One Of Englands Notable Sportsmen.: Career of Admiral Sir Hedworth Meux as a Supporter of the Turf., Daily Racing Form, 1917-06-07


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ONE OF ENGLANDS NOTABLE SPORTSMEN. Career of Admiral Sir Hed-rorth Meux as a Sup-porter of the Turf. It is fortunate for the racing and breeding industry that it has such a staunch friend as Sir Hedworth Meux in the House in the present troublous times. The gallant Admiral has seen to it that the small but noisy section of members who consistantly apnea* sport have not had the platform to themselves. Sir Hedworth. who was born in 18SC, is the third son of the second Karl of Durham, and has had a highly distinguished career. He entered the navy in 1S70: attained the rank of captain nineteen years later, and was made an Admiral two years ago. He served in the Egyptian war in 1SS2. while in later years he commanded the naval brigade in Ladysmith. Sir Hedworth unsuccessfully contested Newcastle in the Liberal interests in 1!00. but was returned as a Unionist for Portsmouth last year. Despite the numerous demands upon his time Sir Hedworth has been able to indulge in sport fairly extensively. His first racehorse was named Darlington, trained at I.everly by Tom Green. Darlington won a small race at York in the eighties, following up this success with two others in selling events at Stockton. Subsequently Sir Hedworth met with little luck until -1903, when he won a couple of races with Buy Lopez, a colt by Siiiioiitault Mou.he. The more valuable of these was the North Derby, worth well over a "thousand." In this he was ridden by Maher. and won by a neck from Dropinore, belonging to his brother, Lord Durham. Ruy Lopez a Winning Jumper. Buy Lapea later had his attention turned to ste. plechasing. and at the Grand Military Meeting of MB6 he carried off the Gold Cup from Do Be „ niek and Buckhuiiter, with half a dozen others in the rear. Buy I.pez was ridden by that fine soldier rider. Captain Stacpoole. Another useful animal was Bnretaa, a daughter of Bhnentantf— which won the Cosforth Park Hiennial at Newcastle in the summer of MBS, while in the Following season she won a couple of handicaps at lla.v.lock Park. Without much .piestion. however, the heat animal ever owned by the Admiral is Dansellon. a sou of Chaucer- Tat lei. which has already won •three of he five events in which he has taken part. He was well 11 by Milbric in his first race ar Linglield early last year, while he was one of the last three in the F.xeter Stakes, won by Kimtsfor.l. in First July Week. He was quite a different animal in the autumn. He caused much surprise by beating Kniitsford and Diadem in the Hopeful Stakes at the First October Meeting, while a month later, in a fine finish, he beat C x| dOr. Vallaiice, and others in the Houghton Stakes. At the Craven Meeting last month he was saddled for the Craven Stakes, and although he was not so fit as he will be later on. he won by a head from Kliona. Everyone is gratified that the Admiral has a really good horse at last, and should -as we confidently expect a substitute for the Derby be run, Dansellon will be among the most fancied candidates.- London Sporting Life.

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