English Invaders Depart: Papyrus, His Trainer Basil Jarvis and Jockey Steve Donoghue on Their Way Home, Daily Racing Form, 1923-10-25


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ENGLISH INVADERS DEPART Papyrus, His Trainer Basil Jarvis and Jockey Steve Donoghue on. Their Way Home. NEW YORK, N. Y., Oct 24. Benjamin Irishs Epsom Derby winner, Papyrus ; Isaac Whitsed, the representative of Mr. Irish ; trainer Basil Jarvis, jockey Steve Donoghue and a party of British sportsmen, who came over for the International race, are now on their way back home, having sailed on the Aquatania yesterday. Promptly at noon Monday Papyrus was taken from his comfortable quarters at the Cosden stable, Belmont Park, in which he had made his home for the past three weeks, thanks to the courtesy of the fine sportsman who has the palatial quarters under lease from A. K. Macombcr, and was placed in the palatial French horse van belonging to Joseph E. Widener in which he had made the trip from the Aquatania when he came to this country carrying the hopes of millions of Britons and not a few Americans who know something of race horses and racing. Papyrus was evidently none the worse for his race on Saturday. His coat was as glossy and his eyes bright as at any time during his stay in the United States. About 250 men and women had gathered in the vicinity of the stable and when the horse was loaded and the side of the van adjusted they crowded about the lattice work at the end of the vehicle to get a last view of the intelligent face of the Derby winner. Papyrus nickered once or twice as though he were calling for Bar Gold, but the former stablemate of the Derby winner, which is to remain in this country, Avas munching his oats in contentment in one of the stalls near by preparatory to being taken to the stable of John Hastings, who will have the handling of the horse in the future. As the van moved off with Basil Jarvis in a taxicab bringing up the rear a chorus of good-byes were sounded. The trip to the Cunard pier was made in an hour and forty minutes. Dr. Pride-Jones had preceded the horse and everything was in readiness when the van was drawn up at the foot of the gangplank leading to "E" deck, in which the pneumatic lined box had been erected. Straw knee-deep provided a comfortable bed for the aristocrat, who was returning home beaten but still holding the esteem of all that saw his splendid struggle under adverse circumstances.

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