The 1870’s started with the second of the Colonel’s back to back victories and also the second of George Stevens back to backs, unfortunately this was to be the great jockey’s last ride in the National as he was killed just 3 month’s later, he will always be remembered as the greatest Grand National jockey of all time.
1871 saw The Lamb return to the course, having won the race in 1868, the only grey to win the National at that time, he recreated this feat with Tommy Pickernell riding him to victory.
The mid 70’s were uneventful apart from John Richardson winning back to back victories on different horses in 1873/74.
The 1870’s also saw two of the youngest horses win the national, Regal (1876), Austerlitz (1877) both aged 5, the 1870’s also produced the first of the top winning owners, James Machell had 3 wins with (Disturbance (1873), Reugny (1874), Regal (1876)).
The only mare to win the race during this decade was Casse Tete in 1872.
The list of winners from the 1870’s are:
YEAR | HORSE | SP | JOCKEY | TRAINER
1870 | The Colonel | 7/2 F | George Stevens | R. Roberts
1871 | The Lamb | 11/2 | Mr Tommy Pickernell | Chris Green
1872 | Casse Tete | 20/1 | John Page | A. Cowley
1873 | Disturbance | 20/1 | Mr. J. M. Richardson | James Machell
1874 | Reugny | 5/1 | Mr. J. M. Richardson | James Machell
1875 | Pathfinder | 100/6 | Mr Tommy Pickernell | W. Reeves
1876 | Regal | 25/1 | Joe Cannon | James Jewitt
1877 | Austerlitz | 15/1 | Mr Fred Hobson | Robert I’Anson
1878 | Shifnal | 7/1 | J. Jones | John Nightingall
1879 | The Liberator | 5/1 | Mr Garrett Moore | J. Moore