomas said after the race that approaching 
Becher's Brook the second time round, the horse 
appeared so exhausted, that had he been his own 
property, and himself a rich man, he should certainly 
have pulled him up, for fear he would fall and injure 
himself. As it was he kept pegging away on the off 
chance, with the result we all know. 




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REGAL. 

1876. 

1. Capt. Machell's bl. g". A\]oa/, by Saiinterer — 

Regalia, 5 yrs., 11 st. j; lb. ... f. Cannon. 

2. Mr. Gomm's b. g. C(V/o-7rss, aged, i i st. 3 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 

3. Mr. J, Nightingall's br. h. ShifnaL a., 10 st. 3 lb. 

(including 10 lb, extra) ... R I" Anson. 

Mr. H. Baltazzi's Defence, 1 1 st. i i lb. 

Mr. Thomas. 
Mr. John Goodliffe's JMaster JMowbray, 11 st. 1 1 lb. 

G. Holman. 
Capt. Machell's Chaudos, 1 1 st. 7 lb. Jewitt. 

Sir W. Nugent's Cloiiavc, 1 1 st. 5 lb. Gavin. 

Mr. C. B. Brookes' Phryne, 1 1 st. 3 lb. 

Mr. [. Goodwin. 
Mr. H. V>\vd^'^ Pathfinder, 11 st. W. Reeves. 

Mr. H. Baltazzi's Jackal^ 1 1 st. ... Marsh. 

Mr. G. Brown's /^^z;/?;?, 11 st. ...Mr. Barnes. 

Mr. Appleton's Gamebird, 10 st, 12 lb. Owner. 
Mr. C. E. Hawkes' The Liberator, 10 st. 11 lb. 

T. Ryan. 



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HEROES AND HEROINES OE 



Mr, J. ^I. Richardson's Zero, lo st. lo lb. 

Mr. Roily. 
Mr. T. Smyth's Gazelle, lo st. 9 lb. Mr. Flutter. 
Lord M. Beresford's Chininey Siveep, 10 st. 8 lb. 

Jones. 
Mr. [. Robinson's TJiyra, 10 st. 6 lb. 

W. Daniels. 
Capt. Bayley's Spray, lost. 2 lb. T. Cunningham. 
Mr. W. Weston's y?jjr. 10 st. G. Waddington. 



STARTING PRICES. 



100 lo ^o ayst. Chandos. 



22 to I ag-st. Clonave. 



100 „ 


8 , 


, Defence. 




25 •, I , 


, Congress. 


100 „ 


8 , 


, Master Mowbray. 


25 „ I , 


Regal. 


100 „ 


S , 


. Palm. 




25 „ I ^ 


Chimney Sweep 


100 ,, 


8 


, Jackal. 




25 „ I , 


, Rye. 


20 „ 


I , 


, Phryne. 




100 „ 3 , 


Shifnal. 


20 „ 


I , 


, Zero. 




40 „ I , 


Gamebird. 


20 „ 


I , 


Pathfinder. 




40 „ I , 


Liberator. 


20 „ 


I , 


, Thyra. 


The 


40 „ I , 
Race. 


Gazelle. 



The flag- fell to a splendid start, Chimney Sweep 
at once rushing to the front. All went well until 
the second fence was reached, when Gazette, Palm, 
and Spray refused, Clonave following their example 
at the next obstacle. 

Chimney Sweep was first over Becher's Brook 
in advance of The Liberator, Rve and Master 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 215 

Mowbray, the latter showing the way over 
Valentine's. As they neared the made fence before 
the water in front of the stands, The Liberator 
rushed to the front, but was headed in a few strides 
by Shifnal, who cleared the water a length in front 
of Jackal, blaster Mowbray and the Liberator, who 
were nearly abreast ; all, in fact, got safely over except 
Chandos, who blundered on to his head and knees 
on landing, but was quickly recovered by Jewitt, 
rejoining his horses in a marvellous manner. 

As they streamed into the country The Liberator 
resumed the command, and Zero for the first time 
took his place amongst the leading runners. At 
the fence before Becher's Brook The Liberator fell, 
and both Spray and Thyra refused. Phryne now 
came to the fore, and Gamebird, who had been 
going remarkably well, came to grief, whilst 
Defence, who had been in the rear rank all along, 
retired. Captain Machell's pair now drew to the 
front, but Chandos over-jumped hiniselt at 
Valentine's and fell, whilst Zero followed suit at 
the next fence, Mr. " Roily " being seriously injured. 
Master Mowbray was the first on to the race-course, 
followed by Jackal, Shifnal, Congress, Regal, Rye 
and Chimney Sweep, but was beaten before 
reaching the first hurdle, as was Jackal. 



2i6 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

Retral on the right, Congress next the rails with 
Shifnal in the centre, now charoed the last hurdle 
in a line, and the P^psom horse retiring, a ding- 
dong' race home between the other two ended in 
favour of Regal by a neck. Some lengths behind 
Shifnal was third, Chimney Sweep fourth. Rye 
fifth, Jackal sixth and Master Mowbray seventh. 

Time : ii minutes 14 seconds. 

Value of stakes. ^1,510. 

The moment the weights were made public 
Chandos was pitched upon by prophets and 
punters alike as the probable winner of the 
Grand National. As time went on, so did the 
furore increase, the odds getting shorter and shorter 
until at last he was firmly established at 100 to 30. 

And very self-satisfied were his thick and thin 
supporters when, accompanied by Regal, he made 
his appearance on the course, and not without 
reason, for it is questionable whether a handsomer 
horse than Chandos has ever been seen in a Grand 
National field. On the other hand there was a 
business-like look about his stable companion which 
caused many a good judge, after a good look at the 
black son of Saunterer, to hie him to the ring tor a 
" saver " on the Captain's second string. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 217 

Captain Machell made no declaration to win, his 
pair running- quite independently of each other. As 
a matter of fact it was entirely guess work which was 
the best, for whilst they had gone four miles in each 
other's company over big fences at Kentford, where 
they were trained, on each occasion going and 
jumping equally well, Jewitt invariably riding 
Chandos and Joe Cannon, Regal, they had never 
been really tried together. 

Having gone so far we don't think we can do 
better than let the last-named eminent jockey take 
up the running on his own account. 

"The Captain (writes Mr. Cannon) was particularly 
fond of Chandos. Knowing what a tremendous 
horse he was over hurdles, and as he was jumping 
big fences to perfection and never seeming to tire in 
his long gallops over them, he naturally thought he 
could not be beat, although I always told him the 
black would win in my opinion. So strong was his 
conviction indeed, that after the weights came out 
he made up his mind to run Regal at Croydon, 
where, if he won he would get a penalty, and as I 
was going to ride him at Liverpool and naturally did 
not want his chance jeopardised, I told him (the 
Captain) before the race that I hoped he would find 
the fioor so as not to get one. 

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2i8 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

"' Though he did not actually fall, he did what 
was Just as good — went on to his nose and knees, 
and on recovering put his foot through the rein ; so 
Jewitt, who rode him, had to get off ' Well, you 
have got your wish.' remarked the Captain to me 
afterwards. 

"In most of the bets he made about Chandos — - 
and he had to take very short prices — Captain 
Machell had the black thrown in, so that he w^^n 
nearly every bet he made. When Chandos fell two 
fences from the canal bridge in the second round — 
he was palpably tiring at the time — I was lying three 
or four lengths behind him. 

" I told Jewitt on the morning of the race when 
riding them a canter, that Chandos didn't move 
so freely as he usually did, and he thought the 
same, and no doubt the horse was not quite right 
that day, although we both examined him very 
carefully after getting in and could find nothing 
amiss." 

Gallant old Conoress as he emeroed from the 
paddock with flag flying and a " fear no foe " appear- 
ance about him there was no mistaking, made many 
friends, and not without reason as it turned out. 

But let his rider, the evergreen Mr. E. P. 
Wilson, speak for himself. 




THE EARL OF MINTO. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 219 

" I was very unlucky," writes Mr. Wilson, "not 
to win on Congress, as in pulling out for Jack 
Goodwin. I came into contact with a fallen animal 
which certainly lost me many lengths. My horse 
came on his nose and knees, and I was hanoino- 
round his neck all across the next field, and had not 
recovered my irons when we jumped the next fence. 

" This left me in a bad position and took a lot of 
making up. You may remember we finished very 
wide — Joe Cannon right under the judge's box and 
yours truly bang the other side of the course. 

■'As for Congress he v/as certainly one of the 
best I ever rode." 

A characteristic, we might almost say historic, 
group was that when Zero, looking very business- 
like with his square cut tail and hogged mane, made 
his appearance on the course, with Mr. " Roily" on 
his back, his owner, familiarly known to a multitude 
of friends as " Pussy," on one side, and Tom 
Chaloner the jockey on the other. 

Who could have foretold that the wearer of the 
amber jacket was destined in later years to blossom 
out into a full-blown Viceroy of India ?* 

* The Earl of Minto, the present Viceroy of India, when a boy at 
Eton was popularly known as " Roily" Melgund. Hence the adoption 
of Mr. " Roily," for riding purposes, later on. 

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220 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

When Zero fell in the second round few people 
were probably aware how nearly a distuio^uished 
career was prematurely nipped in the bud. As a 
matter of fact, Mr. " Roily " narrowly escaped 
breaking his neck, Sir James Paget, who was hastily 
summoned, declaring that in the whole of his 
experience this was the only instance he knew of 
the vertebra going back into its place after being 
stretched, adding, that his noble patient's skeleton, if 
preserved, would be most valuable in consequence. 



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AUSTERLITZ. 

1877. 

Mr. F. G. Hobson's ch. h. Austcrlitz. by Rataplan 
— Lufra, 5 yrs., 10 st. 8 lb. ... ... Owner. 

Lord Lonsdale's b. g. Congress, a., i 2 st. 7 lb. 

J. Cannon. 
Mr. Moore's The Liberator, a.. 10 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. Thomas. 
Lord Lonsdale's Regai 6 yrs., 12 st. 2 lb. Jewitt. 
Mr. Gomm's Retigny^ a., 1 1 st. 6 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Sir M. Crofton's Shifnal, a., 1 1 st. 5 lb. 

R. LAnson. 
Captain Bates' Pride of Ki I dare, 6 yrs., 11 st. 4 lb. 

Canavan. 

Lord C. Beresford's Zei'o, a., 11 st. 2 lb. (including 

7 lb. extra) ... ... ... Sherrington. 

Mr. J. Johnson's Zd'/zaY, a., 11 st. ... Daniels. 

Lord AL Beresford's Chimney Siceep, a., 10 st. 131b. 

J. Jones. 
Mr. Moore's Ganiebird, a., 10 st. 11 lb. 

Mr. Appleton. 



222 



HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



Mr. A. Crofton's Sultana, a., lo st. ii lb. (including 
7 lb. extra) ... ... ... Mr. Beasley. 

Lord Downe's Earl Marshal, 6 yrs., lo st. lo lb. 

Mr. Roily. 
Sir C. F. Rushout's Arbitrator, 6 yrs., lo st. 6 lb. 

Mr. Crawshaw. 
Sir J. L. Kaye's Citizen, 6 yrs., lo st. 5 lb. 

W. Reeves. 
Mr. S. Davis' Dainty, a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. J. Goodwin. 









BETTING. 




100 to 


15 


agst 


Reugny. 


20 to I 


igst. Congress. 


7 „ 


I 




Chimney Sweep. 


20 ,, I 


„ Dainty. 


ICO „ 


14 




Shifnal. 


25 „ I 


., Gamebird 


8 „ 






Regal. 


25 V I 


„ Liberator. 


i^ V 






Citizen. 


'h'}) M I 


„ Lancet. 


12 „ 






Pride of Kildare. 


50 „ I 


„ Zero. 


14 V 






Arbitrator. 


50 >. I 


„ Sultana. 


15 „ 






Austerlitz. 







The Race. 

They were off at the first attempt, Austerlitz 
makino- the runnino" to the first fence, where he was 
passed by Zero, who led to Becher's Brook, when 
Citizen went to the front. The pace, which had 
been a "cracker" so far, quickened as the water 
was neared. Zero, Chimney Sweep, Citizen, and 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



223 



Congress, clearing it just in advance of Austerlitz 
and two others. 

At the fence before Becher's Brook, Zero refused. 



n 




Photo by Houghton, 



MR. J. CANNON. 



Mn7-gate. 



whilst Arbitrator, dead beat, fell at Valentine's. 
Austerlitz jumped on to the race-course with a clear 
lead of Chimney Sweep and The Liberator, the 
former of whom was beaten before reachino- the first 



224 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

flight of hurdles, as was Shifnal. At this point 
The Liberator momentarily headed Austerlitz and 
Dainty took third place, but before reaching the 
final hurdle, Austerlitz, vigorously ridden, went to 
the front again, and going on, won by four lengths 
from Congress, who took second place on sufferance, 
Chimney Sweep finishing fourth in front of the 
pulling up Dainty. 

Time : lo minutes lo seconds. 

Attracted doubtless by the weather, which was 
delightful for the time of year, a larger crowd than 
usual assembled at Aintree, to view the Grand 
National of 1877, the competitors for which were 
generally voted a very good-looking lot, none having 
a more taking appearance than Austerlitz, a very 
powerful, level-made horse, who probably would 
have started a much better favourite than he did, 
had he been ridden by anyone else but Mr. Hobson, 
in whose ability to win a race like the Grand 
National, owing probably to his well-known trick of 
hangfino- on to the back of his saddle when taking his 
jumps, the generality of backers declined to believe. 

That this opinion was shared by the supporters 
of the stable, notably Mr. Ben Harvey (said to be 
the real owner of the horse), was an undoubted fact. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL 225 

the expression on that gentleman's face, when the 
winner returned to the weiohing-room, being the 
reverse of " beaming." 

One thing is certain, " The Squire " rode a very 
pkicky and as it turned out, judicious race, making 
every possible use of his horse, and settling every- 
thing one by one, as they attempted to o\-erhaul 
him, his most dangerous opponent being The 
Liberator, who when they jumped on the race-course 
looked as much like winning as anything. 



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SHIFNAL. 

1S78. 

I. Mr. John Nightingall's br. h. Shifnal. by 

Saccharometer — Countess Amy, aged, 10 st. 

1 2 lb. ... ... ... ... J. Jones. 

-2. Captain A. Crofton's b. m. Martha, by Coroner — 

Martha, a., 10 st. 9 lb. (inckiding 7 lb. extra) 

Mr. T. Beasley. 

3. Mr. Moore's ch. m. Pride of Kildare, by Plum 

Pudding or Canary — Hibernia, a., 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. J. Moore. 

Mr. J. Jessop's Boyiic ]]\ifcr, 10 st. 12 lb. 

|. Adams. 

Captain Machell's fackaL 10 st. \2 lb. Jewitt. 

Mr. J. Heftbrd's Verity, 10 st. 10 lb. (including 

7 lb. extra) ... ... ... Gregory. 

Captain Davison's Miss Lizzie, 10 st. 7 lb. Hunt. 
Lord Lonsdale's Curator, 10 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Mr. G. Brown's His Lordship, 10 st. 5 lb. (carried 

lost. 7 lb.) R. LAnson. 






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THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



227 



Duke of Hamilton's llic Bear, lo st. 4 lb. 

R. Marsh. 
Mr. T. J. Clifford's Northflcet, 10 st. 3 lb. 

C. Lawrence. 
Mr. J. G. Blake's Tattoo. 10 st. 3 lb. 

W. Canavan. 



STARTING PRICES. 
9 to 2 agst. His Lordship. loo to 7 agst. Northfleet. 



5 „ 


I 


, B(jyne W 


ater. 




20 „ I , 


\'erity. 


6 „ 


I 


Kildare. 






20 ,, I , 


Martha. 


100 „ 


15 


, Shifnal. 






100 „ 3 , 


Tattoo. 


12 „ 


I , 


Jackal. 






25 M 1 , 


Miss Lizzie 


100 „ 


8 . 


The Bear 
















T 


HE 


Race. 





After a couple of breaks away Shifnal at once 
went to the front, closely followed by Miss Lizzie, 
Martha, and Jackal, the pace being- exceedingly slow. 
At the first fence, Northfieet fell and Tattoo, jinnp- 
ing sideways, cannoned against His Lordship and 
The Bear, knocking them both over. Meanwhile 
Martha was at the head of affairs and showed the 
way over Becher's Brook, at the next fence to which 
Jackal all but came down, thereby losing a lot of 
Qfround. 

Approaching Valentine's .Shifnal once more took 
the lead, jumping it two lengths ahead ot Miss 

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228 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Lizzie and Martha, the three landing' on to the 
race-course nearly abreast, the Epsom horse showing 
the way over the water a length ahead of Miss Lizzie 
and Martha, the latter of whom took up the running 
shortly after entering the country, her immediate 
followers being Shifnal and Pride of Kildare, behind 
whom were Miss Lizzie and Curator. 

Martha, half a leng-th ahead, was first on the race- 
course with Shifnal and Pride of Kildare at her heels, 
Jackal, Miss Lizzie and Curator toiling hopelessly 
in the rear ; and with Pride of Kildare not respond- 
ing to the call ot her jockey, and Shifnal being 
ridden hard it appeared as if she must win ; she tired, 
however, at the last fiight of hurdles, and Shifnal 
slowly but surely wearing her down, won a great 
race at last by two lengths. Pride of Kildare, ten 
lengths away, was third, Jackal fourth. Miss Lizzie 
fifth. Curator sixth and Boyne Water seventh. 

An objection to the winner on the ground of a 
cannon was overruled. 

Time: lo minutes 23 seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^1,690. 




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THE LIBERATOR. 

1879. 

1. Mr. G. Moore's b. g. The Liberator, by Daniel 

O'Connell — Mary O'Toole, aged, 11 st. 4 lb. 

Owner. 

2. Lord M. Beresford's ch. g. Jackal, by Caterer — 

Maggiore, a,, 11 st. (including 7 lb. extra) 

J. Jones. 

3. Capt. Crofton's b. m. Martha, by Coroner — 

Martha, a., 10 st, 13 lb. ... Mr. Beasley. 
Capt. Machell's y?r^4'V7/, 11 st. 10 lb. ... Jewitt. 
Marquis de Sauveur's U^ild Monarch, 11 st. 7 lb. 

Andrews. 
Mr. P. Doucie's Queen of Kildare, 1 i st. 5 lb. 

J. Doucie. 
Mr. Dunlop's i5*^?a7/wjr, 1 1 st. i lb. J. Cannon. 

Mr. Kus9,e\V':^ His Lordship, 10 st. 12 lb. Levitt. 
Sir J. L. Kaye's Marshal Niel, 10 st. 12 lb. 

Gavin. 
Mr. Denny's Victor IL, 10 st. i 2 lb. 

Mr. J. Beasley, 
Count Festetic, jun's., Brioand, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Count Metternich. 



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HEROES AND HEROINES OE 



Mr. T. D'Arcy Hoey's Bob Ridley, lo st. 9 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Mr. R. Stackpoole's Turco, lO st. 9 lb. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 
Mr, P. M. \. Saurin's Loi'd Marcus, 10 st. 9 lb. 

Mr. \V. Beasley. 
Mr. James Conolly's Rossainnorc, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Toole. 

Mr. Vyner's Bellringer, 10 st. 7 lb. (including- 7 lb. 

extra) ... ... Mr. A. Coventry. 

Duke of Hamilton's The Bear, 10 st. 7 lb. (includ- 
ing 5 lb. extra) ... ... R. Marsh. 

Sir T. Hesketh's Concha, 10 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. W. B. Morris. 



.STARTING PRICE.S. 



5 to 


2 


agst 


Regal. 






1,000 to 65 


agst Jackal. 


5 " 


I 


,, 


Liberator. 






20 „ 1 


„ Wild Monarch. 


10 „ 


I 


„ 


Bacchus. 






40 „ I 


Queen of Kildare. 


10 „ 


I 


11 


The Bear. 






50 ,1 I 


„ Martha. 


100 „ 


8 


„ 


\'ictor II. 






50 ,. I 


Concha. 


100 „ 


8 


,, 


Marshal N 


iel 




50 „ I 


,, Brigand. 


100 ,, 


6 


5) 


Turco. 






50 » ' 


„ Rossanmore. 


100 „ 


6 




Bellringer 


T 


ME 


Race. 





They were off at the first attempt, Jackal, Regal, 
and Bacchus beino- first to break the line. The 



THE GRAND XATIOXAL. 231 

fast pace as usual weeded the field somewhat, 
His Lordship and The Bear refusing, while Bell- 
ringer and Bacchus fell. Regal also blundered 
twice, losing a good deal of ground. Bob Ridley 
and Lord Marcus jumped Becher's Brook some 
lengths in front of 
the others, who were 

headed by The ^|^^^ 

Liberator, ^Lirtha, ^^^^^^^L 

Jackal, and Marshal ^^P^^^^B 

VI IT.- 1 J'^^0B^ W 

.\iel, and whipped ^ ^ 

■^-^ it 

in by Reoal and * «^|o[^ *-' 

^m^ i 

Brigand, and in this , .-.«^ 

order they jumped ^Q^T 

on the race-course, 
though they closed 
up before reaching 
the water, which 
was cleared by Bob 
Ridlev half a lenoth 

•^ -MR. O. MOORE. 

in advance of the 

others. Going into the country the second time 
The Liberator drew into fourth place, a position 
he improved upon after jumping Becher's Brook, at 
which Marshal Niel fell, \ictor II. dropping out 
soon afterwards. Bob Ridlev and Lord Marcus 




232 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

were first on the race-course, closely followed 
by The Liberator, whilst at a clear interval came 
Wild Monarch, Martha, Regal, Rossanmore, and 
Turco, well ahead of Brigand. 

Once in the straight Lord Marcus was beaten, and 
with Bob Ridley compounding at every stride 
Mr. Moore sent The Liberator to the front, and 
drawing away from the last fiight of hurdles went on 
and won in the commonest of canters by ten lengths. 
Jackal, two lengths away, was second, being a length 
in front of Martha ; Wild Monarch was fourth. Bob 
Ridley fifth, Regal sixth, Rossanmore seventh, and 
Lord Marcus eighth. 

Time: lo minutes 12 seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^1,900. 

The Liberator, who was bred by Mr. Stokes of 
Mount Hawke in Ireland, in 1869, ran for the first 
time at Cork Park Races when a five-year-old, and 
some months afterwards was sold for ^600 to 
Mr. Enoch. 

In 1876 he ran for the first time in the Grand 
National, when he was not mentioned in the betting 
and fell in the actual race. 

Soon afterwards, not reaching the reserve of a 
thousand set upon him, when put up to auction at 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 233 

Enoch's Repository in Dublin, Mr. Garrett Moore 
acquired half of him for five hundred and rode him 
in the Grand Hurdle Race at Croydon in 1877. 
His next essay was the Grand National of the 
same year, when, carrying 10 st. 12 lb. and ridden 
by Mr. Thomas, he ran third. In 1878, though 
entered for the race, he didn't run, though on 
paper he appeared to have a chance second to 
none. 

A great favourite with the general public, who 
are always partial to a consistent performer, he 
was heavily backed all over the country on this 
occasion, though at one time it looked rather 
doubtful if he would see the post, he having been 
seized with a muscular affliction after one of his 
gallops, which so affected him for the moment, that 
a van was sent for to get him back to his stable. 
On second thoughts, however, it was thought best 
not to allow him to stand still, but to keep him 
moving, a mode of procedure which, though perhaps 
having a harsh sound about it, was in reality quite 
the wisest course which could have been adopted. 

The Liberator was a knowing old customer, 
and quite aware of the difference between the 
fences at the meetinos round about London and 
those at Liverpool. The former he would brush 

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234 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

through, but with the others he knew he couldn't 
take a liberty without personal damage to himself, 
so would do his best accordingly. 

A sensation was provided at the last moment by 
an application for an injunction for restraining Mr. 
Garrett Moore from running The Liberator in the 
Grand National. The Master of the Rolls in 
Dublin decided, however, that under the terms of 
partnership entered into with Mr. Plunkett Taaffe, 
Mr. Moore had a perfect right to run the horse. 

It would indeed have been hard lines if owing to 
a legal quibble the popular " Garry ' had been 
deprived of setting the final seal on his fame as a 
o;entleman rider. 

The following year The Liberator, carrying" 
12 St. 7 lb. and again ridden by his owner, ran 
second, whilst in i88i and 1882 he fell on each 
occasion. 

Though his name will go down to posterity as the 
rider of The Liberator, Mr. Moore will tell you that 
the horse he was more closely identified with than 
anv other, durins^ his lono- and successful career in 
the saddle, was Scots Grey, on whom he won 
many a good race, not the least important of 
them being the Bristol Steeplechase, in 1875, then 
run for the first time. 




.OR II .MARCUS i;erp:sforij. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 235 

His steeplechasing days over, The Liberator was 
presented to Mr. Manser of Newmarket with a view 
to a happy home, and having- taught two of his sons 
to ride, one of them took him out one day with the 
Newmarket drag, and started him so badly that the 
good old horse had to be destroyed. 



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EMPRESS. 

1880. 

1. Mr. P. Ducrot's ch. m. Eniprcss, by Blood Royal 

— Jeu des Mots, 5 yrs., 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. T. Beasley. 

2. Mr. G. Moore's b. g. The Liberator, by Dan 

O'Connell — Mary O'Toole, a., 12 st. 7 lb. 

Owner. 

3. Colonel Lloyd's gr. g. Downpatrick, by Master 

Bagot — Lady Wilde, 6 yrs., 10 st. 7 lb. 

Gavin. 
Lord Aylesford's Regal, 1 1 st. i i lb. J. Cannon. 
Mr. John Nightingall's Sliifnal, 11 st. it lb. 

Captain .Smith. 

Count de St. Sauveur's ]]Hd Monareh, i i st. 

1 1 lb. ... ... .. ... R. I'Anson. 

Captain Kirkwood's ]]\iodbrook, 11 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. PL Beasley. 
Mr. E. Will's Victor II., 10 st. 7 lb. Mr. Morris. 
Mr. J, SchawelTs Victoria, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. J. Beasley. 
Mr. P. Aaron's Gunlock, 10 st. 5 lb. ... Davis. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 237 

Mr. J. F. Lee-Barber's Jupiter Toiians, 10 st. 
S lb.... ... ... ... ... Owner. 

Mr. C. Howard's Sleigh t of Hand, 10 st. 4 lb. 

Childs. 
Mr. S. Davis' Dainty, 10 st. 2 lb. ... Darlino-. 

Mr. Greenall's St. Georgw 10 st. 2 lb. ... Levitt. 







BETTING. 






5 to I 


agst. 


, Regal. 


25 to I 


agst. 


Woodbrook. 


11 „ 2 




The Liberator. 


25 „ I 


11 


St. George. 


II „ 2 




Wild Monarch. 


loo „ 3 


„ 


(iunlock. 


100 „ 15 




Downpatrick. 


50 ,, I 


„ 


Jupiter Tonans. 


8 „ I 




Empress. 


50 » I 


,, 


Sleight of Hand 


100 „ 7 




Victoria. 


50 n I 


)) 


Victor II. 


20 „ I 




Shifnal. 

TlIK 


66 „ I 

Rack. 


)) 


Dainty. 



The flag fell at the second attempt, Downpatrick 
at once going to the front closely followed by 
Victoria, the two being just clear of Woodbrook, 
Shifnal, Wild Monarch, and Jupiter Tonans. 
Sleight of Hand and Gunlock havino- refused the 
first fence, St. George followed their example at 
the next, whilst Regal came down. 

No change took place until nearing Valentine's 
Brook, when Jupiter Tonans drew out with a long- 
lead, which he maintained to the race-course, where 
he gave way to Downpatrick. 



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HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



As thev streamed into the country the second 
time, Jupiter Tonans once more rushed to the front, 
and was soon a long way ahead, Shitnal, Wood- 
brook, and Wild Monarch tailing off at Becher's 
Brook. 




Once on the race-course, Jupiter Tonans, who 
up till now had been going better than anything, 
began to hold out signals of distress, and before 
reaching the first lot of hurdles, was passed by 
Downpatrick and Empress, the latter of whom took 
up the running, and jumping the last Hight of all 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 239 

in advance of the others, went on and won by two 
lenorths, The Liberator, who Mr. Garrett Moore 
had brought up with a tremendous rush at the 
finish, beating" Downpatrick by a head for second 
place. Two lengths off Jupiter Tonans was fourth, 
Woodbrook fifth. Wild Monarch sixth, Victor IL 
seventh, and Mctoria eighth, whilst Shifnal and 
Dainty walked in with the crowd. 

Time: 10 minutes 20 seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^1,250. 

\he winner, who was a fine powerful chestnut 
mare standing over sixteen hands, was bred by 
Mr. Lindisay in h'eland in 1875. She ran for the 
first time at Baldoyle in 1878, and was sold that 
summer to Mr. Linde, at whose place she at once 
commenced her jumping education. 

Mr. Beasley, her rider, lost a stirrup during the 
latter part of the race, and in trying to regain it, 
lost a o"Ood deal of oround, but the moment the 
mare was fairly set going again, the way she passed 
her horses one by one, was a caution. 

How little affected was Empress by her four mile 
and a-half gallop, may be gathered from the fact 
that she is said to have cleared close on thirt)- feet 
when jumping the last hurdle. 



WOODBROOK. 

1881. 

1. Captain Kirkwood's ch. g'. IVoodbrook, by The 

Lawyer — Doe, aged, r i si. 3 lb. 

Mr. T. Beasley. 

2. Captain Machell's bk. g. Rega/^ a., 11 st. 12 lb. 

Jewitt. 

3. Mr. Leopold de Rothschild's b. h. Thornjield, 

5 yrs., 10 St. 9 lb. ... ... R. Marsh. 

Mr. G. Moore's The Liberator, 12 st. 7 lb. 

Owner. 
Captain Ducrot's Fair ll^inci, 10 st. i^) ^t. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 
Sir George Chetwynd's Abbot oj St. Marys, 
10 St. 9 lb. (including 7 lb. extra). 

J. Adams. 
Mr. C. G. Way's Little Prince, 10 st. 8 lb. 

S. Canavan. 
Mr. A. Peel's Nezu Glasgoiu, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Captain Smith. 
Mr. T. G. Baird- Hay's Montaubau, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. A. Coventry. 



O'^ 







THE GRAND NATIONAL. 
Mr. R. Carinoton's C/vss Oucstion, lo st. 



241 



J. Jones. 
Captain Machell's llic Scot, 10 st. F. Webb. 

Mr. Vyner's /Y?(^///.*r, 10 st. ... ... Hunt. 

Mr. A. Y:A.tQss Buj'idan, lost. ... ... Childs. 



BETTING. 
1 1 to 2 atrst. Thornfield. 1 1 to i ao-st. New Glasgow. 



^^ „ 


I , 


, Woodbrook. loo „ 7 , 


, Montauban. 


100 „ 


15 „ The Liberator. loo „ 7 , 


, Fair Wind. 


100 „ 


15 , 


, Cross Question. 25 „ i , 


, The Scot. 


8 „ 


I , 


, Abbot of St. Mary's. 25 „ i , 


, Fabius. 


II .5 


I , 


, Regal. 40 ,1 I . 

The Race. 


, Little Prince 



The horses got off at the first attempt, The 
Liberator and Thornfield (luicklv Q^oino- to the front. 
At the very first fence Buridan and Fabius refused 
and took no further part in the race, whilst Little 
Prince followed their example at the next. The 
Liberator, still in advance, showed the way over 
Becher's Brook, but fell shortly after at \'alentine's. 
]Mr. Moore, notwithstanding his shoulder had been 
bruised by Cross Question, who was just behind, 
(|uickly remounting. Woodbrook now took up the 
running, landing on the race-course with a five or 
six lengths' lead of Moniauban, New GlasQ-ow and 



242 HKROKS AND HEROIXKS OF 

Fciirwintl, a position he held to the water, at which 
Regal was last, two hundred yards in the rear. 

At the second fence out in the country, Fairwind 
refused, but was quickly set i^oino- again. Ko change 
occurred during the next mile, W^oodbrook again 
leading on to the race-course with Montauban and 
New Glasgow still in attendance, Cross Question 
dividing him from Captain Machell's pair, and The 
Liberator whipping them in. Cross Question now 
began to fall away, and Regal took second place, New- 
Glasgow third with Abbot of St. Mary's and The 
Scot on the outside, and Thorniield hugging the 
rails. 

Two hurdles from home The x^bbot and The 
Scot were out of it, and with Dick Marsh riding 
Thornfield hard to get on terms with New Glasgow, 
the remainder of the race may be described 
as a procession ; Woodbrook, who for three parts 
of the journey had never once been headed, winning 
in most leisurely fashion by four lengths. 
Thornfield was third, New Glasgow fourth. The 
Scot fifth, Abbot of St. Mary's sixth. Cross 
Question seventh, Montauban eighth, and The 
Liberator last. 

Time : i i minutes 50 seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^980. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 243 

The weather on this occasion was of about as dis- 
aoreeable a description as could well he imagined, 
rain, sleet and snow ialling almost without 
intermission during the day. Nevertheless the 
course and stands were crowded in all parts, a 
state of things attributable in a great measure to 
the presence of the Empress of Austria, who had 
been hunting in Cheshire all through the winter, and 
who, no doubt, took a special interest in the race 
owing to the tact that some time previously, when 
over in Ireland, she had paid a visit to Mr. Linde 
at the Curragh, and witnessed the jumping of the 
horses under his charge. 

Another interesting feature of the day's pro- 
ceedings was the fact that Fred Webb, the well- 
known flat race jockey, made his debut as a steeple- 
chase rider, on the back of Captain Machell's second 
string, The Scot, whom he succeeded in getting fifth. 

The race proved a one-horse affair all through, 
Wooclbrook taking the lead before a quarter of the 
distance had been traversed, and never afterwards 
being headed. The winner was bred in 1874 by 
Captain Kirkwood of Woodbrook. from which 
place the horse took his name. 

He first ran in 1878, and the next year won the 
Sefton Steeplechase at the Liverpool Autumn 

212 



244 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Meeting', but was disqualified on the ground of 
insufticient description. In 1880 he was fifth to 
Empre.ss in the Grand National, and on this occasion 
was successful, as we have seen, being subsequently 
sold to Mr. Oeschlaeger for /, 1,300. 

Woodbrook died the following year at New- 
market. 




From a put lire in possession SEAMAN. 

of Lord Maimers. WINNER OF THE GRAND NATIONAL OF 1 88: 

(l.ORD MANNERS.) 



SEAMAN. 

1SS2. 

1. Lord Manners' b. g. Scannin, by Xenophon 

Lena Rivers, 6 yrs., 11 st. 6 lb. .. Owner. 

2. Mr. John Gubbins' b. g. Cyrus, by Xenophon, 

dam by Newton-le-Willows, 5 yrs., 10 st. 9 lb. 

Mr. T. Beasley. 

3. Mr. Clayton's ch. f. Zocdoiu\ by New Oswestry 

— Miss Honiton, 5 yrs., 10 st. Capt, Smith. 
Mr. W. H. Moore's The Liberator, 12 st. 7 lb. 

J. Adams. 
Mr. J. B. Leigh's The Seot, 11 st. 8 lb. Jewitt. 
Mr. C. Cunningham's Wild JMouareh, 10 st. i 2 lb. 

Andrews, 
Duke ot Hamilton's Ecul de lie, 10 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. D. Thirlwell. 
Mr. T. G. Baird- Hay's JMoutaitbau, 10 st. 7 lb. 

G. \\ addington. 
Mr. Bunbury's Mohican, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 
Captain Machell's Fay, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 



246 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

Mr. H. Rymill's /on i/ ion, lo st. 5 lb. Sensier. 

Mr. P. Georoe's Black Priucw 10 st. V . Wynne. 

BETTING. 

loo to 30 aybt. Mohican \\). loo to 7 agst. Wild Monarch (t). 

g ,, 2 „ Cyrus (t). 20 „ 1 ,, The Liberator (t). 

5 „ I ,. The Scot. 20 „ I „ Zoedone (t). 

10 „ I „ Seaman (t). 50 „ i „ Ignition (t). 
100 ,, 8 ,, Eau dc Vie (t). 

PLACE BETTING. 



Evens on The Scot (t). 






I GO to 30 agst. 


Wild Monarch (t), 


„ Cyrus (t). 






4 ', I „ 


Zoedone (t). 


II to 8 agst. Mohican (t). 






4 ^, I ,1 


Montauban (t). 


2 „ I „ Seaman (t). 






4 „ I „ 


The Liberator (t). 


3 „ I „ Y:\y (t). 






5 '< I i> 


Black Prince (t). 


3 „ I „ Eau de Vie (t). 






5 51 I 55 


Ignition (tj. 




T 


HE 


Race. 





When they got away in a perfect downfall of sleet 
and snow Wild Monarch dashed to the front, followed 
by Eau de Vie and Cyrus, and in this order they 
reached the second fence, where Ignition refused. 
At Becher's Brook Eau de Vie took a clear lead, a 
position she held until after jumping the water in 
front of the stand, immediately after passing which 
she ran out of the course. At the second time 
round Black Prince, Mohican and The Liberatcjr 
came down, whilst at the next Wild Monarch tell 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 247 

and broke his leg. Zoedone then took up the 
runninLi- t*^ the next fence, where Fay came to grief, 
J'he Scot following suit when a inile from home. 

Zoedone, still maintaining the lead, was the first 
on the race-course, hoth" jjursued by Seaman and 
Cvrus. She had shot her bolt at the last tlig-ht of 

- o 

hurdles but one, when she was passed by both 
Cyrus and Seaman, the former of whom took the 
lead with every appearance of keeping it until a 
hundred yards from the chair, when Lord Manners 
l^ringing up his horse with one run, won a 
magnificent race by a head. 

Time : 10 minutes 42 2/5 seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^1,535. 

Pedigree and Performances of Seaman. 

Seaman, a six-year-old horse, by Xenophon — 
Lena Rivers, by Brockley, was bred by Captain 
Gubbins and ran through all his earlier engage- 
ments in the name of Mr. Linde. Just prior to Christ- 
mas, 1881, he passed into Lord Manners' possession 
for, it was stated, ^2,000. In 1880 Seaman ran 
only once, when he won the ^1 embers' Plate at 
Longford, but in 1881 out of five engagements he 
was successful in three, viz., the F"irst Liverpool 



248 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Hunt Steeplechase, the Conyngham Cup at the 
Kildare and National Hunt Meeting at Punches- 
town, and the Auteuil Grand Hurdle Race in lune. 
This was his last public appearance till the Grand 
National. 

When Lord Manners bought Seaman from 
Mr. Linde in i8Si, neither that gentlenian nor 
Captain Machell thought he would stand training for 
a severe race, and as a matter of fact he was only 
three parts trained when he ran his memorable race 
in the Grand National. Add to this the fact that 
he broke down badly on landing over the last fence, 
and his gallant fight against apparently hopeless 
odds will be all the better appreciated. 

Being of no further use for racing purposes after 
this. Seaman retired into private life, and for years 
afterwards was used as a hack by his noble owner 
and his children. 

There are few who will dissent from Lord 
Manners in laying claim to Seaman being quite an 
exceptional horse, but there are a good many who 
will most certainly beg to differ from him. when in 
his modestv, he lays stress on his inexperience as a 
jockey as an additional proof of his horse's 
excellence. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 249 

Granted the inexperience, we feel certain that the 
consensus of opinion —certainly amonost those who 
were lucky enough to witness this niemorable 
strugo-le— would be that the man, who on a broken- 
down horse, with the elements against him in the 
shape of a blinding snowstorm, was capable of 
getting the best of such a doughty opponent as 
Tommy Heaslev, on his favourite battle Q^round, at 
the end (jf a long and tiring finish, was well able to 
clef)' criticism as regards his horsemanship. 



2 K 



ZOEDONE. 



1883. 



Count C. Kinskysch. m. Zocdouc, by New Oswestry 
— -Miss Honiton, 6 yrs., 11 st. ... Owner. 

Mr. P. George's Black Pn'iicc, a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

Canavan. 
Colonel J. Lloyd's Dounipatrick, a., 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. T. Widger. 
Major Bunbury's Mohican. 6 yrs., 12 st. i lb. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 
Duke of Hamilton's Eau dc Vie, a., i i st. 10 lb. 

?^Ir. D. Thirlwell 
Mr. T. McDougal's Athlacca, a., 11 st. 4 lb. 

J. Adams. 
Mr. J. Gubbins' Zitclla, 5 yrs., i i st. 2 lb. 

Mr. T. Beasley. 
Lord Yarborough's Aloutaubau, a., 10 st. 9 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Lord Rossmore's Cortohiu, 6 yrs., 10 st. 5 lb. 

