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Half Caste (horse)

Half Caste was the winner of the 1859 Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree against a field of twenty horses.

He was owned by Mr Willoughby and ridden by his trainer Chris Green, winning in a time of 10 minutes 2 seconds.

This race saw one of the closest finishes to a National in history with only ten lengths separating the first six horses to finish. Half Caste beat French Raider (Jean Du Quesne) by a short neck, The Huntsman finished third before going on to win the race himself in 1862.

Half Caste is officially recorded as having started as the 7/1 second favourite for the race, but according to contemporary The Times and Bell's Life newspaper reports he was actually listed as starting at 100/15.

The horse competed only once in the race.

External links

  • http://hometown.aol.co.uk/captainbeecher/1859HALFCASTE.html - Full detailed account of the 1859 Grand National


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