This was run on Wednesday 27th February 1850 on good going and the weather was clear. The winner was owned and trained by Joseph Osborne and ridden by Chris Green. The winner won by a length in a time of 9 minutes 57 seconds, with 3 lengths back to the third.


There were 70 original nominations, of which 44 accepted and 32 ran. The total subscriptions, including 100 sovereigns added, were 1100 sovereigns, and after the second saved their stake, and 20 sovereigns were allocated for expenses, the winners pot was 1060 sovereigns. (Equivalent to £123,000 in 2017)

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 ABD el KADER Chris Green Mr Osborne
2 THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE Denny Wynne Mr J Fort
3 SIR JOHN John Ryan Lord Waterford
4 TIPPERARY BOY Sam Darling jnr Mr Hughes
also FARNHAM Terry Abbott Mr Mangan
also MARIA DAY H Rackley Mr Treadgold
also VENGEANCE William Archer Mr Vever
also PETER SIMPLE Tom Cunningham Mr Cunningham
also THE BRITISH YEOMAN William Philpot Mr J Elmore
also RAT-TRAP John Frisby Lord Strathmore
also THE CHANDLER Captain Little Captain Little
also THE VICTIM William Taylor Mr Hassall
also SPRING BUCK T Smith Lord G Kennedy
also THE IRON DUKE John Hanlon Mr J Bell
also MEATH John Neale Mr Harrison
also MULLIGAN Captain John Westropp Captain Westropp
also ROY-DE-AISET Magee Lord Lurgan
also QUADRUPED George Arran Mr Cunningham
also BAY GELDING BY LAUREL Mr John Butler Mr Butler
also RAINBOW Dalby Mr J C Ranton
also EVERTON A Salt Mr D Lewis
also SHINSORE H Bradley Mr Williamson
also THE OAKS Charlie Canavan Mr J G Murphy
also COLUMBINE Tom Olliver Mr Pocket
also SOBRIETY J Thompson Mr Sandford
also FISTICUFF Edwin Parr Mr J Nicoll
also HOPE Mr H Hunter Mr Hunter
also KILKENNY William Holman snr Captain Fraser
also LITTLE FANNY W Fowler Lord Sefton
also JOHNNIE BARRIE Maitland Mr Laing
also PEGASUS John Tasker Lord Seaham
also THE PONT Meaney Mr R Brooke

5/1 Peter Simple
7/1 Sir John
9/1 Rat-Trap
12/1 The Knight of Gwynne
12/1 The Victim
15/1 Farnham
15/1 Vengeance
16/1 Chandler
20/1 Columbine
25/1 Maria Day
25/1 Little Fanny
30/1 The Oaks
50/1 Abd el Kader
50/1 Tipperary
50/1 British Yeoman
50/1 Spring Buck
50/1 The Iron Duke
50/1 Meath
50/1 Mulligan
50/1 Rory-de Aiset
50/1 Quadruped
50/1 Bay gelding by Laurel
50/1 Rainbow
50/1 Everton
50/1 Shinrone
50/1 Sobriety
50/1 Fisticuff
50/1 Hope
50/1 Kilkenny
50/1 Johnnie Barrie
50/1 Pegasus
50/1 The Pony
  Over Round 130% Note that unquoted horses have been allocated 50/1
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