Something Of The Late Robert Tucker., Daily Racing Form, 1910-03-27


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SOMETHING OF THE LATE ROBERT TUCKER Louisville Ky March 20 Robert Tucker whose sudden death this week was a great shock to Jiis friends was lx rh at Frankfort March 4 1S5S He received liis early education in the parochial schools of that town but early in life left Frankfort a di Went to Missouri wliere he bf came interested in race liorses Before lie had reached uianhpqd he had betoiiie attached to racing Mr Tucker was twice married His first wife Was Miss Mildred Williams of England whom he manled at Saratoga N Y more than twenty years ago By this mar ¬ riage all three of his surviving children were born His lirst wife died six years ago and a little more tliah a year later he was wedded to Miss EIiza1 eth Haley of this city Besides his wife lie Is survived by three daughters Roberta Frances and Katherine Tucker Mr Tucker placed a large i art of his racing win ¬ nings in the hands of his family so that they might laijoy the l est of life should misfortune overtake him He invested much of his money in Louisville real estate arid owned several pieces of valuable proH rty at the tiriie of his death deathBob Bob Tucker was one of the most popular turfmen ever connected with racing There is not a snot in the United States where racing was ever conducted that he was not known personally or by reputation His gigantic letting operations made him a widely discussed tigure He was noted for being one of the eoOIest operators ever connected with the sport In his long connection with the turf Bob Tucker raced spine notable Jiorses He was known to wager as iiiucli as TiOooo to a race and ou one occasion after losing a bet of tills amount when his horse lost by unose in a desperjitc Imish he was heard to remark to a friend that was a close finish This remark was made after a mite of a rider had tossed off a race in which he stood to win 52OOOOO 52OOOOOIn In IfiOG Mr Tucker trained Agile the Kentucky Derby winner of that year Tlie horse was raced at Memphis aiid other southern points His record was good but it was not thought that lie would lie able to take the measure of Rams Horn owned by Capt Jim Williams and the winner favorite for the eveiit From start lo finish Mr Tucker wagered on the colt and advised his friends to do likewise On Derby day Bolt Tucker was favored by a bit of fortune It rained steadily and the track was just to the liking of Agile and unfavorable for Rams Horn which went to the post a second choice Agile had little trouble in winning Tucker had placed his bets in the winter lxx ks and afterward stated that he won over SOOOO on the result resultAnother Another Kentucky Derby winner trained by Bob Tucker was the famous Ilalma owned by the Flelsch liiunn stable for which Mr Tucker trained with much success for many years It was after leaving them tliat he liecame connected With tlie racing stable colidiicted by Capt S S Brown of Pitts burg burgAs As trainer for the racing stable of Capt S S Brown tlie Pittsburg coal riiagriate Mr Tucker was entrusted with the handling of some of the best horses ever seen on the American turf He was n skillful iuan with a horse but because of his Ixjtr ting proclivities was always forced to take a short price for his money moneyMr Mr Tucker developed the famous Broomstick and also trained Accountant which won in the colors of Captain Brown many important eastern races After the death of Captain Brown Mr Tucker remained in charge of the horses belonging to the estate for but a short time He then branched out as an owner but be did not operate on an extensive scale and only owned horses of moderate ability abilityHob Hob Tucker was of a retiring disposition but was always ready to help a friend In distress And he wiis a good loser Often lie has eome away from a nice track as iniidi as 50000 to the Irad but would take supper with friends and converse in such aii amiable mood as to lead tlieni to think that he had beoii successful in his operations

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