Kentucky Horseman Killed: A. P. Humphrey, Jr. Meets Death When Aeroplane Falls, Daily Racing Form, 1917-12-14


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KENTUCKY HORSEMAN KILLED A. P. Humphrey, Jr. Meets Death When Aeroplane Falls. Member of United States Aerial I Squadron Noted as Turfman and Gentleman Eider. Lexington, Ky.. December 155. Alex P. Humphrey, Jr., a member of the 13!Mh Aerial Squadron, vho was killed when his machine fell at Ft. Worth. Texas, yesterday afternoon, was 34 years old, a uatiye of Louisville and a devotee of racing. lie was fond of stecplochasing as well as flat racing and frequently rode his own horse In races through the field. Tredette. Musical Honours, Oriental Stur, OHagun, Monikie. Martial Music and Mutti-n:itii were raced under his colors this year at Con-Jtaught Park, Ottawa. Last June Musical Honours fell with Humphreys at the fifth .lump. but he was nut badly injured. He was the owner of Bronze-wing ;tnd with her won the Ashland Oaks and the Kentucky Oaks in 1SU1 and also finished third to Old Rosebud in the Kentucky Derby. Sir Catesby was another horse Dan Lelian successfully trained for Humphrey. William Woodarri is snowbound here with Opportunity and three other horses he had planned to sUlp to New Orleans. Each day when Woodard goes to the railroad company for information :is to when he will get a car to ship his racers south, he is told lie Units are so badly congested, no livestock is tying accepted for shipment either south or north, eiist or west. H. It. Tteether, owner of Teach IJlossom, who is detained at New Orleans as an alien enemy, is a tailor by trade and has been u resident of Lexington for more than ten years. He marie his home at the ONeil House, opixisUe the entrance to the Kentucky Association nice track and every year has tralued :l nicer or two between stitches. His friends here, while knowing that he entertained high regard for the kaiser as a man, have not" Joulitml irfirloynlry tu -TlrtsgoYornment and lmve believed him when he said that he would fight iu the interest of this nation.

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