Barker. 
Mr, Davis' yc?//i' .SV;- foJiii, 6 yrs., 10 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. A. Coventry. 



?^ 



SI w 

£ <^ 2 

PS hH t-> 

> D 

I? 7^ O 




f M 



THK GRAND NATIONAL. 251 



BETTING. 

3 to I agst. Zitella. 9 to i agst. Montauban. 

9 „ 2 „ Eau de \'ie. 100 „ 8 ,, Zoedone. 

100 „ 12 „ Jolly Sir John. ico „ 7 ., Dounpatrick. 

9 ,, I ,, ^Mohican. 100 ,, 3 ., Cortohin. 

y „ I ,, Athlacca. 100 ,, 3 ,. Black Prince. 



The Race. 

Off at the first attempt Montauban went to the 
front at a slow pace, the well-backed Jolly Sir John 
refusino- at the second fence, and o-ettino- rid of Mr. 
Coventry. After jumping- Becher's Brook Zitella 
assumed the lead, landing on to the race-course 
just ahead of Zoedone, the pair taking the water 
together, clear of Montauban, Black Prince, and Eau 
de Vie. 

Before reaching Becher's Brook the second time, 
Zoedone took up the running, and at Valentine's 
was twelve lengths ahead of the now beaten Zitella. 

From this point Zoedone had it all her own way, 
and thouo^h she knocked down the last hurdle but 
one, w^ent on and won with the greatest ease by ten 
lengths, Black Prince being second, six lengths ahead 
of Downpatrick. 

Time : 1 1 minutes 39 seconds. 

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252 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

Rain fell heavily in the early morning, but it 
cleared up in g'ood time, and nothing- could have 
been finer overhead when racing commenced. 
There were not so many people present as in former 
races, owing probably to the fact that there were 
fewer runners than usual for the big event and 
consequently less excitement. Notwithstanding this 
drawback, coupled with the fact that the ten runners, 
taken on the whole, were not so showy a lot as usual, 
the race was in many respects an interesting one. 

That Count (now Prince) Charles Kinsky was no 
tyro to the game everyone was aware, for had he not 
already won the Great Sandown Steeplechase on 
Zoedone.^ But few, we fancy, were prepared for his 
brilliant performance on this occasion, it being hard 
to say which to admire most, his bold horsemanship 
or good judgment, qualities which, we think, will be 
generally admitted do not always go hand in hand. 
The purchase of the mare, as related to us by the 
Prince, was not the least interesting part of the story. 

It was at Newmarket immediately after the race 
for the Cesarewitch, won by Corrie Roy, and the 
Count, highly delighted at winning a thousand, 
havinof seen the horse led back, was returnintj to 
the enclosure, when who should he meet but his 
friend Mr. E. E. Clayton, who at that time owned 







CO 
00 
GO 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



253 



Zoedone, and the conversation turning to the 
mare, on whom the Count had long had a wistful 
eye, what more natural than that it should suddenly 
occur to him, that it wouldn't be half a bad invest- 
ment for his money it he could persuade the astute 
owner to part with 
Zoedone at a price. 
And " Uncle " Clay- 
ton being willing, a 
bargain was struck 
on the spot, the 
price being eight 
hundred guineas 
down with a con- 
tingency of two 
hundred more if the 
mare won the Grand 
National. 

'' Ivlde ILlSt as 11 Plioto. by Dickinson and hosier. 

PRINCE CHARLES KINSKY. 

you were out hiuit- 

ing the first time round. After that, and not before, 
you can begin to look about you and see what the 
others are doing." 

Such was the advice given to Count Kinsky, 
just before niounting, by a veteran trainer. And 




254 THE (iRANi; NATIONAL. 

most people who saw the race will agree that it was 
carried out to the letter. 

That it was a more than credital)le performance 
on the part of Zoedone was beyond (]uestion, tor not 
only was there more plough than usual, and the 
o-oin!^", owing to the recent heavy raintall, exception- 
ally heavy, but the fences this year were on a niuch 
larger scale than usual. 



VOLUPTUARY. 

18.S4. 

1. Mr. H. F. lioyd's h. g. i'ohtptuarw by 

Crcniorne — Miss Evelyn, 6 yrs., 10 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. E. F. Wilson. 

2. Mr. A. Mciher's b. m. I^'rioatc. by (iunboat — 

Fair Maid of Kent. 6 yrs., i i st. 3 lb. (includ- 
ing 7 lb. extra) ... ... Mr. H. lieasley. 

3. Capt. Fisher's br. i^-. Roquefort, by W'inslow- 

Cream Cheese, 5 yrs., 10 st. 5 lb. J. Childs. 
Count Kinsky's Zocdoiu\ 12 st. 2 lb. Owner. 

Mr. J. Gubbins' Zitclla. 12 st. Mr. T. Beasley. 
Mr. J. B. Leigh's Cyrus, 11 st. 12 lb. J. Jewitt. 
Capt. Machell's Regal, 11 st. 6 lb. ... \\\ Hunt. 
H. R. H. The Prince (^f Wales' The Scot, 1 i st. 3 lb. 

|. Jones. 
Mr. R. Sheriffe's Albert Cecil, 11 st. 2 lb. 

Owner. 
Mr. Oehlschlaeger's A/tv?, 10 st. 12 lb. (including 

5 lb. extra) Mr. W. H. Moore. 

Mr. P. George's Black J^rinee, 10 st. 11 lb. 

Mr. T. W^ido-er. 



256 HEROES AND HEROIXES OF 

Mr. E. \\\ Tritton's Sa/cl/i/c\ lost. 5 lb. 

My. J. Heasley. 
Sir W. Eden's Tom Jones, 10 st. 4 lb. 

Capt. Lee-l)arber. 
Lord Rossmorc's Cortolviu, 10 st. Capt. Smith. 
Duke of Hamilton's Terrier, 10 st. 

Mr. U. Thirlwell. 
Winner trained by Mr. T. Wilson, jun., Herrinoton, 
Warwickshire. 

liETTING AT THE START. 



6 to 1 ayst. The Scot. 



100 to 7 agst. Zoedone. 



8 „ I 


, Satellite. 


100 , 


7 !) 


Zitella. 


100 „ 12 


, Coitohin. 


100 , 


, 6 „ 


Idea. 


9 „ I 


, Roquefort. 


20 , 


1 1 M 


Regal. 


9 „ I 


Cyrus. 


^5 , 


, I » 


Tom Jones 


10 „ I 


Frigate. 


1)1> 1 


, 1 ,, 


Terrier. 


10 „ I 


, Voluptuary. 


50 . 


) I » 


Any other. 



PLACE BETTING. 



2 to ] aLiSt. Frigate. 



2 „ I , 


, The Scot. 


2 „ I , 


, Voluptuary. 


2 „ I , 


Roquefort. 


2 „ I 


Satellite. 


9 „ 4 . 


, Zoedone. 


5 „ 2 , 


, Cyrus. 



5 to 2 


agst. 


Black Prince 


7 „ 2 




Zitella. 


7 „ 2 




Cortolvin. 


9 „ 2 




Idea. 


5 „ ^ 




Terrier. 


6 „ I 




Tom Jones. 


10 „ I 




Regal. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 257 

The Race. 

When the flag fell to a capital start at the first 
attempt, The Scot was first away. Regal, Cyrus, 
Cortolvin, Frigate, Black Prince, and Satellite 
following close at his heels. 

Owing to the thick mist which prevailed it was 
difticult for those at a distance to see what the horses 
were doing. 

However, Cortolvin could be made out bang in 
front and was first over Becher's Brook, and there 
was no material change until coming to the water in 
front of the stand, which Regal cleared in advance 
of the rest. 

Entering the country for the second time 
Cortolvin once more took up the running, and 
shortly after passing Becher's Brook The Scots 
chance of winning was extinguished by his jumping 
into, instead of over a fence. 

Regal falling lame, was pulled up shortly after- 
wards, and about a mile and a quarter from home 
Tom Jones came to grief. 

N earing the race-course it was plain that only 
six were in the hunt, viz., Zoedone, Black Prince, 
Cyrus, Roquefort, Frigate, and Voluptuary, and of 
these Zoedone, Cyrus, and Black Prince were beaten 

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258 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

directly they entered the straight. From this point 
the race was reduced to a match between Voluptuary 
and Frigate, who came away by themselves, and 
though the Irish mare momentarily flattered her 
backers, she hit the last hurdle very hard, and 
Voluptuary flying it in splendid fashion, galloped in 
a clever winner by four lengths. Six lengths away 
Roquefort was third. 

Time : lo minutes 5 seconds. 

Sundry circumstances conspired to prevent the 
Grand National of 1884 being the social success 
predicted for it with more than usual confidence. 

Xo begin with, the day was dull and overcast, 
and the course itself enveloped in such a thick 
mist that hardly anything of what the horses were 
doing could be seen from the stand. 

Then The Scot, who not only carried the 
confidence of his Royal owner, but that of a large 
proportion of the sporting public as well, must 
needs jump into a fence instead of over it, when 
looking as dangerous as anything. 

Finally, hardly had the winner passed the post, 
when a telegram was handed to the Prince 
conveying the sad news of his brother the Duke 
of Albany's sudden death. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 259 

Needless to say, this untoward event cast a 
gloom over the proceedings for the rest of the day, 
and though it was not deemed expedient to 
postpone racing, several prominent owners, notably 
the Duke of Montrose and Sir George Chetwynd, 
declined to start their horses. 

The winners was certainly a remarkable per- 
formance, for this was the first time the horse had 
ever gone over a country in public. 

His racing career at an end, Voluptuary was 
sold to Mr. Leonard Boyne, the well-known actor, 
who nightly appeared on his back in the Grand 
National scene, in the sensational drama of the 
" Prodioal Dauohter," then beine plaved to 
crowded houses at Drury Lane Theatre, Lord 
Rosebery's cast-off jumping the water night after 
night in quite as brilliant a style as he had done at 
Aintree. 

LIproarious though the applause was which 
invariably accompanied this performance, it was 
nothing to the shout of delight from the gallery 
which greeted the unhappy jockey who, for an extra 
fee of five shillings, nightly tumbled into the water 
for their delectation. 

Steeplechase jockeys, with few exceptions, are 
none too highly paid at any time ; but we question 

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26o THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

whether so moderate a riding fee as that just 
mentioned would be accepted by any member of 
their precarious calHng-, no matter what his 
circumstances might be. 



ROQUEFORT. 

1885. 

1. Mr. A. Cooper's b. g. Roquefort, by Winslow — 

Cream Cheese, 6 yrs., 1 1 st. Mr. E. P. Wilson. 

2. Mr. Maher's b. m. Frigate, by Gunboat — Fair 

Maid of Kent, a., 11 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 

3. Capt. Machell's bl. g. Black Prince, by Warden 

of Galway — P^mpress, a., 10 st. 5 lb. 

T. Skelton. 
Count Ch. Kinsky's ch. m. Zoedone, i r st. 11 lb. 

Owner. 
Mr. Hungerford's Lioness, 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. G. Lambton. 
Capt. E. R. Owen's Kihvorth, 1 1 st. 6 lb. 

Owner. 
Mr. H. B. Craio-'s Candahar, 10 st. 12 lb. 

W. Hunt. 
Mr. Dane's y^o/Zr Sir John, 10 st. 12 lb. 

W. Nightingall. 
Mr. James Daly's Belmont, 10 st. 11 lb. 

\\\ D. Canavan. 



262 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. R. Sheriffe's Albert Cecil, \o st. 9 lb. 

J. Childs. 
Mr. H. cle Windt's Laiio- Syne, 10 st. 8 lb. (in- 
cluding 5 lb. extra) ... T. Hall. 

Mr. |. Rutherford's ^.rw///.?A-r, lost. 71b. Sayers. 
Capt. Armitage's Red Hussa}\ lost. 7 lb. Owner. 
Mr. H. T. Barclay's Ben More, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. W. H. Moore. 
Mr. C. Ascher's Dog- Fox, 10 st. 3 lb. 

Capt. Lee- Barber. 
Mr. Zigomala's Redpath, 10 st. 3 lb. 

Mr. A. Coventry. 
Duke of Hamilton's Harlequin, \o st. 

D. Sensier. 
Mr. E. Jay's Gamecock, 10 st. ...W. E. Stephens. 
Colonel J. Lloyd's Doivnpatrick, 10 st. 

Capt. W. B. Morris. 
Winner trained by Swatton. 



START BETTING. 



100 to 30 agst. Roquefort. 



25 to I agst. Candahar. 



5 11 


I 




Zoedone. 


25 ,, T 1 


Dog Fox. 


7 ■,-, 


I 




Frigate. 


25 ,1 I ,1 


Axminster. 


10 „ 


I 




Kil worth. 


33 „ I , 


Black Prince. 


100 ,, 


8 


i) 


Ben More. 


50 ., I , 


Red Hussar. 


100 „ 


6 


,, 


Belmont. 


50 ,, I , 


Harlequin. 


20 „ 


I 


)5 


Redpath. 


50 » I . 


, Jolly Sir John. 


20 „ 


I 


!5 


Downpatrick. 


50 » I 1 


Gamecock. 


20 „ 


I 


„ 


AllDert Cecil. 







THE GRAND NATIOxXAL. 263 



PLACE BETTING. 



Evens agst. Roquefort. 

6 to 4 „ Frigate. 

7 „ I ,, Black Prince. 



The Race. 



At the second attempt a good start was made, 
Black Prince showing- the way to Candahar, Frigate, 
Axminster, Redpath and Ben More, Zoedone even 
at the start showing right at the rear. 

At the first fence Harlequin came down, Roque- 
fort and Dog Fox taking second and third places 
respectively, followed by Albert Cecil and 
Axminster, By the time Becher's Brook was 
reached Black Prince had again gone to the front, 
and went on from Roquefort, Albert Cecil, Axminster 
and Ben More, Kil worth falling at the ditch. and- 
hedge fence. 

Going on thence to Valentine's Brook Down- 
patrick rushed to the front and showed the way to 
Red Hussar, Black Prince and Gamecock, with 
Roquefort, Albert Cecil and Axminster next. 

Approaching the canal bridge Belmont, Dog 
Fox, Black Prince, Albert Cecil and Red Hussar 
again formed the first division, but as they came 
on to the course Dovvnpatrick again rushed to the 



264 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

front, but gave way before reaching' the water in 
front of the stand to Red Hussar, who cleared it in 
advance of Lang Syne, Frigate, Downpatrlck and 
Roquefort. 

At the fence before Becher s Brook Zoedone fell, 
lying prostrate for some time, whilst Candahar refused 
at the brook and was pulled up, as was Belmont 
after clearing it. At the next fence Ben More fell. 

Meanwhile Gamecock had got up to the leaders 
and after Valentine's Brook had been crossed he got 
the lead for the first time, but not for long, for at 
the ditch-and-fence rail near the canal bridge he 
also came to grief 

Dog Fox was the first to reach the race-course, 
followed by Roquefort, Redpath and Frigate. 

When fairly in the line for home, however, 
Roquefort resumed the lead, and though vigorously 
challenged by Frigate at the second flight of 
hurdles from home, he held his own to the end, 
winning easily in the end by two lengths. 

Black Prince was third, four lengths away, 
Redpath was fourth, Axminster fifth, Albert Cecil 
sixth, Dog Fox seventh, Lioness eighth, and Red 
Hussar ninth. 

Time : lo minutes lo seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^1,035. 



THE GRAND NATIOxNAL. 265 

The race this year was a memorable one, if only 
on account of the detestable act of villainy which, 
elaborately planned and successfully carried out, 
deprived Count — now Prince — Charles Kinsky of the 
great chance he unquestionably possessed of winning 
the Grand National for the second time on his 
favourite mare, Zoedone. Some days before the 
race, her owner had been warned by anonymous 
correspondents that a plot was on foot to make his 
mare " safe, " and the necessary precautions were at 
once taken to prevent anything of the sort taking 
place. Detectives guarded her night and day — 
in fact, everything was done that could be done. 
To make doubly sure, it was arranged that, instead 
of being brought into the crowded paddock, Zoedone 
should be saddled at the stables, the Count mount- 
ing her on the course, outside. Unfortunately, as 
is often the case, the very thing happened they 
wished to avoid, for when having duly weighed out, 
the Count and Captain Owen, who was to ride 
Kilworth, left the paddock to get to their horses 
as arranged, there was such a crowd all over the 
course that they couldn't find them for ever so long. 

Doffing his overcoat, Count Kinsky was just 
about to get into the saddle, when noticing a spot 
of blood on the white sleeve of his jacket, against 

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266 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

which Zoedone had rubbed her muzzle a moment 
before, he asked the lad whether he had noticed 
any bleeding from her mouth, and being answered 
in the negative, made a further examination, 
with the result that he discovered in the vicinity of 
the nostril a minute puncture such as might have 
been caused by a pin or a needle. 

With the warnings he had received fresh in his 
mind's eye. Count Kinsky naturally had his mis- 
givings. However, there was no help for it now, 
and the next instant he was in the saddle and had 
started on what proved to be the most uncom- 
fortable ride he ever had in his life. 

Her rider's gloomy forebodings were not long 
beino; realised, for Zoedone, who had moved down 
in most listless fashion, on being sent at the 
preliminary hurdle, jumped straight up in the air and 
fell heavily the other side, severely shaking Count 
Kinsky, who, however, pluckily remounted and 
joined the rest at the post. The Duke of Portland, 
who was standing close by, told her owner after- 
wards that the mare's fore-legs were drawn up 
under her, as if she were in great pain. 

When the Hag fell, Zoedone rolled about, as her 
rider expressed it, like a drunken man, and but for 
the knowledge that all his friends were on the mare 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 267 

to a man, he would havti pulled her up there and 
then. 

As it was he got her along somehow, the climax 
not arriving- until the fence before Becher's 
Brook was arrived at the second time when Zoedone, 
jumping straight up in the air, as she did at the 
preliminary hurdle, fell heavily the other side, where 
she lay in an inanimate condition for upwards of a 
quarter of an hour, at the end of which time the 
poor thing was moved with great difficulty to her 
stable. 

Fortunately, beyond a severe shaking. Count 
Kinsky was not much hurt. It would indeed have 
been hard after such a fine exhibition of courage 
and unselfishness on his part, had it been other- 
wise. 

The theory was that some scoundrel, specially told 
off for the purpose, managed to inject some deadly 
poison (hartshorn, it was thought) by means of a 
small syringe. No doubt the work of an expert and 
done in a second, the regret is that the culprit was 
never discovered and brought to justice. 

As for Zoedone, she was never the same mare 
again. Absolutely useless for racing purposes, she 
was put to the stud and threw a couple of foals, 
neither of which, however, were of any account. 

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268 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

The reasons for this diabolical outraoe were 
not far to seek. Zoedone, who had been pounced 
upon by the public as the probable winner, the 
moment the weights were out, had been coupled 
with Bendigo in many large double event 
bets for the Lincoln Handicap and Grand 
National. 

As we all know, Bendigo won the former race, 
and the layers of odds being left in a very 
unpleasant position in consequence, and unwilling to 
take any risks, like the cowardly brutes they were, 
adopted the only course left open to them, with 
what success we have just recorded. 

It is not often that one hears of the same roof-tree 
sheltering the owners of the respective favourites 
for the Lincoln Handicap and Grand National at 
one and the same time, but it happened so in this 
instance, Mr. Hed worth Barclay, owner of Bendigo, 
and Count Charles Kinskv sharing: the same 
hunting box. 

Alluding to the subject in his own article in the 
Sporting Times of the following day, Mr. John 
Corlett thus forcibly expressed himself:^ 

" Thougfh the case of Zoedone is merelv one of 
suspicion, there is much reason to fear that that 
suspicion is well founded. The magnificent 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 269 

Zoedone, the finest jumper in the world ! Zoedone, 
who has twice crone the Grand National course 
without making the slig-htest mistake ! Zoedone 
the safest conveyance in the race ! 

" Zoedone, as honest a mare as ever peeped 
throuoh a bridle ! Zoedone so exhausted that after 
a mile and a half she could not get out of a ditch ! 
Where is the villain ? Let us find him and poison 
him ! " 

The Grand National course this year was all 
grass, and it was railed in on the inside for its 
lenoth. 

The following description of the Grand National 
fences as they were in 1885, will no doubt prove 
interesting to our readers : — 

2 and 17. Thorn fence 5 feet high, with a rail on 

the take-off side 3 feet high. 

3 and 18. Thorn fence 4 feet 6 inches high, with a 

rail 2 feet high and a ditch on the 
take-off side 6 feet 8 inches wide and 
3 feet deep. 

4 and 19. Rail and fence, the rail being 2 feet 

6 inches high, a space of 18 inches 
to 2 feet separating rail and fence. 

5 and 20. Ordinary hurdle, 3 feet 6 inches high, 

and bushed with gorse. 



270 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

6 and 2 1. Becher's Brook: a thick thorn fence, 

4 feet 6 inches high, with a rail 2 feet 
6 inches in front, with a natural 
brook about g feet to 9^ feet wide on 
the far side, and 6 feet deep. 

7 and 22. Thorn fence 5^ feet high, with rail in 

front 2^ feet hioh. 

8 and 23. Thorn fence 5 feet high, with rail 2 feet 

hio-h and ditch on the take-off side 
between 5 feet and 6 feet wide. 

9 and 24. Valentine's Brook : a thorn fence 5 feet 

high, with a rail in front 2 feet high 
and a brook on far side. 

10 and 25. Ordinary hurdle 3 feet 6 inches high 

and bushed with gorse. 

1 1 and 26. Rail 2 feet high, ditch about 6 feet 

wide and 3 feet deep, and thorn 
fence on far side 4 feet 6 inches 
high. 

12 and 27. Rail 2 feet high, a fence 5 feet high, and 

ditch on far side 5 feet wide. 

13. Ordinary hurdle 3 feet 6 inches high, 

and bushed with gorse. 

14, Thorn fence 4 feet 6 inches high, 2 feet 

in width, rail 2 feet high, and ditch on 
take-off side 6 feet wide. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 271 

15. Water jump, 12 feet 3 inches wide and 
2 ieet deep, with a perpendicular 
thorn fence in front a foot thick, and 
about 2 feet wide. 
28, 29, and 30. Hurdles 3 feet 6 inches high and 
bushed with o-orse. 



OLD JOE. 

1886. 

1. Mr. Douglas' b. g. Old Joe, by Barefoot — Spot, 

aged. 10 St. 9 lb. ... ... T. Skelton. 

2. Count Erdody's br. g. Too Good, by Ingomar 

or Uncas — Mary Hyland, a., 1 1 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 

3. Mr. E. Jay's b. g. Gamecock, by Revolver — 

Lightning, a., 10 st. 12 lb. W. E. Stephens. 

4. Mr. E. Woodland's bl. g. Magpie, by Pell Mell 

— Sister to Hazeldene, a., 10 st. 5 lb. (carried 

5 lb. extra) Mr. W. Woodland. 

Mr. A. Cooper's Roquefort, 12 st. 3 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Mr. Broadwood's Frigate, 11 st. 13 lb. J. Jones. 
Mr. Ablngton's Cortolviu, 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

W. Dollery. 
Mr. P. J. Zigomala's Redpath, 11 st. 7 lb. 

Hon. G. Lambton. 
Mr. F. Gibhard's /^//j' Sir John, 11 st. 6 lb. 

Mr. C. W. Waller. 






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Capt. ^I'^icheXX':^ J) lack Prince, 10 st. 12 lb. 

W. Nio-htiiiyall. 
M. Zborowski's Billet Doux, 10 st. i i lb. 

J. Behan. 
Mr. E. Woodland's The Liberator. 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. S. Woodland, jun. 
Mr. J. Daly's Beluiout, 10 st. 10 lb. Westlake. 
Mr. J. Purcell's Harristown, 10 st. 7 lb. Owner. 
Mr. J. G. Muir's Coronet, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Capt. Lee- Barber. 
^Ir. P. M. V. Saurin's Lady Tempest, 10 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. W. Beasley. 
Mr. Iquique's Fontenoy, 10 st. 4 lb. J. Page. 

AL-. L. de Rothschild's Siubad, 10 st. 3 lb. 

A. Hall. 
Baron C. de Tuyll's The Badger, 10 st. 3 lb. 

A. Ni"'htinQ-all. 
Baron W, Schroeder's Savoyard, 10 st. 3 lb. 

G. Kirby. 
AL Zborowski's Liniekiln, 10 st. 2 lb. 

W. Ih'ockwell. 
Mr. H. Wood's ./;;//r/V?, 10 st.... F. W. Cotton. 
Capt. Child's Conscript. 10 st. ... H. Kscott. 



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GETTING AT THE START. 



3 to I 


,'ii^st. Coronet. 


33 to 


agst. Belmunt. 


5 1- 


Roquefort. 


40 „ I 


„ Jolly Sir John. 


7 11 


,, Too Good. 


50 „ 


,, Gamecock. 


9 11 


,, P^'igate. 


5c- „ 


„ Black Prince. 


oo ,, ( 


) „ Redpath. 


50 ,1 


I „ Cortolvin. 


22 


,, Lady Tempest. 


66 „ 


„ Harristown. 


22 


„ Savoyard. 


100 „ 


„ The Liberator 


25 ,1 


,, Sinbad. 


100 „ 


Conscript. 


25 11 


„ Amicia. 


100 ,, 


„ Billet Doux. 


25 ,1 


„ Old Joe. 


200 ,, 


„ Magpie. 


25 „ 


,, Badger. 


200 ,, 


„ Fontenoy. 



PLACE BETTING. 

4 to I agst. Old Joe. 
9 ,, 4 „ Too Good. 
7 „ I „ Gamecock. 



The Race. 

The Hag- fell at the first attempt, Roquefort at 
once taking the command, followed by Old Joe, 
Sinbad, and Frioate ; then came Badoer, Too Good, 
and Coronet, with Lady Tempest, Limekiln, 
Belmont, Gamecock, hi this order they went into 
the country and to the first fence, where Frigate 
came down, Roquefort still showing the way to Old 
Joe, this couple being clear of Conscript, Belmont, 
Badger, and Lady Tempest. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 275 

At the third ditch Sinbad and Conscript fell. 
Gamecock then rushed to the front, being followed 
by Badger, Old Joe, Lady Tenipest, and Coronet. 

Fontenoy refused at the fence past Becher's 
Brook. 

As they made the canal turn Lady Tempest 
assumed the lead, and was just clear of The 
Badger, with Coronet, pulling hard, third, Sir John 
fourth, and Gamecock fifth. Before reaching the 
straight Coronet had given his field the go-by, and 
came on, followed by The Badger, Roquefort, 
C(3rtolvin, and Magpie. As they neared the water 
the leadino- divisicjn took close order, but Coronet still 
maintaining his advantage was clear of Gamecock. 

As they made for the country a second time 
Coronet held a three lengths' lead of Gamecock and 
Roquefort, who were side by side of Old Joe and 
The Badger. 

The first fence was negotiated in safety by the 
lot, but at the " thorn fence " Belmont fell, Roquefort 
overjumped himself at the ditch-ancl-hedge fence 
and fell heavily, leaving Badger with second place. 
At Becher's Brook Limekiln fell, and shortly after 
Billet Doux was mercifully pulled up, dead beaten. 
On to Valentine's Brook came Coronet with Old 
Joe, Savoyard, and The Badger still in close attend- 

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276 HEROES AND HEROL\ES OF 

ance. Jolly Sir John fell heavily at this jump, 
whilst at the ditch fence nearest the canal 'Vhc 
Liberator came to grief. 

Approaching the ditch-and-rail fence Old Joe and 
Badger drew nearer to the leader Coronet, about 
two lengths separating" the trio, with Magpie and 
Savoyard at the head of the others. Making the 
line for home Coronet hung out signals of distress, 
and was immediately passed by Old Joe, to whom 
succeeded Badger and Magpie, with Too Good and 
Savoyard next. The latter, dead beat, fell at the 
last fence, and although Too Good came up with a 
tremendous rush he could make no sort of impression 
on Old Joe, vrho won in easy fashion by six lengths, 
five lengths away Gamecock was third. Magpie 
fourth, Badger fifth, Coronet sixth, Cortolvin 
seventh. Lady Tempest eighth. 

Time : lo minutes 14 3/5 seconds. 

Stakes, ^1,361 lo.s-. 

The Irish were ao-ain to the fore, both first and 
second hailing from the Enierald Lsle. 

Old foe is said to have played many parts in his 
time, CToino- in harness when he wasn't wanted for 
hunting, occasionally varying the entertainment by 
competing for small jumping prizes at the various 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 277 

horse shows — making himself generally useful in fact, 
being- eventually sold for the "old song" price of 
thirty pounds. 

In appreciation of their services on this occasion 
Mr. Douglas, the owner of Old Joe, presented his 
trainer with a cheque for a thousand and the stakes 
to his jockey. 

The story of how Too Good, who ran second, 
acquired his name is an interesting one. The 
Empress of Austria, when paying a visit of 
insjDection to Mr. Linde's at the Curragh one day, 
during her sojourn in Ireland, was particularly 
struck by the jumping capacities ot one young 
horse, and inquired his name. Mr. Linde was 
obliged to confess that as yet the youngster had not 
been christened, but it Her Majesty would now 
condescend to confer a name upon him, he would be 
a proud man that day, etc., etc. 

Readily giving her consent, the Empress con- 
sidered for a minute. 

"1 will call him 'Too Good,'" exclaimed Her 
Majesty, 

And no doubt it would have given great pleasure 
to his Imperial godmother could the news have been 
wired to her that Too (jood had reversed positions 
with Old Joe. 



GAMECOCK. 

1887. 

1. Mr. E. Jay's b. s^". Gamecock, h\ Revolver — 

Lightfoot, aged, 1 1 st. ... W. Daniells. 

2. Baron W. Schroeder's ch. g. Savoyard, by New 

Oswestry — Solferino, a., 10 st. 13 lb. 

T. Skelton. 

3. Lord Wolverton's ch. g. [ohuiiy Lonoiail, by 

Polardine — Debonnaire, a., 10 st. 6 lb. 

Childs. 
Mr. James Lee's Roquefort, i 2 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Count G. Erdody's Too Good, 12 st. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 
Mr. A. J. Douglas' Old Joe, 11 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. C. f. Cunningham. 
Mr. Popham's Chancery, 11 st. 6 lb. ... Dollery. 
Mr. E. E. Lawrence's Frigate, 1 i st. 5 lb. 

Mr. Lawrence. 
Captain Foster's Chancellor, 10 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. W. Moore. 



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Mr. George Lambton's Bc/loua, lo st. lo 11). 

Mr. G. Lambton. 
Sir G. Chetvvynd's Spcctiitni, lo st. lo lb. 

Grimes. 
Mr. b Giubbins' Spa/n\ lo st. lo lb. 

Mr. T. Beasley. 
Mr. E. Woodland's Jllaopic, \o st. lo lb. 

Mr. \\\ Woodlands. 
Mr. P. Nickalls' Ba//o^ Box, lo st. 5 lb. 

Captain Owen. 
Mr. J. Percival's Sin bad, 10 st. 3 lb. 

W. Nightingall. 
Lord Cholmondeley's Hiniicr, \o st. 

Mr. \\\ Beasley. 
Winner trained by Jordan. 

BETTING AT THE .START. 



9 to 


2 agst 


.Spahi. 


20 


to 


agst. (iamecock. 


7 „ 


• » 


Roquefort. 


20 




Chancellor. 


100 ,, 


14 ,^ 


Savoyard. 


22^ 




„ Sinbad. 


10 „ 


I 


Magpie. 


33 




„ Ballot Box. 


100 „ 


9 - 


F"rigate. 


35 




„ Spectrum. 


100 „ 


9 V 


Bellona. 


40 




I „ Johnny Longtail. 


100 „ 


^ V 


Old Joe. 


50 




„ Hunter. 


100 „ 


7 „ 


Too (iood. 


100 




„ Chancery. 



PLACE BETTING. 

1 1 to 4 agst. Gamecock. 
7 ,, 4 „ Savoyard. 
7 „ I „ Johnny Longtail. 



28o HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

The Race. 

When after two or three breaksaway, Lord 
Marcus Beresford dropped the flag. Savoyard was 
the first to show in front, with Gamecock, Magpie, 
Old Joe, Chancellor, Roquefort. Frigate, Too Good, 
close up. 

As they made their way to the country, Gamecock 
went to the head of affairs, followed by Roquefort, 
Old Joe and Savoyard, Magpie heading the others. 

At the second fence Bellona and Ballot Box fell, 
and Gamecock was still showing the way to Savoyard, 
Roquefort, Magpie and Too Good, who ran side 
by side. At the next fence, Spahi came to grief, and 
Roquefort then took second place, followed by 
Magpie and Old Joe. After passing Becher's 
Brook, Old Joe rushed to the front, followed in 
the order named by Frigate, Magpie, Hunter and 
Gamecock, but was passed going through the plough 
by Frigate, Old Joe taking third place. 

Coming into the straight. Hunter fell, and Old 
foe came on from Magpie and Johnny Longtail to 
the water-jump, which Spectrum cleared just in front 
of Magpie, Johnny Longtail, Chancellor, Savoyard, 
Old Joe, Gamecock, Chancery, etc., with Frigate last. 
In this order they made for the country a second time. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 281 

Approaching Becher's Brook, Savoyard drew to 
the front, followed by Chancellor, the pair being- 
clear of Johnny Longtail. 

At Valentine's Brook the order was Chancellor 
first, Johnny Longtail second, Savoyard third, and 
Sinbad last. 

Chancellor was first on to the course, before 
reaching which, Spectrum tell, but coming round 
the bend, was passed by Savoyard, who took the 
lead, followed by Gamecock, Chancellor, Roquefort 
and Too Good. 

Entering the straight, Chancellor and Roquefort 
changed positions. 

Before reaching the hurdles in the straight, the 
rider of Savoyard suddenly raised his whip, and 
Roquefort swerving in consequence, fell over the 
rails, cutting himself badly. The last obstacle was 
taken by Gamecock and Savoyard together, but the 
former o-raduallv wearing the latter down, won 
cleverly, at last, by three lengths. 

Johnny Longtail was a bad third, Chancellor 
fourth. Chancery fif^h. Too Good sixth, Magpie 
(dismounted) seventh. 

Time : 10 minutes 10 1/5 seconds. 

Stakes, ^1,216 i^s. 



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PLAYFAIR. 

1888. 

1. Mr. E. W. Baird's hi. g-. Piay/air, by Rippenden 

— dam by Rattlebones — Drayton, a^ed. 
10 St. 7 lb. ... ... ... ... Mawson. 

2. Mr. Maher's b. m. Fn'oaic, by Gunboat — Maid 

of Kent, a.. 1 1 st. 2 lb. ..Mr. W. Beasley. 

3. Mr. P. Nickall's br. g. Ballot Box, by Candidate 

— Susan, a., 12 St. 4 lb. ... \V. Nightingall. 

4. Lord Rodney's bl. m., Ringlet, by Highborn — 

Ladywell, a., 1 1 st. 1 1 lb. ... T. Skelton, 

Mr. J. Gubbins" Usiia, 12 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 
Mr. E. Benzon's Gamecock, 12 st. 4 lb. 

Capt. E. R. Owen. 
Baron W. Schroeder's Saz'oyanl, i 2 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. G. Lambton. 

Mr. A. Yates' lohiiuy Lougtail, 12 st. (including 

7 lb. extra) ... ... ... ... Dollery. 

Mr. T. B. Miller's Bcllona, 11 st. 12 lb. (including 
5 lb. extra) ... ... Mr. C. J. Cunningham. 

Mr. J. Gubbins' Spa/ii, 11 st. 9 lb. T. Kavanagh. 



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283 



Mr. A. J. Douglas' Old Joe, 1 1 st. 9 lb. 

W. Daniells. 
Mr. E. Wardour's Chancellor, i i .st. 5 lb. 

Mr. W. H. Moore. 
Baron C. de Tuyll's The Badger, \ \ st. i \h. 

A. Nightingall. 
Mr. L. de Rothschild's Aladdin, 1 1 st. 

Mr. C. VV. Waller. 
H.R.H. the Prince of Wales' Magic, lost. 12 lb. 

A. Hall. 
Mr. T. Brinckman's Kinfauns^ 10 st. 10 lb. 

J. Page. 
Lord Cholmondeley's The Faivn. 10 st. 6 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Mr. Churtin's Trap, 10 st. 6 lb. ... G. Lowe. 
Mr. Abington's Jeanie, 10 st. 6 lb. H. Barker. 
Mr. Adrian's Cork, 10 st. 6 lb. Mr. W. W'oodland. 









BETTING. 






7 to 


I at. 


•St. Usna. 


25 to 


I agst 


Ballot Box. 


8 „ 


I , 


, Chancellor. 


-5 n 


I ,, 


Savoyard. 


10 „ 


I , 


The Badger. 


-5 r 


I „ 


Magic. 


100 „ 


9 , 


, Ringlet. 




^ 11 


Aladdin. 


100 „ 


8 , 


, Frigate. 


.33 )) 


I :: 


Spahi. 


100 „ 


6 , 


, Bellona. 


40 „ 


' ?) 


Playfair. 


18 „ 


I , 


, Old Joe. 


40 „ 




Johnny Longtai 


20 „ 


I , 


, Gamecock. 


100 „ 


I „ 


Kinfauns. 


20 „ 


I , 


, Trap. 


100 „ 


I )) 


Cork. 


20 „ 


I 


, The Fawn. 


1000 „ 


5 » 


Jeanie. 



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PLACE BETTING. 

3 to I agst. Frigate. 

4 ,, I ,, Ballot Box. 
7 „ I „ Playfair. 



The Race. 

The flag fell without a failure, and Trap and Ring- 
let with inside berths at once went to the front from 
Old Joe, The Fawn, Savoyard, Jeanie and Bellona. 
The leaders made use of their position tor the first 
quarter of a mile, and Ringlet jumped the opening- 
fence only just clear of Old Joe, Trap, Jeanie and 
The Fawn. Aladdin now headed the second 
division, toQether with Savovard. 

The Fawn came to grief at the third fence, Spahi 
and Kinfauns refusing at the next. Here Ringlet, 
Old Joe, Aladdin, Trap, and Chancellor were in the 
first tiight and remained so till at Becher's Brook 
where the magnificently leaping Ballot Box carried 
his colours to the fore. At Valentine's Cork dropped 
his hind legs and went no further. 

Along the canal side Aladdin was in command 
from Johnny Longtail, Ballot Box, Badger, Usna, 
and Playfair, and here Usna took up the running, 
and being followed on to the race-course bv Aladdin, 
Frigate and Johnny Longtail. 



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Bellona fell and rolled at the first of the next 
fences, which Aladdin and Frio'ate cleared side by 
side from Ballot Box, Johnny Longtail, Playfair 
and Chancellor, Aladdin being first over the 
water beyond. 

On re-entering 
the country IVap 
rolled over and 
broke Lowe's 
collar-bone ; mean- 
while, Aladdin was 
still at the head of 
affairs. Ballot Box 
lying second, the 
pair profiting, when 
Valentine's was 
reached, by Usna, 
instead of turning 
for home, bolting 
to the left and 

carried Frigate with him, causing her to lose a lot of 
ground. 

On reaching the race-course Magic was beaten, 
and with Savoyard falling two fences from home and 
Ringlet rapidly tiring, the race was left to Playfair 
and h>io;ate. The latter was first over the last fence 




COL. E. W. ]!AIRD. 



286 HEROKS AXD HKROIXKS OV 

IjLit she couldn't live with Playtciir, who heauinL; her 
a short distance from home, won in a canter by ten 
lengths. Ballot Box, who caught Ringlet in the last 
hundred yards, was third, four lengths away Aladdin 
was fifth, Jeanie sixth. Gamecock seventh, and 
Magic eighth. 

Time: lo minutes 12 seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^1,181 5.V. 

Though he had won a three mile hurdle race a 
short time before, Playfair, who formerly belonged 
to Mr. Barclay, was to all intents and purposes a 
comparative novice over a country, and this coupled 
with the fact that he hailed from a non-bettino- stable, 
accounted probably for his starting at the long i)rice 
he did. 

So remote a chance was he supposed to possess 
indeed by those not behind the scenes, that a well- 
known professional, then in the zenith of his fame, 
on being offered the mount, declined the same with 
contumely. "Fancy asking ;;ie/'' exclaimed the 
great man in his wrath. Needless to say, Mawson, 
who like Playfair was a comparative stranger to 
race-goers in general, proved an excellent substitute. 

The Prince of Wales, who was present to see his 
horse run, was represented in the race by Magic, 



THE (;RAXD national. 287 

who however could only get eighth, which might 
possibly liave been nearer, had he not overreached 
badly at, curiously enough, the same fence which 
proved fatal to The Scot, who had carried the Royal 
colours in the race on a previous occasion. 



