English Jumper is Killed: Lord Woolavingtons Southampton, Winner of Many Steeplechases, in Fatal Accident, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-10


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ENGLISH JUMPER IS KILLED Lord Woolavingtons Southampton, Winner of Many Steeplechases, in Fatal Accident. Lord Woolavingtons jumper, Southampton, fell in the final part of the race for the Newbury Handicap Steeplechase at Newbury, England, February 20, and broke his back, dying almost immediately. Southampton, an eight-year-old gelding by Southannon Pink Lady, was bred in Ireland by Baron F. do Tuyli and purchased for a l.ig sum by Lord "Woolavington. Southampton commenced his career in England as a four-year-old with a victory in the Richmond steeplechase at Kcmpton in December, 1920, and at his next outing carried off the Lonsdale steeplechase at Hurst Park the same month. He next won the Lonsdale open steeplechase at the R. A. S. C. meeting at San-down Park in February, 1921, and gained his fourth successive victory over the same course a month later in the Murland Handicap steeplechase. In the following season Southhampton won a sensational race for the Newbury steeplechase over three miles by half a length from the dead-heaters Clashing Arms and Ardgour, witli the subsequent Grand National winner, Music Hall, in the rear. Lord Woolavingtons brilliant jumper next won the Palace steeplechase at Hurst Park on March 10, 1922, from Clonree, Shaun Spa-dah and Daydawn, with the result that he became a warm order for the Grand National and actually started favorite at 100 to 12 against, but fell at the first obstacle at Aintree. Southampton did not win another lace that year, but added to his list of important success when he won the Lancashire steeplechase at Manchester in April last year and later in the month credited his owner with the Grand International steeplechase at Sandown Fark. Southampton was recently tubed and was not among the entries for this years Grand National.

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