This was run on Wednesday 1st March 1837 at Aintree, despite many books suggesting that it was run at Maghull. There were 4 runners and the winners time was 14 minutes. There were 7 entries of 10 sovereigns with 100 sovereigns added, with the second saving his stake. The winner netted 170 sovereigns (Equivalent to £16,800 in 2017)


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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 THE DUKE Henry Potts Mr T.Chawner
2 THE DISOWNED Allen McDonough Mr Williamson
Also DAN O'CONNELL J.Knaresborough Mr Knaresborough
Also ZANGA John Devine Mr Sharrat
4/5 Dan O'Connell
3/1 The Disowned
6/1 The Duke
12/1 Zanga
  Over round 102%
Note that there were 3 other entries, Captain Tunbull's Bile and Mr Aspinall's Polyanthus were withdrawn, while Mr Temple's Seagull died.

I am very grateful to George Selwyn and John Pinfold for the picture of The Duke shown below. The picture is from page ii of Gallant Sport written by John Pinfold and printed by Halifax: Portway Press in 1999. To purchase a copy of this go to the Amazon Grand National store shown below.

Whilst this is not an original results card, all details, including jockeys colours, are correct.
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