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1839 Grand National

1839 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date 26 February 1839
Winning horse Lottery
Starting price 9/1
Jockey Jem Mason
Trainer George Dockeray
Owner John Elmore
Conditions Heavy
1838 1840

Competitors and betting

Horse Age SP Jockey Note
The Nun (mare) 10 6/1 favourite Allen McDonough Jockey won the previous year’s race; he was taking his third ride in the race.
Rust 9 7/1 William McDonough Jockey was one of fifteen riders not to have competed before.
Daxon 6 8/1 Tom Ferguson
Lottery 9 9/1 James Mason
Railroad 6 9/1 A Powell
Seventy Four 6 12/1 Tom Olliver
Paulina (mare) 9 12/1 Mr. Martin
True Blue 8 12/1 P Barker
Pioneer 11 12/1 T Walker
Jack 7 12/1 Henry Wadlow
Cannon Ball 10 12/1 Johnnie Newcombe
Charity (mare) 9 20/1 N Hardy
Conrad 11 20/1 Capt. Martin Becher Provided a third ride in the race for Becher who had won the race in 1836 on The Duke.
Barkston 11 Mr. Wilmot Not quoted by bookmakers.
Cramp 6 Larry Byrne Not quoted by bookmakers.
Dictator Robert Carlin Not quoted by bookmakers.
Rambler 8 J Morgan Not quoted by bookmakers.

Finishing order

Position Horse Jockey Age SP Distance
01 Lottery Jem Mason 9 9/1 3 lengths
02 Seventy-Four Tom Olliver 6 12/1 3 lengths
03 Paulina S. Martin 9 12/1 3 lengths
04 True Blue P Barker 8 12/1
05 Pioneer T Walker 11 12/1
06 Jack Henry Wadlow 7 12/1
07 The Nun Allen McDonough 10 6/1 F
08 Railroad Horatio Powell 6 9/1
09 Rambler J Morgan 8 NQ
10 Cramp Larry Byrne 6 NQ

Non finishers

Fence Horse Jockey Age SP Fate
17 Rust William McDonough 9 7/1 Fell at First Brook, remounted; pulled up after first circuit
09 (Valentine’s) Conrad Capt. Martin Becher 11 20/1 Fell at First Brook, remounted; fell at Second Brook
09 (Valentine’s) Barkston Mr. Wilmot 11 NQ Fell at Second Brook
06 (Becher’s Brook) Cannon Ball Johnnie Newcombe 10 12/1 Fell at First Brook
17 Charity N Hardy 9 20/1 Fell at the wall, remounted; fell again early on second circuit
25 (Valentine’s) Daxon Tom Ferguson 6 8/1 Fell at Second Brook on second circuit
25 (Valentine’s) Dictator Robert Carlin NQ Fell at Second Brook on second circuit