Veteran English Trainer Passes On, Daily Racing Form, 1915-12-05


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VETERAN ENGLISH TRAINER PASSES ON. James Ryan, a trainer of the old school, died on Thursday night. November IS, at Woodlands Newmarket, in liis eightieth year. He was born at j ill -lane. Scotland, where his father prepared horses Caf some of the principal supporters of the Scottish turf. Ileceased commenced training at Irvine in W;5 for J. II. Houldsworth. and continued training for him for forty-three vears. In 1S71 Ryan went to Grc.-n Lodge. Newmarket. Anting his patrons were the late Mr. Douglas Haird. Mr. Fairij, Mr. Wallace and Mr. Gardner. Among Mr. Houldsworths horses Ryan always -onsidered Springfield live best lie ever trained or tried. This estimate coui|tetent judges will hardly quarrel with, for as a two-year-old this sou of St. Allian- and Viridis was t weuty-eight pootMO better than his stable e uirado. ultnoss. which had beaten twelve op|K nents in the New Slakes at Ascot. Among other notable horses trained by him were Orvieto. which won the Jubilee Stake-: in ls; 3: Martagou. the steeplechaser Coronet, whieb started favorite f.r the ].ss J Grand National. Falkland. Ruperra. Glengarry. Attilus, Dunure, Laveuo. Allo-wav. Enterprise and Enthusiast. F -r Mr. Douglas Haird Mr. Ryan bid for la Flech-. outstaying the Httke of Portlands l,id of hMt guinea-, when t!e late P.aron de Ilirseh bOOMBl the tillv for 5.501 guineas a record for a yi ailing in England until Sir Hluudcll Mapb- gave 0.000 guineas for Childwick. Among Ryans jockeys were the brothers W. and F. Pratt. His only son died in uiy years ago. a great blow to Mr. and Mis. Ryan. He was uh ardent golfer.

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