Shaun Spadahs Early Career, Daily Racing Form, 1921-05-06


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SHAUN SPADAHS EARLY CAREER A few more interest g facts of the early days of the Grand National vinner have liecn revcalco Dick Clancy bought I ini as a yearling and f H hin at the end of hi fouryearold career for 1750 Pat Rogers w s the buyer It was of course in the war pcriol when values were low lowHe He was broken as a yearling with a view to try ¬ ing him in flat races as Clancy is of the opinion that horses lightly raced as twoyearolds make the best steeplechasers He was give a run at the Curragh of Kildare in April and th n turned out at grass until the following Octol er For th next twelve months he had a fairly e isy time just being hacked and trained to jun p a natural country carrying a lady to hounds on a few occa ¬ sions As one who knows him well remarks He was one of the brainiest and best jumpers I ever rode and I had many pleasant deays on Shann Spadah before the time came for him to earn his living livingThe The rest of Shaun Spadahs career culminating in his remarkable triumph in the Grand National is already turf history

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