Heaviest Weight Carried in a Race, Daily Racing Form, 1916-12-03


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HEAVIEST WEIGHT CARRIED IN A RACE, j I notice that my friend "Gareth" of The Referee is uncertain about the heaviest weight ever carried in a race bj a racehorse, says Vigilant, in The London Sportsman. He instances Sir John Astleys match in 1879, when Sir John rode his horse. Drumhead, to victory at Newmarket at 229 pounds, against Mr. Caledon Alexanders Briglia, whose owner went to scale at six pounds less. "Gareth" is wrong in attributing Drumheads breakdown to that match, for the horse subsequently ran a good third to Isonomy and Pauls Cray for the Brighton Cup, and then ran second to Rylstone for the Lewes Handicap. It was during a later match over two miles with Solomon Mr. W. Bevill up, each carrying 234 pounds, that Drumhead broke down. As far as I know the heaviest weights carried were some time in the h.te fifties or early sixties, when Capt. Macholl and Capt. McCrath who together scaled 313 pounds, jointly rode the hitters horse Clown in a n.atch over two miles at Tramore. for a substantial sum against Mr. Malcolmsons Bacon owner up. Mr. Malcolmson weighed 251 pounds, but although the two captains were giving a lot of weight to their opponent Clown easily carried his double burden to victory.

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