Music Halls Winning Ways: Cost His Fruit-Growing Owner 5,000 and Has Scored with Regularity., Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-28


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MUSIC HALLS WINNING WAYS Cost His FruitGrowing Owner 15000 and Has Scored with Regularity BY E E COUSSELJj COUSSELJjLONDON LONDON England April 12 It has not been possible to gather much further inter ¬ esting detail respecting the history of Music Hall He does not seem to have had a ro ¬ mantic early career like last years Grand National winner It was Music Halls owners third attempt to win the Grand National and Mr F A Brown acting for Mr Hugh Ker shaw bought the horse for 15000 and a con ¬ tingency in the 1921 Grand National Mr Kershaw is not a rider himself but he takes the keenest interest in horses particularly jumpers jumpersMr Mr Kershaw is the head of several large businesses in Lancashire and Yorkshire and like many other successful business men has turned to racing for relaxation and pleasure He lives in Worcestershire and fruit growing is his main hobby This cheeryfaced sturdilybuilt owner was most proud of the fact that the corn eaten by Music Hall during all his training period was grown by me at my Worcester farms Mr Kershaw himself hardly bets at all allMusic Music Halls first race was at Birmingham January 12 1920 and it was a successful first appearance Carrying Mrs Stokes col ¬ ors and with 159 pounds up he won the two mile Packington Steeplechase by live lengths from ten other runners l e result of his next five starts was another win and a sec ¬ ond and three times unplaced Music Hall then went on to win five races in succession Mr C Pawson riding him each time In the Scottish Grand National which is run over three and fiveeighths miles Music Halls weight was 165 pounds his last race that season was the Northumberland Handicap Steeplechase run over three miles He car ¬ ried 175 pounds and finished in front alone It was after this performance that he passed into the ownership of Mr Kershaw

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