English Turf Notes, Daily Racing Form, 1924-12-01


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ENGLISH TURF NOTES J Chiltington, winner of the Amateurs Steeplechase at Cheltenham, was purchased before the race by Captain Miles H. Thompson for ?1,500. The statement published in some quarters that Parkinson, the Curragh trainer, has retained the services of E. M. Quirke to ride for his stable next season, is incorrect. No such arrangement has been entered into. St. Napoleon, carrying a seven-pound penalty in the Osmaston Nursery, at Derby, failed to produce anything like his Liverpool form, but a sterling display was that of the top weight, Sweet Rocket, which finished third. It is stated in Leeds that an additional country house for .Viscount Lascelles and Princess Mary will be found in Egerton House, Newmarket, which, it is understood, is to be vacated by Richard Mash, the Kings trainer. Associated with the turf for over forty years, Harry Johnson died suddenly at his Leamington residence recently, aged 71. Some years ago he raced under both rules in partnership with the late Harry Heas-man, who predeceased him a few weeks ago. He was present at the Liverpool meeting. Mr. Wertheimer was overwhelmed with ap-lications to leave Epinard in the States and has also had many pressing invitations for his horse to stand in England, but he has . reluctantly but resolutely refused them all, because he feels the horse belongs in France. Epinard will stand at Mr. Wertheimers old stud, Haras de Bessan, Lesparre, near Bordeaux. 1 Extensive improvements are still being effected, at Cheltenham With a view to promoting further the general comfort of the patrons of this popular venue. Meanwhile the comfort of the press representatives has not been overlooked and the new "cockloft" admits of every obstacle in the National Hunt line being observable from the new roof stand. Judgment was given for the defendants recently in the action brought in the Kings Bench Division by Mr. Henry R. Lawrence, of Bridley Manor, Worpledon, Surrey, and Major Francis J. S. Murray, of Hartford St., Mayfair, against Capt. Philip L. Ransom and his wife, of Kingwood, Lambourn, Berks, for damages for the loss of a race horse valued at ?5,000. The horse, it was alleged, was injured by Captain Ransoms car in September, last year. Mrs. Ransom said she was driving at only five miles an hour, that the filly became excited and reared backward on the bonnet of the car.

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