FRIGATE. 

1889. 

This year the race became a steeplechase of 1,500 
so vs. Otherwise the conditions were the same as 
usual. 

1. Mr. M. A. Maher's b. m. Frigate, by Gunboat — 

Fair Maid of Kent, aged, 11 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. T. Beasley. 

2. Mr. B. |. Jardine's b. g. ]]liy Not, by Casde- 

reagh -Twitter, a.. 11 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. C. J. Cunningham. 

3. Mr. Rutherford's ch. g. M.P., by Minstrel — dam 

of Blood Royal, a., 10 st. 9 lb. A. Nightingall. 
Mr. P. Nickalls' br. g. Ballot Box, 12 st. 7 lb. 

W. Nio-htingall. 
Mr. Abington's Roquefort, i 2 st. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Mr. Strong's Gamecock, 1 1 st. 1 2 lb. ... Dollery. 

Mr. Noel Fenwick's Ringlet, 11 st. 12 lb. 
(including 7 lb. extra) ... ... Walsh. 

Baron W. Schroeder's Savoyard, i i st. i i lb. 

Mr. G. Lambton. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 289 

Mr. H. F. Boyd's Voluptuary, list. 3 lb. 

T. Skelton. 
Mr. Abington's Bcllona, 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. C. W. Waller. 
Lord Dudley's Kilworth, ro st. 13 lb. 

Capt. E. R. Owen. 
Count N. Esterhazy's Et Cetera, 10 st. 13 lb. 

G. Morris. 
Mr. O. H. Jones' Glenthorpe, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. W. H. Moore. 
Lord Cholmondeley's The Fazun, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. W. Beasley. 
The Prince of Wales' Magic, 10 st. 9 lb. Jones. 
Mr. W^ Fulton's Batt/e Royal, 10 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 
Capt. Childe's Merry Maiden, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Capt. Lee- Barber. 
The Prince of Wales' Nettie, 10 st. 5 lb. 

A. Hall. 
Lord Dudley's T/ie Sik/i, 10 st. 9 lb. 

Mr. D. Thirlwell. 
Mr. B. W. J. Alexander's Great Paul, 10 st, 

Ellis. 



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STARTING PRICES. 




6 to 


I agst 


Roquefort. 




25 to I agst 


Savoyard. 


8 „ 


I „ 


Et Cetera. 




~S 11 ' 11 


The Fawn. 


8 „ 


I 11 


Frigate. 




25 „ I 11 


Battle Royal. 


lO „ 


I „ 


Glenthorpe. 




25 „ I „ 


Magic. 


lOO „ 


9 ,1 


Why Not. 




3.3 11 I 11 


Gamecock. 


lOO „ 


9 1, 


The Sikh. 




40 „ I „ 


Kihvorth. 


lOO „ 


6 „ 


Voluptuary. 




66 „ I „ 


Ringlet. 


20 „ 


I M 


Ballot Box. 




66 „ I „ 


Hettie. 


20 „ 


I 71 


M.P. 




66 „ I „ 


Merry Maiden 


20 „ 


I „ 


Bellona. 




200 „ I „ 


Great Paul. 






PLACE 


BETTING. 








6 


to 4 aj, 


St. Frigate. 








5 


-> 

?5 - 1 


Why Not. 








3 


„ I , 


, M.P. 





Time : 10 minutes i 1/5 seconds. 
Stakes, ^1,234 55. 



The Race. 

After one breakaway in which old Gamecock ran 
nearly to the first fence, and another in which 
Roquefort declined to move at all, the flag fell to a 
good start. 

Dashing off at score, Voluptuary quickly took up 
the lead, followed closely by Why Not, with Hettie, 
Frigate, Kilworth and Magic just in front of The 
Sikh, Ringlet and M.P., Bellona bringing up the 
rear. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 291 

Voluptuary, settling down with the lead, jumped 
the first fence just in front of Roquefort, who now 
took second place with Why Not, M.P, and 
Glenthorpe close up. 

Merry Maiden refused thus early, bringinii^ 
down Savoyard, whilst at the third obstacle Hettie 
and Et Cetera fell, whilst Ballot Bo.x, whose bridle 
had slipped off, also came down. 

Kilworth having refused at Becher's Brook, the 
field was now reduced to fourteen, Voluptuary 
leading with M.P. just behind, while Roquefort 
dropped back third in close company with Why 
Not, this quartette being clear of Gamecock, The 
Sikh and The Fawn, the lot being whipped in by 
Ringlet. At Valentine's Great Paul, coming 
through, joined issue with The Fawn and Gamecock ; 
M.P. and Voluptuary being passed by the trio, 
Frigate, all by herself, coming next. 

Racing along the canal side M.P. resumed the 
lead, with Gamecock second and Voluptuary third. 
At the canal point Gamecock rushed through his 
horses and took up the running, and came over the 
open ditch with Why Not at his quarters, attended 
by The Fawn, Battle Royal and M.P. in close order. 

At the water The Fawn headed Why Not, but 
turning into the country a second time gave way 

2 p 2 



292 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

a<j-ain to Mr, Jardine's horse, the pair keeping- close 
company, clear of Gamecock. At the second fence 
The Fawn again took the lead from Why Not, the 
positions being again reversed at Becher's Brook. 

At the next fence Voluptuary fell, and M.P. 
assumed the lead at Valentines, Why Not taking- 
second place and Roquefort third, the latter falling 
at the ditch and fence before reaching- the bridge. 

Coming onto the race-course M.P. was done with, 
and Bellona giving way at the second fence from 
home. Why Not cleared the obstacle three lengths 
ahead of Frigate, who, however, quickly reduced 
the gap, and heading Why Not at the last fence 
with a three lengths' lead, went on and won an 
exciting race by a length. M.P., a long way 
behind, came in third, Bellona fourth. Magic fifth. 
The Sikh sixth, The F"awn seventh. Ringlet eighth. 
Battle Royal ninth, and Gamecock tenth. 

This was the sixth occasion Frigate, now eleven 
years old, had put in an appearance in the Grand 
National, and being a most consistent performer 
and a great favourite with the public generally, it 
goes without saying that the victory of Mr. Maher's 
good mare was received with acclamation. The 
Prince of Wales ran two in the race this year. 
Magic and Hettie, the former improving upon his 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 293 

performance the previous year, when he fell, by 
coming' in fifth on this occasion. 

Frigate, who was bred by her owner, Mr. M. A. 
Maher, made her first appearance in the Grand 
National of 1884, when she ran second to Volup- 
tuary, and won the Sefton Steeplechase the following- 
day. In 1885 she was again second in the Grand 
National, and also won the Middlesex Steeplechase 
Handicap at Kempton Park. 

In 1886 and 1887 she ran without success. In 
I 888 she again ran into her old place, being- second 
to Playfair, and on the present occasion she won 
outright. 



ILEX. 

1890. 

•I. Mr. G. Masterman's ch. g-. lUx, by Rostrevor — 
Rostrum's dam, aged, 10 st. 5 lb. 

A. Nightingall. 

2. Mr. E. Woodland's b. h. Pan. by Ambergris — 

Elf, a., 10 St. 3 lb. , Halsey. 

3. Mr. J. Rutherford's ch. g. M.P., by Minstrel- 

Blood Royal mare, a., 1 1 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. W. H. Moore. 
Mr. M. A. Maher's Frigate, 12 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. T. Beasley. 
Mr. Swan's Gamecock, 12 st. 6 lb. (incl. 7 lb. 

extra) Dollery. 

Mr. D. J. Jardine's Uliy Not. 12 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. C. J. Cunningham. 
Mr. V\A\ox\^ Blood Royal, 11 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. Wild man. 
Mr. Abington's Bcllona, \ i st. 9 lb. H. Barker. 
Mr. H. F. Boyd's Voluptuary, 11 st. 7 lb. 

T. Skelton. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



295 



Capt. Machell's Emperor, 1 1 st. i lb. 

Mr. D. Thirlwell. 
Mr. F. E. Lawrence's Braceborough, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Owner. 
]\L M. Euphrussi's Fetiche, 10 st. 12 lb. V. Baker. 
H.R.H. Prince of Wales's Hettie, 10 st. 1 1 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Mr. R. Woodland's Baccy, 10 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. W. Woodland. 
Mr. \^^Vi<z■^c^\x€s> Brunsivick, 10 st. 4 lb. Mawson. 
Mr. H. Holmes' Fireball, \o st. 4 lb. D. Comer. 

Winner trained by Nightingall. 



BETTING AT THE START. 



4 to I 


agst 


Ilex. 




20 to I agst 


Gamecock. 


II „ 2 




Bel Ion a. 




^5 „ I 


n 


Fetiche. 


8 „ I 




M.P. 




25 „ I 


55 


Hettie. 


100 ,, 9 




Why Not. 




100 „ I 


„ 


Baccy. 


10 „ I 




Voluptuary. 




100 „ I 


)» 


Brunswick. 


100 „ 8 




Battle Royal. 




100 „ I 


55 


Braceborough. 


100 „ 7 




Frigate. 




100 „ I 


1> 


Fireball. 


100 „ 6 




Emperor. 




100 „ I 


)1 


Pau. 






PLACE 


BETTING. 








7 


to 4 


agst. Ilex. 










20 


» I 


„ Pau. 










6 


,, 4 


„ M.P. 







Time : 10 minutes 41 4/5 second.s. 
Stakes, ^^1,665. 



296 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

The Race. 

After one breakaway the sixteen starters were 
despatched to a capital start. Gamecock making- 
play with a slight lead of M.P., Ilex and Why Not, 
with Voluptuary and Baccy on the right, clear of 
Bellona, Pau and Brunswick. 

At the first fence in the country Gamecock was 
clear of M.P.. Brunswick being third in front of 
Ilex, Baccy and Pau. Then came Why Not, 
heading Emperor, Battle Royal next, Voluptuary 
and Hettie whipping in. After taking the second 
fence the position of the leaders was little altered 
except that Emperor improved his position. 

At the fourth fence Why Not came down, but 
was remounted. Gamecock now showed the way 
over Becber's Brook, Battle Royal coming down at 
the next fence, whilst at the open ditch further on 
the field was still further depleted by the falling of 
Frigate, Baccy and Hettie. 

At Valentine's Bellona came to grief, the thorn 
fence next to it bringing down old Gamecock. 
M.P. was now joined by Braceborough, the pair 
being clear of Ilex, with P"ireball next six lengths 
in front of Voluptuary and Pau. Braceborough 
fell, however, at the fence before reaching the water. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 297 

Ten of the original sixteen cleared the water, 
over which M.P. showed the way to Ilex and 
Fireball, the last horse havino- retrieved his place 
from being the last during the first mile. 
Voluptuary was next, heading Emperor, Pau and 
Fetiche, 

Going into the country the second time Ilex 
joined M.P., the pair being clear of Fireball, 
Brunswick and Pau, while Emperor dropped back 
last of all except Battle Royal. At the rail fence 
Fetiche came down heavily. Approaching Becher's 
Voluptuary improved his position, ALP. going along 
the canal side a length clear of Ilex, who was in 
turn three lengths in front of Fireball, Voluptuary 
and Brunswick. 

At Valentine's the last named dropped away, and 
Ilex took up the running clear of M.P. and Pau, 
with Voluptuary next (Fireball having come to 
grief), vvhile Brunswick brought up the rear. 

At the ditch fence Voluptuary was closing up, 
but came down, and Pau took second place to Ilex, 
M.P. lying third. 

After jumping on to the race-course M.P. began 
to drop astern, and Pau being done with at the 
second fence from home the favourite went on and 
won at his leisure by twelve lengths. M.P., who 

2 ( ) 



298 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

pulled up very leg-weary, was a bad third. 
Brunswick was fourth, Why Not fifth, and Emperor 
sixth, 

Hettie and Gamecock trotted home without 
having" completed the course. 

Skelton, on Voluptuary, broke his collar-bone. 

Performanxes. 

Ilex, as a four-year-old in 1888, ran unplaced to 
Livebait, Young Glasgow, and Skinflint in the 
November Qualifying Hunters' Steeplechase at the 
Plumpton November Meeting, but he subsequently 
won the Selling Hunters' Plate at Leicester. 

Last year, 1888, he ran second to Lawn in the 
Four Oaks Spring Handicap Steeplechase, unplaced 
to Kil worth. Fethard and Lord Chatham in the 
First International Handicap at the Leopardstown 
Spring Meeting, and, having passed into the 
possession of Mr. G. Masterman, he ran second to 
Battle Royal in the Great Sandown Steeplechase. 

No less than four Grand National winners were 
amongst the entries in the race this year, viz. : 
Voluptuary, Roquefort, Gamecock and Frigate, all 
but the last named seeing the post. 

The victory of Ilex, who had been well backed 
from the very commencement and started a 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 299 

warm favourite at last, was exceedingly popular, 
Mr. Masterman having adopted an open policy all 
through the piece, and never attempted to conceal 
his belief in the ability of his horse to win, whilst 
Arthur Nio-htinoall came in for his due share of 
praise for the able way he steered the winner, 
whose victory was the easiest that had been 
witnessed for years. 

Ilex ran the two following years in the Grand 
National, coming in third on each occasion. After 
this he was used by Arthur Nightingall as a hunter, 
the pair becoming quite an institution at last with 
the Surrey packs. 



2 Q 2 



COME AWAY. 

1891. 

1. Mr. \V. G. Jameson's b. g. Come Azvay, by 

Cambuslang — Larkaway, a.. 11 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 

2. Lord Dudley's b. g. Cloister, by Ascetic — 

Grace II., a., 11 st. 7 lb. Captain E.R.Owen. 

3. Mr. G. Masterman's ch. g. Ilex, by Rostrevcr — 

Rostrum's dam, a., 12 st. 3 lb. A. Nightingall. 

4. Mr. A. Yates' b. g. Roquefort, by Winslow — - 

Cream Cheese ... ... ... Guy. 

Mr. C. Perkins' Why Not, 12 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. Cunningham. 
Mr. Swan's Gamecock, 12 st. 41b. ... Dollery. 

Mr. Leetham's Roman Oak, 12 st. ... Escott. 

Mr. H. F. Boyd's Voluptuary, 1 1 st. 3 lb. 

Mr. E. P. Wilson. 
Captain Machell's Emperor, 11 st. 31b. 

W. Nightingall. 
Lord Zetland's Choiifleiir, 1 1 st. 3 lb. T. Kavanagh. 

Sir James Miller's TV//, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. W. H. Moore. 









H 2 



7= -. 



2 'i' 



2 S 
> < 




THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



?oi 



Mr. W. H. Russell's Doniinioii, lo st. 13 lb. 

Thornton. 
Major Bunbury's Cruiser, 10 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. T. Beasley. 
Mr. G. H. Archer's Grape J^ine, 10 st. 7 lb 

J. Hoysted. 
Mr. Ahmgion s JeciJiie, 10 st. 4 lb. H. Barker. 
Mr. H. W. Lancashire's Brunswiek, 10 st. 4 lb. 

Mawson. 
Mr. Charter's Floiver of the Forest, 10 st. 4 lb. 

P. Clark. 
Mr. \V. Gordon Cannino-s Yoiuio- G/asoou\ 10 st. 



lb. 



R. Mitchell. 



Mr. H. Holmes' Fireball, 10 st. ... Halsey. 

Mr. E. H. \^o\ioxv?, Adelaide, 10 st. Mr. Ripley. 
Mr. F. Gallane's A^«.sT £'<f Z^/Vz, 10 st. H. Brown. 
Winner trained in Ireland. 







BETTING 


AT 


THE 


START. 


4 to 


I agst 


Come A\\a\-. 




40 to 


agst. Roquefort. 


5 5) 


I 


Ilex. 




40 „ I 


„ Brunswick. 


/ )> 


I „ 


Cruiser. 




50 „ I 


,, Flower of the Forest 


9 „ 


I V 


Grape Vine. 




50 n 


,, Nasr ed Din. 


100 „ 


9 „ 


Roman Oak. 




66 „ 


I „ \'oluptuar}'. 


100 „ 


9 „ 


Wh)' Not. 




66 „ 


I „ Dominion. 


20 „ 


I „ 


Cloister. 




66 „ 


I ,, Jeanie. 


25 „ 


I „ 


Choufleur. 




66 „ 


I „ Gamecock. 


25 . 


I ,, 


Emperor. 




100 ,, 


I ,, Fireball. 


25 ,, 


I „ 


Veil. 




200 „ 


I „ Adelaide. 


40 „ 


I „ 


^'oung Glasgow 









302 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



PLACE BETTING. 



6 to 4 agst. Come Away. 
4 „ I „ Cloister. 

7 „ 4 „ Ilex. 



The Race. 



After one breakaway a capital start was effected, 
Ilex on the left at once showing- ahead of Grape 
Vine, Flower of the Forest, Veil, Roman Oak, 
Choutleur, with Come Away, Cruiser, Young- 
Gla.sgow, and Gamecock close up. 

At the first fence Ilex was soon steadied, and 
Grape Vine rushing to the front cleared the obstacle 
just in front of Flower of the Forest and Veil. At 
the second fence in the country Flower of the Forest 
fell. Veil taking second place, whilst at the next 
obstacle Nasr ed Din and Brunswick came to grief, 
and Cloister heading Grape Vine went on into the 
country with Roquefort third in front of Gamecock. 
The fourth fence accounted for Choufieur, as he 
blundered and fell. Ov^er Becher's Brook Cloister 
showed the way to Grape Vine, Gamecock, and 
Roquefort, with Ilex and Roman Oak well up in 
front of the next division, who were whipped in by 
Voluptuary and Dominion. Jeanie, who headed 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



303 



the next lot, came a cropper at the following fence, 
whilst at the next just before reaching the canal 
Grape Vine fell, bringing down Roman Oak, who 
rolled over hini. 

This left Roquefort in command, attended by 




MK. H. l;t:ASLEV. 



Cloister, the pair being clear of Gamecock, Roquefort 
having a lead of eight lengths as they came along 
the canal side. Gamecock, Cloister and Roquefort 
were first over the water, the latter dropping back 
considerably as they went into the country. 



304 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Before reaching Becher's Brook, Adelaide and 
Fireball pulled up, Young Glasgow also came down 
at this famous jump, and Dominion, blundering, was 
pulled up. 

Before reaching- the canal turn Voluptuary was 
pulled up beaten, whilst Gamecock began to lose 
ground. Come Away then assumed the lead from 
\^eil, Ilex going on third, clear of Cloister and Why 
Not. Veil came to grief at Valentine's, and along 
the canal side Cloister joined Come Away, the pair 
being three lengths ahead of Ilex, with Why Not 
and Gamecock next. In this order they came on to 
the course, where Gamecock was beaten, and Come 
Away and Cloister came on with Why Not rapidly 
drawing up. Approaching the second fence from 
home the latter had almost closed with the leaders 
when he came down heavily, Mr. Cunningham being 
badly hurt. 

At this point Come Away and Cloister gradually 
drew away from Ilex, a great race home ending in 
favour of the Irishman by half-a-length. Ilex was 
a bad third, Roquefort, fifty yards away, fourth, 
Cruiser fifth, and Gamecock sixth. Nothing else 
completed the course. 

Time : 9 minutes 58 seconds. 

Stakes, ,/^i,68o. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 305 

An objection to the winner by Captain E. R. 
Owen on the ground that he had been jostled 
sufficiently to cause him to lose the race was 
subsequently gone into by the stewards and over- 
ruled. When Why Not came down Mr. Cunning- 
ham was pitched on his head and remained 
immobile and unconscious. At first it was feared 
that the injury might prov^e fatal, but on being 
carried on an ambulance to the paddock he regained 
consciousness, and it was found that he had burst 
a blood-vessel in the head. 

For once in a way the queer-tempered Roquefort, 
who it was thought would be sure to bring disaster 
to one or other of the competitors, was on his very 
best behaviour, and astonished everybody by 
playing the part of pioneer as they landed on the 
race-course the first time, being one of the first, in 
fact, to clear the water. 

A singular accident happened to Emperor, who 
had been pulled up at Becher's Brook in the second 
round. Jumping the race-course rails on his way 
home, with the object of cutting off a corner, he 
fell and broke his back. 



3o6 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Winners Performances. 

Come Away won three of his four engagements 
of 1888 — the Dunboyne Plate, Ward Union Hunt ; 
the Conyngham Cup, Kildare and Irish National 
Hunt ; the Hunters' Steeplechase, Cork Spring 
Meeting ; unplaced in the Navan Plate, Meath 
Hunt. 

In 1889 he did not run in public. 

In 1S90 he was only beaten once in five attempts. 
He won three races in succession : the Tally Ho 
Plate, Baldoyle Spring Meeting ; Conyngham Cup, 
Kildare and Irish National Hunt Meeting ; Dublin 
Plate, Baldoyle Summer Meeting. He was 
unplaced in the Liverpool Autumn Meeting in the 
Aintree Hunt Steeplechase, but on the next day he 
won the Valentine Hunt Steeplechase. 



FATHER O'FLYNN. 

1892. 

1. Mr. C. G. Wilson's b. «-. Father aFlynii, 

by Retreat — Kathleen (h.b.) aged, 10 st. 5 lb. 

Capt. E. R. Owen. 

2. Mr. C. Duffs b. g. Cloister, by Ascetic — 

Grace II., a., 12 st. 3 lb. Mr. J. C. Dormer. 

3. Mr. G. Masterman's ch. g., Ilex, by Rostrevor — 

Rostrum's dam, by Master Bagot, a., 12 st. 

7 lb. ... A. Nightingall. 

Capt. J. Byron's Cruiser, 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. W. P. Cullen. 
Mr. H. Powell's The Midshipiiiite. 11 st. 6 lb. 

Mr. Atkinson. 
Mr. A. M. Singer's Tenby. 1 1 st. 2 lb. 

C. Gregor. 
Sir H. de Trafford's Fartisciir 1 1 st. i lb. 

Barker. 
Mr. C. Waller's Lord of the Glen, 1 1 st. 

Mr. C. W. W^aller. 
Mr. J. Bald's The Primate, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Capt. Bewicke. 
2 ]\ 2 



3o8 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. B. Goodall's Meldniin, lo st. 12 lb. 

Lathom. 

Mr. Abington'sy^-^si?//, 10 st. 12 lb. G. Mawson. 

Mr. F. E. Lawrence's Paul Fry, 10 st. 12 lb. 

(including 7 lb. extra)... ... T. Adams. 

Major Kirkwood's Ardcani. 10 st. 10 lb, 

T. Kavanagh. 
Lord E. Talbot's Ulysses, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. G. B. Milne. 
Capt. A. E. Whitaker's Holliuotoii, 10 st. 9 lb. 

G. Williamson. 
Mr. W. Whitehead's Reliance, 10 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. J. C. Cheney. 
Mr. H. T. Barclay's Lord Arthur, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Capt. Lee-Barber. 
Mr. E. Woodland's A^ap, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. H. Woodland. 
Capt. R. W\ Ethelstone's Baginau, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. F. H. Hassall. 
Mr. F. Swan's Southnui, 10 st. 7 lb. Dollery. 

Capt. Peel's Flying Column, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. W. Beasley. 
Mr. P. V^incent-Turner's Rollesby, 10 st. 5 lb. 

H. Brown. 
General Beresford's F^ausf, lost. 5 lb. 

Mr. Lushington. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



309 



Major Kearsley's Billec Taylor, 10 st. 3 lb. 

Mr. H. Beasley. 
Mr. H. W. Lancashire's Bruiisivick, 10 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. Levenston. 

Winner trained privately. 









BETTING AT THE 


START. 


II to 


2 


ag-st. 


Cloister. 


4 to I 


agst. 


Partisan. 


100 „ 


4 


5? 


The Primate. 


50 „ 1 


11 


Ulysses. 


10 „ 


I 


!) 


Ardcarn. 


50 11 1 


11 


Southam. 


100 „ 


9 


)) 


HoUington. 


50 „ 


11 


Flying Column 


100 „ 


8 


M 


Jason. 


50 „ 1 


11 


Rollesby. 


100 „ 


7 


11 


Tenby. 


100 ,, 


11 


Brunswick. 


20 „ 


I 


11 


Ilex. 


100 „ 


11 


Faust. 


20 „ 


I 


,, 


Father O'Flynn. 


100 ,, 


11 


Meldrum. 


25 „ 


I 


?> 


Billee Taylor. 


200 ,, I 


11 


Reliance. 


25 „ 


I 


11 


Lord Arthur. 


200 „ 


' 5) 


Nap. 


25 ,. 


I 


11 


Midshipmite. 


200 „ 


^ 11 


Bagman. 


25 „ 


I 


11 


Cruiser. 


200 ,, 


^ 11 


Paul Pry. 


"hZ fi 


I 


11 


Lord of the Glen. 
PLACE 


BETTi: 


VG. 










4 to I agst. 


Father ( 


3Tlynn. 








6 „ 4 „ 


Cloister 












4 „ I „ 


Ilex. 







The Race, 

The foo- had thickened so much over the country 
that the twenty-live competitors were only visible in 
a certain radius, consequently a lengthy description 



10 



HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



of the race is impossible. One breakaway only 

preceded a capital start. 

Nap on the inside was first away shortly 

followed by Jason, Billee Taylor, Midshipmite, 

Southam, Ilex and 
Cloister in the first 
batch. 

Nap cleared the 
first fence in front 
of Cloister and The 
Primate ; Ba^'man, 
Jason, and The 
Midshipmite lying" 
next. 

Nap, The Primate 
and Cloister cleared 
the second fence 
together, and at the 
third Partisan, col- 
liding with Ilex, fell. 
(This was the only 
catastrophe which 

occurred during the first round.) 

As they ran on into the country Cloister ran on in 

front with P"l\ing Column in the second place. At 

Valentine's for the first time these positions were 




MR. J. C. DORMER. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 311 

kept, with The Primate third, and Nap, P^ither 
O'Flynn and Ardcarn still ahead of the others. As 
the two leaders came on to the course Flying- 
Column went well ahead of Cloister, Midshipmite 
now taking second place. 

The pace was a real cracker and Cloister managed 
to get over the water just in front of PTying Column, 
the pair being well clear of Lord Arthur and The 
Midshipmite. 

On entering the country a second time, a chapter 
of accidents began with the bolting of Billee Taylor, 
Tenby falling at the second fence and The Primate 
stopping to nothing. 

In the same order the leaders went on to 
Becher's Brook, where Meldrum came to o-rief. 
Rollesby and Jason retiring at the same time. 

At the next obstacle but one Paul Pry ran out of 
the course and was pulled up, whilst Nap, who had 
lost his place and toiling along in the rear for a lono- 
time, fell at the canal point. 

The leading division then jumped Valentine's 
Brook in the follovv'ing order : Cloister, Plyin'-- 
Column, The Midshipmite, Ardcarn, Ilex, and 
Father O'Flynn. 

After having passed the Brook, Mr. Atkinson 
sent Midshipmite up to the leaders, but at the next 



312 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

fence he rather unfortunately fell, and Cloister 
resumed the command. 

No further change occurred till the second fence 
from home, where Father O'Flynn, full of running-, 
drew into second place, and from thence gradually 
drew away from the field, eventually winning by 
twenty lengths, Cloister being second, and Ilex, 
two lengths away, third. Ardcarn was fourth and 
Flying Column a bad fifth, Hollington sixth. Cruiser 
seventh. Reliance eighth, Ulysses ninth, Faust tenth, 
and Bagman eleventh. 

Time : 9 minutes 48 1/5 seconds. 

Stakes, ^1,680. 

Performances of Winner. 

Father O'Flynn was sired by the well-known 
Hermit horse Retreat, out of a h.b. mare Kathleen. 
As a two-year-old he ran nine times, winning for 
Lord Cholmondeley the Warrington Plate at the 
Liverpool July Meeting. When four years old he 
began to race under National Hunt Rules, winning 
the Arderne Plate at Tarporley, an Open Hunters' 
Steeplechase at the V.W.H. Hunt Meeting, and 
Open Hunters' Steeplechase and Members' Plate 
at Ludlow Autumn, 



THE GRAND NATIONAL 313 

In 1890 he was out oi' form, winning once in 
fourteen attempts — over the VAV.H. Hunt Course 
at Oaksey, Cirencester. In 1891 he won six 
times — 

Budbrook Hunters' Hurdle Race at Warwick, 
Maiden Hunters' Hurdle Race ., Windsor. 

„ ,, ,, ,, Wye March. 

Open Hunters' Steeplechase „ Chepstow. 

„ V.W.H. Hunt 
Meeting. 
Ouorn Hunt Steeplechase ,, Leicester De- 

cember. 

In 1892 he won the Harrington Steeplechase at 
the Leicester February Meeting, whilst early in 
March he gained the Wigston Steeplechase. 

On the last of these occasions he was ridden by 
Mr. J. C. Dormer, and it is worthy of note that 
Captain " Roddy " Owen did his best to persuade 
the latter gentleman to ride Father O'Flynn in the 
Grand National, and let him have the mount on 
Cloister. 

The winner was bred by Mr. E, C. Wadlow 
at Stanton, and after being owned by Lord 
Cholmondeley for many years, Mr. C. G. Wilson 
bought him at Tattersall's for 450 guineas in 1891, 
since when he had not known defeat. 

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CLOISTER. 

1893. 

1. Mr. C. G. Duff's b. l^-. Cloister, by Ascetic — 

Grace II., aged, 12 st. 7 lb. ... Dollery. 

2. Capt. Michael Hughes' viS'.w/, by Chippendale — 

Fable, a., 10 st. 4 lb. ... ... H. Barker. 

3. Mr. C. H. Fenwick's b. g. ]]liy Not, by 

Castlereagh — Twitter, it st. 12 lb. 

A. Nightiiigall. 
Mr. H. L. Powell's The Midshipuiitc, 12 st. 3 lb. 

Sensier. 
Mr. G. C. Wilson's Father aFlyiiu, 1 1 st. 1 1 lb. 

Mr. G. B. Milne. 
Sir H. de Trafford's Roman Oak, 11 st. 9 lb. 

Mr. W. P. Cullen. 
Mr. Eustace Loder's Field Marshal, 1 1 st. 4 lb. 

Capt. Crawley. 
Mr. F. Dald's The Primate, 11 st. 3 lb. 

Mr. Bewicke. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



315 



Capt. Dundas' Lady Helen, 1 1 st. i lb. 

R. Nightingall. 
Mr. T. Toynbee's Chouflcur, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Kavanagh. 
General Beresford's Faust, 10 st. 6 lb. 

Capt. Yardley. 
Capt. H. T. Fenwick'syc'^?;/ of Arc, 10 st. 4 lb. 

G. Morris. 
Capt. E. W. Baird's Golden Gate, 10 st. 2 lb. 

G. Mawson. 
Col. A. S. Lucas' Tit for Tat, 10 st. 

G. Williamson. 
Mr. J. Dowling's Golden Link, 10 st. 

N. Behan. 
Winner trained by Swatton. 

STARTING PRICES. 



9 to 2 agst. 


Cloister. 


V:> to 


I agst 


Golden Gate. 


5 „ I „ 


Why Not. 


1)1) )> 




Faust. 


100 „ 15 „ 


The Midshipmite. 


40 „ 




Roman Oak. 


100 „ 12 „ 


.tsop. 


50 n J 




Lady Helen. 


100 „ 9 „ 


Father O'Flynn. 


50 n 




Joan of Arc. 


100 „ 7 „ 


The Primate. 


100 „ 




Choufleur. 


^5 „ I „ 


Tit for Tat. 


100 „ 




Golden Link. 


28 „ I „ 


Field Marshal. 









PLACE BETTING. 
Evens Cloister. 
2 to I agst. ^Esop. 
5 „ 4 „ Why Not. 



3r6 HEROES AND HEROLXES OF 

The Race. 

A breakaway in which all but The Primate and 
Field Marshal came away, occurred, but at the 
second time the field got away to a splendid start. 
The first to break the line was ^Esop, who showed 
the way to Cloister, Choufleur, and Faust, but in 
settling- down into the country yEsop was just 
ahead of Cloister, who in turn was in front 
of Midshipmite, with The Primate, Joan of Arc, 
Choufieur, and Faust next. 

xAt the first fence, however, Primate went to the 
front and cleared the obstacle in front of /Esop, 
Choufieur, and Cloister, with Midshipmite and 
Roman Oak next. 

Golden Link was last, but at the second fence he 
refused, and took no further part in the race. 

Soon after landincr over the first fence, Cloister 
was sent to the front, followed by ^Esop and The 
Primate, who fell at the third fence. At this point 
the whippers-in were Field Marshal and Joan of Arc. 

Over Becher's Brook Cloister still led. Tit for 
Tat being next, followed by yEsop and P'aust. 
Lady Helen came to grief at the next obstacle, and 
at Valentine's the position of the leaders was 
virtually the same. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 317 

Along the canal side Cloister came on, followed 
by Faust. Choufleur, v^sop, and Golden Gate, and 
the favourite showed the way along the race-course 
with a long lead to ChouHeur, yEsop, Faust, and 
Field Marshal, who had caught them up. At the 
third ditch before reaching the water Joan of Arc 
fell, and Cloister cleared the water jump four lengths 
in advance of the rest. 

Going into the country a second time Why Not 
took second place to Cloister, with The Midshipmite 
heading ^'Esop. 

At the second fence Golden Gate was pulled up 
beaten, and two fences further on Choufleur, who 
had made a mistake, also stopped, 

Cloister led over Becher's and Valentine's Brooks 
followed by The Midshipmite, who soon after gave 
way, and the favourite came on to the race-course 
with quite ten lengths lead of Why Not. After 
this the finish was merely a procession, as he cleared 
the second fence from home quite twelve lengths 
ahead of ^Esop, who had no earthly chance of 
beating him, finally cantering home an easy winner 
by forty lengths, amid great cheering. Why Not 
was a bad third, Tit for Tat, four lengths away, was 
fourth, The Midshipmite fifth, Father O'Flynn 
sixth, Roman Oak seventh, and Faust eighth. 



3i8 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Time: 9 minutes 32 2/5 seconds. 
Value of the stakes, ^1,975. 

This year the race was worth ^2,500, 300 sovs. 
to go to the second, and 200 sovs. to the third. 

Cloister's victory was without doubt one of the most 
memorable, as well as popular, in the history of the 
race. In spite of the fact that his was a weight 
which had never yet been carried successfully over 
the course, the public stuck to him like a leech, and 
right worthily did he reward the confidence reposed 
in him. 

The scene of enthusiasm when, after making all 
the running, he cantered in by himself forty )ards 
ahead of the rest, was something to be remembered. 
So easy, indeed, was the whole performance to look 
at, that a well-known flat-race jockey present might 
well declare that Cloister "simply jumped his 
opponents silly." 










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WHY NOT. 

1S94. 

1. Captain C. H. Fenwick s b. g. Jjyiy Xof, by 

Castlereagh — Twitter, a., 11 st. 13 lb. 

A. Nio-htincjall. 

2. Mr. J. M'Kiiiley's b. m. Lady Ellen II.. by 

Prince George — Lady Helen, 6 yrs., 9 st. 
10 lb. ... ... ... T. Ka\anagh. 

3. Mr. John Widger's ch. g. JJl/d Man from Borneo, 

by Decider — -Wild Duck, 6 yrs., 10 st. 9 lb. 

Mr. Jos. Widger. 

4. Duke of Hamilton's ch. m. TrouviIh\ by 

Beaupaire, 6 yrs.. 10 st. 6 lb. (including 
4 lb. extra) ... ... Mr. J. C. Cheney. 

Mr. C. Grenfell's Father G Flynn, 1 1 st. 3 lb. 

Owner. 

Lord Shaftesbury's Caj-ro/Ishnon, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Williamson. 
Mr. Grant's Ardearn, 10 st. 12 lb. Mr. Bewicke. 
Captain Michael Hughes' .Esof, 10 st. 12 lb. 
(including 8 lb. extra) ... Mawson. 



320 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. F. B. Atkinson's Nelly Gray, 9 st. 12 lb. 

Escott. 
Mr. M. A. Maher's Schooner, 9 st. 12 lb. 

W. Taylor. 
Mr. Mark Firth's Alusiciair 9 st. 10 lb. 

F. Hassall. 
Mr. Lort Phillip's Varteg Hill, 9 st. 10 lb. 

D. Davies. 
Mr. J. C. Leslie's Calcrafl, 9 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. A. H. Ripley. 
Mr. E. Storey's Daivn, 9 st. 7 lb. G. Morris. 

Winner trained bv Collins. 



STARTING PRICES. 



5 to I agst. Nelly Gray, 



5 „ I , 


, Why Not. 


II „ 2 , 


, Ardcarn. 


6 „ I , 


, /Esop. 


ICO „ 7 , 


, Father O'Flyn 


25 " I . 


, Schooner. 


25 » I , 


, Musician. 


25 „ 1 , 


, Lady Ellen 1 1 



25 to I agst. Dawn. 

25 ,, I ,, Trouville. 

40 ,, I „ Wild Man from 

Borneo. 
50 „ I „ Varteg Hill. 
50 „ I „ Carrollstown. 
100 ,, I „ Calcraft. 



PLACE BETTING. 

II to 10 agst. Why Not. 
5 „ I „ Lady Ellen II. 
10 „ I „ Wild Man from Borneo. 



THK GRAND NATIONxAL. 321 

The Rack. 

After one breakaway, the fourteen competitors 
got away to a capital start. On settling down into 
their stride Schooner showed in front of ALsop, 
TroLiville, and Father O'Flynn, with Dawn and 
Kelly Gray next in front of Lady Ellen II. and 
Carrollstown, at whose heels lay Why Not, 
Musician and Wild Man from Borneo, this same 
order being maintained over the first fence. At 
the next ditch .-Esop joined Schooner, and the pair 
went on from Nelly Gray, with Trouville and 
Dawn side by side clear of W^hy Not and Lady 
Ellen II. Calcraft fell at Becher's Brook, pumped 
out. Rounding the railway turn, Nelly Gray went 
to the front, but at the cross fence by the side she 
bolted, and jumping the wrong fence came down 
with her rider. yEsop was left to show the way to 
Trouville, Why Not, Musician and Lady Ellen, 
whilst it was evident that Schooner was losing her 
place. 

Lady Ellen took up the running when approach- 
ing the canal, clear of W^ild Man from Borneo, and 
Musician, jumping into the course Dawn drew to 
the front followed by Musician and Lady Ellen II., 
with ^-Esop next. Nearing the water ..-Esop drew 

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322 HEROES AND HEROLXES OF 

to the front and jumped it with the sHghtest 
cidvantao'e of Dawn and Musician, the three binding 
over clear of Lady Ellen II., Wild Man from 
Borneo and Why Not. 

At the second fence in the country Ardcarn fell, 
while Dawn followed suit two lences further on, 
whilst Father O'Flynn came down at Becher's 
Brook. 

Soon after clearing the time-honoured landmark 
Lady Ellen II. was sent to the front full of running, 
and she quickly drew away w^ith a clear lead of 
Why Not, who was doing well in the second place 
with /Esop, W^ild Man from Borneo, and Carrolls- 
town next. Ladv Ellen II. held her advantaQe 
along the canal side followed b)- Why Not, with 
Wild Man from Borneo third place, in front of the 
struggling yEsop and Trouville. 

Jumping on to the course again the race was 
j)ractically only confined to the three leaders, 
Schooner and Carrollstown being out of it. 

W hen fairly on the course Why Not, favoured 
by the inside berth, headed Lady Ellen II. But his 
lead was of very brief duration as the W^ild Man 
from Borneo rushed to the front and cleared the 
last fence first. Still hugging the rails W^hy 
Not struggled gamely along under his welter burden 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 323 

and creeping up inch by inch he joined the Wild 
Man before the last fence, over which the three 
leaders came almost simultaneously, what advantage 
there was, on landing, resting with Why Not, who 
slowly but surely increased his lead in answer to the 
calls made by his jockey, and won by a length and 
a- half. 

Lady Ellen II. had beaten Wild Man from 
Borneo by a head for second place. 

Trouville, one hundred yards behind, was fourth, 
^sop fifth. Musician sixth, Carrollstovvn seventh. 
Schooner eiohth, and V^arteg: Hill last. 

Carrollstovvn was so exhausted that on reaching 
the paddock he dropped down dead. 

Time : 9 minutes 45 2/5 seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^1,975. 



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WILD MAN FROM BORNEO. 
1895. 

1. Mr. John Wldger's ch. g. JJ^i/d Alan from 

Borneo, by Decider — Wild Duck, aged, 10 st. 

1 I lb. ... ... ... Mr. J. Widger. 

2. Mr. J. H. Atkinson's b. g. CathaL by Cassock or 

Hominy — Daffodil, 6 yrs., 10 st. 9 lb. 

