Enormous Fortunes Won on the Turf, Daily Racing Form, 1916-12-04


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ENORMOUS FORTUNES WON ON THE TURF. The will published in 1910 of John Hammond, of Newmarket, a race horse owner. Mr. Hammond commenced his career as a stable boy, afterwards becoming a professional backer and subsequently a race horse owner. He owned St. Gatien, which ran a dead heat for the Derby of 1S84, afterwards winning the Cesarcwitcli and the Cambridgeshire, and Laureate II.. which won the Ascot Stakes, the Hunt Cup and the Manchester Cup. Mr. Hammond, who died at Wimbledon on Juno 12, 1910, left an estate of the gross value of ,218,215. of which the net personality has been sworn at ,-111,100. Hammond furnished one of the few instances of men who have left large fortunes by reason of their connection witli the turf. William Peech, of Sheffield and Roehampton, who, although he was interested in the firm of Steel, Peech and Tozer, of the Phoenix Steel Works, Sheffield, yet made the bulk of his fortune from his business as a turf commission agent, in which capacity he for many years executed Lord Itosebcrys turf commissions, i left a fortune of ,008,495. Fred Archer, the famous jockey, left estate estimated to realize not less than 1916.sh00,000; James OConnor, a bookmaker, left 1916.sh05,000. On the other hand, Matthew Dawson, the trainer, left 9,970; Alexander Waugh, the trainer, left 4,705; Robert Peck, trainer and breeder, left 1916.shS,335; John Boardnian, the jockey, left 8,090, and the well-known breeder, Young Robertson Graham, left 1,050, while James Jowitt, the trainer, left 09,200. London Sporting Life.

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