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HUNT STATISTICS

WORKMAN HEADS THE LIST

The Liverpool Grand National is of such supreme importance in the National Hunt season in England that the winner of the event is virtually certain to head the list of stakewinners, and Tto do a like service for his owner, trainer, and sire.

Such was the case this year, when Workman, with his one Aintree success, was -first on the winners' list with £7284 10s. His nearest rival, Aldine, won.three events worth £1533 to the winner, and the third jumper on the list, The Professor 11, won four stakes in aggregate value £1531. Ten others won more than £1000, so by far the larger section of English hurdle and steeplechase performers must have earned much less than their training and travelling expenses. The leading owner under Hunt rules in the season recently cloeed was Workman's owner, Sir Alexander Maguire, with the same figure as that shown by the horse. Mr. James V. Rank, who also supports racing under Jockey Club Rules very substantially, won 20 races valued at £5762. Miss Dorothy Paget and Mr. F. Ambrose Clark, who also won 20 events, secured £4544 and £3119 respectively.

With Workman as his only representative, J. Ruttle headed the trainers' list. Second was H. A. Brown with 20 winners of 27 races and £6925, and third was I. Anthony, with 26 winners of 41 races, worth £6674. Then came G. Beeby, with 15 winners of 24 contests and £5146, and O. Anthony, who produced 11 winners of 17 races, valued at £3905. After an interesting battle with his brother-in-law, G. Wilson, who was the leading rider for the six previous seasons, T. F. Rimmell gained the jockeys' championship under National Rules for the first time. Rimmell had 61 winners in 329 rides—a very high percentage. Wilson had 416 mounts, of whom 58 were winners. The relatives were followed on the list by D. Morgan, who showed the fine return of 50 successes in 250 mounts, H. Nicholson, 47 out of 274, and J. Fawcus, 37 out of 198 rides.

The leading amateur rider, Mr. R. Petre, although he was out of the saddle for some weeks because of a mishap entailing broken bones, won 20 rides in 135 mounts. Mr. R. G. V. Black was runner-up, with 72 mounts and 15 wins.

The leading sires were:—Cottage, 15 races worth £9552 15s; Knight of the Garter, 23 races worth £3207; Werwolf, 11 races worth £2821; and Spion Kop, 25 races valued at £2279. Cottage is a son of Tracery; Knight of the Garter is by Son-in-Law; Werwolf is by Hurry On; and Spion Kop by Spearmint.

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HUNT STATISTICS, Evening Post, Volume CXXVIII, Issue 13, 15 July 1939

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HUNT STATISTICS Evening Post, Volume CXXVIII, Issue 13, 15 July 1939

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