Trainer John W. Rogers Passes Away: Served Edward Corrigan, Captain Sam Brown, W. C. and H. P. Whitney in Turn, Daily Racing Form, 1908-02-26


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i TRAINER JOHN W. ROGERS PASSES AWAY. Served Edward Corrigan, Captain Sam Brown, W. C. and H. P. Whitney in Turn. New York, February 25. — John W. Rogers died this morning at ten oclock at Aiken. S. C, of pneumonia. He was sick two weeks. The funeral will be from his home here in Westchester. Ho was a native of Iyouisiana and his first experience was with horses in the west. He trained some for Clifton Bell, of Denver, for O. E. l efevre and for Waldo and Timberlake and also trained some trotters in the early days with Ed Corrigan. Rogers trained Modesty, winner of the first American Derby, Freeland and many others for Corrigan. coming east with th ■ stable and beating many good horses here. His separation from Corrigan came on account of a difference of opinion altout training. Only a short time afterward he began training for Captain S. S. Brown, handling Troubadour and many other famous horses. At one time they raced a stable in the name of Brown and Rogers, the trainer having an interest in a number of horses. The Sunbeam colt, afterwards Daily America, won the Realization of 1893 in Brown and Rogers colors, which were red, with white stars. They sold Lamplighter to Pierre I/orillard and Dorian to August Belmont for big prices. Captaiu Browns stable was sold and for a while Rogers trained his own horses, having Lucania and some other good ones. L igii and Rose got Clifford as a three year-old. but lcigh. passing out of the partnership, Rogers and Rose hi gan racing in that firm name, with Clifford and others. When Sam Hildreth parted company with the stable of W. C. Whitney the horses were scattered around among various trainers late in the fall, but the next spring Rogers took charge and has kept it ev r since. Harry Payne Whitney said at Albany a- few days ago when he heard of the serious Illness of Mr. Rogers, that should it terminate Lltallc, he would not know where to get a man lik ■ him. "He is one of say. ten men. whom I know absolutely is on the level." Said Mr. Whitney. "Rogers always insisted on having the entire authority in his stable and iierhaps more than any other trainer did his own training absolutely. He Insisted on having negro help around the stable and witli them he was very strict. Any boy caught touting or associating with a white man or doing anything except attending strictly to the work around the stable, hail to look for another job immediately." The following additional entries to the Excelsior Handicap have been received: Rifleman. Magazine, Clialfonte. Ingham. Montgomery, Touy Faust and Light Wool, making forty three in all. To the Montague. Rifleman. Magazine. Montgomery, Tony Faust. Inch" and Meelick, making twenty-seven in all.

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