This race took place on Wednesday 13th March 1861 on average going and it was cloudy. The winner was owned by J Bennett, trained by Charles Balchin and ridden by Joseph Kendall, winning by an easy 2 lengths in 10 min 14 seconds, with a length back to the third.


There were 83 subscriptions of 5 sovereigns each, with 29 declared at 20 sovereigns, and 100 sovereigns added. The net value of the race was 985 sovereigns, after 24 acceptances, but after the second saved their stake and 30 sovereigns were taken for expenses, the winner's pot was £935. (Equivalent to £104,700 in 2017)

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 JEALOUSY Joseph Kendall Mr J Bennett
2 THE DANE W White Captain Christie
3 OLD BEN ROE G Waddington Mr W Briscoe
4 BRIDEGROOM Mr FitzAdam Mr B J Angell
also XANTHUS C Boyce Mr W G Craven
also BRUNETTE Mr F Rowland Mr F Rowland
also KIBWORTH LASS Oliver Jr. Mr Manby
also ANATIS Mr Thomas Mr Capel
also DIAMANT Enoch Mr Manby
also BROTHER TO LADY'S MAID Harris Mr J Stokes
also THE EMPEROR Mr Goodman Mr D Briggs
also FRANC PICARD Mr Lamplugh Baron De La Motte
also MASTER BAGOT Mr Edwards Captain Little
also WEE NELL Knott Mr Mackey
also LONGRANGE R Sherrard Mr C Watts
also KILCOCK D Meaney Mr Bowbiggins
also REDWING Murphy Mr E J Gannon
also THE FRESHMAN Mr Blake Mr C Symonds
also THE UNKNOWN G Eatwell Mr Spencer Lucy
also THE CONDUCTOR Nightingale Mr G Hodgman
also DR LEETE W Mason Marquess of Hartington
also COCKATOO C Green Mr S Gooderham
also THE ROVER F Page Mr J S Wilson

Bell’s Life and the Sporting Chronicle provided a detailed account of the race on Sunday 17th March 1861, the article forming the backbone of the information shown below.
The chase was set for 3.30, by which time all of the 24 acceptances had weighed out. However, it was another 30 minutes before the horses left the paddock to start the usual parade in front of the Grand Stand. At 4.30 the Earl of Sefton dropped the flag, Xanthus showing his customary early enthusiasm to set a merry gallop. Within half a mile Redwing had taken over from him, closely followed by The Freshman and The Rover. At the second fence the Irish Emigrant came to grief, trampling over his jockey Robert Sly, and knocking him unconscious for the next couple of hours. He was eventually taken to the Sefton Arms where he recovered later in the evening. Meanwhile Redwing increased his advantage over Beecher’s Brook by a dozen lengths, followed by Xanthus and The Freshman who took it abreast. At the succeeding post and rails fence Master Bagot jumped sideways and rolled over, lying motionless for some minutes, while at the next hedge and ditch Conductor refused. The field was reduced still further when The Freshman fell at Valentine’s Brook, at which point Xanthus regained the advantage over Redwing. The two took the gorse hurdles on the outer track together, and on to the artificial water jump in front of the stands. On to the second circuit Redwing was going the better, producing a good leap at Beecher’s to forge 3 lengths clear of Xanthus, Old Ben Roe and Bridegroom, while Jealousy was also beginning to make a move. After two more fences and the canal bridge turn, Jealousy joined Old Ben Roe to contest the lead, just ahead of Xanthus. Approaching the lane, Jealousy rested on Old Ben Roe’s quarters, getting her head in front between the final 2 fences, and quitting the other horse at the last hurdle to bound away and win in a canter by 2 lengths. The Dane came with a late rattle to save his owner’s stake, defeating Old Ben Roe by a length, with Bridegroom in fourth and Xanthus in fifth.

4/1 Anatis
5/1 Jealousy
7/1 Cockatoo
8/1 Master Bagot
10/1 Old Ben Roe
100/8 The Emperor
14/1 Franc Picard
100/7 The Freshman
25/1 Redwing
25/1 The Bridegroom
33/1 Brunette
33/1 The Dane
40/1 Kilcock
40/1 The Conductor
50/1 Xanthus
100/1 The Rover
100/1 Irish Emigrant
100/1 Dr Leete
100/1 The Unknown
100/1 Longrange
100/1 Wee Nell
100/1 Lady Maid's Brother
100/1 Diamant
100/1 Kibworth Lass
  Over Round 120% Note that unquoted horses have been allocated 100/1

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