Lord Milmay, British Chase Rider, Missing: Disappears While Taking Swim at Rivers Mouth near Plymouth, Daily Racing Form, 1950-05-13


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Lord Mi ld may, British Chase Rider, Missing Disappears While Taking Swim At Rivers Mouth Near Plymouth LONDON, England, May 12 Reuters.— Mystery surrounds the disappearance of Lord Mildmay, Britains premier amateur steeplechase jockey. We went for his usual daily swim at the mouth of the Yealm River near Plymouth this morning, taking his customary bucket which he filled with fresh water for a washdown after bathing. The bucket, with his clothes, was found later on the beach, and a search was at once Instituted. It is known that at certain times the tide at this spot is dangerous. When the police were notified that he had disappeared, they called Into service a fast motor vessel and ordered it out to sweep the waters at the rivers mouth. Two planes and several Royal Air Force launches were also used, while a Plymouth lifeboat went out. Several hours after he was known to have entered the water there was no trace of 41-year-old Lord Mildmay. "Milord," as he was popularly known to race course habitues, is said to have encouraged the Queen and Princess Elizabeth to buy Mona-veen, who has won races for Royalty on the English tracks. He rode in the Grand National four times and made his name over the obstacles well known as he won . more than 100 steeplechases, beating pro-. fessional jockeys in most, but never at-tained his ambition of winning the Na-. tional, though he came near on Davy Jones . when the rein broke to rob him of victory. . This year his own horse, Cromwell, was . going well toward success, until he fell.

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