Noted Horses Narrow Miss, Daily Racing Form, 1922-08-20


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NOTED HORSES NARROW MISS Ascetic Silver, Prince Hatzfelds great English steeplechaser, which won the Grand National of 190G, came near meeting a violent death before his greatness was achieved. One day at exercise he got cast in a ditch and the idea of those who saw the accident was that he had broken his back. So near was he to being "put out" of what was supposed to be "his misery" that he would have been shot if the possessor of a gun, who was present, had been provided with a cartridge. While ammunition was being sent for a final attempt was made to get the horse on his legs and he scrambled out sound and well.

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