Rough Sea at Bognor, 24 July 1911

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To: Mr F. Rodgers, 11 Oppidans [?] Mews, Primrose Hill, Regents Park, London

Dear Frank. got here quite safe. coming back Thursday had a swim in the sea this morning Poor Boy for the big race

PK

[Thanks to Steve Phipps for identifying the race as the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood. Not a hot tip though. Poor Boy was unplaced in 1911 when the race was won by Braxted. Thanks to course-specialist.co.uk for the following:

No horse better deserved to win the Stewards’ Cup, but was never rewarded by success than Solly Joel’s Poor Boy, who ran in the race in each of the seven seasons prior to the outbreak of the First World War. Following being beaten by a neck when aged three in 1908, he went down by a neck again in 1910 and also finished runner-up for a third and fourth time in 1912 and 1913. Poor Boy was unplaced in 1909, 1911 and 1914.”]

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