Strange Incident at Cobham Stud, Daily Racing Form, 1921-08-13


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STRANGE INCIDENT AT C0BHAM STUD LONDON, England, August 1. As a result of the long drought the beams below a floor in one of the granaries at Cobham Stud, when; there were about 110 quarters twenty-seven and one-half long tons of oats, shrunk so as to draw away from their supports, and the whole mass came down into the box- below, which is a stallion box, but fortunately, had no horse in it. The weight of this oats burst out the side of the box into the yard and it needed twenty-eight hours work before the oats were recovered amid the debris and again stored in safety. When the final stage of the work was reached two half-grown cats were found which had been buried under the oats. They were alive and ran off as soon as they saw the chance. A live rat was also found, but he was killed before he could escape. The accident was extraordinary, as all the timber was old and sound, and the granary above was zinc-lined. The stallion. Macaroni, used to stand iu the box into which the ;ival;iuche of oats full,

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