Archibald in Good Luck, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-20


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i i ; I « » . . ARCHIBALD IN GOOD LUCK LONDON. England, April 19.— For the second time in succession Sir Ernest Paget won the City and Suburban Handicap at Epsom Downs this afternoon, when his five-year-old Paragon, carrying top weight of 126 pounds and ridden by the American jockey George Archibald, scored easily in a large field. Incidentally, it was Archibalds first victory on the English turf and he made a most favorable impression. Owing to industrial trouble the Epsom spring meeting of 1921 was abandoned and there was no City and Suburban race, but in 1920 Sir Ernest Pagets Corn Sack, by Buck Wheat — Canvasback, won the coveted spring event. One of the largest crowds that ever assembled on the historic Epsom Downs viewed the running of the City and Suburban. The royal family was represented by His Majesty King George V., the Duke of York, the recently wed princess and her husband. Viscount Lascelles. There was considerable excitement about a proposed increase in admission charges, which the patrons objected to and refused to pay. After consultation the officials decided to reduce the admission fee to the popular rate and thus ended the awkward situation. , _-— « w

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