Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3/24/1956 Dick Francis falls down

March 24, 1956.   In the 1950s Dick Francis was a famous jump-jockey, with more than 350 wins to his credit.  But he is most famous in the sport for riding the Queen Mother's horse Devon Loch, in the Grand National Race on this date.  Close to finishing, the horse fell for no apparent reason.  Not long after that Francis left the track for writing, amd millions of mystery fans are glad he did.

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