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Crozier, Arthur (1856–1929)

Mr. Arthur Crozier, the well-known pioneer pastoralist and racing enthusiast died at the Sisters' Hospital, North Adelaide, on Friday morning. Mr. Crozier, who was 73 years of age, was a son of the Hon. John Crozier, who was a member of the Legislative Council for many years, and a brother of Mr. John Crozier, the well-known blood stock studmaster, at one time owner of the famous St. Albans racing stud in Victoria.

For some years Mr. Arthur Crozier managed Kulnine and Morna Stations for his brother William. On the death of Mr William Crozier he purchased Kulnine Station, and later acquired Cuthero Station from Mr. Ben Chaffey. Most of Kulnine Station was resumed by the Victorian Government, but at the time of Mr. Crozier's death Cuthero Station was owned by him, although in late years he had resided at North Brighton, Melbourne, and his sons had managed the property. Mr. Crozier was on a business visit to Adelaide when he contracted the illness that caused his death.

Mr. Crozier was always a great racing enthusiast, and many good horses were bred by him on his stations. One of the first horses he owned was Ruby, with which he won a handicap at Morphettville. Later, ridden by James Scobie, and carrying a big weight, she won the Victorian Grand National Steeplechase. After Ritualist had won the South Australian Derby for Mr. Hiram Varley, he was purchased by Mr. Crozier and did stud duty for him. Later the English horse Narcissi was bought for stud purposes. A number of good hurdle racers and steeplechasers came from Mr. Crozier's stud, one of the best known being Fatal Error, which won many races. On the occasion on which the Goodwood Handicap was run in Melbourne Mr. Crozier won with Lantern.

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'Crozier, Arthur (1856–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/crozier-arthur-1401/text1400, accessed 11 August 2020.

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