The race took place at Aintree on 27 March 1912. The race was won by the 4/1 favourite, Jerry M who had previously been runner-up in 1910. Jerry M was owned by Sir Charles Assheton-Smith who had previously won the race with Cloister in 1893 and would go on to land a third victory with Covertcoat in 1913.
The race was won in a time of 10 minutes 13 seconds and the winner carried 12 stone 7 pounds.
The horse was ridden by Ernie Piggott. He was a three times champion jockey. He is also the grandfather of Lester Piggott, an eleven times champion flat racing jockey.
Full race result:
|1||Jerry M||Ernest Piggott||9||12st 7lb||4/1|
|2||Bloodstone||Frank Lyall||10||11st 6lb||40/1|
|3||Axle Pin||Ivor Anthony||8||10st 2lb||20/1|
|4||Carsey||Jack Tyrrwhitt-Drake||9||10st 13lb||100/8|
|5||Mount Prospect’s Fortune||John Kelly||10||11st 4lb||–|
|6||Sir Halbert||Arthur Smith||9||10st 6lb||–|
|7||Whitelegs II||J Farrell||8||10st 12lb||–|
Also ran: Rathnally, Rory O’Moore, Jenkinstown, Caubeen, Glenside, Ballyhackle, Kilkeel, Fetlar’s Pride, Regent, Bridge IV, Covertcoat, Great Cross, Precentor II, Gold Seal, Sans Peur, Foolhardy, Glenfinder.
Race time 10m 13.4s
1912 Grand National Race Card
At more than 100 years old, the race card or programme for this event is obviously quite scarce, particularly in good condition. The race itself is perhaps not one of the most historically significant but given its rarity this race card is still likely to be highly sought after. In sound condition, it is likely to fetch a premium price tag.