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Troytown (horse)

Troytown (1913-1920) was a National Hunt racehorse whose career was cut short by a fatal fall in the 1920 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris. The habit of bludgeoning his way through fences, which caused the accident, had long been with Troytown. When he won the 1920 Grand National he almost carted his amateur jockey Jack Anthony round the track and survived two mistakes which may have defeated another horse. Before that, he had won once in his native Ireland, taken the Champion Chase at Aintree in 1919 and made every yard to win the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris that season. Troytown was ridden by Anthony Escott when he won the Grand Steeple Chase de Paris in 1919. Escott had ridden third in the English Grand National in that same year on a horse called Pollen The winner was Ernie Piggot on Poethlyn. Both of these horses were trained by Harry Escott at his stables in Lewes. He was Anthony Escott's father.


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