H. Escott. 

3. Major A. Crawley's b. g. Jan dcr Berg, by 

Dutch Skater — ^Yurata, a., 9 st. 13 lb. Dollery. 

4. Mr. H. M. Dyas' Manifesto, 11 st. 2 lb. 

T. Kavanagh. 
Mr. G. W. Greswolde-Williams' Horizon, 12 st. 

2 lb. ... ... ... ... Mawson. 

Captain C. H. Fenwick's ]]liy Not, 12 st. 

r^Ir. E. Guy Fenwick. 
Mr. C. A. Grenfell's Father O' Flyiiu, 1 1 st. i lb. 

Mr. C. Grenfell. 
Mr. F. D. Leyland's Lady Pat, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Shanahan. 
Mr. Roden's Prince Albert, 1 o st. 12 lb. 

Mr. W. P. Cullen. 



THK GRAND NATIONAL. 325 

Mr. C. D. Rose's Sarah Bernhardt, 10 st. 10 \h. 

\\. Matthews. 
Mr. E. Clarke's Ardcani, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. C Thoiripson. 
Captain Michael Hughes' ^Esop, 10 st. S lb. 

A. NiLihtingall. 
Mr. J. Arnold's Fin Ma Con/ I/., 10 st. 5 lb. 

W. Canavan. 
Mr. Greswolde-Williams' Royal Bnck\ 10 st. 41b. 

\V. Slinn. 
Captain Gordon's Lcybonrnc, 10 st. 3 lb. 

G. Willianison. 
Mr. H. M. Dyas' Cock of the Heath, 10 st. 2 lb. 

Hoysted. 
Mr. W. Murray-Thriepland's Dalkeith, 9 st. i 2 lb. 

J. Knox. 
Mr. J. T. Hartigan's Molly Magnire, 9 st. 9 lb. 

W. Taylor. 
Mr. B. Benson's Canst ie, 10 st. i lb. 

Mr. A. Gordon. 

Winner trained by Gatland. 

PLACE BETTING AT START. 

2 to I Wild Man from 15orneo. 

3 „ I Cathal. 

6 ,, I Van der Berg. 



326 



HEROES AND HEROINES OE 







BETTING 


AT 


START. 


5 t" 


I ag 


St. .4£sop. 


25 


to 


[ agst 


Van der Berg. 


lOO ,, 


14 


„ Horizon. 


25 






Molly Maguire. 


lO ., 


I 


, Wild Man from 
Borneo. 


33 
40 




,, 


Dalkeith. 

Kin Ma Coul II. 


lOO „ 


8 , 


, Cathai. 


50 




,, 


Sarah Bernhardt 


lOO . 


8 


„ LeyboLirne. 


50 




,, 


Ro}al Buck. 


lOO ., 


8 


, Manifesto. 


50 






Prince Albert. 


lOO ,, 


7 


, Father O'Flynn. 


50 






Ardcarn. 


lOO ,, 


6 


, Cock of the Heath 


50 




,, 


Why Not. 


25 V 


I 


, Lady Pat. 


100 




" 


Caustic. 






The 


Race. 







The riaL;- tell at the first attempt to a capital 
start, the first to show in front being' .iisop, who 
drawing- out clear, settled down in fi-ont of Horizon, 
Manifesto and Cathai, with Fin Ma Coul II., Royal 
Buck, Father O'Flynn and Molly Maguire all in a 
heap, the last pair being Lady Pat and Prince Albert. 
In this order they went over the first two fences, 
Royal Buck taking the lead. At a good pace the 
field raced away along the railway side, but after 
jumping Becher's Brook Dalkeith gave way to 
^sop, who went on in front of Cathai, P^ather 
O'Flynn, Horizon and Manifesto. Through the mist 
which hung over the course they came across the 
plough, past the canal bridge on to the race-course, 
Aisop still showing the way from Dalkeith, 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



327 



Manifesto and Van der Berg-, with Cathal mcjst 
prominent of the rest, who ran in a cluster. 

Before reaching- the stand Royal Puick and Sarah 
Bernhardt were the only pair that had not negotiated 
the firsc half of the 
journey. 

^sop, Dalkeith 
and Horizon cleared 
the water side by 
side, but, imfortu- 
nately, the last- 
n a m e d , b e i n g' 
slightly interfered 
with, fell. 

As they went into 
the country a second 
time .-Esop was still 
leading- to Dalkeith, 
Father O'Flynn 
lying third, but at 
Becher's Brook Dal- 
keith, whose rider had broken a stirrup iron, 
l)lundered and nearly fell. At the open ditch by 
the canal point A{sop, dead beat, came down. Ley- 
bourne being much interfered with in consequence. 
Prince Albert also came to grief at the same place. 




MR. JOSEPH WIDGER. 



328 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

This left Cathal in front. Wild Man from Borneo 
taking second place, behind them f^ein^- Leybourne, 
Manifesto and Lady Pat. 

From this point the race was confined to the three 
leaders, v.'ho came right away from the held, and 
Van der Berg being done with two fences from 
home the issue was reduced to a match between 
Wild Man from Borneo and Cathal, the latter of 
whom held a slight advantage until landing o\-erthe 
last fence, when Wild Man drew level and gradually 
drawing away, won amidst a scene of great excite- 
ment by a length and a-half. 

Van der Berg was a bad third. Manifesto fourth. 
Why Not fifth, Leybourne sixth, Father O'Flynn 
seventh. Lady Pat eighth, Dalkeith ninth, Fin i\Ia 
Coul IL tenth, and Molly Maguire eleventh. Llori- 
zon, who came down at tlie water in front of the stand, 
went the rest of the course without a rider, galloping 
in at the finish between Cathal and Van der Berg. 

Time : lo minutes 32 seconds. 

Value of stakes, /, 1,975. 

The following effusion appeared in the SporiiiiQ- 
Life on the morning of the race. 

It is to be hoped for his own sake that the gifted 
author didn't take too optimistic a view of his own 



THE C^RAND NATIONAL. 329 

tips, in which case he would probably exclaim with 
Hamlet, "Oh, my prophetic soul, my Uncle!" 

THE (;rand national. 

'TIS slowly descending the valley of years — 

At least, so the pessimists say ; 
One reads in the papers and e\cry\vhere hears, 

"The National's seen its best day." 
Though I don't confirm this to the very last letter, 
Than this vcar's ril own, I ha\e seen many better. 

"They're mostly mere hunters," I frec|uently learn ; 

But do not, too hasty, dismiss 
A hunter on this score. He may have a turn 

Of speed undeveloped, mind this : 
"A mere hunter"' that stays is oft ec|ual to pumping 
An ex-selling plater that's lately learnt jumping. 

A very sad Cathal(ic Ij's Father O'Flynn, 

Risky indeed 'tis to trust him. 
Leybourne's another might easily win 

]!ut for his bad manners — bust him I 
I'd plump straight out for Cathal but hardly am able, 
He looks so much like the last hope of the stable. 

Trusty old .F.sop, if Arthur can mind him — 

(Steeplechase jockey no better) — 
/ESOP may get home, with LEYBOURNE behind him, 

Bear out this tip to the letter. 
And if the lapis there's a surprise on. 
Well, what price Tom Cannon and good old Horizon 'i 

Cocktail. 



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THE SOARER. 

1896. 

Conditions same as 1895, but the money added was 
2,500 sovs. vSince Disturbance won this race in 1873 
the field had never reached the numl)er of 28 till 
this year. 63 subs., 9 of whom pay 5 sovs. each, 
and 28 started. 



Runner 



1. Mr. W. H. Wahver's b. u". TIic Soarcr. by 

Skylark, dam by Lurgan. aged, 9 st. 13 lb. 
Mr. D. G. M. Campbell. 

2. Mr. C. Grenfell's Father O' Flyuu, h\ Retreat — 

Kathleen, a., 10 st. 12 lb. Mr. C. Grenfell. 

3. Mr. W. C. Keeping's b. m. Biscuit, by Barnaby 

— Reversion, a., 10 st ... Matthews. 

4. Capt. W'hitaker's bl. h. Barcalwhcy, by Barcal- 

dine — Junket, 6 yrs., 9 st. 8 lb. ... Hogan. 
Mr. J. W. Widger's Wild Man from Borneo, i 2 st. 

Mr. T. J. Widger. 
Mr. Reginald Ward's Catlial, 11 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. R. Ward. 







H^!^^* 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 331 

Mr. F. C. Stanley's March Hare. 1 i st. 7 lb. 

R. Chaloiier. 
Mr. E. O. Fcnwick's ]]liy Xot. 11 st. 5 lb. 

A. Xiijhti no-all. 
Mr. H. L. Powell's The Miihhipmit,\ 11 st. 41b. 

Hewitt. 
Mr. H. M. Dyas' Manifesto, 1 1 st. 4 lb. Gourley. 
Mr. J. Hale's Moriarty, 11 st. 2 lb. ... Acres. 

Mr. Egerton Clarke's Ardearu, 1 1 st. i lb. 

G. W'illianison. 
Mr. F. E. Irvino-'s IWxterford, 10 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. Joe Widger. 
Capt. 1. H. Orr-Ewino-'s Swanshof, lo st. 13 lb. 

Anthony. 
Capt. Alkin's RedhilL 10 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. C. S. Davies, 
Mr. J. A. Millers DoUar J I., 10 st. 1 1 lb. Halsey. 
Capt. Ricardo's .S7. Anthony, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Capt. Ricardo. 
Mr. Vyner's Alphens, 10 st. 10 lb. Mr. A. (Gordon. 
Mr. C. Hibbert's Rory O' More, 10 st. 9 lb. 

R. Nio-htingall. 

Mr. W. Pritchard Gordon's ]\in der Bero\ 10 st. 

Q lb. ... ■•• ••• ••• ^'- Mawson. 

Sir S. Scott's Emin, 10 st. 8 lb. (includino- 4 lb. 

extra) H. Brown. 

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332 



hi^:roes and heroines of 



Mr. M. J. Corbally's Flectiviiio^. lo st. 6 lb. 

Mr. Parsons. 
Mr. A. [ollands Claicsou. \o st. 4 lb. 

Mr. W. H. Bissill. 
Mr. W. Widger's J//.s\s- Barou. 10 st. 

\ . Kavanagh. 
Sir Samuel Scotts Philactcry, 9 st. i r lb. 

E. Driscoll. 

Mr. \\\ Lawson's KcstrcL 9 st. 10 lb. H. Smith. 

Mr. F. D. Leyland's IVestnicath. 9 st. 7 lb. 

(carried 9 st. 8 lb.) ... ... G. Morris. 

Mr. W. B. Benison's Caustic, 9 st. 7 lb. 

H. Mason. 
\Mnner trained bv Collins. 



8 

100 

100 

100 

100 

100 

100 

20 

20 

20 

25 

25 



BETTING. 

7 to I agst. Rory O'More. 40 to 

I „ Ardcarn. 40 ,, 

12 ,, Waterford. 40 ,, 

9 „ Cathal. 40 ,, 
7 ,. Caustic. 

7 ,, Why Not. 50 „ 

7 ,, Manifesto. 50 ,, 

6 ,, March Hare. 66 ,, 

I „ Alpheus. 66 ,, 

I ,, .Swanshot. 66 „ 

I „ \'an der Berg. 100 ., 

I „ Biscuit. 100 „ 

I „ Redhill. 100 „ 

1 ,, Barcahvhey. loo „ 
100 „ 



agst. The Soarer. 
„ Father O'Plynn. 
„ Moriarty. 
,, Wild Man from 

Borneo. 
„ Dollar. 
,, Eniin. 
„ Clawson. 
,, Miss Baron. 
,, The Midshipmite. 
„ Redhill. 
,, Fleetwing. 
,, St. Anthony. 
„ Philactery. 
Kestrel. 



TH1<: GRAND NATIONAL. 333 



The Rack. 

The big" field made a capital start at the first 
attempt, and WHiy Not showed in front ot Manifesto, 
March Hare, Redhill, Barcalvvhey, Dollar II.. and 
Rory O'More in the first batch of horses. 

At the first fence in the country Manifesto fell, 
bringing- down Redhill. Alpheus then settled down 
in front of Rory O'More, Clawson, Why Not and 
Caustic, the remainder being in a cluster. 

At the next fence Alpheus increased his lead 
with Rory O'More, Why Not and Miss Baron 
close up. 

Before reaching Becher's Brook Wild Man from 
Borneo came down and Alpheus cleared this obstacle 
six lengths ahead of Clawson, Cathal, and Rory 
O'More. 

St. Anthony came to grief at the canal fence, and 

at the next fence Em in was knocked down by a 

loose horse. The Soarer being now in the fourth 

place. 

Soon after landing on the race-course, March 

Hare slipped up and bolted, the lot then jumped the 

water in a body, headed by Alpheus and Rory 

O'More. 



134 



HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



All went well until the second fence was reached, 
when Midshipmite fell and Fleetwino- was pulled up 
with a broken blood vessel. Philactery following suit 
at the next fence. 




Photo, by Lafayette, Duhlin. 



COL. W. H. WALKER. 



At Becher's Brook The Soarer joined Rory 
O'More, the pair beino- in frc^nt of Father O'Flynn, 
I^iscuit. and Why Not. 



THK GRAND NATIONAL. 335 

At the next fence Swanshot fell and going" on 
loose brought down Miss Baron and Waterford. 

At the canal turn Father OFlynn showed in 
front of The Soarer and Rory O'AIore. 

Before reaching Valentine's Caustic came down 
as did Ardcarn at the last ditch. 

Biscuit now showed the way on to the course 
attended by The Soarer and Rory O'lNIore with 
Barcalwhey next, clear of Father O Flynn. Then 
a long way behind came Why Not, Kestrel and 
Cathal. 

Rory (3' More was the next to crack and two 
fences from home Soarer headed Biscuit, the pair 
being clear of Barcalwhey and Feather O'Flynn. 
The latter was here interfered with, and The Soarer 
came over the last fence clear of Biscuit and 
Barcalwhey, and going ahead won eventually by a 
length and a-half. 

Father O F'lynn was second, a length and a-halt 
in front of Biscuit ; Barcalwhey was fourth, W' hy 
Not fifth, Rory O'More sixth, Kestrel seventh, 
Cathal eio^hth, Van der Berg ninth. 

Time: 10 minutes 11 1/5 seconds. 

Stakes, /, 1,975. 



336 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

The Soarer first made acquaintance with racing- 
between the flags in April, 1893, when he ran 
second in the Irish Grand Mihtary Plate in the 
Kildare and National Hunt Meeting. 

In 1S94, running twelve times, he won : 
Maiden Steeplechase and United Service Steeple- 
chase at the Sandown Grand Military Meeting, 
the Navan Plate at the Meath Hunt Meeting, 
Stewards" Plate at Dundalk, Middlesex Steeple- 
chase Handicap and the Uxbridge Handicap 
Steeplechase at Kempton Park, and the Hamp- 
ton Handicap Steejjlechase at Kempton Park in 
December. 

In 1895 he ran nine times, his only win being the 
Hamilton Steeplechase at the Christmas Meeting 
Kempton Park. 

From a backer's point of view the Grand 
National for this year was by no means one to be 
looked back upon with pleasurable recollections, for 
both the first and second horses started at 40 to i 
and the third at 25 to i. 

Apart from monetary considerations, however, 
the race was interesting- enough, it beino- trenerallv 
agreed that Mr. I). G. M. Campbell, of the 
9th Lancers, put in a very fine piece of work on 
the winner. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 337 

It was said that he attributed his victory in no 
small deoTee to havino- read a letter written some 
years before, by Mr. J. AI. Richardson, to his friend 
Lord Melgund, describing exactly how some of the 
more difficult fences should be ridden at, where to 
take off at, etc. 



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MANIFESTO. 



1897. 



1. Mr. H. M. Dyas' b. g. Manifesto, by Man 

O'War — Vae Victis, aged, 1 1 st. 3 lb. 

T. Kavanao'h. 

2. Mr. G. R. Powell's b. g. Filbert, by Regent, dam 

by Double X, a., 9 st. 7 lb. Mr. C. Beatty. 

3. Major J. A. Orr-Ewing's br. g. Ford of Fyiie, by 

Studley, dam by Medley, 6 yrs.. 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. Withington. 

4. Mr. J. S. Forbes' b. g. Prince Albert, by Althotos 

— Bessie, a., 10 st. 8 lb. Mr. G. S. Davies. 
Mr. F\ D. Leyland's b. g. ]]\stnieath, 1 1 st. 4 lb. 

W. Taylor. 
Major J. A. Orr-Ewing's Nelly Gray, 1 1 st. 3 lb. 

G. Morris, 
Mr. J. A. Miller's Argonaut, 10 st. 12 lb. 

R. Woodland. 
Mr. Jolland's Claiuson, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. W. Bissill. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 339^ 

Mr. Spencer Gollan's N'orfoii, 10 st. 7 lb. 

J. Hickey. 
Mr. C. Gibson's Daiiuio, 1 2 st. 6 lb. H. Escott. 
Mr. R. Ward's Cathai 1 1 st. 10 lb. Mr. R. Ward. 
Miss Norris' Mild Man from Borneo, 1 1 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. T. J. Widger. 
Mr. W. H. Walker's The Sourer, 11 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. D. G. M. Campbell. 
Mr. H. White's Seaport II., 10 st. 7 lb. C. James. 
Lord ShreyMshury^ Bal/yohara, 10 st. 3 lb. Denby. 
Mr. E. P. Wilson's Golden Cross, 10 st. 2 lb. 

G. Wilson. 
Captain A. E. Whitaker's Bareakvhey, 10 st. i lb. 

C. Hogan. 
Count Zech's Red Cross, 10 st. i lb. H. Taylor. 
Mr. A. H. Hudson's The Continental 10 st. 

H. Brown. 
Mr. F. F. McCabe's Chevy Chase, 9 st. 13 lb. 

Anthony. 
Mr. C. D. Rose's Greenhill, 9 st. 10 lb. 

E. Matthews. 
Mr. R. W. Brown's Tinion, 9 st. 10 lb. Tervit. 
Lord Coventry's Mediator, 9 st. 8 lb. Grosvenor. 
Mr. R. T. Bell's Little Joe, 9 st. 8 lb. ... Bland. 
Mr. G. S. Davies' Fairy Oneen, 9 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. E. H. Lord. 

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340 



HEROES AND HEROINES OE 



Captain R. W. Ethelston's Lotus Lil\\ g st, 7 lb. 

Mr. A. W. Wood. 
Mr. E. C. Smith's Goldfish, 9 st. 7 lb. T. Fitton. 
Mr. F. D. Leyland's Gawitlct, 11 st. 13 lb. 

Captain W. H. Johnstone. 

Winner trained by Mr. Auliffe. 







BETTING. 






6 to I ag 


St. Manifesto. 




33 to 


I agst 


Golden Cross. 


1 11 '^ ) 


Cathal. 




40 „ 


' )) 


Daimio. 


9 » I > 


Wild Man 


from 50 „ 


1 11 


Fairy Queen. 




Borneo. 




50 „ 


^ 11 


Seaport II. 


10 „ I , 


Norton. 




66 „ 


1 It 


Gauntlet. 


100 „ 6 , 


The Soarer. 




66 „ 


^ 11 


Goldfish. 


20 „ I , 


Nelly Gray. 




100 „ 


^ )' 


Filbert. 


20 „ I , 


Timon. 




100 „ 


^ 11 


Westmeath. 


25 „ I , 


Ford of Fyne. 




100 „ 


I „ 


Ballyohara. 


25 r, I ; 


Greenhill. 




100 „ 


' )5 


Red Cross. 


25 V I , 


Prince Albert. 




100 „ 


I „ 


The Continental 


25 » I > 


Barcalwhey. 




100 „ 


I ,, 


Mediator. 


28 „ I , 


Chevy Chase. 




100 „ 


' 11 


Little Joe. 




Argonaut. 




100 „ 


' )) 


Lotus Lily. 


33 » ^ ) 


Clawson. 












PLACE 


BETTING. 






7 to 


4ag 


St. Man 


festo. 






25 „ 


I , 


, Filbert. 






6„ 


I , 


, Ford of Fy 


le. 



The Race. 

After one false start, in which Clawson, Westmeath, 
Nelly Gray and Gauntlet were the principal 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 341 

offenders, they got away. Timon quickly drew clear 
of Red Cross, Manifesto, Clawson and Westmeath, 
Nelly Gray, Barcalwhey, Gauntlet, The Soarer, 
Norton and Ford of Fyne lying close up. All got 
over the first fence safely and shortly afterwards 
Manifesto took second place to Timon. 

The whole field neootiated Becher's Brook, but 
at the canal fence Wild Man from Borneo was 
cannoned against and knocked out of his stride. 
Ballyohara, breaking a stirrup leather, was pulled up. 

Some little changes had taken place as they took 
the fence on the course, Timon and Manifesto still 
going in front with Cathal, Red Cross, and Nelly 
Gray. 

At the fence before the stand. Goldfish fell, and 
going on loose, cleared the water in front of Timon, 
Nelly Gray, Cathal, Gauntlet. Before going into 
the country a second time, Wild Man from Borneo 
and Clawson were pulled up. 

At the second fence in the country the second 
time Daimio was pulled up, and Chev^y Chase 
stopped at the next obstacle. 

At the fence before Becher's. Barcalwhey 
blundered and brought down Little Joe, whilst the 
second fence further proved fatal to Westmeath, 
The Continental, Gauntlet and Norton. 



34:^ THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Going over Becher's a second time, Timon was 
clear of ?^Ianifesto, at the latter's heels were Nelly 
Gray, Ford of Fyne and Cathal, in front of Fairy 
Queen, The Soarer and Filbert. At Valentine's 
The Soarer came down, Mr. Campbell, his rider, 
breaking- his collar-bone. 

Fairy Queen now dropping out, the finish was 
reduced to a match between Timon and Manifesto, 
who had from the start made nearly all the running 
in joint company. 

Three fences from home Nelly Gray, trying- to 
refuse, upset Greenhill, but neither had any chance 
of getting near the leaders, of whom Manifesto got 
the best of it when Timon blundered and unshipped 
his jockey, and with Cathal coming to grief at the 
last hurdle. Manifesto went on at his ease and 
won by twenty lengths, a good race home for second 
honours between Ford of Fvne and Filbert endino- 
in favour of the latter by a head. 

The same distance off, Prince Albert was fourth, 
Lotus Lily fifth, Timon sixth, Fairy Queen seventh. 
Seaport IL eighth, Nelly Gray ninth, and Argonaut 
last. 

Time : 9 minutes 49 seconds. 

Value of stakes, ^1,975. 




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DROGHEDA. 

1898. 

1. Mr. C. G. Adams' b. g. Droglicda, by Cherry 

Ripe — Eglantine, 6 yrs., 10 st. 12 lb. 

GoLirley. 

2. Mr. R. Ward's b. g. Cathai by The Cassock or 

Hominy — Daffodil, a., 1 1 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. R. Ward. 

3. Mr. F. D. Leyland's ch. g. Gauntlet, by 

Gallinule — Lady Louisa, a., 10 st. 13 lb. 

W. Taylor. 
Mr. W. H. Walker's The Soarci\ 1 1 st. 5 lb. 

A. Nio-htino-all. 
Mr. B. Bletsoe's Grudou, 11 st. 5 lb. Hickey. 

Major J. H. Orr-E wing's Ford of Fyne, 11 st. 

Mr. Withington. 
Mr. J. S. Forbes' Prince Albert, 11 st. 

Mr. G. S. Davies. 
Mr. Lincoln's Nepcote, 10 st. 9 lb. ... Dollery, 
Mr. H. de Montmorency's Sivanshot, 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. H. de Montmorency. 



344 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. G. Hamilton's Dead Level, lo st. 7 lb. 

Anthony. 
Captain A. E. Whitaker's Barcahvhey, 10 st. 6 lb. 

R. Chalmer. 
Mr. A. Coats' Athelfrith, 10 st. 4 lb. 

W. Hoysted. 
Mr. C. D. Rose's Greeuhill, 10 st. 3 lb. C. Hogan. 
Mr. Reicl Walker's Surplice, 10 st. i lb. Lathom. 
Mr. F. R. Hunt's Kiugsivorthy, 10 st. Acres. 

Mr. H. B. Singleton's b. g. Sheriff Huttoii, 10 st. 

J. Morrell. 
Mr. Sadleir- Jackson's Cruiskeen II., 10 st. 

T. Kavanagh, 
Mr. G. R. Powell's Filbert, 9 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. C. Beatty. 
Mr. C. A. Brown's Barsac, 9 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. M. B. Bletsoe. 
Mr. John Widger's St. George^ 9 st. 11 lb. 

J. Walsh, jun. 
Mr. A. Stedall's Hobnob, 9 st. 11 lb. H. Ba.x. 

Mr. R. Wright's Electric Spark, 9 st. 11 lb. 

A. Waddington. 

Mr. G. R. Powell's Cushalu lllavourueeu, 9 st. 

1 1 lb. ... ... ... ... H. Smith. 

Mr. W. Ward's Ha// In, 9 st. 7 lb. (carried 9 st. 
8 lb.) L. Bland. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



345 



STARTING PRICES. 



II to 2 


agst. 


Ford of Fyne. 


28 to I agst 


Little Joe. 


7 „ I 


55 


Cathal. 


40 „ I „ 


Hob Nob. 


8 „ I 


?> 


Prince Albert. 


40 „ I „ 


St. George. 


lOO ,,12 


»» 


Gauntlet. 


50 ,, I ,, 


Sheriff Hutton. 


loo „ 7 


)) 


The Soarer. 


100 ,, I ,, 


Swanshot. 


loo „ 7 


)1 


Barcahvhey. 


100 ,, I „ 


Greenhill. 


20 „ I 


„ 


Kingsworthy. 


100 ,, I „ 


Cruiskeen II. 


25 „ I 


)» 


Drogheda. 


100 „ I „ 


Surplice. 


25 „ I 


„ 


Dead Level. 


100 ,, I „ 


Hall In. 


25 „ I 


,, 


Filbert. 


100 „ I „ 


Electric Spark. 


25 „ I 


)) 


Barsac. 


100 „ I „ 


Athelfrith. 


25 „ I 


)» 


Grudon. 


100 „ I „ 


Cushalu Mavour 


25 „ I 




Nepcote. 

PLACE 

6 to I ag 
2 „ I „ 

5-2 ,. 


BETTING. 

St. Drogheda. 
Cathal. 
Gauntlet. 


neen. 



The Race. 

After several moves forward the flag fell at i i 
minutes after time {i.e., 3.41) and Greenhill 
jumping- off on the right quickly took a clear lead of 
Cushalu Mavourneen, Gauntlet, Athelfrith, Cruis- 
keen II. and Swanshot. 

The Soarer headed the second lot ; the last two 
of all being Little Joe and Hall In. 

On settling down Gauntlet jumped the first fence 
in front of Greenhill, the pair being clear of 
Cushalu Mavourneen, with Electric Spark last, 

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346 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

behind Hob Nob. Surplice and Sheriff Hutton 
early came to grief, and the next fence disposed 
of Hob Nob, who jumped sideways and fell. At the 
third obstacle Greenhill resumed command, attended 
by Gauntlet, Cushalu Mavourneen, Nepcote and 
The Soarer. 

Snow now began to fall, but at Becher's Brook 
The Soarer had taken second place to Greenhill. 

On reappearing on the race-course Ford of Fyne 
took the command with Greenhill second in front of 
Cathal and Dead Level. At the third fence from 
the stand Barcalwhey came a cropper, and The 
Soarer, who was lying handy, followed suit at the 
water, where the order was Drogheda, Cathal, Ford 
of F'yne, Cushalu Mavourneen, Nepcote, Barsac, 
Dead Level, St. George, Grudon, Electric Spark, 
etc., the last being Swanshot. 

hi a blinding snowstorm they turned for the second 
round, and finding pursuit hopeless Athelfrith and 
Kingsw^orthy were soon after pulled up. 

Cruiskeen II. followed suit at Becher's, whilst 
Hall In fell. 

Greenhill was now done with, and Nepcote on 
the inside went on from Drooheda. 

At the railway turn Nepcote gave up, and 
Drogheda took up the running, Dead Level going 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 347 

on second in front of Ford of Fyne and Nepcote, 
with Cathal and Filbert leading- the others, of whom 
St. George and Cushalu Mavourneen collided at 
the Canal Point ditch, the former falliniJf and the 
latter and Swanshot being pulled up. 

Nepcote was quite beaten at Valentine's, and on 
coming across the race-course Ford of Fyne took 
close order with Drogheda, whom he momentarily 
headed three fences from home ; but resienino- the 
second place to Cathal he was followed by Gauntlet. 

At the next obstacle. Ford of Fyne and Dead 
Level were done with, and though Cathal answered 
gamely to his jockey's calls, he failed to reach 
Drogheda, who won, all out, by three lengths. 

Gauntlet was third, four lengths behind Cathal, 
Filbert was fourth, Dead Level fifth. Ford of Fyne 
sixth, Grudon seventh, and at another long interval 
came Barsac, Prince Albert and Greenhill. Nothing 
else finished the course. 

Time : 9 minutes 43 3/5 seconds. 

Stakes, ^1,975. 

The day may well be described as ALirch at its 
worst. 

Sciualls and sleet, alternative with sunshine during- 
the morning, held out hopes that it might be fine 

2 \' 2 



348 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

later on ; these proved delusive, however, for just 
before the time appointed for the start, a heavy 
snowstorm began to fall, increasing in density to 
such an extent that during- the latter part of the 
race it was impossible to distinguish the colours of 
the riders. In fact, when Drogheda galloped past 
the post, few, if any, knew which it was. 

The jockeys who were in the race declared that 
owing to the blinding snow, all the horses jumped 
more or less wildly, two of the principal sufferers 
being The Soarer and Barcalwhey. 

How the latter came to grief will always be a 
mystery to his rider, who was knocked silly by the 
fall, his first remark on " coming to "' being, " That's 
won it ! I don't know what happened. All I do 
know is that I've earned a fiver, and that it will 
cost me twenty pounds for some new teeth." 

Mr. Reginald Ward rode a very plucky race on 
Cathal, and but for the opposing elements it is 
quite on the cards that the result might have been 
different. As it was, the only horse which didn't 
appear at all put out by the snow was the plain- 
lookinof Droofheda, who seemed rather to like it 
than otherwise. 



MANIFESTO. 

1899. 

1. Mr. J, G. Bulteel's b. g. Manifesto, by Man o' 

War — Vai Victis, aged, 1 2 st. 7 lb. 

G. Williamson. 

2. Major J. A. Orr-Evving's br. g. Ford of Fynt\ by 

Studley — dam by Memory, a., 10 st. 10 lb. 

E. Matthews. 

3. Mr. Audley Blyth's b. h. Elliniau, by Melton — 

Recovery, a., 10 st. ] lb. ... ... Piggott. 

4. Mr. Gavin Hamilton's Dead LcvcL by Isobar — 

Paragon, 10 st. 6 lb. ... ... Mason. 

Mr. Horatio Bottomley's Gentle Ida, 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

W. Taylor. 
Mr. R. C. B. Cave's Xebee, 11 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. A. W. Wood. 
Major J. A. Orr-Ewing's T/ie Sapper, 10 st. 1 1 lb. 

Mr. G. S. Davies. 
Mr. J. G. Mosenthal's Mum, 10 st. 5 lb. 

W. Hovsted. 



350 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

H.R.H. Prince of Wales' Ambush II., lo st. 2 lb. 

W. Anthony. 
Mr. A. Alexander's Trade Mark, 10 st. 2 lb. 

Knox. 
Count de Geloes' Pistachc, 9 st. 13 lb.... Owner. 
Mr. C. A. Brown's Barsac, 9 st. 12 lb. 

Mr. H. M. Ripley. 
Capt. Ethelston's lotus Lily, 9 st. 12 lb. 

W. Latham. 
Mr. Saunders Davies' Fairy Queen, 9 st. 11 lb. 

Oates. 
Mr. R. Wright's Electric Spark, 9 st. 11 lb. 

A. Waddington. 
Mr. F. W. Greswolde-WilHams Sheriff Hut ton, 

9 St. 10 lb C. Hogan. 

Mr. R. Barke's Uliiteboy II, 9 st. 10 lb. 

A. Banner. 
Mr. G. R. Powell's Little Norton, 9 st. 7 lb. 

C. Clack. 
Mr. W. Harris' Corner, 9 st. 7 lb. D. Read. 

Winner trained by Collins. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



351 







BETTING AT 


^ THE 


START. 


4 to 


I agst 


. Gentle Ida. 


33 to 


t agst. 


Xebee. 


5 ^1 


I „ 


Manifesto. 


33 J) 


)) 


Dead Level. 


100 „ 


12 „ 


Ambush II. 


40 „ 


' )? 


Ford of Fyne 


10 „ 


I „ 


The .Sapper. 


100 „ 


' )5 


Pistache. 


100 „ 


8 „ 


Lotus Lily. 


100 „ 


)) 


Mum. 


100 ,, 


7 „ 


Sherifif Hutton. 


100 ,, I 


11 


Fairy Queen. 


20 „ 


I „ 


Elhman. 


200 „ 


,, 


Little Norton. 


20 ,, 


I 17 


Electric Spark. 


200 „ 


,, 


Corner. 


25 „ 


I , 


Trade Mark. 


200 „ 


' 11 


Whiteboy II. 


25 r 


I ,, 


Barsac. 












PLACE 


BETTI 


NG. 








13 to 8 agst. Manifesto. 








8 „ I „ 


Ford 


of Fyne. 






5 » I „ 


EUim 


\n. 





The Race. 



Seven minutes after time the Hag fell at the 
second attempt, the first to show in front being 
Sheriff Hutton, followed by Little Norton, Pistache, 
Corner, Gentle Ida, Trade Ahirk, Ambush II. ; 
Lotus Lily headed the second batch of horses, and 
Barsac was last. On fairly settling' down Corner 
took up the running, followed by Pistache, .Sheriff 
Hutton and Electric Spark. At the .second fence 
The Sapper came to griet. At Becher's Corner 
was still in front, Sheriff Hutton now being second 
and Electric Spark third, attended by Xebee, Trade 



352 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mark, ElHman, Gentle Ida, Ford of Fyne and 
Barsac still last. 

At Valentine's Gentle Ida fell, and Mum went to 
the head of affairs, followed by Sheriff Hutton. 

Soon afterwards at the open ditch the guard rail 
was knocked off and brought Lotus Lily and Little 
Norton down. 

At the fence before the water Pistache came a 
purler, and Mum cleared the water in front of 
Trade Mark, Sheriff Hutton and Electric Spark. 

Going into the country for the second time 
Sheriff Hutton and Mum were still leadinof, Trade 
Mark and Dead Level next, and Fairy Queen 
bringing up the rear. 

At Becher's Barsac, who had been creeping up, 
drew into third place, and Elliman went on fourth, 
these two being just in front of Manifesto, Ford of 
Fyne and Electric Spark. 

After jumping Valentine's Barsac went to the 
front, followed by Mum, Ambush II., Elliman and 
Ford of Fyne and Manifesto. Just here Dead 
Level, Sheriff Hutton and Trade Mark were pulled 
up. 

At the last open ditch Xebee came to grief, and 
with Barsac and Mum the next to show signs ot 
the pace. Manifesto began to improve his position, 



THE CxRAXD x\ATIONAL. SSS 

and going to the front directly afterwards was 
followed by Ford of Fyne, xAnibush II., Dead 
Level and K Hi man. 

From this point loud shouts proclaimed the victory 
of the top- weight, and with Ambush II. the first to 
give way, Manifesto sailed home an easy winner by 
a length from Ford of Fyne, who had two lengths' 
advantage in front of F^lliman. Dead Level was 
fourth, Barsac fifth, Whiteboy II. sixth, Ambush II. 
seventh. Electric Spark eighth. Mum ninth. Fairy 
Queen tenth, and Corner last. 

Time : 9 minutes 49 4/5 seconds. 

Stakes, i^i.975. 



Since Cloister's memorable victory in 1893, '"^*^ 
such cheering had been heard on the historic plains 
of Aintree as that w^hich greeted Manifesto on the 
present occasion, when, carrying precisely the same 
weio'ht, he cantered home in similarlv easv fashion. 

Mr. Dyas, the former owner of both Manifesto 
and Gentle Ida, was said to have declared that the 
race was little short oi a certainty for the mare, and 
Mr. Horatio Bottomley being evidently of the same 
opinion, her failing would naturally have caused great 
disappointnient to the stable generally. 

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354 HEROES AND HEROLXES OE 

The withdrawal, too, of Droo^heda at the eleventh 
hour, owing to a sprained hock, though it probably 
did not affect the result, naturally detracted in some 
measure from the interest of the race. 

Easily though the victory was gained at last, the 
good thing might easily have been undone at one 
period of the race. Manifesto blundering so badly at 
one of his fences that it was only a marvel that he 
recovered himself ; Williamson, in describino- the 
scene afterwards, declaring that on looking round 
one of the horse's hind leo;s was standino- straio-ht 
up in the air. 

Never was a steeplechase jockey better rewarded 
for his success than was George Williamson on the 
present occasion, and that it was well deserved was 
equally true. 

His original compact with Mr. Bulteel was as 
follows : — /lOO as retainer, with /, i,ooo if he won. 
Shortly before the race the latter sum was increased 
to ^i,8oo. whilst Mr. Bulteel's partner stepped in 
with a promise of another ^i,ooo on his own 
account. 

As a result of the race, the owner and his 
immediate friends won a large amount of money, 
one of Mr. Bulteels mdividuai bets alone being 
/,"io,ooo to ^800. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



355 



That Manifesto was the most blood-hke animal 
that ever put in an appearance in the Grand 
National is the opinion of Mr. Willy Moore, his 
able trainer, and thereby hangs a tale. When, after 
his victory, M. I^mile Adam was appn)ached with a 
view to painting- his 
portrait, that eminent 
artist, fresh from ex- 
ecuting a big com- 
mission for the King, 
was inclined to turn 
up his nose at being- 
asked to exercise his 
talent on a mere 
steeplechaser, and it 
required more than a 
little persuasion to 
o-et him down to 
Alresford. 

The moment he 
set eyes on Mani- 
festo, however, he very quickly changed his note. 

"Why, this is a race'orse ! " exclaimed the great 
man, in astonishment. 

Not only did he declare that Manifesto was the 
most interesting horse he ever painted, but so proud 

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MR. W. H. MOORE. 



356 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

was he of his own performance, that he requested 
permission to exhibit the picture in Paris, before 
hndino- its hnal resting- place on the walls of Mr. 
Bulteefs house at Ascot. 



AMBUSH II. 



1900. 



1. H.R.H. The Prince of Wales' b. u-. Ambush II.. 

by Ben Battle —Miss Plant, 6 yrs., 1 1 st. 3 lb. 

Anthony. 

2. Mr. C. H. Brown's ch. h. Juirsac. by BarcakHne — 

Stillwater, a., 9 st. 12 lb. ... \\\ Halsey. 

3. Mr. J. G. Biilteel's b, g. Manifesto, by Man 

O'War— Vce Victis, a., 12 st. 13 lb. 

G. Williamson. 

4. Mr. G. Edwardes' b. m. Brcanouf s Pridi\ by 

Kendal — Mavourneen, a., 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. G. S. Davies. 
Colonel Gallwey's Hidden Mystery, i 2 st. 

Mr. H. Nugent. 
Captain Eustace Loder's Covert Haek, i 1 st. 

V . Mason. 
Mr. Vyner's Alpheus, lo st. 10 lb. 

A. W'addington. 
Mr. P:. Woodland's Model, 10 st. 7 lb. 

P. Woodland. 



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HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



Mr. P). Bletsoe's Gritdou^io st, 5 lb. 

Mr. M. B. Bletsoe. 
Mr. Audley Blyth's E/liuiau, 10 st. i lb. 

E. Driscoll. 
Mr. J. Cannon's Barcakohcy, 10 st. \ . Lane. 

Mr. Arthur James' Sister ElizabctJi, 10 st. 

C. Clack. 
Lord William Beresford's Easter Ogiie, 9 st. 13 lb. 

C. Hooan. 

Captain R. W. VA\\<c\sUms> Lotus Lily, 9 st. 10 lb. 

(carried i lb. extra)... Mr. A. \V. Wood. 

Captain Scott's Levanter, 9 st. 8 lb. McGuire. 

Mr. G. R. Powell's Xotl/ino-, 9 st. 7 lb. 

W. Hoysted. 

Winner trained in Ireland. 



BETTING AT THE START. 



75 t3 20 agst. Hidden Mystery. 25 to 
4 ,, I ,, Ambush II. 40 „ 

6 „ 1 ,, Manifesto. 40 ,, 

40 „ 

50 „ 

Breemount's Pride. 66 „ 

66 „ 

100 „ 



100 ,, 7 ,, Elliman. 

