Fault Was Not Fordhams., Daily Racing Form, 1910-12-25


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FAULT WAS NOT FORDHAMS FORDHAMSThe The late Captain Machell once had the temerity to doubt the honesty or skill of Fordham writes John Corlett in some reminiscences of noted jockeys Fordham had ridden a horse of the captains called Pericles on which there had been some heavy plung ¬ ing in a selling race on the other side of the Ditch and was boateu after a close finish by a big slash ¬ ing colt called Prince Imperial which subsequently became a bad roarer Captain Machell in his deal inga was somewhat arrogant and he declared that the race had been lost through Forhams riding and he would prove it He claimed or bought Prince Imperial and after tin last race of the day tried the pair on the same terms as before The result was disastrous as the winner won by a much greater distance tlrau he had done in the actual race and the wonder ever afterwards was that Fordham eot him so near as he did When the story olTtbe trial which was an insult came to the knowledge of Forrt liam he at once sent in his cap ami jacket and to the best of our recollection never rode for Captain Macheli again Ho was at times on other horses trained in the stable but never on those of Captain Machell

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