1870 Grand National

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1870 Grand National
Grand National
Location Aintree
Date 9 March 1870
Winning horse The Colonel
Starting price 7/2 F
Jockey George Stevens
Trainer R. Roberts
Owner Matthew Evans
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The 1870 Grand National was the 32nd renewal of the world-famous Grand National horse race that took place at Aintree near Liverpool, England, on 9 March 1870.[1] This was the fifth and final time George Stevens rode the winner in the Grand National.

Media Coverage and Aftermath[edit]

In a publicity stunt before this year's race, an athlete by the name of Tom Scott jumped a circuit of the course without the assistance of a horse. At this time the course was still not fully laid to turf and some of the obstacles were still natural hedges and banks making this a difficult two mile cross country run. [2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Sporting Life Souvenir Magazine, 4 April 1987, page 22