100 ,, 6 ,, Covert Hack. 

20 „ I 

20 „ 1 ,, Barcalwhey. 

25 » I 



Barsac. 



agst. Lotus Lily. 

,, Sister Elizabeth. 

„ Grudon. 

„ Alpheus. 

„ Levanter. 

„ Easter Ogue. 

„ Model. 
Nothing. 



PLACE BETTING. 

5 to 4 agst. Ambush II. 

6 „ I „ Barsac. 

6 „ 4 „ Manifesto. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



359 



The Race. 

At the first attempt 6h minutes after time the 
horses were despatched to a capital start. The first 
to break the hne was Barsac, who cut out the work 
at a good pace, followed 
by Levanter, Ambush 
I L , Easter O g ii e , 
Grudon, Covert Hack, 
and Model ; Elliman 
heading" the next lot 
and Nothing whipping- 
in. 

At the first fence 
Covert Hack fell, and 
Nothing bolted. Model 
now deprived Barsac 
of the lead, the pair 
having as attendants 
Cjrudon. Manifesto, 
Ambush II., Sister Elizabeth, etc., with Levanter and 
Breemount's Pride the last pair. 

After jumping Becher's Brook Barsac resumed 
the lead, and Hidden Mystery took second place, 
followed by Easter Ogue. 




Sn< THOMAS CALLWEV. 



36o HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

At the next fence Alpheus came down. Along 
the Ccinal turn Hidden Mystery joined Harsac. 

Hidden Mystery landed on the race-course in 
front ot Barsac, Lotus Lily now being third, and 
Easter Ogue fourth, with Alpheus and Barcalwhey 
the next pair side by side, Grudon leading the 
second lot of horses. At the Bush Fence before 
the water, Barsac on the inside took a slight lead of 
Hidden Mystery, Lotus Lily still lying third, but on 
landing over the water Barcalwhey fell, and Barsac, 
still on the inside, went on in front from Lotus Lily, 
Grudon and Ambush H. 

At the hrst fence into the country the second time 
the riderless Covert Hack crossed Hidden Mystery, 
bring-incr him to oTief 

Ambush H. now took second place to Barsac. 

After jumping Becher's the second time Bree- 
mount's Pride rushed to the head of affairs, hotly 
pursued by Lotus Lily. Then following the pair 
came the stable companions, Barsac and Grudon, with 
Sister Elizabeth and Manifesto in close company. 

Coming to the canal Grudon and Sister Elizabeth 
lost their places, and Breemount's Pride came on from 
Ambush H., Lotus Lily and Manifesto, but at the 
canal turn Ambush H. deprived Breemount's Pride 
of the lead, Manifesto now drawing into third place. 



T H J<: ( r R A X I ) X A r I C) X A L. 



361 



Two fences from home Lotus Lily was done with 
and Ambush IL took second place to Manifesto, 
with Breemount's Pride and Harsac next. 

As they rushed the final obstacle Ambush II. was 
the first to get over, and won an exciting- race by 
four leno"ths. 




IllDDKX :\[VSTERV. 

With Manifesto eased in the last 20 yards, Barsac 
beat him a neck for second place. Breemount s Pride 
was placed fourth ; Levanter came in fifth, Grudon 
sixth, Easter Ogue seventh, L(^tus Lily eighth, Sister 
Elizabeth ninth ; a lono- wav off Model tenth. 
Elliman last. 

Time : 10 minutes i 3 ''10 seconds. 

3 A 



362 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

We need not enlarge upon the spontaneous l)urst 
of cheering- which went up from all parts of the 
crowded course when it was seen that Anibush II. 
had the Grand National in safe keeping for his 
Royal owner. Suffice it to say that since the 
institution of the race in 1839 there has been no 
such popular ovation accorded to any winner as on 
this occasion. 

That a dangerous opponent was removed when 
Hidden Mystery was knocked over by the riderless 
Covert Hack, goes without saying, as the former, 
though a headstrong, impetuous horse, was quite 
capable of winning could his jockey have controlled 
him. 

For all that we fancy that the consensus of 
opinion was that the best horse won. 

Ambush II. was, as a two-year-old, offered at 
auction tor /, 50, but not reaching the reser\'e, was 
withdrawn. His breeder, Mr. \V. Aske, then offered 
him to a friend for ^40 for hunting purposes, but to 
no purpose. Eventually Mr. Lushington bought 
him on behalf of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales for, 
we believe, ^500. 




O ;=; 

- Z 

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GRUDON. 

1 90 1. 

1. Mr. B. Bletsoe's br. h. Grudou, by Old Back — 

Avis, aged, lost. ... A. Nightingall. 

2. Mr. O. J. Williams" b. g. Drmucrcc, by Ascetic — 

Witching Hour, a., 9 st. 12 lb. (including 2 lb. 
extra) ... ... ... Mr. H. Nugent. 

3. Mr. j. E. Rogerson's ch. g. Buffalo Bi/l, by 

Master Bill — Etna, a., 9 st. 71b. H. Taylor. 
Mr. T. Tunstall-Moore's Fanciful i i st. 6 lb. 

Mr. W. P. Cullen. 
Mr. W. H. Pawson's JModel 11 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. W. H. Pawson. 
Captain Eustace Loder's Covert Hack, 11 st. 4 lb. 

Anthony. 
Captain H. H. Johnstone's Ciis/icudcn, 11 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. J. G. Uavies. 
Mrs. J. Widger's Sunny S/ioiucr, 10 st. 6 lb. 
(carried 10 st. 8 lb.) ... Mr. J. T. Widger. 
Mr. H. Hunt's P/'incc Tuscan, 10 st. 6 lb. 

Mr. H. Hunt. 
Mr. R. Davy's Coolgardic, 10 st. 6 lb. 

A. Waddington. 
^ A 2 



564 HEROES AND H1':R0IXES OE 

Mr. W. H. Pawson's The Sappci\ 10 st. 5 lb. 

\\\ Hcilsey. 
Mr. W. \\\ Lewison's Mayas Pride, 10 st. 5 lb. 

Mr. Phillip.s. 
Mr. H. Wade's HaiupoaL to st. 5 lb. Acres. 

Mr. J. Herdman's (jirysfaiic //., 10 st. i lb. 

J. H. Stainton. 
Mr. V. A. Parnell's 7^nic Blue, 9 st. 13 lb. 

P. W^oodland. 
Mr. C. H. Brown's Jhirsae, 9 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. H. M. Ripley. 
Captain Machell's Chit Chat. 9 st. 13 lb. (carried 

10 St. 2 lb.) C. Clack. 

Mr. H. Barnato's Crosset, 9 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. F. Hartioan. 
Major J. D. Edwards' Levanter, 9 st. 13 lb. 

V . Mason. 
Mr. J. Lonsdale's Citragh Hill, 9 st. 9 lb. 

C. Hagan. 
Mr. R. C. Dawson s Paiuuhroker, 9 st. 7 lb. 

J. O'Brien. 
Mr. F. Bibby's Zodiae, 9 st. 7 lb. ... A. Banner. 
Mr. A. Gorman's Padishah, 10 st. A. Birch. 

Mr. V. Keene's Gossip, 9 st. 7 lb. ... J. Polletti. 

Winner trained by T. Holland. 







THE GRAND NATIONAL. 






BETTIXC; AT 


THE .START 




5 to 


I agst 


Levanter. 


25 to I a^ 


-;st 


Curagh Hill. 


lOO „ 


14 „ 


Barsac. 


33 )i 1 




Prince Tuscan 


9 ,, 


I „ 


Grudon. 


33 '1 ' 




Buffalo Bill. 


lO „ 


I „ 


Covert Hack. 


40 ., 1 




Model. 


lO „ 


I „ 


Diumcree. 


40 „ I 




Coolgardie. 


lOO ,, 


8 „ 


Fanciful. 


66 „ I 




Hompool. 


TOO ,, 


8 r 


The Sapper. 


66 „ 1 




True Blue. 


lOO ,, 


6 „ 


Pawnbroker. 


66 „ I 




Padishah. 


20 ,, 


I » 


Alayo's Pride. 


100 ,. I 




Sunny Shower 


20 ,, 


I „ 


Cushenden. 


100 ,, I 




Greystone H. 


20 „ 


I ?i 


Cresset. 


100 „ I 




Gossip. 


^5 ,. 


I » 


Chit Chat. 


100 ,, I 




Zodiac. 






PLACE 


BETTING. 








9 to 4 agst. Grudon. 








5 „ 2 


, Drumcree. 








8 „ I 


, Buffalo B 


ill 





565 



The Race, 

The race this year was run in a blinding snow- 
storm despite the protest of the jockeys and owners. 

While the weighing- out was taking place the 
snow increased in intensit\' and nearly all went into 
the Clerk of the Course's office to protest. The 
result was that the Stewards, Lord Enniskillen, 
Mr. G. J. Fawcett, and Captain Featherstonhaugh, 
assisted by Mr. C. J. Cunningham, made an inspec- 
tion of the course, and decided that the event 
should take place. Accordingly the parade having 



\66 



HEROES AND HEROINES OE 



been dispensed with, at 3.46, sixteen minutes iate, 

the start was made. 

Grudon showed the way in front of The Sapper, 

Covert Hack, Curagh Hill, and Barsac. Then 

came Cooloardie, Pawnbroker, Cushenden, Levanter 

and Buffalo Bill, 
with Gossip whip- 
ping in. 

As they came to 
the water Grudon 
was followed by 
Covert Hack, Le- 
vanter, Padishah, 
etc. 

Nothing c o Ld d 
now be seen ot the 
runners, but between 
the fences it was 
noticeable that Le- 
vanter was beaten, 
and that Drumcree 

had taken second place and Buffalo Bill was third. 
Neither however could overhaul Grudon, who 

passed the post four lengths in front of Drumcree, 

w^ho was in turn six lengths ahead of Buffalo Bill. 

Levanter was fourth, Fanciful fifth, Curagh Hill 




THE LATE MR. NUGENT. 



THK GRAXl) NATIONAL. 367 

sixth, Covert Hack seventh, and Prince Tuscan 
eighth. 

Nothing else completed the course. 

Time : 9 minutes 47 4/5 seconds. 

"It was claimed for Griidon that \m\. for putting his 
foot into his bridle and thus coming to grief he might 
have beaten Ambush II. last year. Anyhow, his 
previous performances had given the impression of 
a lazy horse that wouldn't tr)-. When between the 
last two jumps Covert Hack and Levanter had a slap 
at him, Arthur Nightingall for the moment thought 
the Irishman was going to beat him, but the winner's 
turn of speed served him in the run in, although 
when he jumped the tan road like a hm-dle, he 
eave his backers a frio-ht.' 

A regrettable incident of the race was the iatal 
accident to True Blue, who would be greatly missed 
not only by his owner but by the public, there being 
no better known or more popular horse at the meet- 
ings round about London than Mr. Parnell's famous 
old cocktail. 

The snow balling in his foot brought him down, and 
but for this Percy Woodland, who broke his collar- 
bone in the fall, was of opinion that he W(juld have 
won, so strongly and well was he going at the time. 



SHANNON LASS. 

1902. 

1. Mr. A. Gorham's b. or br. m. Shauuoii Lass, by 

Butterscotch — Mazurka, aoed, 10 st. i lb. 

D. Read. 

2. Mr. John Widger's ch. g. Matfhczc, by Tacitus- 

Golden Locks, 6 yrs., 9 st. 12 lb. W. Morgan. 

3. Mr. J. G. Bulteel's b. g. Manifesto, by Man 

o' War — Vai Victis, a., 12 st. 8 lb. 

A. E. Pio-o-ott. 
Mr. T. B. Holmes' Tipperary Boy, 1 1 st. 6 lb. 

T. Moran. 
Duke of Westminster's Drunnrc, 1 1 st. 4 lb. 

A. Anthony. 
Lord Cadogan's Luroaji, 10 st. 12 lb. 

F. Freemantle. 
Mr. J. S. Morrison's Dniiucree, 10 st. 10 lb. 

Mr. H. Nugent. 
Mr. S. W. Tinsley's Hcliuin^ lo st. 10 lb. Caley. 
Lord Coventry's Inquisitor ...Mr. A. W. Wood. 



.'fiurijliafnlll"^* 




THE GRAND NATIONAL, 369 

Mr. W. H. Pawson's The Sapper, 10 st. 3 lb. 
(including 2 lb. extra) .. ... H. Brown. 

Mr. J. A. Scorrer's Arnold, 10 st. i lb. 

T. H. Bissill. 
Colonel W. H. W. Lawson's DirkJiampton, 10 st. 

Mr. J. Sharpe. 
Mr. B. W. Parr's Aunt May, 10 st. M. Walsh. 
Lord Denman's Whitehaven, 9 st. 13 lb. 

P. Woodland. 
Mr. C. A. Brown's Barsac, 9 st. 12 lb. F. Mason. 
Mr. White- Heather's Detail, 9 st. 9 lb. 

A. Nio-htino-all. 

Mr. T. Bates's Fairland, 9 st. 7 lb. (carried 9 st. 

10 lb.) ... ... ... ... E. Acres. 

Mr. R. Harding's Steady Glass, 9 st. 8 lb. 

Mr. Longworth. 
Mr. F. Bibby's Zodiac, 9 st. 7 lb. ... A. Banner. 

Mr. Foxhall Keene's Gossip, 9 st. 7 lb. 

H. Hewitt. 

Mr. F. W. Polehampton's Miss Clifden II., 9 st. 

7 lb Mr. H. M. Ripley. 

Winner trained bv Hackett. 



370 



HEROES AND HEROINES OF 







BETTING 


AT 


START 




6 to 


I agst 


Drumree. 


-5 


to 


agst 


Detail. 


6 „ 


I „ 


Inquisitor. 


33 




)) 


Arnold. 


7 „ 


I „ 


Barsac. 


40 




J? 


The Sapper. 


lO „ 


I „ 


Drumcree. 


50 




5) 


Matthew. 


lOO „ 


8 „ 


Lurgan. 


50 




)) 


Aliss CHfden II 


ICO „ 


8 „ 


Tipperary Boy. 


50 




)) 


Helmin. 


lOO „ 


6 „ 


Manifesto. 


50 




'? 


Dirkhampton. 


20 „ 


I „ 


Shannon Lass. 


100 




„ 


Steady Glass. 


20 „ 


I ?» 


Whitehaven. 


100 




' 55 


Zodiac II. 


20 „ 


I „ 


Aunt May. 


100 


„ 


)) 


Gossip. 


-5 ,) 


I 5) 


Fairland. 











PLACE BETTING. 

4 to I agst. Manifesto. 

5 ,, I „ Shannon Lass. 



100 „ 8 



Matthew. 



The Race. 

At the third attempt the horse.s were despatched 
on their journey, Drumcree cutting out the work 
from Matthew, Hehnin, Barsac, The Sapper, Aunt 
May, and Drumree. Then came Tipperary Boy, 
Fairland, and Detail, and Shannon Lass next head- 
ing Lurgan, Zodiac and Gossip. 

Shortly afterwards Dirkhampton fell ; at the 
fourth fence in the country Fairland fell, bring- 
ing down Drumree. Meanwhile Barsac led over 



THE GRAXD XATIOXAL. 



371 



Beclier's Brook, followed by Helmin, Matthew, 
Drumcree, Arnold, and Aunt May. 

Making the canal turn Matthew resumed the 
lead, having as followers Inquisitor, Barsac, 
Drumcree, Aunt 
May, and Tipperary 
Boy, but landing on 
to the race-course 
Inquisitor headed 
Matthew, the pair 
going on from 
Drumcree, Arnold, 
Aunt M ay , and 
Tipperary Boy. 

Over the fence 
before the water 
Helmin landed first 
from Barsac and 
Inquisitor, the same 
order being main- 
tained at the water. 

At the third fence in the country Helmin refused, 
Zodiac stopped, and Whitehaven was pulled up. 
Inquisitor also nearly came down negotiating the 
obstacle, leaving Tipperary Boy in front of Aunt 
May, Matthew and Barsac, but at X'alentine's Brook 




THE EARL OF SEFTON, PRESENT 
OWNER OF THE AIXTREE COURSE. 



372 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Matthew again headed Tipperary Boy, the next 
four being Inquisitor, Barsac, Lurgan, and 
Manifesto. 

At the next fence Inquisitor fell, and Detail be- 
came the attendant of Matthew ; Lurgan, Manifesto, 
Shannon Lass, and Tipperary Boy leading the 
others. 

As they came towards the straight Shannon Lass 
and Detail took second and third places to Matthew, 
with Manifesto, Lurgan, and Tipperary Boy taking 
close order. 

At the last fence Detail made a bad mistake, and 
Shannon Lass, closing with Matthew, quickly got 
the best of it and won a popular victory by three 
lengths. A similar distance separated second and 
third. Detail was fourth, Lurgan fifth, Tipperary 
Boy sixth, Drumcree seventh, Barsac eighth, The 
Sapper ninth. Miss Clifden II. tenth, and Steady 
Glass eleventh. 

Time : lo minutes 3 3/5 seconds. 

Stakes, ^2,000. 

Thoroughly exposed as she had been all through 
the piece, and a most consistent mare to boot, it is 
a wonder that Shannon Lass did not start in more 
general request than was the case. It was distinctly 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 373 

a popular win though for all that, and deservedly so, 
for besides being in private life, like Mr. Sponge's 
friend Mr. Puffington, "an amazing instance of a 
pop'lar man," there is no better sportsman or more 
liberal patron of steeplechasing in the kingdom than 
Mr. Ambrose Gorham. 

Whether the result would have been the same had 
Full Flavour not been rendered hors dc coiuhaf 
by his accident at Sandown just previously, is ot 
course an open question. The horse had come 
on to such an extent since his dead heat with 
Shannon Lass at Hurst Park, that Mr. Romer 
Williams was quite justified in looking forward with 
some confidence to his candidate turning the tables 
on Mr. Gorham's mare when next they met. 

Trained at Telscombe, between Brighton and 
Lewes, on the same downs on which Lord Clifden 
underwent his preparation for the Derby, in the 
course of which a dastardly attempt to make him 
sate was as near as possible successful, nothing 
was more admired when she made her appearance 
on the course than Shannon Lass, her dark brown 
coat shining like a mirror. 

Humanitarians will like to know that the mare 
had never in her life known the meaning of a whip 
or spur, and needless to say neither was necessary 



374 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

on this occasion, the veteran David Read having as 
comfortable a ride as any jockey could wish for. 

That Mr. Gorham was a proud man that clay 
goes without saying, and it was not his fault, you 
may depend, if the victory of Shannon Lass was not 
kept green for many a long day — in his own locality 
at all events — the most lasting remembrance of all, 
probably (don't read this, please, Mr. Hawke), 
being the restoration of the pretty little church at 
Telscombe. 




X 
H 



DRUMCREE. 

1903. 

1. Mr. J. S. Morrison's b. g. Driiiucrce, by Ascetic 

— Witching' Hour, 9 yrs., 11 st. 3 lb. 

P. Woodlancl. 
(Green, white crescents and stars.) 

2. Mr. White- Heather's b. g. Detail, by Curly — 

Rosara, 7 yrs., 9 st. 13 lb. A. Nightingall. 
(Dark blue, white belt and cap.) 

3. Mr. J. G. Bulteel's b. g. Manifesto, by Man of 

War — Vse Victis, 15 yrs., 12 st. 3 lb. 

G. Williamson. 
(Blue, cherry sleeves, white cap.) 

4. Mr. F. Bibby's Kirklaiid, by Kirkham — 

Perigonius mare, 7 yrs., 10 st. 8 lb. 

F. Mason. 

His Majesty's Ambush II., by Ben Battle — Miss 

Plant, 9 yrs., i 2 st. 7 lb. ... A. Anthony. 

Mr. H. Tunstall Moore's Fanciful, by Hackler — 

Miss F"anny, 8 yrs., 1 1 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. W. P. Cullen. 



3/6 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Duke of Westminster's Driinirce, by Royal 
Meath — Comrie, 7 yrs., 1 1 st. 4 lb. J. Phillips. 

Lord Coventry's Inquisitor, by Cossack — ^Umpire 
mare, 8 yrs., 10 st. 13 lb. ... R. Matthews. 

Mr. T. Bates's Fair/and, by Ascetic — Far Away, 
10 yrs., 10 St. 13 lb. ... ... W. Morgan. 

Major Loder's Marpessa, by Marmeton — Grecian, 

6 yrs., lost. 11 lb. ... ... Mr. Persse. 

Mr. H. Bottomley's CiisJicudoii, by Timothy — 

Craftiness, 8 yrs., 10 st. 10 lb. ... F. Cole. 
Mr. J. R. Cooper's Ki/»ia//oo, by Torpedo — 

Andrea, 6 yrs.. 10 st. 9 lb. ... T. Moran. 
Mr. J. G. Bulteel's Deerslaycr, by Hawkeye — 

Wallflower, 7 yrs., 10 st. 11 lb. E. Piggott. 
Mr. Owen J. Williams' Pride of Mabestoiun, by 

Ascetic — Witching Hour, 7 yrs., 10 st. 8 lb. 

W. Dollery. 
Mr. W. Nelson's Patlandcr, by Sir Patrick — 

Theodora II.. 7 yrs., 10 st. 7 lb. M. Walsh. 
Mr. lohn Widger's Matt h civ, by Tacitus — 

Golden Lock, 7 yrs., 10 st. 7 lb. 

Mr. J. W. Widger. 
Mr. W. Haven's Expert I/., by Studey — Well 

Done, 6 yrs., 10 st. 5 lb. ... J. Woodland. 
Mr. B. W. Parr's Aimt May, by Ascetic— Mayo, 

7 yrs., lost O. Read. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



377 



Mr. J. Moleady's Benvenir, by Bennithorpe — 
Souvenir, 7 yrs., 9 st. 12 lb. ... Mr. Hayes. 

Mr. B. W. Parr's Orange Pat, by Ascetic- 
Orange Bitters, 7 yrs., 9 st. 10 lb. 

R. Morgan. 
Mr. R. C. Dawson's Pawnbroker, by Westmore- 
land — Uncertainty, 8 yrs., 9 st. 9 lb. 

J. O'Brien. 

Mr. G. C. Dobell's Saxilby, by Carlton — -Koza, 

6 yrs., 9 St. 7 lb. ... ... G. Goswell. 

Mr. C. D. Barron's Gillie II., by Sweetheart — 
Mountain Queen, 1 1 yrs., 9 st. 7 lb. 

A. Wilkins. 

Winner trained by Sir Charles Nugent. 







BETTING 


AT 


THE START. 


13 to 


2 agst 


Drumcree. 




25 to I a 


gst. Manifesto. 


100 „ 


14 „ 


Detail. 




25 „ I 


„ Drumree. 


10 „ 


I n 


Pride of Mabestown 


25 „ I 


„ Deerslayer. 


10 „ 


I ,, 


Aunt May. 




40 „ I 


,, Patlander. 


10 „ 


I ,, 


Matthew. 




40 „ I 


„ Expert II. 


100 „ 


8 „ 


Kirkland. 




40 „ I 


„ Orange Pat. 


100 „ 


6 „ 


Ambush II. 




50 ,, I 


„ Saxilby. 


100 „ 


6 „ 


Fanciful. 




100 „ I 


„ Cushendon. 


100 „ 


6 „ 


Inquisitor. 




100 „ I 


„ Pawnbroker 


25 » 


I „ 


Marpessa. 




100 „ I 


„ Benvenir. 


20 „ 


I » 


Fairland. 




100 „ I 


„ Gillie II. 


20 „ 


I ,, 


Kilmalloo. 









378 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

The Race. 

After one breakaway the lot were despatched at 
3.36. Ambush II. showing the way to the first fence, 
where Expert II. and Orange Pat came down. 
Fairland, Inquisitor and Kihnalloo fell at the next 
obstacle and Cushendon at the ditch a litde further 
on. At the second fence before the water Mar- 
pessa and Gillie II. fell, Patlander following 
suit at Becher's Brook and Matthew at the Barn 
House. Two fences from home .Saxilby and Deer- 
slayer came clown, and Drumree tailing on the flat, 
and Ambush II. at the last fence, Drumcree, stalling 
off the vigorous challenge of Detail, w^on by three 
lengths. 

Twenty lengths separated second and third, a 
tremendous "set to" for third place between Mani- 
festo and Kirkland resulting in favour of the former 
by a head. 

Time by Benson's chronograph: 10 minutes 
9 2/5 seconds. 

W^ith the weather everything to be desired, 
the light perfect, the going good, and — above all 
— the King present, it only remained for the 
favourite (or at all events one fancied by the people) 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



379 



to win, to send everyone away with pleasant 
memories of the Grand National of 1903. And 
as Drumcree, always a great public fancy, was 
successful in brinoino- about this desirable consum- 
mation, what more 
is to be said ? 

It was a most 
interestino- race 
throughout, as 
everyone aoreed, 
the excitement being- 
kept up to the \'ery 
end. The fall of 
Inquisitor so earl)' 
in the Jay was a 
great disappoint- 
ment to a good 
many, for besides 
being a public fancy, 
it would have been 
pleasant to see Lord 

Coventry's colours in the van once again. Drumree 
looked decidedly dangerous until he fell all of a 
heap on the flat, presumably from a fit ot the 
staggers, just before reaching the last fence, whilst 
nothino- in the race looked more like winning than 

; C 2 




Photo, by Elliott and Fry. 

SIR CHARLES NUCIKNT. 



38o THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

Ambush II., when, apparently full of running, he 
blundered through the same obstacle and came 
down heavily. 

From this point Drumcree looked like having 
matters all his own way until Arthur Nightingall 
brought up Detail, whose light weight for the 
moment looked as if it might stand him in stead. 
It was not to be, however, the favourite sticking 
to his work with unflinching gameness, fairly wear- 
ing the other down and winning comfortably at last 
by three lengths. 

The hero of the day was undoubtedly 
Manifesto, now fifteen years old, whose defeat of 
Kirkland by a short head after a ding-dong struggle 
all the way up the straight, led to a scene of 
enthusiasm unparalleled on a race-course. This was 
the veteran's seventh appearance in the Grand 
National. In 1895 he was fourth ; in 1896 he fell ; 
he won in 1897 ; did not run in 1898 ; won again in 
1899 ; was third in 1900; did not run in 1901 ; was 
third in 1902 ; and now again in 1903. A record 
indeed to be proud of. 



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MOIFAA. 

1904. 

1. Mr. Spencer Gollan's br. g-. Moifaa, by Natator 

— Denbigh, 8 yrs., 10 st. 7 lb. ... A. Birch. 
(Black, white sleeves, red cap.) 

2. Mr. F. Bibby's ch. g. Kirkland, by Kirkham — 

Perigonius mare, 8 yrs., 10 st. 10 lb. 

F. Mason. 
(Green, yellow sleeves, belt and cap.) 

3. Mr. John Widger's The Gunne7\ by Torpedo — 

Lady Windermere, 7 yrs., 10 st. 4 lb, 

Mr. J. W^ Widger. 
(Scarlet.) 

4. Major J. D. Edwards' S/iaun Ahoo, by Chittaboo 

— Thelma, 6 yrs., 10 st. i lb. 

A. Waddington. 

Mr. E. E. Lennon's Rodin Hood IV., by Red 

Prince II. — Dam's pedigree unknown, 6 yrs., 

10 St. 3 lb. ... ... ... A. Magee. 

Captain Michael Hughes' Band of Hope, by 
Enthusiast — Infula, 8 yrs., 9 st. 13 lb. 

P. Cowley. 



582 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. Morgan Crowther's N'apillah, by Baliol— 

Little Nell, 8 yrs., 9 st. 9 lb. (carried 

9 St. II lb.) ... Mr. A. Wood. 

Mr. W. N. W. Gape's Bcnvciiii\ by Bennithorpe 

— Souvenir, 8 yrs., 9 st. 10 lb. P. Woodland. 
His Majesty's Ambush II., by Ben Battle — Miss 

Plant, 10 yrs., 12 st. 6 lb. ... A. Anthony. 
Mr. J. G. Bulteel's Manifesto, by Man of War— 

Vai Victis, 16 yrs., i 2 st. i lb. H. Pigott. 

Mr. Owen J. Williams' T/ie Pride of JMabestowii 

by Ascetic — Witching Hour, 8 yrs., 11 st. 

Mr. A. Gordon. 
Lord Coventry's Inquisitor, by Cassock — LImpire 

mare ... ... ... ... E. Acres. 

Mr. W. E. Nelson's Patlander. by Sir Patrick — 

Theodora IL, 8 yrs,, 10 st. \o lb. 

E. Matthews. 
Prince Hatzfeldt's Deerslayer, by Hawkeye — 

Wallflower, 8 yrs., 10 st. 10 lb. J. Phillips. 
Mr. White-Heather's Detail, by Curly — Rosara 

A. Nightingall. 
Mr. Horatio Bottomley's Cushendon, by Timothy 

— Craftiness, 9 yrs., 10 st. 7 lb. D. Morris. 
Mr. A. Buckley, jun.'s. Knight of St. Patrick, by 

Craig Royston — dam by Ireland Yet, 7 yrs., 

10 St. 6 lb M. Walsh. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 383 

Mr. W. J. Coinpton's May King, by May Boy — 

Katie Kendal, 8 yrs., 10 st. 5 lb. \\\ Dollery. 
Mr. F. Bibby's Couifit, by Butterscotch — Clan 

Ronald mare, 6 yrs., 10 st. 4 lb. 

Mr. F. Hartigan, 
Mr. Horatio Bottomley's Biology, by St. Hilaire — 

Myrhh, 7 yrs., 10 st. i lb. ... D. Read. 

Mr. F. H. Wise's Lock Lomond, by Blairfinder — 

Yvette, 6 yrs., 9 st. 10 lb. F. Freemantle. 
Mr. K. Henry's Railojf, by Peterhoff — Railstorm, 

7 yrs., 9 St. 9 lb. ... ... R. Sullivan. 

Comte de Madre's Old Toion, bv Athelino' — 

Carrollstown's dam, 13 yrs.,. 9 st. 7 lb. (carried 

9 St. 8 lb.).. Mr. H. Ripley. 

Mr. Barclay Walker's Honeymoon LL., by 

Monsieur — Moonrise, 9 yrs., 9 st. 7 lb. 

W. Lynn. 
Captain Scott's Lsiiora, by Blue Mountain — May, 

9 yrs., 10 St. 3 lb. ... ... T. McGuire. 

Mr. W. Hall \\2\\^^x\ LLill of Brce, by Ascetic— 

Au Revoir, 8 yrs., 10 st. 4 lb. G. Goswell. 



384 



HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



BETTING AT THE START. 



7 to 


2 agst. 


Ambush II. 




33 to I 


agst. 


Comfit. 


7 „ 


I 


?» 


Patlander. 




33 1) I 


)» 


Biology. 


lOO „ 


14 


„ 


Detail. 




33 51 I 


5? 


Robin Hood IV. 


9 ., 


I 


„ 


Inquisitor. 




33 » I 


)> 


Hill of Bree. 


lOO „ 


7 


)) 


Kirkland. 




40 „ I 


» 


Band of Hope. 


20 „ 


I 


>5 


Benvenir. 




40 „ I 


)J 


Kiora. 


20 „ 


I 


1) 


Manifesto. 




50 „ I 


?7 


Honeymoon II. 


25 » 


I 


5) 


Alay King. 




66 „ I 


» 


The Pride of Mabes 


25 » 


I 


„ 


Moifaa. 








town. 


25 ,. 


I 


)) 


Deerslayer. 




66 „ I 


J' 


Loch Lomond. 


25 » 


I 


)» 


The Gunner. 


100 „ 1 


)1 


any other. 










The 


Race. 







Three minutes after the appointed time (3.30) 
the twenty-.six competitors were despatched to a 
capital start, Inquisitor showing- the way to the 
first fence, where Railoff fell. At the third fence 
Ambush II. came down, and Deerslayer. The 
fourth fence proved fatal to Cushendon and 
Inquisitor, and the thorn fence before Becher's 
Brook brought down Patlander, Hill of Bree, 
Comfit, Kiora and Loch Lomond, the latter 
breaking his neck. At Becher's Brook, Biology 
came down, and Deerslayer went on with a four 
lengths' lead with Detail bringing up the rear. So 
they went on until two fences from the water when 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



;85 



Honeymoon II. fell, May Kin^■ and Old Town 
having- dropped out in the interim. 

Opposite the stands Moifaa deprived Deerslayer 
of the lead, the latter falling at the fence before 
Becher's Brook. At the ditch before Valentine's 
Brock, the riderless Ambush II. knocked Detail 




MR. R. MARSH ON SCOTS GUARD. 



over, and The Pride oi' Mabestovvn failing two 
fences from home, Moifaa had it all his own way, 
eventually winning in hollow fashion by eight 
lengths, a tremendous race for second money, 
between Kirkland and The Gunner, ending in 
favour of the former by a neck. Only six others 
completed the course, the last ot whom was 
gallant old Manifesto, who despite his sixtc^en 



386 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

years and heavy weight, was freely backed for 
a place. 

ThouL^h it probably made no difference in the 
actual result, the fall of Ambush II. in the first 
round was naturally a great disappointment, for it 
was agreed on all sides that a more perfectly 
trained animal had never been sent to the post, 
the first to admit the fact being the King, who 
as he shook hands with Anthony prior to leaving 
the saddling enclosure, observed, "He looks well, 
does he not ? " 

Thouo-h it was his first victorv in this countrv, he 
having run thrice previously without success, Moifaa 
had quite a good record in New Zealand, the land 
of his birth, he having won nine races out of thirteen 
in 1900, several being over long distances. In 
June, 1901. again, we find him winning a three 
miles and a-half steeplechase, value ,2^500, carrying 
13 St., giving 3 St. to his nearest opponent. 

Standing over 17 hands, a finer jumper probably 
was never seen, and so full of " going " was he at 
the finish that it is hard to say what Mr. Gollan's 
gelding had in hand. 

It may be mentioned that the fences that year 
were much more formidable than usual, a circum- 



THE (}RAXD NATIONAL. ^^y 

stciiice apparentl)' nuich to the liking" ot the New 
Zealander, who treated the assembled company to a 
jumping exhi]:)ition tor which " taultless ' was the 
only word. 

Though starting at an outside price and little 
fancied by the general public, still the victcjry 
was very well received on the whole, il only tor 
the sake of his owner, who is not only popular with 
all who know him, but a good all round sportsman 
to boot. 



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KIRKLAND. 

1905. 

1. Mr. F. Bibby's ch. o-. Kirkland, by Kirkham 

(bred in Australia) — dam by Perigonius, 
9 yrs., 1 1 St. 5 lb. ... ... F. Mason. 

(Green, yellow sleeves, belt and cap.) 

2. Captain McLaren's b. g. N^apper Tandy, by 

Ireland — Sweet Fthel, 8 yrs.. 10 st. 

P. Woodland. 
(White, cerise collar and cuffs, green cap.) 

3. Mr. P. E. .Speakman's br. g. Bnckaway If., by 

Bennithorpe — Souvenir, 7 yrs., 9 st. i i lb. 

A. Newey. 
(P^lamingo red, green cap.) 

4. Mr. T. Nolan's Ranunculus, by Quidnunc — 

Buttercup ... .. ... C. Hollebone. 

Mr. D. Faber's Hercules //.. by St. Michal— 

Norrie, 9 yrs., 9 st. 10 lb. ... J. Dillon. 

Mr. W. M.G. Singer's Band of Hope, by PLnthusiast 

— Infula, 9 yrs, 9 st. 11 lb \\\ Dowelly. 



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THE GRAND NATIONAL. 389 

■Mr. C. Levy's Cottcusliope, by Enthusiast — INLiid- 
stone. 9 yrs., 9 st. i i lb. ... I). Morris. 

Mr. H. T. Fenwick's Phil May, by Milner— 
Sister May. 6 yrs., 11 st. ... R. Morgan. 

His Majesty's Moifaa, by Natator— Denbigh, 

9 yrs., II St. 12 lb W. Dollery. 

Mr. Leslie Rome's /y/f-./r/z/^zn'. by Immune — dam 

by Cadet, 7 yrs.. lost. 9 lb. E. Matthews. 
Mr. B. W. Parr's Aunt May, by Ascetic — Mayo, 

10 St. 9 lb E.Sullivan. 

Mr. W. Bass's Mattheiv, by Tacitus — Golden 

Locks, 9 yrs., 10 st. 9 lb. ... W. Morgan. 
Prince Hatzfeldt's Deer slay ei', by Hawkey e — 

Wallflower, 9 yrs., 10 st. 8 lb. 

Hon. A. Hastings. 
Lord Sefton's Lougthorpe, by St. Serf— Orlet, 

8 yrs., 10 St. 7 lb. ... ... P. Freemantle. 

Mr. Cotton's Seahorse II., by Nelson — Moon, 

7 yrs., 10 St. 7 lb D. O'Brien. 

Mr. White- Heather's Detail, by Curly — Rosara, 

9 yrs., 10 St. 8 lb P. Cowley. 

Count de Songeon's Biicherou. by Chalet — ■ 

Bannerol, 10 yrs., 10 st. 6 lb. ... \. David. 
Mr. \\\ B. Partridge's Timothy Tit its, by 
Timothy — Precipice, 7 yrs., 10 st. 5 lb. 

E. Moru'an. 



390 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

Mr. P. J. Dunnes Ascc/ics Si her, by Ascetic — 
Siher Lady, 8 yrs., lo st. 8 lb. T. Dunn. 
Sir P. Walker's Royal Drake, by Ro)al Plmperor 
— Manganese, 7 yrs., 10 st. 4 lb. 

A. Waddinoton. 

Mr. H. Bottomley's Biology, by St. PHlaire — 

Myrrh, 10 st. 12 lb. ... W. Woodland. 

Mr. W. R. Blacks Wliat Xcxt, by Dictator or 

Quidnunc — Veda, 7 yrs., 10 st. 2 lb. 

Captain Rasbotham. 
Mr. D. Faber's Miss Clifdcu II., by FitzClifden 
— King Fury's dam, 9 yrs., 9 st. 13 lb. 

F. Barter. 
Mr. G. C. Dovell's Saxilby, by Carlton — Koza, 

8 yrs., 9 St. 12 lb. ... ... P. Heany. 

Mr. W. H. Pawson's Kiora, by Blue Mountain 

■ — May, 10 yrs., 9 st. 11 lb. (carried lo st. 

5 lb.) ... ... ... ... Owner. 

Mr. C. Bower Ismay's Ahreiis, by Ocean Wave 

— Storm Witch, 7 yrs., 9 st. 10 lb. 

G. Goswell. 
Mr. Delagarde's Hallgate, by New Barns, 6 yrs., 

9 St. 7 lb. ... ... ... ... Cole. 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 



391 



BETTING AT THE START. 



4 to 


I 


agst. Moifaa. 


40 to 


agst. Biology. 


(^ „ 


I 


„ Kirkland. 


50 „ 


t „ What Next. 


7 „ 


I 


„ Ranunculus. 


66 „ 


„ Cottenshope. 


100 „ 


8 


„ Aunt May. 


66 „ 


I „ The Actuary. 


100 ,. 


7 


„ Detail. 


66 „ 


„ Nereus 


100 „ 


6 


„ Deerslayer. 


66 „ 


„ Matthew. 


100 „ 


6 


„ Timothy Titus. 


66 „ 


„ Saxilby. 


20 „ 




„ Phil May. 


100 „ 


„ Kiora. 


20 „ 




,, Seahorse II. 


100 „ 


I „ Miss Clifden II 


20 „ 




„ Royal Drake. 


100 „ 


I ,, Bucheron. 


20 „ 




„ Ascetic's Silver. 


100 „ ] 


„ Buckaway II. 


25 „ 




,, Napper Tandy. 


100 „ 


t „ Hallgate. 


33 " 




,, Hercules II. 


100 „ 


[ „ Band of Hope. 


33 " 




„ Longthorpe. 

The 


Race 





So expeditiously were the u.siial preliminaries got 
over that the flag actually fell at 2.59, one minute 
before the time appointed, Detail being the first 
to show the way. 

At the second fence Royal Drake fell, as did 
Kiora, Hallgate, and Ascetic's Silver at the next 
obstacle, where Longthorpe and Nereus refused. 

Moifaa and Timothy Titus then headed the field 
to Valentine's Brook, where Detail and Biology 
came to grief. Headed by Ranunculus and 
Timothy Titus they all negotiated the water in 
safety, but the first fence in the country pro\-ed 



392 HEROES AND HEROINES OE 

fatal to AHss Clifden II. and Deerslayer. whilst 
The Actuary and Matthew were pulled up. Two 
fences further on What Next came down, and 
Moifaa followed suit at Becher's Brook. At the 
fence before Valentine's Bucheron, Aunt May, and 
Timothy Titus came down. 

