Long-Lived Steeplechase Rider., Daily Racing Form, 1917-05-04


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LONG-LIVED STEEPLECHASE RIDER. The jockey who rode the winner of this years Grand National Steeplechase, E. Driscoll, has been a long time in the saddle and had a mount in the National of twenty-one years ago, when The Soarer won. Evidently the calling of a cross-country rider is not so perilous as is commonly supposed, at least, not in a land where jumpers are well schooled. Like his rider, the winning horse, Ballymacad. is Irish, and of a family well known in connection with steeplechasing. His dam, Ballymacarney, is also the dam of the winners Ballyhackle, Ballymacoll. Bnllymadun Ballyhist and Ballymendel. Sir G. Bullough. owner of the winner, retained the beautiful cap that went with the stakes, and forwarded the latter, amounting to 1.0S5 pounds, to St. Duns-tans Hostel for Blinded Soldiers and Sailors. — Toronto Globe.

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