Vanguard (steeplechaser)

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Vanguard
SireBelzoni
GrandsireBlacklock
SexGelding
Foaled1835
CountryUnited Kingdom
ColourBay
OwnerGeorge Stanhope, 6th Earl of Chesterfield
Major wins
Grand National (1843)

Vanguard (foaled 1835) was a steeplechase racehorse. At age eight, he defeated fifteen rivals to win the Grand National at his first attempt; this win gave jockey Tom Olliver his second consecutive victory and Vanguard became such a favourite of Olliver's that when he died, Olliver ordered that Vanguard's hide be used to make a sofa, which is today in the ownership of Aintree.