House of Cavendish Favored Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1921-07-01


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HOUSE OF CAVENDISH FAVORED RACING OTTAAAA. Out., June 30. It has been reported by cable that the Governor General, the Duke of Devonshire, on his return to England might retire from public life and spend his time almost altogether at Chatsworth. "In this connection and at this, time," said Mr. Francis Nelson, the Canadian Racing Associations steward at all the large Canadian tracks, "it is interesting to recall the fact that for generations the house of Cavendish, of which the Duke of Devonshire is the head, has been stout in support of racing. And for a long period of history Chatsworth has held a proud place among the stately homes of England. "It was famous in Dr. Samuel Johnsons day, and there is food for thought in what the literary arbiter of England said on his return from a visit to the home of the then Duke of Devonshire. Johnson was never regarded as having any sporting predilections, but he was sturdy enough Briton and sound enough human to say that of all the treasures of the great Duke of Devonshire he envied him but one, and tiiat was the possession of a certain thoroughbred horse. The horse was named Atlas, and was a champion of his time. Not by bread alone does man live, even though there is just now an active propaganda to make that gospel into a criminal belief."

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