Lincolnshire Winner: French Horse with American Rider Proves Successful, Daily Racing Form, 1924-03-27


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! LINCOLNSHIRE WINNER French Horse With American Rider Proves Successful. Sir Gallahad III., With F. ONeill Up, Captures First of Big English Handicaps. i " "V "v I LINCOLN. England, March 2G. The first French, invasion of the English turf during 1921 proved successful here today -when Captain J. D. Conns Sir Gallahad III., ridden by the American jockey, Frank ONeill, and , carrying 117 pounds, -won the Lincolnshire i Handicap in a canter from Sol Joels Evan- der. The Irish mare. Grave Fairy, carrying the colors of J. McAuley, was third. I The weather for the running of the first important stake race of the new English ; fiat racing season was far from favorable. : Although no rain fell the course was heavy from recent drenchings, and a bitterly cold . east wind made conditions anything but com-J fortable for the spectators. In spite of this racing enthusiasts from ! all parts of England and from the continent ilocked to the local course for the race. The crowd was close to record size. . Sir GaUahad III. is a four-year-old son of Teddy and Plucky Liege. Although he i was an inconsistent performer through most : of last year his preparation for the Lincoln-! shire had been impressive. The French with their successes of last year fresh in ; mind, backed the colt with rare confidence t in the future books prior to the race, and 1 there was a wealtli of French money at the track today. There was plenty of English support for ; the French colt also, and he was a strong favorite when the field went to the post. ! Evander was a well-supported second choice. Grave Fairy was one of the outsiders. J. i Bensons Overseer, which finished fourth, j Avas at a long price. The Lincolnshire is run over a straight mile course. The twenty-seven starters be- gan in fair alignment. i ONeill was in no hurry with Sir Gallahad III., allowing him to race along easily within ! striking distance of the leaders until half of the mile had been run. When called on at I the half-mile ground the French colt raced j into the lead and quickly drew away. At the end he was cantering under a stout pull to win with the greatest of ease by three lengths from Evander. McLaughlan had no trouble , in saving second place with the Joel horse, which led Grave Fairy to the finish by two lengths. The French colt and his American rider were given an ovation after the finish. It , was a novel experience for a Lincolnshire crowd to have the opportunity of acclaiming the victory of a favorite. Sir Gallahad in.s triumph was the first success for a public choice in the race in a period of nine years. English turf enthusiasts are beginning to realize that France is rapidly attaining a position in racing which will make it possible for her to challenge Englands supremacy. Epinards victory in the Goodwood Stewards Cup last year, his impressive second in the Cambridgeshire and Rose Princes victory in the colors of A. K. Macomber in the Cesarewitch planted the seed of this idea in English minds. Sir Gallahad III.s fine showing today is arousing some concern over the big events to come. Following is a summary of the race: Captain J. I. CohnH Sir Gallahad III., b. c, 4, liy Toddy lMucky Liege, 117 pounds F. ONeill 1 Sol Joels Kvander, ch. h, C, by lolymelus Samara, 118 pounds W. McLaughlan 2 J. McAuleys Grave Fairy, br. in, 7, by Grave Greek Mountain Fair, 87 pounds W. Howard . 3 Twenty-seven started.

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