Women Owners in England: Over a Hundred Are Registered with Weatherby and Sons, Daily Racing Form, 1923-05-17


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| I I ! . 1 1 1 , WOMEN OWNERS IN ENGLAND Over a Hundred Are Registered With Weatherby and Sons. ♦ — — — Mrs. Sofer Whithorn One of Most Successful at Present — She startled Racing; World with Ascot Victories Last Tear. ♦ Although a number of women nro racing horses tindor their own names and colors in this country, they have not invaded the turf world here to the extent that they have in Kngtand. The foil owintr interesting artiele on RagMM women on the turf is from the London Sporting Chronicle: The successes won by woman owners is an outstanding fact in rec nt turf history. Scircely a day now passes without a nice falling to horses belonging to women. Only Ia.st week victories were scored by three woman owners. Undoubtedly one of the most successful woman owners is Mrs. Sofer Whitburn, who at last years Ascot enjoyed such successes as have never previously fallen to any other lady at this famous meeting. Her Proconsul wort the valuable Wokingham Stakes and she took the even more valuable Coventry Stakes with Drake. Sir Eagers two-year-old son. from I-ady Burghley. Drake indeed won six of the seven races in which he was started 1-ist season. She was repri sented by Westmead in this years Lincolnshire Handicap. The horse finished fourth and should win races for its owner before the season is over. LADY liin DOUGLAS. The greatest distinction gained by any woman on the Knglish turf stands to the credit of Lady James Douglas, whose great colt Gainsborough won the Two Thousand luineas and the substitute Derby and St. I-iOger of 191 S. while Bayuda also carried off the Oaks for her in the following year. These successes are the more notable in that I.ady James Douglas bred both of these winners. Other notable successes achieved by a lady owner have been Mary Lady Que0n.sberrys victories in the Lincolnshire Handicap and the rity and Suburban Handicap with Royal Bucks. Then Mrs. Hugh Peel, of course, enjoyed great triumphs in the Grand National Steeplechase with Poothlyn, one of the finest jumpers that has ever taken part in the race. Poethlyn won the substitute race at Gatwiek in 1918 and with another fourteen pounds on his back he emulated the feats of Cloister, Manifesto and Jerry M. by carrying 175 pounds — the heaviest weight successfully carried in the history of the race — ti victory over the Aintree course in the following year. Two other ladies have won this great race — Lady Nelson with Ally Sloper in 1915 and Mis. Hugh Kershaw, whose Music Hall carried off Aintree honors a year ago. Besides Mary Lady Queensberry. Mrs. Jackson has won the City and Suburban Handicap, her horse Velocity proving successful in 1907, after winning the Cambridgeshire two years previously as a three-year-old. Another of Mrs. Jacksons suc- cesses was with Golden Rod, which won the Stewards Cup as a four-year-old. Two lady owners have won the Cesare-witch, and in successive years — Mrs. Robinson with Bracket in 1920, and Yutoi. carry-ing Mrs. R. L. Burnleys Rose-du-Barri colors to success in 1921. I.ady Cunliffe-Owen. a comparative new- comer to the turf, won the Goodwood Cup three years ago with her handsome black horse Mount Royal. Altogether there are considerably over one hundred ladies who own race horses and whose colors are registered at Wetherbys, but not all have enjoyed the measure of success which has fallen to the lot of those whose names have been mentioned.

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