Romantic Master Robert: Winner of This Years Grand National Discarded and Used for a Time as a Plow Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1924-04-01


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ROMANTIC MASTER ROBERT ♦ — -— ■ Winner of This Years Grand National Discarded and Used for a Time as a Plow Horse. ♦ — - SPECIAL cabi:bk ;bam. LONDON. Bug.. March HI.— Master Bobert. winner of tiie Liverpool Qrand National last Friday, has an exceptionally romantic history, lb* was bred in Ireland and was placed | in training twice up to the time he was six yean old. Then he was turned out useless. His breeder, disgusted with the horse, used him as a plow horse and for general utility purposes around the farm. Later be sold j the horse to a County Tyrone huntsman who j used him as a hunter for a car or so. This huntsman, then disposed of the horse for He was in several point-to-point races in England winning a few of them, and was also used as a hunter. Lord Airlie bought him as a hunter for |l,lMl Master Bobert is the only horse owned by Ixjrd Airlie. The OSraM r rode him when he won the first race of his career in 1922. Master Robert erne rejected as a remount .during the war by the Army authorities. Trudgeill who rode Master Bobert to victory in the i Irani! national collapsed after weigh- i ins in and caused considerable exciteUM nt be- | f re he recovered He received medical at- i tention. however, and was soon able to leave the i ourse. Peter Roberts, rider of Balm Oil, suffered a brokeo wrist when bis mount fell. Paha Oil. running loose ruined the chances of BCV-eial other starters. Another casualt among the rider* was Hubert Hartigaa, who handled Old Tay Bridge. He suffered concussion of i the brain and is still at Biverpool in a serious i condition. There were no casualties among the horses [this car. James M. Corrigans James Pigg was pulled up when thoroughly beaten.

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