Ranunculus then took the lead, only to be 
deprived of it at the Anchor Bridge by Kirkland. 
At the last fence, just before reaching which Sea- 
horse II. had been pulled up, Phil May came down, 
and Kirkland resisting the challenge of Napper 
Tandy came clean away, and in spite of being 
interfered with by the riderless Ascetic's Silver 
and Timothy Titus, scored a most popular victory 
by three lengths. Four lengths separated second 
and third with Ranunculus, a neck behind, 
fourth. 

Time by Benson's chronograph : 9 minutes 
48 4/5 seconds. 

Well backed all through the piece, and the 
property of a real good sportsman to boot, no 
victory — excepting of course that of Moifaa — could 
have been better received than Kirkland's. That 
the defeat of the favourite was a great disappoint- 
ment not onlv to those immediatelv connected with 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 393 

him, but the general public — a large proportion of 
whom no doubt were attracted to the course in 
anticipation of the success ot the Royal colours — 
goes without saying. 

Misfortune began in the morning, when William- 
son, who was to ride Moifaa in the race, was so 
badly kicked at exercise by Rainfall, as to render 
him completely Jiors dc combat for the time being. 
Birch, who had piloted the New Zealander to 
victory the previous year, was then wired for, but 
it being found impossible for him to reach the 
scene of action in tinie, the mount was given to 
Dollery. 

That a better selection could not have been made 
was aoreed on all sides, but, as it turned out, Qrood 
jockeyship in this case availed but little, Moifaa, 
who had for the first half of the journey jumped 
in his usual faultless style, falling from sheer distress 
at Becher's Brook the second time round. 

Why with several really good jockeys standing 
down an inexperienced Frenchman should have 
been selected to pilot Ranunculus, is best known 
to his owner ; suffice it to say that just before they 
came on to the race-course the second time the horse 
looked all over a winner, and the same remark 
applies to Timothy Titus, who until he fell at the 



394 THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

fence before Valentine's Brook was going as well 
as anything. 

Kirkham, the sire of Kirkland, was bred, in 
Australia by the Hon.. James White, and came 
over here with a view to running in the Derby 
of 1890, won by Sainfoin. Ridden by F. Webb, he 
started at 50 to i, and ran nowhere. He was 
subsequently sent to the stud in Ireland. 

After his disappointing performance at Aintree. 
Moitaa was presented by His Majesty to Colonel 
Brocklehurst, who has since hunted him in Leicestei"- 
sh i re . 




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ASCETIC'S SILVER. 



1900. 



[. I^-ince Hatzfeldt's ch. h. Ascetic's Silver, by 
Ascetic — Silver Lady, ag-ed, 10 st. 9 lb. 

Hon. A. Hastings. 
(Yellow.) 

2. Mr. E. M. Lucas' ch. g. Red Lad, by Red 

Prince II. — -Border Lassie, 6 yrs., 10 st. 2 lb. 

C. Kelly. 

3. Mr. B. W. Parr's ch. m. Aitut May, by Ascetic 

— Mayo, a., 11 st. 2 lb. ... Mr. H. Persse. 
(Sage green, pink sleeves and cap.) 

4. Mr. J. W. Phillip's Crautacaun, a., 10 st. 6 lb. 

I. Anthony. 
Mr. H. Gorham's ]]\ilf' s Folly, a., 10 st. 6 lb. 

T. Pltton. 
Mr. C. T. Garland's Oaf lands, 6 yrs., 9 st. i^) ^^• 

H. Aylin. 
Mr. G. Johnstone's Gladiator, 6 yrs., 9 st. 9 lb. 

E. Driscoll. 
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396 hp:roes and heroines of 

Mr. J. S. Morrison's D runic rec, by Ascetic — 

Witching Hour, a., 12 st. 2 lb. 

Mr. W. Bulteel. 
Mr. Cotton's Phil May. 7 yrs., 11 st. 5 lb. 

J. Owens. 
Mr. J. S. Morrison's John M.P., a., 11 st. 10 lb. 

(including 2 lb. extra)... ... W. Taylor. 

Mr. H. Buckley, jun.'s, Roman Law, a., 1 1 st. 5 lb. 

J. Walsh, jun. 
Mr. F. Bibby's Com/if, by Butterscotch — Clan 

Ronald mare, a., i i st. ... F. Mason. 

Mr. W. B. Partridge's Timothy Titus, by 

Timothy^Precipice, a., 11 st. 12 lb. 

E. Morgan. 
Mr. P. E. Speakman's Buckazuay IL, by 

Bennithorpe — Souvenir, a., 10 st. 4 lb. 

A. Newey. 
Mr. T. Clyde's Dathi, a., 10 st. 4 lb. A. Birch. 
Mr. C. Bewicke's Kiora, by Blue Mountain — 

May, a., 10 St. 4 lb. .., ... G. Clancy. 

Prince Hatzfeldt's Decrslaycr, by Hawkey e — 

Wallflower, a., 10 st. 4 lb. Mr. P. Whitaker. 
Mr. W. Hall Walker's Hill of Brec, by Ascetic 

— Au Revoir, a., 10 st. 3 lb. R. Chadwick. 
Lord Sefton's Canter Home, a., 9 st. 13 lb. 

(including 6 lb. extra) ... ... A. Aylin. 



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397 



Mr. Barclay Walker'.s (jlcurcx, 6 yrs., 9 st. 9 lb. 

Mr. R. W'alker. 
Mr. J. Bell-Irving's St. Bosiuclh, a., 9 st. 7 lb. 

D. Phelan. 

Mr. \V. Paul's Pierre, by Pierrepoint — Little Go, 

a., 9 St. 7 lb. ... ... ... J. Dillon. 

Prince Hatzfeldt's Hard to Find, 6 yrs., 9 st. 7 lb. 

v.. R. A I organ. 
Winner trained by Hon. A. Hastings at 
W rough ton. 

BETTING AT THE START. 



7 to 2 ag 


St. John M.P. 


25 to I 


agst. Dathi. 


9 , 


I , 


, Phil :*Iay. 


1)1) V I 


,, Drumcree. 


10 , 


I . 


, Comfit. 


11) " 


,, Kiora. 


10 , 


I , 


Timothy Titus. 


11 11 ' 


„ Pierre. 


100 , 


7 . 


, Roman Law. 


11 '1 


I „ Red Lad. 


100 , 


6 , 


, Oatiands. 


50 M 


t „ Deerslayer. 


100 , 


6 , 


, Wolfs Folly. 


66 „ 


„ Hard to Find. 


100 , 


6 , 


Gladiator. 


66 „ 


„ Hill of Bree. 


100 , 


6 , 


, Crautacaun. 


66 ,, 


,, St. Boswells. 


20 , 


I , 


, Ascetic's Silver. 


66 „ 


,, Canter Home 


20 , 


I , 


, Buckaway II. 


100 „ 


„ Glenrex. 


-5 ■< 


I , 


, Aunt May. 

The 


Race 





After one false start, for which Comht was 
responsible, Mr. Coventry despatched the horses on 



39^ HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

their journey, Phil May and Dathi showino- the. 
way to the second fence, where the latter fell, an 
example followed at Becher's Brook by Hard to 
Find. Canter Home and St. Boswells. /\t the 
fence at the sharp turn ot the canal point. 
John M.P., gettino- his forelegs into the bank, fell 
into the wing, whilst the riderless Uathi knocked 
over Kiora. At the fence before Valentine's Brook, 
Comfit came down, Roman Lad falling over him. 
Soon after landing on the race-course, Deerslayer, 
breaking a stirrup leather, was pulled up, and 
Oaklands and Timothy Titus showed the way over 
the water, at which Drumcree and Phil May 
blundered on landingf, and Glenrex fell. 

At the fence by the canal, Timothy Titus 
came down, Gladiator following suit at the next 
obstacle, and Buckaway H. at the fourth fence from 
home. 

P'rom this point Ascetic's Silver had it all his 
own way, and jumping the last fence of all two 
lengths in advance of Red Lad and Aunt May, 
went on and won in the easiest possible manner by 
ten lengths, Red Lad being second, and Aunt May, 
two lengths away, third. Crautacaun, two lengths 
off, was fourth, Wolf's Folly fifth, Oatlands sixth. 
Gladiator (remounted) seventh, Drumcree eighth, 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 399 

and Phil May, who had fallen at the last fence and 
been reniounted, last. 

Time : 9 minutes 34 2/5 seconds. 



The mornino" opened dull, and there was a 
sprinkling of rain, but it soon passed off, and when 
at last the sun made its appearance it was to shine 
on a record attendance. 

Public interest seemed to be concentrated to a 
great extent in John M.P., opinion being- pretty 
equally divided apparently as to the show he was 
likely to make in the race, his thick and thin 
admirers declaring he would win in a canter, whilst 
others — and these included many good judges — were 
equally confident that he would never stand up. 

The riddle was not long in being solved. 

Becher's Brook successfully accomplished, John 
was leading his field in a style which gladdened the 
hearts of his backers, when just at the very moment 
when they thought to see him come right away, up 
went that heart-breaking cry one always dreads to 
hear at Aintree, " The favourite's down ! " 

Staring about him at the noisy crowd instead of 
attending to business, John made a regular hash of 
it at the tricky canal fence, finally falling into the 



400 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

wing, and effectualiy undoing- what liis admirers 
declared was the biggest certainty of modern times. 
Bad luck did not end here, as when Comfit fell, at the 
fence before V'alentine's Brook, he so badly injured 
the point of his shoulder that he had to be destroyed 
— a severe loss to Mr. Bibby. 

One ot the most awkward lences at Aintree is 
that just before coming on to the race-course. There 
is a dip on the take-off side, and in order to negotiate 
it successfully, the jockey ought to sit well back 
and ha\-e his horse well in hand. We have 
eminent authority for saying that it was here that 
Ascetic's Silver may be said to have won his race, 
all the others hitting it, and nearly unseating their 
jockeys, with the result that they never got on terms 
again with Prince Hatzfeldt's horse. It was at this 
very same fence that Chandos, the favourite in 1S76, 
and a very hot one too, came down the second time 
round. 

Mr. Hastings, who had trained as well as 
ridden the winner, undergoing great privations to 
enable him to do the weight, had a great reception 
on returning to the weighing-room. Prince Hatzfeldt 
being one of the first to congratulate him. The race 
was run in record time, and there is no doubt that 
but for an unfortunate propensity tor breaking blood- 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 401 

vessels, Ascetic's Silver, who is a remarkably good- 
looking horse and the beau ideal of a high-class 
steeplechaser, would have started at a much shorter 
price than he did. 



EREMON 



1907, 



^.o — Grand National Steeplechase of 3,000 sovs., 
including a trophy value 125 sov^s. ; second 
receives 300 sovs., the third 200 sovs., and the 
fourth 75 sovs. trom the stakes : a handicap lor 
five-year-olds and upwards ; Grand National 
Course (about four miles and 856 yards). 

1. Mr. Stanlev Howard's b. o-. Erciuon, by Thurles 

— Daisy, 7 yrs., 10 st. i lb. ... A. Newey. 
(Eton blue, olive green sash.) 

2. Mr. H. Hardy's b. g. Tom West, by Old Buck 

— Mother Shipton, 8 yrs., 9 st. 12 lb. 

H. Murphy. 
(Green, white chevrons, green sleeves and cap.) 

3. Mr. W. Nelson's b. g. Patlaudci\ by Sir Patrick 

— Theodora II., 11 yrs., 10 st. 7 lb. 

J. Lynn. 
(White, red, white and blue sash, scarlet cap.) 



X 
K 

> 2 

go 




11 r 




THE GRAND NATIONAL. 403 

4. Mr. R. J. Hamiam's b. g. Ravcnsclijfe, by 

Ravensbury — Marie le Ragois, 9 yrs., 10 st. 

9 lb F. Lyall. 

(Green, black cap.) 

5. Mr. S. J. UnzLie's br. h. Barabbas II. . by Batt — 

Siberia, 6 yrs., 10 st. 5 lb. (^carried 10 st. 7 lb.) 

R. Morgan. 
(Blue and reel stripes, quartered cap.) 

6. Prince Hatzfeldt's ch. h. Ascetic s Silver, by 

Ascetic — vSilver Lady, lo yrs., 12 st. 7 lb. 

Hon. A. Hastings. 
(Yellow.) 

7. Mr. P. E. Speaknian's bl. g. Biickauiay II., by 

Bennithorpe — -Souvenir, 9 yrs., 10 st. 4 lb. 

(tell) H. Aylin. 

(Flamingo red, green cap.) 

8. Captain McLaren's b. g. Xapper Tandy, by 

Ireland — Sweet Ethel, 10 yrs.. 10 st. 13 \h. 

Captain Collis. 
(White, tartan collar and cuffs, green cap.) 
Mr. \\*. B. Partridoe's bl. Q-. Tiniothv Titus, by 

00-- -^ 

Timothy — Precipice, 9 yrs., 11 st. 10 lb. (fell) 

C. Kelly. 
(Yellow, black cap.) 

Mr. 1. S. Morrison's b. g. Dntiiuree, by Ascetic 

:; F 2 



404 HEROES AND HEROINES OF 

—Witching" House, 13 yrs., 11 st. 9 lb. 

(fell) Mr. \V. Bulteel. 

(Green, white crescents.) 
Mr. A. Buckley, jun.'s, b. g. Roiuau Law, by 
Tacitus — Lady Beatrice, 9 yrs., 11 st. 7 lb. 
(pulled up) ... ... ... A.Anthony. 

(Black and white hoops, light blue cap.) 
Mr. C. Hibbert's ch. g. Red Lad, by Red 
Prince II.- -Border Eassie, 7 yrs., 11 st. 3 lb. 

(fell) J. Dillon. 

(Black, silver braid.) 

Mr. T. Ashton'sb. g. Scisdou Prince, by Dog Rose 

— F'udge, 8 yrs., 11 st. (pulled up) M. Phelan. 

(Yellow, violet collar and cuffs, quartered cap.) 

Prince Hatzfeldt's ch. g. Rathvale, by Norths- 

hampton or Ignis Fatuus — Secret, 6 yrs., 

10 St. 13 lb. (fell) ... ... E. Driscoll. 

(Yellow.) 
Mr. G. W'^almesley's ch. g. Exiravagauce, by 
Carlton Grange — Belle Demoiselle, 6 yrs., 
lost. II lb. (fell) ... ... G. Goswell. 

(White, red hoops, blue cap.) 
Lord Howard de Walden's b. g. Centre Board, 
by Speed — Ballast, 7 yrs., 10 st. 11 lb. 
(refused) ... ... ... ... J. Cain. 

(Apricot.) 



THE GRAND xXATIONAL. 405 

Mr. J. Meynell-Knight's b. g. Bouchal Oguc, by 
Kentford — Spraight-in-Chint, i r yrs.. 10 st. 

7 lb. (fell) C.Graham. 

(Apricot and light bkie hoops, cherry sleeves and 

cap.) 
Mr. Lionel Robinson's ch. g. York II., by Tostig 
— Conclusion, 8 yrs.. 10 st. 6 lb. (fell) 

T. Moran. 
(Lavender, rose sleeves, collar, and cap.) 
Mr. T. G. Arthur's br. g. Kilts, by Kilmarnock 
— Rockery mare, 7 yrs., 10 st. 3 lb. (fell) 

R. Harper. 
(Scarlet and grey hoops.) 
Mr. \Vhite-Heather's b. g. Detail, by Curly — 
Rosara, ir yrs., lost, (fell) ... W. Payne. 
(Dark blue, white belt and cap.) 
Mr. F. Bibby's ch. g. Loop Head, by Brayhead 
Barberry, 8 yrs., 9 st. 12 lb. (fell) A. Hogan. 
(Green, yellow sleeves, belt, and cap.) 
Mr. W. P. Hanley's b. m. Tcddic HI, by War- 
spite — Bayberry, 9 yrs., 9 st. 13 lb. 

Mr. O'B. Butler. 
(Dark blue, straw hoop, black cap.) 
Mr. T. Nolan's b. g. Foreman, by Bend Or or 
Orme — ^Crusado, 8 yrs.. 9 st. 7 lb.... Lawn. 
(P^merald green, gold harps.) 



4o6 



HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



Winner bred by Mr. J as. Cleary ; trained by 
Coulthwaite, at Hednesford. (Off at ^.^.) 







BETTING 


AT 


THE 


START. 


7 to 


I agst 


Red Lad. 




20 to I 


agst 


Rathvale. 


7 „ 


I ?) 


Ascetic's Silver. 




20 „ I 




Barabbas II. 


8 ,. 


I r 


Eremon. 




20 „ I 




Centre Board. 


lO „ 


I 


Extravagance. 




20 „ I 




Drumcree. 


lOO ,, 


8 „ 


Timothy Titus. 




33 )i I 




Napper Tandy. 


lOO „ 


7 ., 


Ravensclifte. 




40 „ I 




Buckaway II. 


lOO ,, 


6 „ 


Tom W'est. 




40 „ I 




Detail. 


lOO ., 


6 „ 


Kilts. 




50 » I 




others (oftered). 



There was no special place betting, and proportionate odds were 
accordingly the order of the day. 

The Race. 

At the second attempt Mr. Coventry g"ot them off, 
Eremon at once dashing to the front. xAt the first 
fence Kilts fell and broke his neck, and at the third 
Rathvale came down, and getting away from his 
jockey, went on by himself. At this point Timothy 
Titus assumed temporary command of Eremon, 
Roman Law, Centre Board and Extravagance, 
York IE heading the next division and old Drumcree 
whipping them in. At the railway turn at the top 
of the course, Eremon ran up to Timothy Titus, the 
pair being six lengths ahead of Red Lad, Detail and 
the others, Tom West being last. Centre Board 
refused the fence at the turn and Timothv Titus fell 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 407 

at the open ditch. Eremon now resumed the lead, 
Ascetic's Silver, apparently hopelessly beat, toiling 
along in the rear. 

xAt the fence before the water the riderless Rath- 
vale interfered with Extravagance,, causing him to 
fall in front of the stands, and Newey on Eremon 
had to hit him over the head to make him keep his 
distance at the water 

At the second fence in the country, Seisdon Prince 
was pulled up, whilst Becher's Brook proved fatal to 
York II. and Roman Law. Eremon now drew 
right away from his field, Patlander, Tom West 
and Bouchal ()o-ue beino his nearest attendants, and 
at the fence before \"alentine's. Detail fell, and Red 
Lad failing to rise at the open ditch brought down 
Bouchal Ogue and Loop Head. /\fter jumping 
Valentine's Brook, Eremon was just twenty lengths 
in front ot Tom \\ est, who was about the same 
distance ahead of Ravenscliffe, Barabbas II. and 
Patlander, and to these the race was now confined. 

Once on the race-course, Toni West made a deter- 
mined effort to get up to the leader, but it was of no 
avail, and Eremon drawing away, closely followed 
bv the riderless Rathvale. whose niotto was evidentlv 
" Be into them I will," sailed home a gallant winner 
by six lengths, Patlander beating Ravenscliife by a 



4o8 



HEROES AND HEROINES OF 



neck for third place. Barabbas IL was fifth, 
Ascetic's Silver twenty lengths away sixth, Buck- 
away II. (who fell five fences from home and was 
remounted) seventh, and Napper Tandy last. 
Time : 9 mins. 47,^ sees. 



PEDIGREE OF THE WINNER. 



r Uncas 



o , I 

r ^-^ 

a I 



l^ Mrs. Jones 



f 'B< 



2 J 
O 

w 

w 



b r Macaroni 

.^ I 

J5 1^ Sweet Briar 

"i/j f Gladiateur 

j l^Battaglia 






f Ossian 






!^ Carnaby 



IStockwell 
Nightingale 
r Paul Jones 
[Adelaide 

Sweetmeat 

Jocose 

Strathconan 

\^erbena 

Monarque 

Miss Gladiator 



f The Baron. 
\ Pocahontas. 
J Mountain Deer. 
\ Clarinda. 

Buccaneer. 

Queen of the Gypsies. 
J Newminster. 
1 Tasmania 

Ciladiator. 

Lollypop. 
J Pantaloon. 
\ Bamer. 

Newminster. 

Souvenir. 



J Sir Tatton Sykes. 
1 Lady Claremont. 
J The Emperor. 
L Poetess, 
f (iladiator. 
L Taffrail. 



,, , , f The baron. 

Kataplan < .. , 

^ L Pocahontas. 



r . 

I. Espoir 

Salvator 

Music 
Hubert or 



J Liverpool. 

L Esperance. 

I Dollar. 

I Sauvigne. 

J Stockwell. 

t One Act. 

J Stockwell. 

Theobald I Red Hart mare. 

,,,-, r De Clare. 

W una 1 T ^ r- 

L Lad^' ( jeorgiana 



(ilcrious weather, the presence for the first time 
of the Heir Apparent to the throne, and extra 



THE GRAND NATIONAL. 409 

facilities for reaching the course, amongst them, 
made ample amends for any shortcomings there 
might be, and undoubtedly were, in the quality of 
the field for the Grand National of 1907, if the 
largest crowd we ever saw gathered together at 
Aintree is any criterion. It only wanted a popular 
fancy to win, to send everybody away happy, and 
as this duly came about, and in a highly sensational 
fashion, the great event of the day left the 
pleasantest recollections behind in the minds of 
all who witnessed it. 

Ascetic's Silver, wdio man\' tho'joht would win 
again in such moderate company, was voted a bit 
big b)' the critics, and perhaps nothing pleased the 
eye more than Extravagance, with his tail plaited 
in old-lashioned style, and trained to the hour, whose 
fall in front of the stands, the result of being inter- 
fered with bv the riderless Rathvale, was a great 
disappointment to a good manv people. 

Though perhaps he had not much to beat, Eremon 
won like a real good horse, and may possibly earn 
a name for himself in the future which will entitle 
him to be classified with such horses as Disturbance, 
The Lamb, Cloister, and Manifesto ; whilst the fine 
horsemanship of Newey, who rode all the way h'om 
the second fence with only one stirrup, hanipered, in 



4IO THE GRAND NATIONAL. 

addition, by the unwelcome attention of the riderless 
Rathvale, will surely go down to posterity. 

Gratltying as the victory of Eremon must have 
been to his sporting young owner, It must ha\'e 
been even more so to Tom Coulthwalte, who from 
first to last made no secret of his belief in his 
charge's ability to win. 



INDEX. 



A. 



Aaron, P., Mr., 236. 

Abbot, 24. 

Abbott, 46, 51, 58, 62. 

Abliot of St. Mary's, 240. 

Abbiiit, T., 36. 

Abbott, T., 36, 67, 79, 84, 157. 

Abd el Kader, 62, 67, 72, 79, 89, 106. 

Abington, Mr., 272, 283, 288, 294, 

301, 308. 
Ablett, 73, 79, 90. 
Ace of Hearts, iir, 151. 
Acres, 331, 344, 364. 
Acres, E., 369, 382. 
Acrobat, 143. 
Acton, 186, 191. 
Actuary, The, 389. 
Adams, C. G., Mr., 343. 
Adams, Mr., 41. 
Adams, J-, 162, 180, 186, 192, 201, 

226, 240, 245, 250. 
Adams, T., 308. 
Adelaide, 301, 408. 
Adrian, Mr., 283. 
Advance, 41. 
.^sop, 314, 319, 325. 
Agis, 73. 

Aikin, Capt., 331. 
Ainstie, Capt. , 180. 
Aladdin, 283. 
Albatross, loi. 
Albert Cecil, 255, 262. 
Alcibiade, 143, 150, 162, 167, 172, 

iSo, 
Alexander, A., Mr., 350. 
Alexander, B. W. J., Mr., 289. 
Alfur^, Lord, 37. 
Alfred, 58. 
Alice Lee, 193. 
AUensby, 53. 
AUeyne, Capt., 56. 
Alpheus, 331, 357. 



Althotos, 338. 

Ambergris, 294. 

Ambush IT., 350, 357, 375, 382. 

Amicia, 273. 

Anatis, 112, 115, 121, 127. 

Anderson, Mr., 9, 20, 46. 

Andrea, 376. 

Andrews, 229, 245. 

Andrews, T., 1^6. 

Angelica, 15. 

Angell, B. J., Mr., 121, 127, 150, 162, 

167, 172, 202. 
Angell, B. J., Mr.. 139, 143, 180. 
Anglesey, Lord, 180, 186, 192. 
Anonymous, 24. 
Anson, Col., 28. 
Anson, Lord, 52. 
Anson, R. L, 172, iSo, 185, 191, 201, 

2C9, 213, 221, 226, 236. 
Anthony, 331, 339, 344, 357, 363. 
Anthony, A., 368, 375, 382, 404. 
Anthony, L, 395. 
Anthony, W., 350. 
Appleton, Mr., 213, 221. 
Arab Robber, 58. 
Arbitrator, 222. 
Arbury, 133, 138, 143. 
Arbutus, 21, 23. 
Archer, 49, 53, 58, 64. 
Archer, C, 86. 
Archer, G. H., Mr., 301. 
Archer, R. , 96. 
Archer, W., 72, 80, 84, io6. 
Ardcarn, 308, 319, 325, 331. 
Argonaut, 338. 
Aristides, 52. 
Armitage, Capt., 262. 
Armstrong, 1 12. 
Arnold, 368. 
Arnold, J-, JM>-, 325. 
Arran, G., 63. 
Arthur, 15, 179. 
Arthur, T. G., 405. 

7, G 2 



412 



INDEX. 



Arthur, Mr., 52. 

Ascetic, 300, 307, 314, 363, 375. 382, 

389, 395, 403. 
Ascetic's Silver, 390, 395, 403. 
Ascber, C. , Mr., 262. 
Ascher, R. , loi. 
Ashberry La-s, 52. 
Ashtoii, T., Mr., 404. 
Aske, W., Mr., 362. 
Aspinall, Mr., 138. 
Astrolabe, 157, 162. 
Astley, J., Mr., 133, 138. 
Aslley, Sir John, 200. 
Athelfrith, 344. 
Atheling, 383. 
Athlacca, 250. 
Atkinson, F. B., Mr., 320. 
Atkinson, J. B. , Mr., 324. 
Atkinson, Mr., 36, 41, 72, 307. 
Augean, The, 15. 
Auliffe, Mr., 340. 
Aunt May, 369, 376, 389, 395. 
Aunt Phyllis, 147. 
Au Revoir, 383, 396. 
Austerlitz, 207, 221. 
Austin, Mr., 41. 
Avalanche, 133. 
Avis, 363. 
Avoca, 46. 
Axminster, 262. 
Aylesford, Lord, 186, 192, 236. 
Aylin, A., 396. 
AyHn, H., 395, 403. 
Aylmer, Mr., 115 



B. 



Baljury, 405. 

Bacchus, 229. 

Baccy, 295. 

Badger, The, 273, 283. 

Bagman, 308. 

Bairn, E. W., Capt., 2S2, 315. 

Baird, Sir D., 6. 

Baird-Hay, J. G., Mr., 240, 245. 

Baker, W. W., Mr., 128, 134. 

Baker, V., 295. 

Balchin, 106. 

Balchin, V., in, 115. 

Bald, J., Mr., 307. 

Baliol, 382. 

Ball, 32. 

Ballast, 404. 

Ballot Box, 279, 282, 288. 

Baltazzi, 11., Mr., 201. 



Bally, 57. 

Ballybar, 46, 57 

Ballycasey, 144. 

Ballyohara, 339. 

Banathlath, 23. 

Band of Hope, 381, 388. 

Bangalore, 24. 

Banker, 157. 

Banner, A., 350, 364, 369. 

Bannerd, 389. 

Banstead, 96. 

Bantam, 138. 

Banter, 408. 

Bar One, 209. 

Barabbas II., 403. 

Barbarian, 168. 

Barber, Mr., 84, 96, 112, 116, 152, 

157, 162, 168, 198. 
Barberry, 405. 
Barcaldine, 330, 357. 
Barcalwhey, 330, 339, 344, 358. 
Barclay, Mr. Hedwonh, 268. 
Barclay, Mr., 262, 286, 308. 
Barefoot, 272. 
Barke, R., Mr., 350. 
Barker, Mr., 5, 15, 21, 23,32,46,250, 

307- 
Barker, H., 283, 294, 301, 314. 
Barkston, 5. 
Barley, 57. 

Barling, Mr., 72, 84, 112. 
Barmaid, 46. 
Barnaby, 330. 
Barnato, H., Mr., 364. 
Barnes, Mr., 209, 213. 
Barnett, Capt., 42, 46, 72. 
Barnett, Mr., 36, 67, 79, 90, 95, 100, 

III. 
Baron, The, 408. 
Barrett, Mr., 115. 
Barron, C. D., Mr., 377. 
Barry, Mr., 15, 52, 68, 85, 158. 
Barsac, 344, 350, 357, 364, 369. 
Barter, K., 390. 
Bartley, 10. 
Barton, T., 144. 
Bass, W., Mr., 389. 
Basiion, 90. 
Bateman, J., Mr., 58. 
Bates, Capt, 221. 
Bates, T., Mr., 369, 376. 
Bathurst, Mr., 58. 
Batt, 403. 
Battaglia, 408. 
Battle Royal, 289, 294. 
Bax, H., 344. 



INDEX. 



413 



Bay, T., Mr., 106. 

Bayley, Capt., 214. 

Bayley, Mr., 112. 

Bear, The, 227, 230. 

Beasley, H., Mr., 230, 236, 240, 245, 

250, 255, 261, 272, 278, 282, 289, 

300, 309. 
Beasley, J., Mr., 229, 236, 256. 
Beasley, Mr., 222, 229. 
Beasley, T., Mr., 226. 236, 240, 245, 

250, 255, 279, 288, 294, 301. 
Beasley, W., Mr., 230, 273, 279, 282, 

289, 308. 
Beatty, C, Mr., 338, 344. 
Beaupaire, 319. 
Becher, Capt., 2. 
Bedford, 73, 84. 
Behan, J-, 273. 
Behan, N., 315. 
Bell, ]., Mr., 63. 
Bell, R. T., Mr., 339. 
Bell-Irving, J., Mr., 397. 
Belle Demoiselle, 404. 
Bellona, 279, 282, 289, 294. 
Bellringer, 230. 
Belmonl, 261, 273. 
Belzoni, 27. 
Bembridge, Mr., 192. 
Ben Battle, 357, 375, 382. 
Ben More, 262. 
Bend Or, 405. 
Bendigo, 26S. 
Benison, W. B., Mr., 332. 
Bennett, C. , 127. 
Bennett, H., Mr., 208. 
Bennett, J., Mr-, 121. 
Bennett, Mr., 127. 

Bennithorpe, 377, 3S2, 388, 396, 403. 
Benson, B., Mr., 325 
Bentinck, Lord S., 32. 
Benvenir, 377, 382. 
Benzon, E., Mr., 282. 
Beresford, General, 308. 315. 
Beresford, Lord C. , 221. 
Beresford, Lord M., 201, 214, 221, 

229, 280. 
Beresford, Lord William, 358. 
Bessie, 338. 
Betsy Prig, So. 

Bevill, Mr., 46, 51, 57, 77, 116. 
Bevill, W., Mr., 96, 116, 134. 
Bewicke, C, Mr., 396. 
Bewicke, Capt., 307. 
Bewicke, Mr., 314, 319. 
Bibby, F., Mr., 364, 369, 375, 38 1, 
388, 396, 405. 



Bignell, Mr., 84. 

Hi I lee Taylor, 309. 

Billet Doux, 273. 

Bingham, W., Mr., iSo. 

Biology, 383, 390. 

Birch, A., 364, 381, 393, 396. 

Bnd, H., Mr., 208, 213. 

Bird, J., Mr., 73. 

Birdbolt, 134. 

Biscuit, 330. 

Bishopston, 16S. 

BissiU, T. H., 368. 

Bissill, W. H., Mr., 332, 33S. 

Black Bess, 106. 

Black, Mr., loi. 

Black I'rince, 246, 250, 255, 261, 273. 

Black, W. B., Mr., 390. 

Blackburn, J. T., Mr., 36. 

Blairfinder, 383. 

Blake, Mr., 41, 122, 139, 227. 

Bland, 339. 

Bland, L., 344. 

Bletsoe, Mr., 343, 344, 358, 363. 

Blood, Mr., 85. 

Blood Royal, 236, 288, 294. 

Blue Mountain, 383, 390, 396. 

Blue Pill, 53. 

Blundell, II. , Mr., 115. 

Blyth, Audley, Mr., 349, 358. 

Boadicea, 167, 172. 

Bob Ridley, 230. 

Bogue Homa, 180. 

Bonny Fido, 172. 

Border Chief, ill. 

Border Lassie, 395, 404. 

Bottomley, 11. , Mr., 349, 376, 382, 

390. 
Bouchal Ogue, 405. 
Boundaway, 90. 
Bourke, J., Mr , y;^, 79. 
Bournet, E. , Mons. , 151, 162. 
Bourton, 72, 79, 84. 
Eowbiggin, Mr., 122. 
Bowen, H. S., Mr., 5. 
Boxall, 185, 191. 
Koxkeeper, 36. 
Boyce, C, 68, 72, 80, 84, 90, 95, 100, 

112, 115, I2f, 127, 138, 143, i5r. 
Boyd, Capt., 36. 

Boyd, H. F., Mr., 255, 289, 294, 300. 
Boyne, Mr. Leonard, 259. 
Boyne Water, 226. 
Boynton, Cnpt., 202. 
Brabazon, Capt., 158. 
Braceborough, 295. 
Bracher, Mr., 209. 



4'4 



INDEX. 



Bradley, 36, 42, 45, 57, 63, 67, 73. 

Brayheatl, 405. 

Brayley, Mr., 151, 158, 162, 163, 167, 

172, 179, 185, 191, 201. 
Bray ton, 84. 
Breemont's Pride, 357. 
Brenda, 36, 41. 
Bretby, 202. 
Bretherton, Mr., 15, 21, 24, 28, 32, 

51, 58, 80. 
Brettle, Mr., 51, 52, 58. 
Brewer, The, iii. 
Brian Borhoime, 139. 
Bridegroom, I15, 121, 127, 148. 
Brigand, 229. 
Brings, D., Mr., 122. 
Brilliant, 37. 

Brinckman, T., Mr., 283. 
Briscoe, Mr., 106, 121, 133. 
British Yeoman, 11, 51, 57, 62, 96. 
Broadlea, 192. 
Broadley, Capt. , 46. 
Broadwood, ^Ir. , 272. 
Brocklehurst, Col., 393. 
Brockley, 247. 

Brockton, W. R., Mr., 172, 185. 
Brockwell, W., 273. 
Brooke, C. E., Mr., 41, 52. 
Brooke, R., Mr., 53, 64. 
Brookes, C. B., Mr., 213. 
Broome, Johnny, 52. 
Brother to Lady's Maid, 121. 
Brown, C. A., Mr., 344, 350, 369. 
Brown, C. H., Mr., 357, 364. 
Brown, Capt., 143, 150, 157, 162, 167, 

172, 186. 
Brown, H., 301, 308, 331, 339, 369. 
Brown, Mr., 186, 213, 226. 
Brown, R. W., Mr., 339. 
Browne, H. B., Mr., 47. 
Browne, Major, 180, 185. 
Brownrigg, Sir R. , 42. 
Brunette, 45, 115, 121. 
Brunswick, 295, 301, 309. 
Brutandorf, 23. 
Buccaneer, 408. 
Bucephalus, 28, 127. 
Buchanan, Mr., 58, 90, 106. 
Bucheron, 389. 
Buckaway II., 388, 396, 403. 
Buckley, A., jun.. Mr., 382. 
Buckley, H., jun., Mr., 396, 404. 
Buckram, Benjamin, 35. 
Buffalo Bill, 363. 
Bulteel, J. ('.., Mr., 349, 357, 375, 

382. 



BuUeel, W., Mr., 396, 404. 

Bunhury, Major, 250, 301. 

Bunbury, Mr., 245. 

Burgh, Sir R. de, 52. 

Buridan, 241. 

Burke, J. N., Mr., 52. 

Burling, Mr., 116. 

Burnt Sienna, 85, 91. 

Burrowes, T. , 96, 100, 106, in. 

Burrows, 85, 91. 

Burton, Mr., 148, 191. 

Buszke, 162. 

Butler, Mr., 63, 79. 

Butler, O'B., Mr. ,'405. 

Buttercup, 388. 

Butterscotch, 368, 383, 396. 

Byrone, 5, 23, 32, 36. 

Byrne, J., 90. 

Byrne, L. , 41. 

Byron, Capt. J., 307. 



c. 



Cadet, 389. 

Cadogan, Lord, 368. 

Cresar, 32. 

Cain, J., 404. 

Calcraft, 320. 

Caley, 368. 

Calton, 15. 

Cambuslang, 300. 

Cameleopard, 23. 

Campljell, Major, 28. 

Campbell, Mr., 134, 330, 339. 

Canary, 226. 

Canavan, 46, 63, 221, 240, 250. 

Canavan, W., 227, 261, 325. 

Candahar, 261. 

Candidate, 282. 

Canning, W. Gordon, Mr., 301. 

Cannon Ball, 2. 

Cannon, J., 186, 192, 201, 213, 221, 

229, 236, 358. 
Cannon, Tom, 329. 
Canter Home, 396. 
Capel, Mr., 91, 96, 100, 106, 112, 

115, 121. 
Captain Crosstree, 162. 
Carew, Mr., 157. 
Carington, R., Mr., 241. 
Carlin, 5. 
Carlo w, 41. 
Carlton, 377, 390. 
Carlton (Jrange, 404. 
Carnaby, 408. 



INDEX. 



415 



Carol, 408. 

Carrig, -jt,, 79. 

Carrollstown, 319, 383. 

Carter, H. L., Mr., 42 

Cartwright, Mr., 68, 72, 80, 84, 90. 

Cary, E., Mr., 53. 

Casse Con, 100. 

Casse Tete, 173, 180, 1S5, loi, 201. 

Cassidy, 138, 157, 185. 

Cassidy, J., Mr., loi. 

Cassock, 32 V, 343' S^^- 

Castlereagh, 288, 314, 319. 

Caterer, 208, 229. 

Cathal_, 324, 330, 339, 343. 

Catterick, 15. 

Caustic, 325, 332. 

Cave, R. C. B., .Mr., 349. 

Cavendish, 46. 

Cecil, 180, 192. 

Cenna, 173. 

Centre Board, 404. 

Ceremony, 36. 

vHiadwick, 396. 

Chalet, 389. 

Chalmer, R. 344. 

Chaloner, R., 331. 

Chaloner, Tom, 219. 

Chance, Mr., 72. 

Chancellor, 278, 283. 

Chancery, 278. 

Chandler, 51, 57, 62. 

Chandos, ^13, 400. 

Chaplin, Mr., 185, 191. 

Charit\-, 6, 20, 32. 

CharlJs XII., 68. io6. 

Charlie, 192. 

Charming Woman, 163. 

Chaston, Mr., 201. 

Charter, Mr., 301. 

Chatham, 58. 

Chatterbox, 80. 

Cheerful Horn, 157. 

Cheney, J. C. , Mr., 30S, 319. 

Cheroot, 52. 

Cherry Ripe, 343. 

Ctiester, 138. 

Chesterfield, Lord, 27, 58. 

Chetwynd, Sir George, 240, 259, 279. 

Chevy Chase, 339. 

Chicken, 157. 

Chieftain, 72. 

Child, Capt., 273. 

Chdde, Capt., 5, 289. 

Childs, 237, 241, 278. 

'"hilds, J., 255, 262. 

Chimney Sweep, 162, 201, 214, 221. 



Chippendale, 314. 

Chit Chat, 364. 

Chittabo, 381. 

Cholmondeley, Lord, 279, 283, 289, 31; 

Choufleur, 300, 315. 

Christian, 15. 

Christie, Capt., 121, 133. 

Churtin, Mr., 283. 

Cigar, 20. 

Cinderella, 186, 192. 

Citizen, 222. 

Clack, C, 350, 358, 364. 

Clan Ronald, 383, 396. 

Clancy, G., 396. 

Clanricarde, Lord, 24. 

Clansman, 36. 

Clarinda, 408. 

Clark, P., 301. 

Clarke, E., ^Ir. , 125, 331. 

Claude Duval, 28. 

Claudius, 106, in. 

Clawson, 332, 338. 

Claxton, 158. 

Clay, T. , 116. 

Clayton, K. C, Mr., 252. 

Clayton, Mr., 143, 150, 157, 245. 

Cleary, James, ^'r. , 405. 

Clifden, Lord, 373. 

Clifford, T. J., Mr., 227. 

