All Eyes On Highbridge: American Horse Will Race Today In Grand National Steeplechase.; James Owens, Steeplechase Jockey Who Has Ridden in the Race, Predicts That Highbridge Will Not Be Among the Horses to Finish., Daily Racing Form, 1913-04-04


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ALL EYES ON HIGHBRIDGE AMERICAN HORSE WILL RACE TODAY IN1 GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE James Owens Steeplechase Jockey Who Has Ridden Riddenin in tho Race Predicts That HiBhbridgo Will WillNot Not Be Among the Horses to Finish New York April There is only one jockey now iu the vicinity of New York and probably in Amer ¬ ica who has ridden in the Liverpool Grand National This is James Owens who ji few years ago was Americas most successful crosscountry rider and who Iu 1100 rode Mr Cottons Phil May in the big race at Liverpool and also rode frequently Iu France Owens declared yesterday that he would wager the last dollar he has that the American can ¬ didate Highbridge will not be able to tiuisli iu the Grand National Steeplechase race at Aiutree n England tomorrow Those who think lie wllLwin have no idea of the tricky jumper he is and If Highbridge begins his shiing when he comes to one OwensAnother of those big jumps he will fall said Owens Another capable horseman who thinks Highbridge Is not good enough to win is Mike Daly who has seen more than one race at Liverpool Mr W Butler Duncan said yesterday that he saw the race the year Ambush II won for the Prince of Wales afterwards King Edward and he was much im ¬ pressed jumpsWhen with the formidable nature of the jumps When Owens rode Phil May his mount stood up until he reached the last obstacle Then he went down The race that year was won by Ascetics Silver HastingsMr ridden by an amateur Mr A Hastings Mr John R Fell owner of Highbridge Is the sou of a Philadelphia banker who died some years ago Mr Fells mother is a member of the Drexol family of Philadelphia He rode his own pony at Piping Kock last October and is a noted polo player He is now in England with his wife a daughter of P S P Randolph and two children Mr Randolph purchased Highbridge from J Howard Lewis chiefly because he was a tine high jumper and as a matter of fact he has been a prize winner at horse shows ridden by Mr Fell Highhridge was sent to lOngland in November accompanied by James K Frayling who for many years trained for Mr Randolph Up to date he has run three times in England gaining second place twice and running unplaced once onceHighbridge Highbridge Is a bay gelding seven years old was bred in Kentucky and is by the imported English stallion Bridgeware out of Duress by Dungarven grand dam Wiesbaden by Baden Baden son of Australian out of Diana by Gletielg Anna Bush by Lexington Dungarven was by Hlndck out of the imported English mare Calphurnia by Julius The Test Diana was a sister to the famous geld ¬ ing Bushwhacker winner of u fourmiUi race at Sheepshead Bay during an eiiuinotlcal storm which converted the track Jnto a canal Bridgewater is a brother to A mare called Rambling Katie for which the late W O Whitney paid 15000 in England about eleven years ago Baden Baden great grandsire of Highbridge was owned by William Astor who through the late Col S D Bruce liought the colt from Daniel Swigert and woii great stakes with him until he broke down at Saratoga as a consequence of being left at the post and being sent on after the other horses

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