Sergt. Murphys Bad Luck, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-16


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— « SEBGT. MURPHYS BAD LUCK The American owner Stephen Sanfords Sergeant Murphy was going well in the Grand National when he slipped at the Canal turn with disastrous effects, for his mishap resulted in about nine other horses being put out of the race at that point. Among them were Norton, which had been lying close up ; All White, which ran third last year, and General Saxham. The Sergeant scrambled over the obstacle when his bridle came off. Hawkins had to dismount and fix it again. After this he completed the course without further incident. A Double Escape also fell and was remounted. Sergeant Murphy and A Double Escape came along about a minute after the first three horses had completed the course. Neither jockey could possibly know whether the first three positions had I been filled and they fought out a great race from the last fence, which resulted in Mr. Sanfords horse just securing fourth place money.

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