Clifton, Capt., 116. 

Clinker, 46. 

Cloister, 300, 307, 314, 353, 409. 

Clonave, 208, 213. 

Clyde, T., Mr., 396. 

Coats, A., Mr., 344. 

Cock of the Heath, 325. 

Cockatoo, 122. 

Cockburn, Mr., 150. 

Cockcrow, 85. 

Cogia, 73. 

Cole, 376, 390. 

Colgan, 23. 

Collins, 320, 332, 350. 

Collins, D., M'-., 14J. 

CoUis, 52. 

Collis, Capt. , 403. 

Colonel, The, 167, 172, 179. 

Colpitt, J., Mr., 100 

Columbia, 152. 

Columbine, 15, 23, 63, 191, 202. 

Come Away, 300. 

Comer, D., 29^. 

Comfit, 383, 396. 

Commotion, 101, if)6. 

Compton, W. J., Mr., 383. 

Comrie, 376. 



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INDEX. 



Concha, 230. 

Conclusion, 405. 

Conductor, The, 122. 

Congress, 192, 201, 20S, 213, 221. 

Congreve, 116. 

Connell, Capt., 106. 

Connor, 73. 

Conolly, J., Mr., 230. 

Conrad, 5, 107. 

Conscript, 273. 

Consul, 24, 28. 

Continental, The, 339. 

Conyngham, Lord, 186. 

Coolgardie, 363. 

Cooper, A., 261, 272. 

Cooper, Capt. W. H., 180. 

Cooper, 1. R., 376. 

Corbalh-; M. [., Mr., 332. 

Coriander, 57. 

Cork, 283. 

Corlett, J., Mr., 268. 

Corner, 350. 

Coroner, 226. 

Coronet, 273. 

Corrie Roy, 252. 

Cortolvin,' 150, 157, 250, 256, 272. 

Cossack, The, 143, 147, 376. 

Cossett, Count, 138. 

Cotton, F. W., 273. 

Cotton, Mr , 389, 396. 

Cottonshope, 389. 

Couhhwaiie, 405. 

Counsellor, 52. 

Count, 173. 

Count de Cunchy, iod, hi. 

Countess Amy, 226. 

Coupland, J., Mr., 151. 

Conpland, Mr., 211. 

Courtney, J., Mr., 115. 

Courtney, Mr., 45, 51, fT,- 

Coutts, W., Mr., 52. 

Coveniry, A., Mr., 230, 240, 250, 262, 

.397, 406. 
Coventry, Capt., 143. 
Coventry, Lord, 133, 138, 143, 158, 

162, 339, 368, 376, 382. 
Covert Hack, 357, 363. 
Covvell, 32. 
Cowlev, Mr., 21 1. 
Cowley, P., 381, 389. 
Coxon, Mr., too. 
Crabbs, 80, 84. 
Craftiness, 376, 382. 
Craig, H. B., Mr., 261. 
Craig Royston, 382. 
Cramp, 5. 



Cranshaw, 179. 

Crautacann, 395. 

Craven, Hon. F. , 21, 28. 42. 

Craven, Lord, 20. 

Craven, Mr., 106, in, 115, 121, 127, 

133- 
Crawford, W. Sterling, ;^-Ir., 28, 32, 36, 

42, 51. 
Crawler, 1 92. 
Crawley, Capt., 314. 
Crawley, Major A., 324. 
Crawshaw, Mr., 163, 168, 173, 179, 

202, 222. 
Cream Cheese, 255, 261, 300. 
Crernore. 255. 
Creole, 150. 
Crewkerne, 156. 
Crickmere, 28, 32, 36. 
Cri.stal, 173. 
Crocus, 38. 

Crofton, Ca]it. A., 222, 226, 229. 
Crofton, Sir AL, 221. 
Cross Question, 241. 
Crosset, 364. 

Crowthc', Morgan, Mr., 3S2. 
Croxby, 28. 
Cruickshank. 16. 
Crusade, 405. 
Cruiser, 301, 307, 
Cruiskeen H., 344. 
CuUen, W. P., Mr., 307, 314,324. 363, 

. 375- 

Culveithorpe, 41, 46. 
Cumberland Lassie, 47. 
Cunningham, 57, 62, 67, 180, 214. 
Cunningham, Mr., 245, 278, 282, 288, 

294, 300, 365. 
Curagh Hill, 364. 
Curragh Ranger, igi. 
Curate, The, 51, 58, 116. 
Curat' ir, 226. 
Cure, The, 121, 172. 
Cure-Ail, 36, 41. 
Curly, 375, 382, 389, 405. 
Currig, 68. 

Cushalu Mavourneen, 344. 
Cushenden, 363, 376, 382. 
Cutaway, 90. 
Cutler, 152. 
Cyrus, 245, 255. 
Czar, The, 144. 



D. 



Daffodil, 324, 343. 
Daimio, 339. 



INDEX. 



417 



Dainty, 202, 20S, 222, 237. 

Daisy, 162, 402. 

Dakin, W. E., Mr., 134. 

Dal by, 63. 

Dald, F., Mr., 314. 

Daley, P., 41, 65. 

Dalgleish, G., Mr., 192, 202, 209. 

Dalkeith, 325. 

Dally, J., Mr., 42, 47, 157. 

Dalt'on, Mr., 138. 

Daly, James, Mr., 261, 273. 

Dampierre, Count A. de, 143. 

Dane, Mr., 261. 

Dane, The, 121, 133. 

Dangerous, 91, 100. 

Daniels, 180, 192, 202, 214, 221, 278, 

283. 
Dan O'Connell, 96, 229, 236. 
Darby, 90. 
Darby, ^Ir. , 211, 
D'Arcy, Capt., 57. 
D'Arcey, Mr., 46. 
Darling, 237. 

Darling, S., 63, 79, 84, 90, 95. 
Darling S., jun., 67, 72. 
Dart, loi. 
Dathi, 396. 
Davenport, G. S., 72. 
Davenport, Mr., 72, 95. 
David, v., 389. 
Davies, D., 320. 
Davies, Mr., 52, 202, 331, 338, 343, 

349, 350, 357, 363- 
Davis, 61, 66, 236. 
Davis, Mr., 208, 222, 237, 250. 
Davison, Capt., 226. 
Davison, Mr., 138. 
Davy, R., Mr., 363. 
Dawn, 320. 

Dawson, R. C, Mr., 364, 377. 
Dawson, T. S. , Mr., 138. 
Daxon, 5. 
Day, H., 201. 
Day, T. , Mr., loi. 
Daybreak, 201. 
Dead Level, 344, 349. 
Debean, 73, 80, 85. 
Debean, J., 68. 
Debonnaire, 278. 
Decider, 319, 324. 
'De Clare, 408. 

Deerslayer, 376, 382, 389, 396. 
Defence, 198, 201. 213. 
De Gray, Mr., 139. 
Delagarde, Mr., 390. 
Delamarre, Mr., 84. 



Danbeigh, 381, 389. 

Denby, 46, 339. 

Denison, Mr., 96. 

Denman, Lord, 369. 

Dennis, Mr., 90, 100. 

Denny, Mr., 21.9. 

Derby Day, 186. 

Despatch, 156, 168, 179, 185. 

Detail, 369, 375. 

Dewicke, 2 3i. 

Diamant, 121. 

Dickson, Col., 100. 

Dictator, 5, 390. 

Dick Turpin, 168. 

Dillon, J., 388, 397, 404. 

Dirkhampton, 369. 

Discount, 32. 

Disturbance, 191, 201, 330, 409. 

Dixon, Mr., 96, 133, 138, 168. 

Dobell, G. C, Mr., 377. 

Doccheray, George, 76. 

Doctor, The, 150, 172, 179. 

Doe, 240. 

Dog Fox, 180, 262. 

Dog Rose, 404. 

Dollar, 408. 

Dollar IL, 331. 

Dollery, 272, 278, 282, 288, 294, 300, 

308, 314, 324, 343, 376, 383, 389. 
Dolly's Brue, Jt,. 
Dominion, 301. 
Donaldson, 79, 84, loi, in. 
Doncaster, Mr., 167, 185. 
Donough, Mr., 6. 
Doolan, 28, 41. 
Dormer, J. C, Mr., 307. 
Double X., 338. 
Doucie, T., 229. 
Doucie, P., Mr., 229. 
Dough, 185. 

Douglas, A. J., Mr., 278, 283. 
Douglas, Mr., 272. 
Dovell, G. C, Mr., 390. 
Dowelly, W. , 388. 
Dovvling, J., Mr., 315. 
Downe, Lord, 222. 
Downpatrick, 236, 250, 262. 
Doyle, J., Mr., 157. 
Dragsman, 28. 
Drake, Mr., 79, 144. 
Draper, W. , 68. 
Drayton, 100, 282. 
Dr. Faustus, 51. 
Driscoll, E., 332, 358, 395, 404. 
Dr. Leete, 122. 
Drogheda, 343, 354. 

^ T T 



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INDEX. 



Drogheda, Marquis of, 139. 

Druid, The, 9. 

Drumcree, 363, 36S, 375, 396, 403. 

Drumree, 368, 376. 

Due au Bliurras, 79. 

Due de Beaufort, 208. 

Ducrot, Capt., 240. 

Ducrot, P., Mr., 236. 

Dudle3\ Lord, 2S9, 300. 

Duff, C, Mr., 307, 314. 

Dundas, Capt., 315. 

Dunlop, Mr., 229. 

Dunn, T., 390. 

Dunne, P. J., Mr., 390. 

Durham, ]\Ir. , 35. 

Dutch .Skater, 324. 

Dwarf, The, 79, 144. 

Dyas, H. M., Mr., 324, 331, 33S, 353. 



Eagle, 41, 52. 

Earl Marshal, 222. 

Easter (Jgue, 358. 

Eaton, ]\Ir., 168. 

Eat well, 84. 

Eatwell, G., 116, 122. 

Eau de Vie, 245, 250. 

Eden, Sir W., 256. 

Edmunds, 112. 

Edwarde, G., Mr., 357. 

Edwardes, Major J. D., 364, 381. 

Edwards, Mr., iod, 122, 133, 138, 151, 

158, 162, 168, 173. 
Effenburg, 150. 
P'gerton, C. A., Mr., 209. 
Eglantine, 343. 

Eglington, Lord, 173, 180, 185. 
Ekard, Mr., 115. 
Ekin, R., Mr., 24. 
Ekin, \V., Mr., 28. 32, 41. 
Electric Spark, 344, 350. 
Elf, 294. 
Elk. The, 173. 
EUenborough, Lord, 178. 
Elliman, 349, 358. 
Ellis, 289. 
Ellison, 151. 

Ellison, H., Mr., 180, 186, 192. 
Elmore, J., Mr., 5, 15, 20, 23, 28, 51, 

57, 62, 68, 73, 90. 
Emblem, 133, 143, 177. 
Emblematic, 138, 143, 177. 
Emigrant, 95, 100. 
Emin, 331. 



Emperor, 122, 295, 300, 408. 

Empress, 236, 244, 261. 

English Lass, 62, 67. 

Ennis, 85. 

Enniskillen, Lord, 365. 

Enoch, III, 115, 121. 

Enoch, Mr., 232. 

Enthusiast, 381, 388. 

Ephrussi, M., M., 295. 

Equinox, 58. 

Erdody, Count G. , 272, 278. 

Eremon, 402. 

Errington, Mr., 28. 

Escape, 90, 100, 106, iii. 

Escott, loi, 300, 320. 

E.scott, H., 273, 324, 339. 

Esperance, 408. 

Espoir, 408. 

Esterhazy, Count, 289. 

Et Cetera, 289. 

Etcher, Mr., 180. 

Etches, Mr., 192. 

Ethelstone, Capt. R. W. . 308, 340, 

350. 358- 
Etna, 363. 
Eurotas, 20 r. 
Evans, M., Mr., 172. 
Everton, 63, 73. 
Expert IL, 376. 
Express, 143. 
Exquisite, The, 36. 
Extravagance, 404. 



Faber, D., Mr., 388. 

I'abius, 241. 

Fab'e, 314. 

Fair Maid of Kent, 255, 261, 282, 288. 

Fair Wind, 240. 

Fairland, 369, 376. 

Fairy Queen, 339, 350. 

False Heir, The, 46. 

P"an, 157, 163, 168, 173. 

Fanciful, 363, 375. 

Fantnme, 202. 

Far Away, 376. 

Farnham, 62. 

Father Matthew, 51. 

Father O'Flynn, 307, 314, 319, 324, 

330. 
Faugh a Ballagh, 85. 
Faust, 308, 315. 
Fawcetl, G. J., Mr., 365. 
Fawn, The, 283 289. 



INDEX. 



419 



Fay, 245. 

Fearon, Mr., 202. 

Featherstonhaiii^h, Capt., 365. 

Fech, 90. 

Fentimaii, 15. 

Fenwick, C. H., Mv., 314. 

Fenwick, C. H., Capt., 319, 324. 

Fenwick, E. Guy, Mr., 324, 331. 

Fenwick, H. T.^ Mr., 315, 389. 

Fenwick, Noel, Mr., 288. 

Fergusson, Mr., 5, 23. 

Fermin, C, Mr., 157. 

Festetic, Count, jun., 229. 

P^etliard, 298. 

Fetiche, 295. 

Fiddaman, Mr., 138. 

Field Marshal, 80, 314. 

Filbert, 338, 344. 

Fin MaCouriL, 325. 

Finchley, Mr., 186. 

Finot, Baron, 157, 173, 185, 208. 

Fireball, 295, 301. 

Fire-eater, 150. 

Firefly, 41. 

Firr, Tom, 21 1. 

First of May, loi. 

Firth, Mark, .Mr., 320. 

Fisher, Capt., 255. 

Plsticuff, 63. 

Fitt.m, T., 340, 395. 

Fitz Adam, Mr., 121. 

Fitz Clifden, 390. 

Flatcatcher, 112. 

Fleetwing, 332. 

Fleming, 209. 

Fleuriste, 186, 209. 

Flexible, 21. 

Flower of the Forest, 301. 

flutter, Mr., 214. 

Flycatcher, 68, 72. 

Flyfisher, 143. 

Flying Column, 30S. 

Fontenoy, 273. 

Footman, 191. 

Forbes, J. S., Mr., 338, 343. 

Forbes, W. , Mr., 163, 202. 

Ford, 52, 57. 

Ford of Fyne, 338, 343, 349. 

Foreman, 405. 

Forest (^ueen, 95, loi. 

Forester, Col., 152. 

Forester, Hon. C. , 24. 

Forster, Col., 144. 

Fort, J-, ^Ir-, 62. 

Fortunatus, 167. 

Fortune-Teller, 52. 



Fosco, 133. 

Foster, Capt., 278. 

Foulkes, Mr., 168. 

Fowler, 64, 96. 

Fowler, W., 68, 80, 91, 106. 

Franc Picard, 95, 122. 

Franc Luron, 186. 

France, Capt., 36. 

Francis, Mr., 115. 

Frank, 68, 150. 

Fraser, Capt., 64. 

Frederick, 46. 

Freemantle, 92. 

Freemantle, F., 368, 383. 

Freemantle, P., 389. 

Freetrader, 90, 95, 100, 177. 

Freeze, 52. 

French, 37. 

French, A., 162, 172. 

French, K., 151. 

Freshman, The, 122, 133, 144. 

Freyne, Lord de, 127. 

Frigate, 255, 261, 272, 282, 288, 294. 

Frisby, 28, 32, 36, 41, 52, 58, 62, 67, 

,73- 

1 udge, 404. 
Fugitive, 67. 
Fugleman, 68. 
Full Flavour, 373. 
Fulman, 90. 

Fulton, W., Mr., 289, 294. 
Furley, 201, 208. 
Furstenburg, Count, 150. 
Fury, 13. 



G. 



Gallane, F., Mr., 301. 

Gallinule, 343. 

Gallwey, CoL,357. 

Gaman, Mr., 68. 

Gambler, Capt., 46. 

Gamebird, 213, 221. 

Gamecock, 262, 272, 278, 2S2, 288, 

294, 300. 
Gammeridge, 116. 
Gannon, E. T-. ^li'-. 122. 
Gape, W. N: W., Mr., 382. 
Gardener, 167, 173. 
Gardener, Mr., 180. 
Gardner, 47. 
Garland, qo. 

Garland, C. J-, Mr., 395. 
Garnett, J., Mr., loi, ill. 
Garrotter, 151. 



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420 



INDEX. 



Garry Owen, loo. 

(iarus, 163. 

Gatland, 325. 

Gatt, 128. 

Gauntlet, 340, 343. 

Gavin, 208, 213, 229, 236. 

Gayhurst, 46. 

Gaylad, 11, 23. 

Gazelle, 214. 

Geloes, Count de, 350. 

General Hesse, 148. 

General, The, 79. 

Genievre, 13S. 

Gentle Ida, 349. 

George, P., Mr., 246, 250, 255. 

Geraldus, 85. 

Gerrard, Sir J. , 32. 

Ghika, 112. 

G. by Turner, 1 5 1. 

Gibhard, F. , Mr., 272. 

Gibraltar, 112. 

Gibson, C., Mr., 339. 

Gillie II., 377. 

Gilroy, 163. 

Gipsy King, The, 112. 

Gipsy (^ueen, The, 52. 

Gladiateur, 408. 

Gladiator, 395, 408. 

Glenaniour, 107. 

Glencairn, 151. 

Glenrex, 397. 

Glenthorpe, 289. 

Globule, 157, 168. 

Goblin, 21, 28. 

Goddard, 24. 

Golby, T., Mr., 115. 137, 168. 

Golden Cross, ^39. 

(iolden Gate, 315. 

Golden Link, 315. 

Golden Locks, 368, 376, 3S9. 

Golden Pippin, 41. 

Goldfish, 340. 

(ioldsmith, 115. 

Gollan, Spencer, Mr., 339, 381. 

(lOmm, ^Ir., 207, 208, 213, 221. 

Gooch, Mr., 73. 

Goodall, B., Mr., 308. 

Gooderhani, S., Mr., 122. 

Goodliff, :\Ir., 144, 185, 192, 202,213. 

Goodman, Mr., 72, 79, 96, 100, 122, 

133, 139> 144, I50> 157, 162. 
Goodwin, Mr., 73, 191, 208, 213, 222. 
Gordon, A., Mr., 325, 331, 382. 
Gordon, Capt., 325. 
Gordon, Mr., 79. 
Gordon, W. Pritchaid, Mr., 331. 



Gorham, A., Mr., 368. 

Gorham, H., Mr., 395. 

Gorman, A., Mr., 364. 

Gossip, 364, 369. 

Goswell, G., 377, 3S3, 390, 404. 

Gourley, 331, 343. 

Grace II., 300, 307. 314. 

(iraham, C. , 405. 

Granger, Mr., 209. 

Grant, Mr., 319. 

Grape Vine, 301. 

Gray, 186. 

Great Paul, 289. 

Grecian, 376. 

Green, 62, 68, 84, 100. 

Green, C. , 96, 106, iii, 116, 122. 

Green, E. , Mr., 162, 167. 

Greenall, Mr., 237. 

Greenhill, 339, 344. 

Gregor, C, 307. 

Gregory, 192, 209, 226. 

Grenade, 46. 

Grenfell, C. , Mr., 319, 324, 330. 

Grenfell, C. A., Mr., 324. 

Greswolde-Williams, G. W., Mr. ,324, 

350- 
Grey, G., 180. 
Greysteel, 68. 
Greystone II., 364. 
Griffiths, 139, 168. 
Grimaldi, 11. 
Grimes, 279. 

Grootven, Baron von, 151. 
Grosvenor, 339. 
Grudon, 343, 358, 363. 
Gubbins, Capt. S., 209, 247. 
Gubbins, J., Mr., 245, 250, 255, 279, 

282. ■■.-^ 

Gunboat, 255, 261, 282, 288. 
Gunlock, 236. 
Gunner, The, 381. 
Guy, 300. 
Guy of Warwick, 168, 173. 



H. 



Hackett, 369. 
Hackler, 375. 
Hagan, C, 364. 
Hale, ]., Mr., 331. 
Half-and-Half, 68, 84, 90. 
Half-Caste, 1 11. 
Hall, A., 273, 283, 289. 
Hall Court, 143, 150, 162, 167, 172 
186. 



INDEX. 



421 



Ilall In, 344. 

Hall, .Mr., 46. 

Hall, W., Mr., 46. 

Hall, T., 262. 

Hallgate, 390. 

Halsey, 294, 301, 331. 

Halsey, W., 357, 364. 

Hamilton, Duke of, 157, 163, 173, 179, 

186, 202, 227, 230, 245, 250, 256, 

262, 319. 
Hamilton, G., Mr., 344, 349. 
Hammond, Mr., 41. 
Hanley, W. 1'., Mr., 405. 
Hanlon, 63, 10 1. 
Hanlon, J., 90, 96. 
Hannam, R. J., IMr., 403. 
Harcourt, 168. 
Hard to Find, 397. 

Harding, Mr., -jt,, 185, 191, 202, 369. 
Plardy, 6. 

Hardy, H., Mr., 402. 
Harford, Capt., 158, 168, 172, 181. 
Harlequin, 262. 
Harper, Mr., 95, loi. 
Harper, R., 405. 
Harris, 121. 
Harris, W., Mr., 350. 
Harrison, 72. 
Harrison, E., 80. 
Harrison, T. , Mr., 52, 63. 
Harristoun, 273. 
Harry, 128, 13S. 
Harry Lorrequer, 96, 106. 
Hartigan, F. , Mr., 364, 383. 
Hartigan, J. T., Mr., 325. 
Hartington, Marquis of, 122. 
Harvester, 185. 
Harvey, Ben, Mr., 224. 
Harvey, Mr., 143. 
Harvey, Sir R. B. , 202. 
Hassall, F. H., 308, 320. 
Hassall, .Mr., 62. 

Hastings, Hon. A., 389, 395, 397, 403. 
Hastings, Lord, 199. 
Hasty, 15. 

Hathaway, Mr., 202, 208. 
Hatzfeldt, Prince, 382, 389, 395, 403. 
Havelock, 158, 168. 
Haven, W., Mr., 376. 
Hawk, The, 21. 
Hawkes, C. F., Mr., 213. 
Hawkeye, 376, 382, 389, 396. 
Haworth, Capt., 180. 
Haworth, J. W-, Mr., 52. 
Hayes, Mr., 377. 
Heany, P., 390. 



Helen, 162. 

Helford, J., Mr., 226. 

Helmin, 368. 

Henderson, J., 80, 84, 96, 106. 

Henderson, j. R., .Mr., Tt„ 80, 85, 91. 

Hennessy, R. , Mr., 173. 

Henry, ]., Mr., 12S. 

Henry, K. , Mr., 383. 

Heraut rt'Armes, 202. 

Herbert, P., Mr., 15S. 

Herbert, Reginald, Mr., 152, 162. 

Hercules H., 388. 

Herdmao, J-, Mr., 364. 

Flerring, 10. 

Hesketh, Sir T., 230. 

Heslington, 32. 

Hettie, 289, 295. 

Hewitt, JT,, 331. 

Hewitt, H., 369. 

Hey, Mr., 42. 

Plibbert, C, Mr., 331, 404. 

Hibernia, 226. 

Hickey, 343. 

Hickey, J., 339- 

Hidden ^lystery, 357. 

Hidson, Mr., 143. 

Higgin, Ouseley, Mr., 51. 

Higgins, C. , Mr., 67, 73. 

Higginson, Mr., 79. 

Highborn, 282. 

Hill, 2,7. 

Hill of Bree, 383, 396. 

His Lordship, 226, 229. 

His Majesty the King, 375, 382, 389. 

Hit or Miss, 66. 

Hobnob, 344. 

Hobson, F. G., Mr., 95, 168, 221. 

Hodgman, G., 95, 122. 

Hodgman and Gretrn, Messrs., 103. 

Hodgman, Mr., 96, 100. 

Hoey, Mr., 230. 

Hogan, 330, 339, 405. 

Hogan, C, 344, 35o> 358- 

Holford, Mr., 137. 

Flolingshed, 28. 

Holland, T., 364. 

Hollebone, C, 388. 

IloUingshead, Mr., 32. 

Hollington, 308. 

Holman, 36, 52. 64, 72, 79. 

Holman, A., 186, 202. 

Holman, G., 133, 138, 144, 150, 157, 

163, 168, 172, 185, 192. 213. 
Holman, J-, 139, 158, 168. 
Holman, Mr., 28, 36, 133. 
PTolmes, H., 295, 301. 



422 



INDEX. 



Holmes, J. H., Mr., 57. 

Holmes, T. , 112. 

Holmes, T. B., Mr., 36S. 

Holt, 201. 

Hominy, 324, 343. 

Hompool, 364. 

Honesty, 24. 

Honeymoon II., 383. 

Hope, 64, 68, 112. 

Hope Johnstone, W. [., Mr., 23. 

Hopeless Star, 95, 100. 

Horizon, 324. 

Horniblow, loi, 115. 

Hornihiharriho, 42. 

Horwood, Mr., 192. 

Houldsworth, H., Mr., 201. 

Howard, C, Mr., 237. 

Howard, Stanley, 402. 

Howth, Lord, 41. 

Hoysted, 301, 325. 

Hoysted, W., 344, 349, 358. 

Hubert, 408. 

Hudson, Mr., 80, 339. 

Hughes, Capt. .Michael, 314, 319, 325, 

38c. 
Hughes, D., 134, 139, 151. 
Hughes, J., 101. 
Hughes, Mr., 63, 151. 
Hughes, T., Mr., 100, 106, lit, 134, 

139- 
Hungerford, Mr., 261. 
Hunt, 226, 241, 255, 261. 
Hunt, Capt., 115, 132. 
Hunt, Mr., 28, 363. 
Hunt, F. R., Mr,, 344. 
Hunt, T., Mr., 138. 
Hunter, 279. 
Hunter, ;\Ir., 23, 28, 64. 
Huntly, Marquis of, 210. 
Huntsman, in, 115, 127, 192. 
Huntsman's Daughter, 163, 168. 
Hurley, Mr., 95. 
Hutchinson, ]\Ir. , 90. 
Hutchinson, Sir E., 106, 127. 
Hyland, 163. 
Hylton, Mr., loi. 



Ibex, 151. 
Idea, 255. 
Ignis Fatuus, 404. 
Ignition, 246. 
Igoe, 144, 157. 
Igon Pat, 139. 



Ilex, 294, 300, 307. 

Immune, 389. 

Infula, 381, 388. 

Ingomar, 272. 

Inkerman, 134. 

Inon, 181. 

Inquisitor, 368, 376, 3S2. 

Iquique, Mr., 273. 

Ireland, 388, 403. 

Ireland Yet, 382. 

Ireley, 139. 

Irish Bard, The, 52. 

Irish Boy, 116. 

Irish Emigrant, The, 122. 

Irish Napoleon, 24. 

Iron Duke, The, 58, 63. 

Irving, F. E., Mr., 331. 

Ishmael, 62, 67. 

Ismael, 192. 

Ismay, C. Bower, Mr., 390. 

Isobar, 349. 

Iven, T. , Mr., i ;8. 



T. 



Jack, 6. 

Jackal, 20S, 213, 226, 229. 

Jackson, T. , Mr., 157. 

Jacobs, F., Mr., 143. 

James, loi. 

James, R. , 85, 90, 95. 

James, Arthur, Mr., 358. 

James, C, 339. 

Jameson, W. G. , Mr., 300. 

Janus, 90. 

Jardine, B. J., Mr., 28S, 294. 

Jarvis, 139, "143, 151 > 15^- 

Jason, 308. 

Jay, E. , Mr., 262, 272, 278. 

Jealousy, 112, 121, 133. 

Jean de Quesne, 95, 100, in. 

Jeanie, 283, 301. 

Jenkins, Mr., 91, 191, 202. 

Jennings, loi. 

jerry, 11, 15, 45, 51, 58. 

Jerusalem, 138. 

Jessop, J., Mr., 226. 

Jeu des Mois, 236. 

Jewitt, 208, 213, 221, 226, 229, 240, 

245- 
Jewitt, J., 151, 255. 
Joan of Arc, 315. 
Jocose, 408. 
Joe Graham, 106. 
Joe Maley, 125, 143. 



INDEX. 



423 



John INI. P., 396. 

Johnnie Barrie, 64. 

Johnny Longtail, 278, 282. 

Johnson, 100. 

Johnson, J., !Mr. , 221. 

Johnstone, H. H., Capt., 363. 

Johnstone, W. H., Capt., 340. 

Johnstone, G., Mr., 395. 

Johnstone, Mr., 68, ill. 

"Johnstone, W. H., Mr., 191. 

jolland. A., Mr., 332, 338. 

jolly Sh- John, 250, 261, 272. 

Jones, 209, 214, 289. 

Jones, E., ico, 107, 144, 150, 157. 

Jones, J., 201, 221, 226, 229, 241, 255, 

272. 
Jones, Mr., 191. 
Jones, O. II., Mr., 289. 
Jones, R.. Mr., 37, 72, 51. 
Jones, T., Mr.. 151. 
Jordan, 279. 
Jumpaway, 96. 
Junket, 330. 
lupiter Tonans, 237. 



K. 



Karolyi, Count, 162. 

Karslake, 173. 

Kathleen, -loj, 330. 

Katie Kendall, 383. 

Kavanagh, T., 282, 300, 308, 315, 

319, 324, 332, 338, 344. 
Kaye, Sir J. L. , 222, 229. 
Kearsley, Alajor, 309. 
Keene, F. , 364. 
Keene, Foxhall, Mr., 369. 
Keeping, W. C. , Mr., 330. 
Kelly, C., 395, 403. 
Kellv, }., Mr., 36. 
Kemp,"S. H., Mr., 68. 
Kendal, 357. 

Kendall, 96, 112, 115, 121, 133. 
Kendall, J., loi. 
Kennedy, Lord C., 62. 
Kennedy, Air., 28. 52. 
Kentford, 405. 
Kestrel, 332. 
Keystone, 173. 
Khondooz, 52, 57. 
Kibworth Lass, 121. 
Kilcock, 115, 122. 
Kilfane, 57. 
Kilkenny, 64. 
Kilmalloo, 376. 



Kilmarnock, 405. 

Kilts, 405. 

Kilworth, 261, 289, 298. 

Kinfauns, 283. 

King Arthur, 158. 

King Dan, 10 1, 115. 

King Furv, ^qo. 

King, Mr'., 68, 96. 

King of Hearts, 151. 

Kingswocd, 163. 

Kingsworthy, 344. 

Kinsky, Count C, 250, 255, 261. 

Kiaro, 383, 390, 396. 

Kirbv, G., 273. 

Kirk', T., Mr., 173. 

Kirkham, 375, 381, 388. 

Kirkland, 375, 381, 388. 

Kirkpatrick, Mr., 46. 

Kirkwood, Capt., 236, 240. 

Kirkwood, Major. 308. 

Knave of Trumps, 16S. 

Knight, 208. 

Knight of Gwynne, The, 57, 62, 79. 

Knight of Kars, 167, 172. 

Knight of St. Patrick, 382. 

Knight Templar, The, 37. 



Knott, 90, 107, 

151, 158. 
Knott, J , 168. 
Knox, 350. 
Knox, Col., 162 
Knox, J., 325. 
Koza, 377, 390. 



122, i; 



167. 



L. 



138, 143, 



La Gazza Ladra, "j^, 84. 
Laburnum, 208. 
Lady Arthur, 84, loi. 
Lady Beatrice, 404. 
Lady Claremont, 408. 
Lady Ellen II., 319. 
Lady Georgiana, 408. 
Lady Geraldine, 180. 
Lady Gray, 42. 
Lady Plelen, 315, 319. 
Lady Langford, 24. 
Lad) Louisa, 343. 
Lady Pat, 324. 
Lady Tempest, 273. 
Lady Wilde, 236. 
Lady Windermere, 38 1. 
Lady well, 282. 
L'Africaine, 149, 150. 
Lagrange, Count, 147. 



424 



INDEX. 



Lain?, Mr., 64. 

Lamb, Capt., 6, 138. 

Lamb, The, 162, 179, 185, 196, 409. 

Lambden, G. , ^Ir. , 41. 

Lambton, Hon. G., 261, 272, 279, 

282, 288. 
Lamienne, J^. 
Lamotie, Baron C, 95. 
Lamplugh, 51, 90, 95. 
Lamplugh, IL, So, 85, 100, ill, 122, 

127, 151. 
Lamplugn, Mr., 28. 
Lancashire, H. W., Mr., 295, 301, 

309- 
Lancastrian, 72. 
Lancet, 42, 221. 
Land, B., Mr., 90, 100, 138, 143, 162, 

173- 
Land, B. , jun., 106, iii, 115, 127, 

150, 183. 
Land, J-, i39- 
Land, Mr., 79, in. 
Lane, Capt. D., 80. 
Lane, T. , 358. 
Lang Syne, 262. 
Lanigan, J-, Mr., 139. 
Larkaway, 300. 
Last of the Lambs, 202. 
Latham, W., 350. 
Lather, 32. 
Lathom, 308, 344. 
Lattitat, 46. 
Laura, 151. 
Laurel, 63. 
Laurence, Mr., loi. 
Lauriston, Viscomte, loi. 
La Venie, 208. 
Lawley, Mr., 181. 
Lawn, 298, 405. 
Lawrence, C., 227. 
Lawrence, F. E., Mr., 278, 295, 308. 
Lawrence, Mr., 139, 150, 157, 173, 

278. 
Lawson, Col. W. II. W., 369. 
Lawson, W. , Mr., 332. 
Lawyer, The, 240. 
Lee-Barber, Capt., 256, 262, 273, 289, 

308. 
Lee-Barber, J- L-, Mr., 237. 
Lee-James, Mr., 278. 
Leetham, Mr., 300. 
Lefroy, 1 1 6. 
Legacy, 21. 

Leigh, Gerard, Mr., 206. 
Leigh, T- B., Mr., 245, 255. 
Leighton, J. M., Mr., 179. 



Lena Rivers, 245. 

Lennon, E. E., Mr., 381. 

Leonidas, 138. 

Leshe, J. C, Mr., 320. 

Levanter, 358, 364. 

Levenston, Mr., 309. 

Levitt, 229, 237. 

Levy, C, Mr., 389. 

Lewis, D., Mr., 63. 

Lewis, H., Mr., 91. 

Lewison, W. W. , Mr., 364. 

Leybourne. 325. 

Leyland, F. I)., .Mr., 324, 332, 338, 

340, 343- 
Liberator, The, 213, 221, 229, 236, 240, 

245, 273- 
Light of Other Days 134. 
Lightfoot, 278. 
Lightheart, 143, 150, 157. 
Lightning, 272. 
Limekiln, 273. 
Lincoln, Mr., 343. 
Linde, Mr., 239, 243, 247, 277. 
Lindisay, Mr., 239. 
Lingerer, 191. 
Lington, H., Mr., 127. 
Linnell, Mr.. 84. 
Lioness, 261. 
Little Bab, 139. 

Little Captain, 51, 57, 62, 73, 79, 122. 
Little Charlie. 91, 96, 100, 106, in. 
Little Fanny, 64. 
Little Frank, 158. 
Little Go, 397. 
Little Jo, 339, 345. 
Little Nell, 382. 
Little Norton, 350. 
Little Peter, 32. 
Little Prince, 240. 
Little Tom, lob. 
Little Wideawake, 158. 
I^ivebait, 298. 
I>iverpool, 408. 
Liverpool Bov, q6. 
Lloyd, Col., 236, 250,262. 
Loch Lomond, 383. 
Lockwood, Mr., 46. 
Loder, Eustace Capt., 314, 357, 363. 
Loder, Major, 376. 
Loft, 36, 41. 
LoUypop, 40S. 
Longrange, 122. 
Longthorpe, 389. 
Longworth, Mr., 369. 
Lonsdale, J., Mr., 364. 
Lonsdale, Lord, 221, 226. 



INDEX. 



425 



Loop Head, 405. 
Lord Arthur, 308. 
Lord Chatham, 29S. 
Lord Colnev, 202. 
Lord, E. H., Mr., 339. 
Lord Gough, 408. 
Lord Marcus, 230. 
Lord of the Glen, 307. 
Lord Raglan, iSo. 
Lort, Philip, Mr., 320. 
Lotan, F., Mr., 116. 
Lottery, 2, 15, 20, 23, 27. 
Lotus Lily, 340, 350, 358. 
Lougli Bawn, 106. 
Loustic, 192. 
Louis Philippe, 32. 
Lowe, G., 283. 
Loyola, 208. 
Lucas, Col. A. S.. 315. 
Lucas, E. ^I., Mr., 395. 
Lucks-All, 24. 
Lucy, S., Mr., 79, 122. 
Lufra, 221. 
Lurgan, 330, 368. 
Lurgan, Lord, 63, 67. 
Lushington, Mr., 308, 362. 
Lyall, F., 403. 
Lynn, J., 402. 
i.ynn, \V., 383. 
Lvnton, Mr., 168, 192. 



M. 



Macaroni, 408. 

Machell, Capt, 138, 143, 167, 173, 

180, 191, 201, 208, 213, 226, 229, 

240, 245, 255, 261, 273, 295, 300, 

364- 
Mackey, Mr., 122. 
Madre, Count de, 383. 
Magee, 63. 
Magee, Mr., 90. 
Maggiore, 208, 229. 
Magic, 283, 280. 
Magnum Bonuni, 35, 180. 
Magpie, 272, 279. 
Maher, 85. 
Maher, A., Mr., 255, 261, 2S2, 288, 

294, 320. 
Maidstone, 389. 
Maidstone, Lord, 24, 32. 
Maitland, 64. 
Major A., 41. 
Maley, 73, So, 85, 91. 
Mameluke, 42. 



Manby, Mr., 106, 11 r, 121. 

Maney, 64. 

Maney, W., Mr., 133. 

Manganese, 390. 

Manifesto, 324, 331, 3^8, 349, 357, 
368, 375, 382, 409. 

Manners, Lord, 245. 

Mannington, Mr., 180. 

Man o' War, 338, 349, 357, 368, 375, 
382. 

Mansell, S., Mr., 90. 

Manser, Mr., 235. 

Mantalini, Mr., 9. 

March Hare, 331. 

Mare, Mr., 27, 32, ^y. 

Marengo, 32, 46, 157. 

Margaret of Anjoa, 172. 

Maria Agnes, 115. 

Maria Day, 63, 67, 73. 

Marie le Ragois, 403. 

Marin, 185. 

Market Gardener, 144. 

Marmaduke, 6. 

Marmeton, 376. 

Marmora, 209. 

Marpessa, 376. 

Marsh, 180, 186, 213. 

Marsh, R., igi, 208, 227, 230, 240. 

Marshall, Capt., 6. 

Marshal Niel, 229. 

Martext, 185. 

Martha, 139, 226, 229. 

Martin, F., 95, 139. 

Martin, Mr., 5, 72, 168. 

Mary Hyland, 272. 

Mary O'Toole, 229, 236. 

Mason, Jim, 5, 15, 20, 23, 28, 42, 46, 

67, 76, 88, 349. 
Mason, F., 357, 364, 369, 375, 381, 

388, 396. 
IVIason, II., 332. 
Mason, J. P., 77. 
Mason, Air., 23, 52, 57, 59. 
Mason, T., Mr., 57, 84. 
Mason, T. F. , 67, 72, 90, 96. 
Mason, W., 122. 

Master Bagot, 5, 122, 133, 236, 307. 
Master Bill, 363. 

Master Mowbray, 185, 192, 202, 213. 
Master Richard, 15. 
Masterman, G., Mr., 294, 298, 300, 

307- 
Matthew, a5, 51, 130, 368, 376, 389. 
Matthew, H., Mr., 139. 
Matthews, E., 325, ^^o, 339, 349, 382, 



I 



426 



INDEX. 



Matthews, R., 376. 

Maugan, Mr., 62, 73. 

Maurice Daley, 68, 72, 80, 84, 90, loi. 

Mavourneen, 357. 

Mawson, 282, 295, 301, 319, 324. 

Mawson, G., 308, 315, 331. 

Maxwell, Heron, Mr., 106. 

Maxwell, J. H., Mr., 191. 

May, 383," 390, 396. 

May Boy, 383. 

May King, 383. 

Muy, Mr., 68, 173. 

Mayo, 376, 389, 395. 

Mayor's Pride, 364. 

Mazurka, 368. 

McAlmont, Capt., 193. 

McCabe, F. ¥., Mr., 339. 

:kIcClory, 68. 

McDonald, Lord, 6, 15. 

