Jack Horner (racehorse)

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Jack Horner
Sire Cyllius
Grandsire Cyllene
Dam Meltons Guide
Damsire Melton
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1917
Country United Kingdom
Colour Chestnut
Breeder John Musker
Owner Charles Schwartz
Trainer Harvey Leader
Major wins
Grand National (1926)

Jack Horner (foaled 1917 by Cyllius out of Meltons Guide) was a British Thoroughbred race horse who won the 1926 Grand National.

For the 1926 National Jack Horner was owned by Mr. A.C. Schwartz who had paid 5,000 guineas for him a week beforehand.[1][2] He had previously finished seventh in the 1925 running of the race when ridden by the American amateur Morgan de Witt Blair. In 1926, ridden by the Tasmanian jockey William Watkinson, Jack Horner started at odds of 25/1 in a field of thirty runners. The gelding took the lead in the closing stages and won by three lengths from Old Tay Bridge.[3] Watkinson, who received £4,000 from the winning owner, was killed in a fall at Bogside Racecourse three weeks later. Jack Horner sustained a serious injury in training shortly afterwards and was retired without competing again.[4]


  1. ^ "Luck of the Lincolnshire". Melbourne, Vic: Argus. 8 May 1926. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  2. ^ "Grand National". Time Magazine. April 9, 1928. Retrieved 2009-04-04. 
  3. ^ "THE GRAND NATIONAL". Auckland Star. 27 March 1926. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  4. ^ Green, Reg (1993). The History of the Grand National: A Race Apart. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 0-340-58515-3. 

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