1862′s race is remembered for the race’s only recorded jockey fatality, that of Joe Wynne, whose father Denny had won the 1847 Grand National.
After the previous year’s winner Jealousy was scratched, only 13 went to post, the smaller field accounting for the then shortest ever SP of a winner. Huntsman was sent off at 3/1, having previously placed twice in 1859 and 1860 it was evidently well fancied. The horse won comfortably and has the distinction of being the first ever runner that was trained in France. Harry Lamplugh was yet another jockey-trainer who both rode and trained the winning horse!
Special note should also go to Xanthus which placed in the first four for the third time in three years. I haven’t been able to find much out about the horse just yet, but googling it’s name it turns out the name comes from a legendary horse that Poseidon gave to Peleus as a wedding gift.
Starting Price: 3/1 fav
Age: 9 year
Winning Distance: unknown
Owner: Viscount de Namur
Jockey: Harry Lamplugh
Weight Carried: 11st