Death of Veteran Turfman, Daily Racing Form, 1907-08-01


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DEATH OF VETERAN TURFMAN. James Ainsworth, an old-time racing man, but little known to the present generation of racegoers, died Monday at Sheepsliead Bay, after a lingering illness of tubereolosis. .Mr. Ainsworth was about seventy years of age, and twenty-live or thirty years ago was a man of some prominence in racing circles, running a number of horses of his own. He was a nephew of .Tames Watson, the owner of Grinstead and Rutherford, two of the best horses of their time. In the late seventies Mr. Ainsworth took Joe Daniel, the horse which did valiant service for the McDaniel confederacy, to California for a season of racing. Mr. Ainsworth was totally blind for the last few years of his life, but nevertheless was a frequent visitor at the race track.

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