Connections of Irish Chasers Say They Were at Disadvantage, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-26


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Connections of Irish Chasers Say They Were at Disadvantage DUBLIN, Ireland, May 25. Reuters. — Connections of the three Irish horses who ran in the recent International Steeplechase at Belmont Park, New York, agreed on their recent return to Shannon Airport that the Irish and English horses in the race were at a considerable disadvantage. Dan Moore, the County Meath trainer, said that a different type of horse would be entered next year to challenge the best American steeplechasers. Moore said: "Extra Points, the American horse who won, holds the Belmont Park record for the mile and a half and mile and three-quarters, and is also rated a first-class steeplechaser. Therefore, we were up against the best American horse. A different type of horse will be entered next year, as we have learned much from our experiences this time. "We will try to have the horses in the U. S. A. at least 10 days before the race. The horses most suited to the American fences are fast hurdle racers who can do a little steeplechasing. The American horses crush through the fences, but the Irish and English horses were inclined to jump them."

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