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LATE MR. R. MARSH.

TRAINER TO TWO KINGS

I .The late Mr. Richard Marsh, formerly the Royal trainer, whose death occurred in England kit week, was born at Dover on December'3l, 1551. He began training horses as far back as 1875, and he did not retire till fifty years later, the latter occasion (April 30, 1925) being marked by the presentation to him of a cheque for £3435 and an album bearing the inscription: "Presented to Richard Marsh on the occasion of his retirement after lifty years'•training at Newmarket, 1875-1925." Mr. Jlarsh. was a prominent rider in his young days, mostly in steeplechases, and he had tn.e distinction of riding in the -Liverpool" Grand National Steeplechase eight time's, without, however, gaining a success. He took ; up training in 1875, and had la most successful career. Hcj won several , classic races, his earlier victories including: Ossian in the St. , JJeger in 1883 and Miss Jummy in the Thousand Guineas and Oaks.in,. 1886.-In 189G he won |the' Derby for King Edward (then Prince of Wales); with Persimmon, and Yon: the race again in 1900 for the Prince with.Diamond Jubilee. Then in 1909 King Edward had his first important success ! after his accession to the throne, when Minoru won the Two Thousand Guineas and the. Derby. On the death of King Edward, Mr. Marsh continued-to train a big team of horses for King .George, but except for an occasional minor success, the Royal stable did not provide many jinportaut winnerf. In 1898 be trained the Derby winner Jeddah foy Mr. J. W. Larnach, and [among other patrons of his stable for whom he won race* were Lord Marcus Berecford, Lord Wolver.ton, Mr- A. James, and the King's son-in-law, Lord Lascelles. When Mr. Marsh retired from training his place lin charge of the Royal stable was taken !by Mr. W. Jarvis.

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LATE MR. R. MARSH., Evening Post, Volume CXV, Issue 120, 24 May 1933

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LATE MR. R. MARSH. Evening Post, Volume CXV, Issue 120, 24 May 1933

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