Grenville Richard


, Sir Richard 1542?-1591.
English naval officer who commanded the fleet carrying the first colonists to Virginia (1585) and organized the English defense against the Spanish Armada (1588). He was killed in a battle that pitted his ship against 15 Spanish ships.
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Mark won the first on his father David's Crumpet Catcher and the second on Grenville Richards' Fixed Price, who was to set something of a record by winning a division of the race five years in succession.
Welsh point-to-pointing is mourning the death of Abergavenny's Grenville Richards, former MFH of the Talybont Hunt, who will always be associated with point-to-pointer and hunter chaser Fixed Price.
However, special mention must be made of Rose Harry's Fitz, Grenville Richards' Fixed Price, Owen Stephens' Double A, Joe Price's Hobo and Beth Roberts' Chesnut Annie, who In 2012 chalked up her 30th point-to-point success under Sally Randell, to go with the two hunter chases she had won under Isabel Tompsett.
Under rules he also rode winners at the big racecourses such as Cheltenham, Newbury and Sandown and in 1986 he became the first Welshman to win the prestigious Land Rover Gentlemen's Championship on Grenville Richards' Fixed Price.
In the 1980s, Dainty Dolly used to run in the colours of Mr Grenville Richards, of Fixed Price fame, and won 13 races.