McDonough, A., Mr., 15, 20, 32, 42, 

45, 95- 
McDonough, A\ ., Mr., 4, 21, 24, 28, 

32, 42, 45- 
McDougal, T., Mr., 250. 
McCiaman, Mr., So. 
McGee, 52, 73. 
McCJeorge, Mr., 145, 187. 
McGrane, 151. 
McGrillon, 127. 
McCkiire, 358, 383. 
Mclan, 72. 

McKinley, J., Mr., 319. 
McLaren, Capt., 388, 403. 
McLean, 96. 

Meaney, 90, loi, in, 122, 139. 
Meanwood, 143. 
Meany, 73, 80, 95, 115, 144. 
Meath, 63. 
Meddock, 47. 
Mediator, 339. 
Medley, 338. 
Medora, 133. 
Med way, 125. 
Megson, Mr., 80. 
Meldrum, 308. 
Melgund, Lord, 337. 
Melli^h, Mr., loo. 
Melton, 349. 

Alelville, II., Mr., 139, 144. 
Memnon, 5, 15, 21, 23. 
Memory, 349. 
Mentmore, 163. 
Merlin, 201. 
Merrimac, 143, 150. 
Merry, J., Mi-, loo, 106, ill. 
Merry Maiden, 289. 



Merton, P., Mr., 167, 186. 

Mesnil, Baron de, 133. 

Messager, 209. 

Metternich, Gount, 229. 

Meynell-Knight, J., Mr., 405. 

Middlethorpe, 67. 

Middleton, 173. 

Midge, loi, I II. 

Midnight, 47. 

Midshipmite, The, 307, 314, 331. 

Milbank, Mr., 32, 36. 

Miller, 157. 

Miller, J. A., Mr., 331,338. 

Miller, Sir Tames, 300. 

Miller, T. B., Mr., 282. 

Milltown, 151. 

Milne, G. B., Mr., 308, 314. 

Milner, 389. 

Milward, Mr., 158. 

Minerva, 95. 

Minos, 95, 100, 201. 

Minstrel, 2S8, 294. 

Minto, Earl of, 219. 

Minton, Mr., 90. 

Mirth, 13. 

Miss Baron, 332. 

Miss Batty, 137. 

Miss Clifden II., 369, 390. 

Miss Evelyn, 255. 

Miss Fanny, 375. 

Miss Gladiator, 408. 

Miss Harkaway, 116. 

Miss Honiton, 245, 250. 

Miss Hungerford, 208. 

Miss Lizzie, 226. 

Miss Maria, 139. 

Mis- Mowbray, J 2, 79, 87, 90, 155. 

Miss Plant, 357, 375, 382. 

Mistake, 143, 151. 

Mitchell, R., 301. 

Model, 357, 363. 

Mogador, 208. 

Mohican, 245, 250. 

Moifaa, 381, 389. 

Moire Antique, 107. 

Moleady, J., Mr., 377. 

Molly Maguire, 325. 

JVIoloney, 58. 

Monaghan,J., 139. 

Monahan, J., 143. 

Monarque, 408. 

Monreith, 23. 

Monsieur, 383. 

Montauban, 240, 245, 250. 

Montgomery, Capt., 185, 191. 

Montgomery, J. F. , Mr., 179. 



INDEX. 



427 



Montmorency, 11. de, Mr., 343. 

Montrose, Duke of, 259. 

Monuecove, Baron, 100. 

]Moon, 389. 

Moonrise, 383. 

Moore, G., Mr., 28, 163, 185, 229, 236, 

240. 
Moore, H. T., Mr., 375. 
Moore, J., Mr., 226. 
Moore, Mr., 24, 221, 226. 
Moore, R. J., Mr., 46. 
Moore, W. H., Mr., 245, 255, 262, 

278, 283, 289, 294, 300, 355. 
Moose, 163, 172. 
Moran, T. , 376, 405. 
Moreton, Mr., 112, 191. 
Morgan, 5, 368. 
Morgan, E., 389, 396, 397. 
Morgan, R., 377, 389, 403. 
Morgan Rattler, 106, ill. 
Morgan, T. V., Mr., 157, 163, 168. 
Morgan, W., 368, 376, 389. 
Moriarty, 331. 
Morrell, J., 344. 
Morris, Capt. W. B., 230, 262. 
Morris, D., 382, 389. 
Morris, G., 289, 315, 320, 332, 338. 
Morris, Mr., 80, 236. 
Morrison, J- S., Mr., 368, 375, 396, 

403- 
Moseley, Mr., 45, 51, 58, 84, 90. 
Mosenthal, J. G., Mr., 349. 
Mostyn, Sir G., 5, 15, 21, 23. 
Mother Shipton, 402. 
Motte, Baron de la, 122. 
Mountain Deer, 408. 
Mountain Queen, 377. 
M.P., 288, 294. 
Mrs. Tones, 408. 
Muir,"j. G., Mr., 273. 
Mulcaster, G., Mr., 202. 
Mulligan, 57, 63, 68. 
Mum, 349. 

Mumford, Mr., 173, 191. 
Muniford, W., 143. 
Mundig, 67. 

Murphy, 52, 122, 151, 157, iSo. 
Murphy, 11., 402. 
Murphy, T-, 127, 138, 186. 
Murphy, T. G., Mr., 63, 73. 
Murray, W., Mr., 138, 151, 186. 
Murray-Thriepland, Mr., 325. 
Music, 408. 
Musician, 320. 
Myrrh, 3S3, 390. 
Mytton, Mr., 150. 



N. 



Naghten, T. M., Mr., 127, 138, 151. 
Nainby, 41. 

Namur, Viscount de, 127. 
Nap, 308. 
Napier, 173. 
Napillah, 382. 
Napoleon, 58. 
Napper Tandy, 388, 403. 
Nasr-ed-Din, 301. i 
Natator, 381, 389. 
National Petition, 139. 
Naworth, 53. 
Neale, 52, 57, 63. 
Neale, J., 73. 
Needwood, 90. 
Nelly Gray, 320, 33S. 
Nelson, 80, 389. 
Nelson, G., Mr., 173. 
Nelson, W., Mr., 376, 382, 402. 
Nepcote, 343. 
Nereus, 390. 
New Barns, 390. 
New Glasgow, 240. 
New Oswestry, 245, 250, 278. 
New York, 192, 209. 
Newcastle, Duke of, 190. 
Newcombe, Mr., 6. 
Newey, A., 388, 396, 402. 
Newminster, 408. 
Newton-le Willows, 245. 
Nicholson, L., Mr., 209. 
Nickalls, P., Mr., 279, 282, 28S. 
Nicoll, T-, Mr., 63. 
Nightingale, 408. 

Nightingall, 112, 122, 127, 134, 295. 
Nightingall, A., 273, 283, 288, 294, 
300, 307, 314, 319, 325, 331, 343, 

363> 369> 375> 382. 
Nightingall, T., Mr., 172, 213, 226, 

236. 
Nightmgall, R., 315, 331. 
Nightingall, \V., 261, 273, 279, 2S2, 

288, 3CO. 
Nimrod, 27, 32, ^y. 
Noble, 37. 

Nolan, T., Mr., 388, 405. 
Norma, 72. 
Norrie, 388. 
Norris, Miss, 339. 
Northfleet, 227. 
Northshampton, 404. 
Norton, 339. 
Nosara, 389. 
Nothing, 358. 

3 I 2 



428 



INDEX. 



Nuage, 185. 

Nugenl, Capt., 21. 

Nugent, H., Mr , 357, 363, 368. 

Nugent, Sir Charles, 377. 

Nugent, Sir William, 208, 213. 

Nugget, The, 90. 

Nun, The, i, 15, 162, 167. 



O. 

Oakes, My., 68. 

Oakey, !\Ir., 47. 

Oaks, The, 63. 

Gates, 350. 

Oatlands, 395. 

O'Brien, D., 389. 

O'Brien, J-, 364, 377- 

Ocean Wave, 390. 

Ocean Witch, 138, 

O'Connell, 127. 

O'Connell, Dan, 13. 

Odiham, 104. 

Oehlschlaeger, Mr.. 255. 

Oschlaeger, Mr., 244. 

O'Higgins, Mr., 45. 

Oldaker, 24, 28. 

Old Back, 363. 

Old Ben Roe, 121. 

Old Buck, 402. 

Old Joe, 272, 278, 283. 

Old Town, 383. 

Oliver, 32, 41, 45, 57. 

Oliver, junr. , 121. 

Oliver, Mr., 21, 151. 

Oliver Twist, 21. 

Olliver, Mr., 85. 

OUiver, T., 5, 15, 23. 27, 36, 51, 6j 

68, 73, 79, 84, 90, 106, III. 
Omar Pasha, loi. 
One Act, 408. 
Onslow, Mr., 68. 

Oppenheim, Baron, 177, 179, 185. 
Orange Bitters, 377. 
Orange Pat, 377. 
Orkonsta, 112. 
Orlet, 389. 
Orme, 167, 405. 
Orphan, The, 134. 
Orr-Ewing, J. H., Capt., 331. 
Orr-Ewing, J. A., Major, 338 349. 
Orr-Ewing, Major, ]. II., 343. 
Osborne, H., Mr., 66. 
Osborne, J., Mr., 62, 67, 72, 79. 
Oscar, 79, 84. 



Ossian, 408. 

0.swell, J. S., Mr., 5. 

Ouragan II., 186, 202. 

Owen, Capt., 261, 279, 282, 2S9, 300, 

307- 
Owen, Major, 1 16. 
Owen, W. , Mr., 122. 
Owens, J., 396. 



Padishah, 364. 

Page, D., 143. 

Page, F., 100, 107, 122. 

Page, J., 157, 163, 167, 172, 179, 185, 

191, 202, 208, 273, 283. 
Page, The, 36. 
Paget, Sir James, 220. 
Paladin, 202. 
Palm, 213. 

Palmer, loi, 115, 133. 
Palmer, Mr., 67. 
Pantaloon, 408. 
Paragon, 349. 
Parker, 32, 42. 
Parkinson, Capt., 158. 
Parnell, V. A., Mr., 364. 
Parr, 63. 

Parr, B. W., Mr., 369, 376, 389, 395. 
Parr, E. , Mr., 100. 
Parr, T., Mr., 151. 
Parry, 73. 
Parsons, Mr., 332. 
Partisan, 307. 

Partridge, W. B., Mr., 389, 396, 403. 
Pasha, The, 95. 
Pathfinder, 208, 213. 
Patlander, 376, 382, 402. 
Patron, 57, 79. 
Patter, 185. 
Pau, 294. 
Paul Jones, 408. 
Paul Pry, 308. 
Paul, W., Mr., 397. 
Paulina, 5. 

Pawnbroker, 364, 377. 
Pawson, W. H., Mr., 363, 369, 390. 
Payne, George, 38. 
Payne, Mr., 35, 41. 
Payne, W., 405. 
Peach, Mr., 198. 
Pearce, Mr., 42. 
Pearl Diver, 162, 167, 172, 179. 
Peel, A., Mr., 240. 



INDEX. 



429 



Peel, Capl., 24, 41, 45, 51, 58, 308. 

Peel, Mr., 56. 

Pegasus, 64. 

Pell Mell, 272. 

Penrith, 68. 

Penryn, Lt)id, 196. 

Perambulator, 42. 

Percival, J., Mr., 279. 

Percival, Mr., 209. 

Perkins, C, Mr., 300. 

Perkins, Mr., 36. 

Perigonius, 375, 381, 388. 

Perry, O. , Mr., 180. 

Persse, Mr., 376, 395. 

Peter, 84, 90. 

Peter Simple, 21, 23, 27, 32, 36, 41, 

57, 62, 67, 72, 79, 84. 
Peter Swift, 36. 
Peterhoft, 383. 
Petworth, 20. 
Peyton, Capt., 58. 
Phantom, 21. 
Phelan, D., 397. 
Phelan, M.,404. 
Phil May, 389, 396. 
Philactery, 332. 
Phillips, 58. 
Phillips, I., 376, 382. 
Phillip, /. W., Mr., 395. 
Phillips," Mr., 364. 
Phillips-Lort, Mr., 320. 
Philosopher, 144, 151, 180, 186. 
Philpot, 62. 
Phryne, 213. 
Physician, 36, 53. 
Pickering, Mr., 96. 
Pickernell, Mr., 119. 
Pickett, J., 209. 
Pickwiciv, 42. 
Picton, 52. 
Pierre, 397. 
Pierrepoint, 397. 
Piggott, 349- 
Piggott, A. K., 36S. 
Piggott, E., 376. 
Pigott, Capt., 181. 
Pigott, H., 382. 
Pimpern, 91. 

Pioneer, i, 41, 45, 51, 52. 
Pistache, 350. 
Planner, C, 68. 
Piatt, F., Mr., 209. 
Playfair, 282, 293. 
Playman, 127. 
Plinlimmon, 158. 
Plover, The, 163. 



Plum Cake, 16S. 

Plum Pudding, 226. 

Pluralist, The, 46. 

Pocahontas, 408. 

Pocket, Mr., 63. 

Poet, The, 12S. 

Poetess, 408. 

Poinons, 139. 

Polardine, 278. 

Polehampton, F. W., Mr., 369. 

Poll, 80. 

Polletti, 364. 

Polly Peachum, 191. 

Pony, The, 64. 

Poole, 10, 100, 106. 

Pope, 193. 

Popham, Mr., 278. 

Portland, 139. 

Portland, Duke of, 266. 

Potter, 96, 168. 

Potter, J., 181. 

Poulett, Lord, 150, 158, 162, 179, 

192. 
Powell, 20, 23, 32, 36, 41, 53, 58. 
Powell, C;. K., Mr., 338, 244, 350, 

358- 
Powell, H. L , Mr., 307, 314, 331. 
Powell, H. N., 46. 
Powell, Mr., 6, 15, 143. 
Powell, W. H., Mr., 193. 
Powell, W. R. H., Mr., 150, 162. 
Power, Mr., 15, 45. 
Precipice, 3S9, 396, 403. 
Preistley, Mr., 133. 
Prendergast, 21. 
Preston, Mr., 45. 
Pretender, 199. 
Pretentaine II., 173. 
Price, Capt., 21. 
Price, C, Mr., 58. 
Pride of Kildare, 221, 226. 
Pride of Mabestown, 376, 382. 
Pride of the North, 85. 
Primate, The, 307, 314. 
Primrose, 172, 185. 
Prince, 24. 

Prince Albert, 324, 338, 343. 
Prince George, 57, 319. 
Princess Dagmar, 144. 
Prince Tuscan, 363. 
Pritchard, Mr., 163. 
Proceed, 58. 
Prophet, 148. 
Prussia, King of, 177. 
Purcell, J., Mr., 273. 
Purlbrook, 180. 



430 



INDEX. 



Q.C., i68, 173. 
Quadruped, 63. 
(3uartermaine, Mr., 32. 
Queen of the Gipsies, 408. 
Queen of Kildare, 229. 
Queensberry, Marquis of, 192. 
Quicksilver, 46. 
Quidnunc, 388. 



Rackley, 32, 42, 46, 52, 57, 63. 

Railoff, 383. 

Railroad, 6. 

Railstorm, 383. 

Rainbow, 63. 

Rainfall, 393. 

Rambler, 5. 

Rammell, G. B., 41. 

Ramsay, Mr., 24. 

Ranton, J. C., Mr., 63. 

Ranunculus, 38S. 

Rasbothani, Capt., 390. 

Rataplan, 221, 408. 

Rathvale, 404. 

Rattlebones, 282. 

Rat-trap, 62, 67. 

Ravensbury, 403. 

Ravenscliff, 403. 

Rawson, 46. 

Raxworthy, Mr., loi. 

Read, D., 350, 368, 383. 

Read, ]. A., Mr., 144. 

Read, O. , 376. 

Real Jam, 134, 139, 151. 

Recovery, 349. 

Red Cross, 339. 

Red Hart, 408. 

Red Hussar, 262. 

Red Lad, 395, 404. 

Red Lancer, 46. 

Red Nob, 191. 

Red Prince IL, 381, 395, 404. 

Red Rose, loi. 

Redhill, 331. 

Redpath, 262, 272. 

Redwing, 28, 115, 122. 

Reeves, 151. 

Reeves, W. , 138, 150, 162, 167, 192, 

213, 222. 
Regal, 213, 221, 229, 236, 240, 255. 
Regalia, 41, 213. 



Regent, 338. 

Reine Blanche, 201. 

Reliance, 308. 

Reporter, 138, 151. 

Retreat, 307, 330. 

Returned, The, 23, 28, 32. 

Reugny, 192, 201, 221. 

Revealer, 21. 

Reveller, 21. 

Revenge, 13. 

Reversion, 330. 

Revirescat, 191. 

Revolver, 157, 279. 

Rhys, Capt., 85. 

Rhyshworth, 185, 191. 

Ricardo, Capt., 331. 

Rice, A., Mr., 100. 

Richard I., 193. 

Richardson, J. M., Mr., 180, 185, '191, 

201, 214, 337. 
Rickaby, 179, 186. 
Rickabv, J., 158. 
Rickards, 202. 
Riddell, J. R., 143. 
Riddey, Mr., 211. 
Rigg, 15. 
Ringlet, 282, 288. 
Ripley, A. H., Mr., 320. 
Ripley, H. ^L, Mr., 350, 364, 369. 
Ripley, Mr., 301, 383. 
Rippenden, 282. 
Rising, Capt., 202. 
Roliber, The, 167. 
Roberts, 176. 
Roberts, J. , Mr. , 80. 
Roberts, Mr., 90. 
Robertson, Mr., 5, 21, 41, 46. 
Robin Hood IV., 381. 
Robinson, 32. 
Robinson, J., Mr., 214. 
Robinson, L. , Mr., 405. 
Robinson, W. , Mr., 151. 
Rockery, 405. 
Roden, Mr., 324. 
Rodney, Lord, 282. 
Rogerson, ]. E., Mr., 363. 
Rollesby, 308. 
Rolley, Mr., 222. 
Roily, Mr., 201, 208, 214. 
Roman Law, 396, 404. 
Roman Oak, 300, 314. 
Rome Leslie, 389. 
Romeo, loi, 127, 139. 
Romp, The, 28, 32, 37. 
Roquefort, 255, 261, 272, 278, 288. 

298, 300. 



INDEX. 



431 



Rory O'More, 331. 

Rosara, 375, 382, 405. 

Rose, 15. 

Rose, C. D., Mr., 325, 339, 344. 

Rose, Mr., 173. 

Rosebery, Lord, 259. 

Rosebud, 172. 

Rossanmore, 230. 

Rossmore, Lord, 250, 256. 

Rostrevor, 294, 300, 307. 

Rostrum, 294, 300, 307. 

Rothschild, Baron, 24, 28. 

Rothschild, Leopold de, Mr., 240, 

283. 
Rourke, 115. 
Rover, The, 122. 
Rowan, R., Mr., 127. 
Rowland, ¥., Mr., 121, 133. 
Rowlands, 52. 
Royal Blue, 73. 
Royal Buck, 325. 
Royal Drake, 390. 
Royal Emperor, 390. 
Royal Irish Fusilier, 1S6. 
Royal Meath, 376. 
Royalty, 85. 
Roy-de-Aisev, 63. 
Rudd, T-, 173, I So, 1 86. 
Rudyard, L. \V. R., Mr., 57. 
Rufus, 179, 185. 
Rugg, J., 202. 
Rushout, Sir C. F. , 222. 
Russell, Lord E. , 32. 
Russell, Mr., 58, 229. 
Russell, W. H., Mr., 301. 
Rust, 4. 

Rutherford, 106. 

Rutherford, J., Mr., 262, 288, 294. 
Ryan, 167, 173, 179, 191. 
Ryan, G., 151. 

Ryan, J., 62, 67, 72, 79, 100, iii. 
Ryan, T. , 213. 
Rye, 214. 
Rymill, IL, Mr., 246. 



Saccharonieler, 226. 
Sadler, A., 151. 
Sadler, J., 72. 
Sadlier-Jackson, Mr., 344. 
Sailor, The, 52, 209. 
Sainfoin, 393. 
St. Anthony, 331. 



St. Aubyn, 209. 

St. Boswells, 397. 

St. George, 237, 344. 

St. Hilaire, 383, 390. 

St. John, v., Mr., 172. 

St. Leger, 45. 

St. Michal, 38^5. 

St. Ruth, 46. 

St. Serf, 389. 

St. Sauveux, Count de, 236. 

St. Valentine, 180. 

Sait, A., Mr., 85, 90. 

Salamander, 150. 

Salt, A., 63. 

Salvator, 408. 

Sam Weller, 11, 23. 

Sanders, 51. 

Sandford, Mr., 63. 

Sankey, Mr., 191. 

Sapper, The, 349, 364, 369. 

Sarah Bernhardt, 325. 

Sarchedon, 193. 

Satanella, 139. 

Satellite, 256. 

Satirist, 24. 

Saucebox, 186. 

Saucepan, 45, 51. 

Saunders, 21. 

Saunterer, 213. 

Saurin, P. M. V., Mr., 230, 273. 

Sauveur, Marquis de, 229. 

Sauvigne, 408. 

Sawyer, Mr., 10. 

Savoyard, 273, 278, 282, 288. 

Saxilby, 377, 390. 

Sayers, 262. 

Scaltheen, 180, 186. 

Scarrington, 173, 179, 185. 

Scavenger, The, 42. 

Schawell, J-, ^Ir. , 236. 

Schiedam, 185. 

Schooner, 320. 

Schroeder, Baron \\'., 27^, 278, 282 

288. 
Schwartz, Mr., 15S. 
Scorrer, J. A., Mr., 368. 
Scot, The, 240, 245, 255. 287. 
Scots Grey, iSo, 185, 234. 
Scott, 27, 32, 46. 
Scott, Capt., 79, 358, 383. 
Scott, Sir S., 331. 
Scott, W., 67. 
Scott, W., -Mr., 32. 
Sea King, 158. 
Sea, The, 15, 95. 
Seaham, Lord, 64. 



432 



INDEX. 



Seahorse II., 389. 
Seaman, 95, 245. 
Seaport II., 339. 
Secret, 404. 
Seffert, 96. 

Sefton, Lord, 6, 29, 38, 59, 64, 69, 76, 
85, 112, 117, 125, 127, 144, 371, 

389, 396; 
Seisdon Prince, 404. 
Selim, 21. 

Sensier, 246, 262, 314. 
Serious Case, 13S 
Seventy Four, 5, 15, 21, 23. 
Shaftesbury, Lord, 319. 
Shalcspere, 157. 
Shanahan, 324. 
Shangarry, 156, 157. 
Shannon Lass, 368. 
Sharkey, 32. 
Sharkie, Mr., 58. 
Sharpe, J., Mr., 369. 
Shaun Aboo, 381. 
Shaw, Capt., 150. 
Sheffield, Lord, 18. 
Sheriff-Hutton, 344, 350. 
Sheriffe, R., Mr., 255, 262. 
Sherrard, R. , 122, 127. 
Sherrington, 221. 
Shifnal, 213, 221, 226, 236. 
Shillibeer, 85. 
Shinsore, 63, 68. 
Shirley, Col., 68. 
Shrewsbury, Lord, 339. 
Shylock, 116. 
Siberia, 403. 
Sikh, The, 289. 
.Silent Friend, "jt,. 
Silk and Satin, 139. 
Silver Lady, 390, 395, 403. 
Silver Star, 158. 
Sinbad, 273, 279. 
Singer, A. M., Mr., 307. 
Singer, W. M. (i., Mr., 3S8. 
Singlelon, H. 1!., Mr., 344. 
Sir Arthur, 52. 
Sir Cilbert, 24. 
Sir Harry, 1 5. 
Sir Hercules, 15, 24. 
Sir John, 58, 62, 67, 72. 
Sir Patrick, 376, 382, 402. 
Sir Peter Laurie, 67, 72, 79, 95. 
Sir Robert, 115. 
Sir Tatton Syke-", 40S. 
Sir William, 138, 151. 
Sister Elizabeth, 358. 
Sister May, 389. 



Sister to Hazeldene, 272. 

Skelton, T., 261, 272, 278, 2S2, 289, 

294. 
Skinflint, 298. 
Skylark, 330. 
Slaney, Mr., 112. 
Slater, Mr., 85. 
Sleight of Hand, 237. 
Slieve Came, 163. 
Slim, W. , 325. 
Sly, R., loi, 122. 
Sly, R., jun., 68, 84, 90, 95. 
Small Beer, 68. 
Smith, 62. 
Smith, Capt., iSo, 192, 202, 208, 236, 

240, 245, 256. 
Smith, E. C. , Mr., 340. 
Smith, H., 332, 344. 
Smith, Mr. 21, 47, 134. 
Smilh, W., Mr., 157. 
Smyth, T. , Mr., 214. 
Snowstorm, 179, 185. 
Soarer, The, 330, 339, 343. 
Sobriety, 63. 
Solferino, 278. 
Solicitor, 192. 
Songeon, Count de, 389. 
Sophia, 52. 
Southam, 308. 
Southwell, E., 85. 
Souvenance, 179. 
Souvenir, 377, 382, 3S8, 396, 403, 

40S. 
Spahi, 279, 282. 
Sparks, Mr., 139, 151. 
Sparrow, 209. 
Sparta, 53, 58. 
Speakman, P. E., Mr., 388, 396, 

^ 403- 

Spectrum, 279. 
Speed, 404. 
Spence, Mr., 134. 
Spence, T. , Mr., 144. 
Spirus, 185. 
Spofford, Mr., 168. 
Spolasco, 15. 
Spot, 272. 

Spraight-in-Chint, 405. 
Spray, 214. 
Spring, 84, 112. 
Spring Buck, 62. 
Squire of Bensham, 100. 
Stackpoole, R., Mr., 230. 
Stagg, 52. 
Stagg, N.. 42. 
Stainton, J. II., 364. 



INDEX. 



.433 



Stamford, 96. 

Stamford, Lord, 163, 192. 

Standard Guard, 51. 

Stanley, F. C, Mr., 331. 

Stanton, 144, 151. 

Star of England, 85. 

Star and Garter, 192. 

Star of the West, loo. 

Steady Glass, 369. 

Steadall, A., JNIr., 344. 

Stella, 151. 

Stephens, W. E., 262, 272. 

Stephenson, Mr., 5. 

Stevens, G., 73, 95, 100, 106, 112, 

115, 126, 128, 133, 138, 143, 150, 

158, 167, 172, 179. 
Stevenson, J., Mr., 151. 
Stillwater, 357. 
Sting, loi. 
Stockwell, 408. 
Stoke, J., yh-., 121. 
Stokes, Mr., 232. 
Storey, E., Mr., 320. 
Storey, Mr., 51. 
Storm Witch, 390. 
Stranger, The, 36. 
Strathconan, 40S. 
Strathmore, Lord, 46, 51, 58, 62. 
Strephon, 15, 23. 
Strickland, Walter, Mr., 51. 
Strong, Mr., 288. 
Studd, Mr., 144, 150, 157, 168, 179, 

185, 193. 
Studey, 376. 
Studley, 338, 349. 
Sullivan, E. , 389. 
Sullivan, R. , 3S3. 
Sultana, 222. 
Sunny Shower, 363. 
Surplice, 344. 
Survey, 172. 
Susan, 282. 

Swan, F., Mr., 294, 300, 308. 
Swanshot, 331, 343. 
Swap, 24. 
Swatton, 262, 315. 
Sweet Kerry, 408. 
Sweet Briar, 408. 
Sweet Ethel, 388, 403. 
Sweetheart, ;i'j7. 
Sweetmeat, 408. 
Switcher, 41. 
Switcher, The, 51, 115. 
Symonds, 66. 

Symonds, C, Mr., 90, 122. 
Szapary, Count, 162. 



Taalfe, Plunketl, Mr., 233. 

Tacitus, 368, 376, 389, 404. 

TaftVail, 408. 

Talbot, Lord E., 308. 

Talon, Viscount, 106, ill. 

Tasker, 64, 84, 90. 

Tasker, J., 73, 79- 

Tasmania, 408. 

Tathwell, 173. 

Tattler, The, 127. 

Tattoo, 227. 

Tayleur, 51. 

Tayleure, J., Mr., 96. 

Taylor, 41', 58, 62. 

Taylor, A., 72. 

Taylor, Col., 46. 

Taylor, H., 173, 339, 363. 

Taylor, T., Mr., 28. 

Taylor, W., 67, 320, 325, 338, 343, 

349, 396. 
Tease, 115. 
Teddesley, 10 1. 
Teddington, 133, 138. 
Teddy IIL, 405. 
Teetotum, 28. 
Telegram, 115. 
Telegraph, 135. 

Tempest, Capt., 143, 150, 167, 173. 
Tempest, Mr., 107. 
Tenby, 307. 
Tennx'son, 158. 
Terratta, junr. , 163. 
Terrier, 256. 
Terry, Mr., 57. 
Tervit, 339. 
Thalassius, 163. 
Thelma, 381. 
Theobald, 408. 
Theobald, Mr., 5. 
Theodora IL, 376, 382, 402. 
Theresa, 86. 
Thirlwell, l).,Mr., 245, 250, 256, 289, 

295- 

Thomas, 42. 

Thomas, Mr., 112, 115, 121, 127, 144, 
151, 157, 162, 167, 172, 179, 185, 
192, 201, 208, 213, 221, 233. 

Thomastown, IJ7, 13S, 151, 157. 

Thompson, 37. 

Thompson, C, Mr., 325. 

Thompson, J., 63. 

Thornfield, 240. 

Thornton, 301. 

Thornton, Mr., 36. 



434 



INDEX. 



Thorold, Capt., 201, 209. 

Thorpe, 152, 157, 163, 16S, 1S5. 

Thieatener, 186. 

Thrift, 68, 85, 100. 

Thrift, J., 95. 

Thurles, 402, 408. 

Thyra, 214. 

Tillniry, T- C, Mr., 134. 

Tilbury, "Mr., 32, 57. 

Timon, 339. 

Timothy, 85, 382, 3S9, 396, 403. 

Timothy Titus, 389, 396, 403. 

Tinderbsx, 28, 41. 

Tin-sley, S. W., Mr., 368. 

Tipperarv Boy, 57, 63, 68, 79, 368. 

Tit Bit, 208. 

Tit for Tat, 315. 

Tollitt, Mr., 68. 

Tom Jones, 256. 

Tom Tug, 32, 36. 

Tom We.st, 402. 

Tomblin, 28. 

Tomlinson, 162, 180. 

Tony Lumpkin, 144. 

Too Good, 272, 278. 

Toole, 230. 

Toole, J. L. , 190. 

Topham, Mr., 166. 

Topping, Mr. , 98. 

Torpedo, 376, 381. 

Tostig, 405. 

Townely, Capt., 115, 131, 183. 

Townlev, C, Mr., 53. 

Tovnbe'e, T., Mr., 315. 

Trade Mark, 350. 

Trafford, .Sir H. de,'307, 314. 

Tramp, 46. 

Trap, 283. 

Traveller, 173. 

Treachery, 100, 106. 

Treadgol'd, Mr., 63. 

Tritton, E. W., >ir., 256. 

Troubador, 41. 

Trout, 90. 

Trouville, 319. 

True Blue, 5, 192, 364. 

Trumpeter-Constance, 185. 

Tubb, D., 67. 

Tumbler, 144. 

Tunstall-Moore, T. , Mr., 363. 

Tupsley, 127. 

Turco, 230. 

Turcoman, 46. 

Turner, 46, 53. 

Turner, Mr., 144. 

Tusculanum, 180. 



Tuyll, Baron. C.. dc. , 273, 283. 
Twiddy, R., 150. 
Twitter, 288, 314, 319. 
Tver, Mr., 95. 



U. 

Ulph, Harry, 156. 
Uh'sses, 308. 
Umpire, 376, 382. 
Uncas, 372, 408. 
Uncertainty, 377. 
Unknown, The, 122. 
Unzue, S., J., Mr., 403. 
Upton, 72. 
Usna, 2S2. 



V. 



Vse Victis, 338, 349, 357, 368, 375, 3S'. 

Vain Hope, 67. 

Valentine, 15. 

Valeria, 47. 

Valeriane, 208. 

Vallender, Mr., 158. 

Van-der-Berg, 324, 331. 

Vanguard, 27, 36,^44. ' 

Variety, 53. - . 

Varnish, Mr., 10. 

Varteg Hill, 320. 

Veda, 390. 

Veil, 300. 

Veluti, 42. 

Vengeance, 64. 

Ventre St. Cris, 208. 

Verbena, 408. 

Verity, 226. 

Verulam, 90. 

Vestris, 45. 

Vevers, Mr., 6, 32, 64, 67. 

Vevers, W., Mr., 68. 

Vicar of Wakefield, The, 59. 

Victim, 73, 79. 

Victim, The, 58, 62, 67. 

Victoire, 209. 

Victor n. , 229, 236. 

Victor Emmanuel, 96. 

Victoria, 28, 236. 

Victory, 13. 

View Halloo, 80. 

Villebois, Mr., 15, 21. 

Villiers, Lord, 21. 

Vincent Turner, P., Mr., 308. 

Vintner, 202. 



INDEX. 



435 



Volatile, 68. 

Voluptuary, 255, 289, 294, 300. 
Vvner, ^Mr., 192, 208, 230, 241, 331, 
'357- 



W. 



Waddington, 193. 

Waddington, A., 344, 350, 357, 363, 

3^1 > 39°- 
Waddington, C, 121. 
Waddington, (i., 1 44, 138, 144, 150, 

15S, 168, 173, 179, 185, 214, 245. 
Wade, B., Mr., 364. 
Wade, T., Mr., 139. 
^^■adlo^v, 6. 

Wadlow, E. C, Mr., 313. 
Wadlow, T., Mr., 167. 
Wakefield, 58, 95. 
Waldegrave, Lord, 13. 
Walden, Lord Howard de, 404. 
Wales, H.R.H. The Prince of, 255, 

2S3, 289, 295, 350, 357. 
Walker, 21. 

Walker, Barclay, Mr., 383, 397. 
Walker, J. S.. 58. 
Walker, K., Mr., 163, 173, 179. 
Walker, Reid, i\Ir., 344, 397. 
Walker, Sir P., 390. 
Walker, T., Mr., 6. 
Walker, W. H., Mr., 330, 339, 343. 
Walker, \Y. Hall, 383, 396. 
Waller, C, Mr., 307. 
Waller, C. W., .Mr., 272, 283, 289, 

307- 
Wallflower, 376, 382, 389, 396. 
Walmesley, G., Mr., 404. 
Walsh, 288. 

Walsh, T-, T"nr., 344, 396. 
Walsh, ^L,"369, 376, 382. 
Walter, Mr., 46. 
Walters, 180. 
Walters, W., 143. 
Wanderer, go. 

Ward, R., Mr., 330, 339, 343. 
Ward, W., Mr., 344. 
Warden of Galway, 361. 
Wardovn-, E., Mr., 283. 
Warner, 72. 
Warspite, 405. 
Waterford, 331. 
Waterford, Marquis of, 15, 23, 28, 41, 

62, 67, 72, 79, 85, III. 
Watling, III. 
Watts, C, Mr., 45. 
Watts, Mr., 45. 



Way, C. G., Mr., 240. 

Weathercock, 15, loo, 106, in. 

Weaver, 91, loi. 

Weaver, The, 11. 

Webb, F., 241, 393. 

Wee, Nell, 122, 138. 

W^eever, E., Mr., 173. 

Welfitt, Mr., 150, 158, 168, 173. 

Well Done, 376. 

Welsh, 151, 180. 

Wesley, Mr., 37, 46, 57. 

West End, 152. 

Westlake, 273. 

Westmeath, 332, 338. 

Westminster, loi. 

Westminster, Duke of, 368, 376. 

Westmoreland, 377. 

Weston, W., Mr., 214. 

Westropp, John, 48, 57, 63. 

Weyman, Mr., 167, 176. 

Whalebone, 13, 15. 

What Next, 390. 

Wheeler, 1 51, 162, 168. 

Wheeler, R., 173. 

Whitaker, P., Mr., 396. 

White, Capt., 116, 144. 

White, D., loi. 

White, H., Mr., 339. 

White, Hon. James, 393. 

White, W., 85, 90, 95, 106, III, 115, 

121, 133, 138, 152, 163, 167. 
Whiteboy IL, 350. 
Whitehaven, 369. 
Whitehall, 158. 
Whitehead, W., Mr., 308. 
White-Heather, M., 369, 375, 382, 389, 

405- 
Whiteley, 186, 209. 
Whitfield, 52. 
Whittaker, Capt. A. E. , 308, 330, 339, 

344- 
Whitvvorth, Mr., 21, 28. 
Why Not, 288, 294, 300, 314, 319, 324, 

331- 
Whyte, W. PL, IMr., 144. 
Whyte-Melville, ALajor, 10. 
Widger, John, Mr., 319, 324, 330, 344, 

363, 368, 376, 381. 
Widger, Jos., Mr., 319, 324, 331, 376. 
Widger, T., Mr., 250, 255, 330, 339, 

363- 
Widger, W., Mr., 332. 
Wild Duck, 319, 324. 
Wild Fox, 180. 
Wild Man from Borneo, 319, 324, 330, 

339- 



436 



INDEX. 



Wild Monarch, 229, 236, 245. 

Wildman, Mr., 294. 

Wilkins, A., 377. 

Wilkinson, I., Mr., 179. 

\Vilkinson, T., 173, 185. 

Williams, T., Mr., 84. 

Williams, b. J., Mr., 363, 376, 382. 

Williams Romer, Mr., 373. 

W'illiams, W., Mr., 101. 

Williamson, 319, 393. 

Williamson, (i., 308, 315, 325, 331, 

349, 357, 375- 

^^ illiamson, Mr., 63. 

Willing, J., Mr., 163. 

Wllloiighby, 127. 

Willoughby, Mr., iii. 

Wills, E., Mr., 236. 

Wilmot, 5. 

W^ilna, 408. 

Wilson, 46. 

Wilson, C. G., Mr., 307, 314. 

W^ilson, E. P., Mr., 192, 201, 208, 
213, 221, 226, 230, 245, 250, 255, 
261, 272, 278, 283, 288, 295, 300, 

339- 
Wilson, G. , 339. 
Wilson, H., Mr., 192. 
W^ilson, J., Mr., 52. 
Wilson, J. S., Mr., 122. 
Wilson, T. , jun., 256. 
W^ilson, W'. , Mr., 192, 201. 
Windt, H. de, Mr., 262. 
Windfall, 67. 
W^indham, Mr., 41. 
W'inslow, 255, 261, 300. 
Wise, F. H., Mr., 383. 
Witching Hour, 363, 375, 382, 396, 

404. 
Wjthington, Mr., 338, 343. 
Wiverton, 32. 
Wolfs Folly, 395. 
Wolton, E. H., Mr., 301. 
Wolverhampton, 51, 58. 
WM)lverton, Lord, 278. 
Wombwell, Major, 139, 148. 
Wombwell, Sir George, 1 15. 
Won, Mr., 15. 
Wood, A., Mr., 382. 
Wood, A. W., Mr., 340, 349, 358, 368. 
W'ood, H., Mr., 273. 
Wood, J., Mr., 158, 168. 
W^oodbrook, 236, 240. 
Woodland, E., Mr., 272, 279, 294, 308, 

357- 
Woodland, H., Mr., 308. 



Woodland, J., 376. 

Woodland, 1'., Mr., 357, 364, 369, 375, 

382, 388. 
Woodland, R. , Mr., 295, 338. 
Woodland, S., Mr., jun., 273. 
Woodland, W. , Mr., 272, 279, 283, 

^295, 390. 
Woodman, 6, 20. 
Worthington, Mr., 115. 
Wren, 10. 

Wright, R., Mr., 344, 350. 
W^ixon, W. P., Mr., 100. 
Wyatt, 192. 
Wynn, 51. 
Wynne, 41, 45, 58, 62, 68, 72, 79, 84, 

91, 100, 106, 130. 
Wynne, F., 246. 
Wynne, 1., 127. 



X. 

Xanthus, 106, in, 121, 127. 
Xebec, 349. 
Xenophon, 245. 



Yaller Gal, 133. 

Yarborough, Lord, 250. 

Yardley, Capt., 315. 

Yardley, Mr., 173. 

Yates, A., Mr., 127, 173, 185, 192, 

201, 241, 282, 300. 
Yates, Mr., 10, 168. 
Yeoman, 98. 
York II., 405. 
Young Glasgow, 298, 301. 
Yurata, 324. 
Yvette, 383. 

Z. 

Zanthus, 115. 

Zborowski, M., 273. 

Zech, Count, 339. 

Zero, 214, 221. 

Zetland, Lord, 300. 

Zigomala, Mr., 262. 

Zigomala, P. J., Mr., 272. 

Zitella, 250, 255. 

Zodiac, 364, 369. 

Zoedone, 245, 250, 255, 261. 

Zouave, 162, 179, 185. 



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