Death of English Turfman: Charles Archer, Former Jockey and Successful Trainer, Succumbs to Pneumonia, Daily Racing Form, 1922-10-04


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r I L . d d i c b j c V n j. 1 ? c I t J t J 1 , 1 1 , ; 1 ; DEATH OF ENGLISH TURFMAN . Charles Archer, Former Jockey and Successful Trainer, Succumbs to Pneumonia. LONDON, England, September 16. The death of Charles Archer occurred on Monday afternoon at his Newmarket home from the effects of double pneumonia, brought on by a chill which he caught Avhen driving back some Aveeks since from a local show. He was only a fair jockey, but he soon became heavy and did not gain any notable victories. He was, howeAer, a magnificent horseman, and few could beat him to hounds; while he also proved himself an excellent trainer, gaining some notable successes Avhen he had charge of the late Lord Ellesmeres horses. For him in 1S82 he secured the Manchester Cup with Wallenstein, the Stewards Cup at Goodwood by the aid of Lowland Chief, and the Manchester November Handicap Avith Boswell. Archer A-as a heavy bettor in those days and he Avon some 50,000 over Wallenstein, but he Avould have won a far larger sum had Highland Chief Avon the Derby of the folloAving season instead of rather unluckily failing by a neck to reach St. Blaise, on which Charles "Wood rode the race of his life and ga-e a far better display than did either Fred Webb, on the loser, or Fred Archer, on the third, Galliard. Lord Falmouth, the OAA-ner of the last-named horse, Avas much annoyed by the performance of The Tinman on this occasion. It Avas in the same season that another of Lord Ellesmeres, Lowland Chief, was defeated a short head in the Citv and Suburban by Lord Iloseberys Roysterer, when trying to gi-e twenty-four pounds to this son of Cremorne, Avhich was of the same age ; but I believe Archer Avon all his years losses back Avith interest Avhen Bos-Avell scored in the Lierpool Autumn Cup. He also trained Miss Dollar for the Duke of York Stakes when she, starting at 1,000 to 15, won this race for Mr. Jack Smith in 1892, the year of its inauguration; while the following season Archer had the satisfaction of winning the Lincolnshire Handicap for the same gentleman Avith that good but unsound horse Wolfs Crag.

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