Sport: Grand National, Apr. 8, 1935

Visiting Washington last week, the Right Honorable Alderman Alfred Byrne, Lord Mayor of Dublin, sat down to listen to a radio broadcast of the 97th running of the Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree. A reporter asked him who he thought would win. Lord Mayor Byrne called for pencil & pad, puffed out his cheeks, wrote down his selections: 1, Reynoldstown; 2, Blue Prince; 3, Thomond II. The announcer said: "They're off."

In the enormous (300,000) crowd at Aintree were the Prince of Wales who climbed down an embankment from his train to escape the...

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