Noted English Turfman is Dead, Daily Racing Form, 1915-11-07


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NOTED ENGLISH TURFMAN IS DEAD. Sir Peter Walker. Bart., died Monday night. Brasher Is. at Osinaston Manor. Derbyshire, alter a long illness. Born on Mar 7. MM. Sir Peter was the elder of five brothers Mr. Iteid Walker. Cil. Hall Walker. Mr. Munr.. Walker ami Mr. Bar flay Walker each of whom own and race horses under iMtth Miles. Sir Peter, however. took greater interest in. and. imbed, was chiefly associated with. National limit s|»ort. and at one time or ■Batter his colors eearara blue, old gold sl.-evcs. red cap n»rr carried into pi p|ii! lein •■ by some good Jumpers. For several years the one time well known cross-country jockey. J. Latham, has been bis trainer. Sir Peter was an eten-ive traveler and a successful l.ig game shot. Norway. British Columbia. Ceylon. Assam. Colorado and Wy. lining being rieHal with marked suecess. He was also in his !:iv a keen rider to hounds, being a regular follower of the Meynell pack, and a polo player, while yachting also interested him. He never hail the pleasure, like Col. 1 1 .ill Walker, of winning the ;vaiid National, but Sir Peter bid liecii a member of the National Hunt Committee for many years. His best performer on the fiat was no d«ubt Accurate, bailing from F. Hart i -gans stable at Weybill. The filly won the Alexandra Handicap. Alexandra Park, and the Salisbury dip as a four-year-old. hi the following year sin- bask the Ijincasliire Handicap at Liverpool, and a~ -i year old won Ihe Urea! Metro katttaa Stales at Epsom, starting joint favorit" with lliiiiau. which finished bird. Others to scire for him under Jockev Club rules included Aenaniiil lark. Biitajh Bon a Bee. BReseaaer. Ben a Balm. Angels Lath and Leal Niliian. but tie- sue cesses gained wen- only in minor event.-. Among peaa fasaaeta ea I by sir flair were st. Mat- monde. Flutterer. Itallyuiac Angels Path. Baa a Beg. A Itinera. I.oiigwater. Mai mer. bale Ninian. ami Defer Cow. Tin- first -named won tin- Ureal Staffordshire St.-eplei -base at W«-l verba ui|itoii besides many after items: Bra ■ Beg look the Inited Services Cup at Newbury and the Newbury Handicap Stereereheer: ami Ballyinne the valuable lloototi Park lliirdb-. Many victories were obtained at Herb?, where Ihe i-olors were popular and invariably foil ..Mil. lie iiad ln-en president of the county cricket Plata of lnlh Lamashire ami Derby-hire. The poiut-to point ran- which he organized on his Derbyshire e-tate grew into one of the mist important affair- of their kind in tie Midlands. He was a director of tin- Derbv Recruiting Committee. and invariably brought large house parties to tin-rarfaaa ail I lhj|_t "i fact, there is soar -ely an in siiliitioti within the district ivlicrc he resided tliat will not be the poorer for the withdrawal of Irs gcmi-os -npport. Sir Ieter was the head of the famous brewer, firm which Imio bis name. He is succeeded iii thr bar ley by bis sou. Ian Peter Andrew Monro. Iiorn in 1002.

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