Sport: The Grand National

An American Wins Where

Kings and Peers Have Failed

The nine days' talk of London is Stephen ("Laddie") Sanford, American sportsman. Sanford's 13-year-old gelding, Sergeant Murphy (by General Symons, out of Rose Craft, English bred) won the Grand National, the steeplechase classic of the world, over the Aintree Course, near Liverpool, the most hazardous four miles known to the racing turf. It was the first time (and this was the 83rd Grand National) that an American horse has won. Out of 28 starters only seven horses finished. Sergeant...

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