1870 Grand National

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1870 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date 9 March 1870
Winning horse The Colonel
SP 7/2 F
Jockey George Stevens
Trainer R. Roberts
Owner Matthew Evans
1869
1871

The 1870 Grand National was the 32nd renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree near Liverpool, England, on 9 March 1870.[1]

Media Coverage and Aftermath[edit]

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


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sportsbookguardian.com/horse-racing/grand-national/winners
  2. ^ Sporting Life Souvenir Magazine, 4 April 1987, page 22