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DEATH OF Mit ALEC TAYLOR."

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DEATH OF Mit ALEC TAYLOR. f. THE WELL-KNOWN MANTON TRAINER. Mr Alec Taylor, thewell-known Manton trainer, no had been in ill-health for soma months past, •fd (as reported on Thursday) at his residence, "■anton House, Manton, near Marlborough, at 20 Ullnutes to two on Thursday afternoon. For some ^L:ars past (says the Morning Leader), since Mr M-anton," the well-known lady who took her turned name from the place at which her horses *fere trained, removed to Newmarket, Taylor has «uefly been occupied with animals that have Scried the light blue and white hoops of the uke of Beaufort but Taylor's name is 41,swiated with the successes of many famous ,'Ollowers of the sport-Sir Joseph Hawley, Mr paries Greville, Mr George Payne, Mr Stirling Wawfurd, and others. As far back as lool -aylor showed himself a master of his art by Preparing Teddington for the Derby, laylor has |V«o had some good horses of his own, and one or 'h^ni, the home-bred son of Exile II. and l«ady Charlie, so aptly named King Charles, carried off the City and Suburban in 1893. Of late years, however, „ THE MANTON SURPRISE. has not come upon us with such frequency as was &nce its wont; and it wa3rather a Iong-looked-for turn of the wheel which Aborigine brought about .t Ascot, for no Manton-trained animal has been "tlry prominent in an important handicap since King Charles upset Windgall in the City and Suburban last year. Few in his profession have had, taking it aitogethor, such a combined run of Success all Mr Taylor. There are soide going facing to-day who will remember the Manton- trained Sa-vernakbd rlesperato Derby struggle vvilh Lord Lyon in 1866 a struggle which came to be renewed with like result in the St. LF-, g e trl 1-0 And Pell Mell's (then known as Brother to Flurry) ?xciting struggle with Cremorue in 1872. Pell Mell was the property of Mr J. N. Astley )Qe of the oldest patrons of Mr Taylor, and unong other well-known animals that in those earlier yeara carried the drab and blue "ap to victory, Atherstone, Overture, and Bosworth can be easily remembered. Having MR ALEC TAYLOR. I 't first been associated with Fyfield, Mr Taylor in 1870, removed to Manton, where a connection, 50gun by his father (Mr Tom Taylor, of Bretby), with Mr Stirling Crawfurd was continued, and this gentleman's all scarlet" soon became Prominent and often victorious on most English racecourses, THK ALL SCARLKT." is no longer among the jackets retained at Man- ton. When the Dowager Duchess of Montrose Carried Mr Stirling Crawfurd, in 1876, the fortunes of the Manton stable approached high tide. Previous to this Taylor bad for Mr Craw, fard trained Gang Forward, the Two Thousand pinner of 1873 Moslem, the co-deadheater with Formosa in the same race of 1868; nd Craig Millar, who won the St. Leger In 1875. Other successes for Mr Crawfurd were with Sefton in the City and Suburban and Derby of 1878, and the season before he won the Goodwood Stakes with Prince George. He also Won this race the two following years with Norwich &nd Bay Archer, whilst in later years the Duke of Beaufort's Winter Cherry, Mr Somers's Carlton, Jaylor's own horse S tour head, and Lady Meux's Ingram have all taken the race to Manton. Buchanan's Lincolnshire Handicap victory in 1881 will always be remembered, and the same face went to Manton six years later by h aid of Oberon. The recent dispersal of THE DUKE OF BEAUFORT'S racing stud has somewhat depleted the Manton stables, in which there is accommodation for over 50 horses. The duke's horses first went to Man- ton in lb84, and in the intervening years the Bad- minton hoops were often conspicuous in the van. One of the earliest successes in the colours named was with Eastern Emperor in the Royal Hunt Cup of 1885, who won the Chester Cup in the following spring. Next year Carlton won the Ohester Cup, Manchester Cup, Goodwood Stakes, and the Manchester November Handicap. Pepper and Salt won the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Asrot in 1885, Button Park in 1586, whilst in 1890 Netheravon took the Alexandra Plate. REVE D'OR WON THI OAKS 1887, and the City and Surburban in 1890, whilst rarlington carried the duke's colours to the fore in the Metropolitan Stakes and the Manchester November Handicap of 1890. In 1891 Ragimunde won the Metropolitan Stakes and the Cesarewitch, and last year Son of a Gun, who picked up a nice race at Ascot in 1892, Carried the duke's colours in the van m the North Derby, Ebor St. Leger, and Newmarket Derby. The deceased trainer, who was aged 71, W!3 a on of Mr T. Taylor, of Bretby, Suffolk, and he spent the whole of his eventful life in the training of racehorses. He leaves a widow and ivvo sons, who have during his long illness 2<trried on the work cunneoted with the Manton stable.

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