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R GRANT: Owner


The death has occurred of Mr R Grant, who some years ago raced Harold Thorpe, Mate o' Mine, Sarsaparilla, and other horses with a good deal of success, winning, among other races, the NZ Trotting Gold Cup at Wellington with Mate o' Mine in the 1928-29 season. In partnership with Mr H Winter, he raced Black Admiral, winner of the Dunedin Cup in the 1925-26 season. The horses raced by Mr Grant won just on £7000 in stake money and the partnership more than £4000.

Mr Grant farmed a well known property at Yaldhurst for many years, the home of the late R J Mason. Probably the last horse owned by Mr Grant to be returned a winner was Queen High, holder of the Westport race record of 2:12 3/5 for a mile.

Credit: NZ Trotting Calendar 15Aug45

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