This was run on good going and the weather was clear. It took place on 29th March and the time was 10 mins 1 1/5 secs. The race became a steeplechase with a purse of 1500 sovereigns.

GRAND NATIONAL 1889

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Pos. Horse Jockey Owner
1 FRIGATE Mr T Beasley Mr M A Maher
2 WHY NOT Mr J C Cunningham Mr B J Jardine
3 M P A Nightingale Mr Rutherford
4 BELLONA Mr C W Waller Mr Abington
also MAGIC Jones H R H The Prince of Wales
also THE SIKH Mr D Thirlwell Lord Dudley
also THE FAWN Mr W Beasley Lord Chelmondeley
also RINGLET Walsh Mr Noel Fenwick
also BATTLE ROYAL Mr H Beasley Mr W Fulton
also GAMECOCK Dollery Mr Strong
also BALLOT BOX W Nightingale Mr P Nickalls
also ROQUEFORT Mr E P Wilson Mr Abington
also SAVOYARD Mr G Lambton Baron W Schroeder
also VOLUPTUARY T Skelton Mr H F Boyd
also KILWORTH Captain E R Owen Lord Dudley
also ET CETERA G Morris Count N Esterhazy
also GLENTHORPE Mr W H Moore Mr O H Jones
also MERRY MAIDEN Captain Lee-Barber Captain Childe
also HETTIE A Hall H R H The Prince of Wales
also GREAT PAUL Ellis Mr B W J Alexander
   
6/1 Roquefort
8/1 Et Cetera
8/1 Frigate
10/1 Glenthorpe
100/9 Why Not
100/9 The Sikh
100/6 Voluptuary
20/1 Ballot Box
20/1 M P
20/1 Bellona
25/1 Savoyard
25/1 The Fawn
25/1 Battle Royal
25/1 Magic
33/1 Gamecock
40/1 Kilworth
66/1 Ringlet
66/1 Hettie
66/1 Merry Maiden
200/1 Great Paul
I am very grateful to John Davis for providing this Oh so rare scan of the newspaper of the day giving a detailed report of the famous race

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