English Owner Complains: Lord Woolavington May Abandon Steeple-Chasing Because of Weight Assignmnets, Daily Racing Form, 1922-12-23


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ENGLISH OWNER COMPLAINS Lord Woolavington May Abandon Steeple-chasing Because of Weight Assignmnets. LONDON. England, December 5. Lord Woolavington, who achieved the distinction of leading the winning owners in England during the season of 1922, is disgusted with the weight assignments given his steeplechasers by the handicappers and is considering confining his racing activities to the flat. In an interview published in Lloyds Sunday News, he says : "Since winning the Derby, I have naturally been anxious to add the Grand National to my list. But I have a complaint against steeplechasing the handicappers rate my horses, not according to their merit, but rather on the prices that I have paid for them, fixing the weights according to these values instead of on their public performances. "Sir Huon, for example, is always handicapped higher than he should be. And so I am asking myself whether I shall continue to race over the obstacles or not. Actually, I am a little disgusted with steeplechasing on account of the manner in which my horses have been treated and I am not sure yet whether or not I shall confine my future activities to the fiat."

Persistent Link: https://drf.uky.edu/catalog/1920s/drf1922122301/drf1922122301_12_4
Local Identifier: drf1922122301_12_4
Library of Congress Record: https://lccn.loc.gov/unk82075800