This was held on Wednesday 7th March 1860, run on average going when it was cold and windy. The winner was owned by Christopher Capel, trained by H E May and ridden by Mr Thomas Pickernell, winning by half a length in 9 minutes 53 seconds, with 6 lengths back to the third.


There were 62 subscriptions of 5 sovereigns each, with 100 sovereigns added. Twenty-four declared at 20 sovereigns, with 19 acceptances, and after the second saved their stake and 30 sovereigns were allocated to cover expenses, the winners pot was 720 sovereigns. (Equivalent to £83,500 in 2017)

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 ANATIS Mr Thomas Pickernell Mr Christopher Capel
2 THE HUNTSMAN Captain Townley Captain Hunt
3 XANTHUS F Balchin Mr W G Craven
4 MARIA AGNES G Stevens Mr Golby
also LINKBOY Mr W Bevill Mr W Bevill
also BRIDEGROOM Mr Ekard Sir George Wombwell
also BRUNETTE Kendall Mr Barrett
also REDWING Rourke Mr Aylmer
also HORNIBLOW Enoch Mr H Blundell
also GOLDSMITH Ben Land Jr. Captain Hunt
also TEASE W White Mr Francis
also SIR ROBERT C Boyce Mr J Courtenay
also KILCOCK D Meaney My Aylmer
also TELEGRAM Palmer Mr Worthington
also MISS HARKAWAY Mr F Lotan Mr Barber
also THE CURATE G Eatwell Mr Burling
also SHYLOCK T Clay Major Owen
also LEFROY C Green Captain White
also CONGREVE Gammeridge Captain Clifton

Bell’s Life and the Sporting Chronicle provided a detailed account of the race on Sunday 11th March 1860, the article forming the backbone of the information shown below.
After the usual cantering and parade in front of the Grand Stand the field were despatched at 3.22 pm, all taking close order over the first two fences, where Congreve and Miss Harkaway both refused. At the entrance to the next field Xanthus took a slender lead, closely followed by Goldsmith who matched strides over Beecher’s Brook. After a massive leap, The Curate landed in front, with Xanthus, Telegram and Goldsmith close on his heels. At the next post and rails fence The Curate fell, interfering with Shylock, whose rider lost at least 60 yards in avoiding the tumble. The swerving Goldsmith was also brought to grief at the same fence, while at the canal side turn The Huntsman also fell. Xanthus reached the top of the course with a commanding lead, steadying himself at the thorn-topped hurdles, which allowed Anatis and Telegram to get on terms. After the next few obstacles saw little change, Maria Agnes travelled well on the bend approaching the Stand, and challenged Xanthus for the lead, but her effort was short-lived. Onto the second circuit Xanthus continued to enjoy a prominent position at the head of affairs, but at the fence and ditch Anatis took up the running from Xanthus and The Huntsman. Turning into the final straight Xanthus resigned to The Huntsman, leaving him to be the sole challenger to Anatis over the final hurdle. Despite a tireless effort by his jockey, The Huntsman failed to overhaul Anatis by half a length, with Xanthus 6 lengths off in third; Maria Agneswas a further 6 lengths back in fourth, followed by Linkboy and Bridegroom.

7/2 Anatis
7/1 Tease
10/1 Maria Agnes
10/1 Xanthus
12/1 Linkboy
100/7 Telegram
100/6 Brunette
100/6 Goldsmith
25/1 Shylock
33/1 The Huntsman
33/1 Sir Robert
50/1 Congreve
50/1 Lefroy
50/1 The Curate
50/1 Miss Harkaway
50/1 Kilcock
50/1 Horniblow
50/1 Redwing
50/1 Bridegroom
  Over Round 105% Note that unquoted horses have been allocated 50/1

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