Col. Milton Young Passes Away: Noted Breeder and Turfman Dies at His Home in Lexington as a Results of Uraemic Poisoning, Daily Racing Form, 1918-05-07


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I ! COL. MILTON YOUNG PASSES AWAY Noted Breeder and Turfman Dies at His Home in Lexington As a Result of Uraemic Poisoning. Lexington. Ky.. May !. — Col. Milton Young, noted turfman and breeder of thoroughbred horses, died Sunday at his home in this city as the result of uraemic poisoning. Col. Young was a native of Iniontown. Kv.. and was married in December, 18S-J, to Miss Lucy Spauldiiig. In February, 1NS3. they came to L-xington to make their home at the famous McCrathiana Farm, which Col. Young hail purchased from the estate of 11. Price McCrath. Col Young was t 7 years old and leaves besides his wife, seven children, four daughters and three sons. The burial will Ik- from the home in Hampton Court, at 11 oclock Tuesday morning. The death of Col. Young marks the passing of a stalwart among American turfmen. He was an honorable sportsman and he st «K d *iiily for that which was elevating in racing. His colors had Ik cii liorne to the front in many contests of ajaa] and endurance by good horses, the first of which was Joe Rodes. Another of his early equine possessions ami one which contributed quite a bit to his fortune, was Bootblack. His activities as a breeder were begun with four mares, two of them being Beatrice and Beatitude, and when twenty-five years later, in October. 190S. he dis|»ci-sod his McCrathiana stud of thoroughbreds. he sold 459 head for .3«0. This money he invested iu real estate business enterprises in this city. It would take a page of this newspaper to print the names of all the horses Col. Milton Young bred and owned during his career, but there is no iptes tion aaaat Hanover having licen the greatest of his equine possessions. Hanover siicnt all of his sire days at McCrathiana and died there. Onondaga. eontemiKiraiieous with Hanover, was a sire iu which Col. Young had great faith, but he never left the impress upon his get that Hanover did. Col. Young held the esteem of turfmen everywhere. For years he was a member and an officer of the Kentucky Association, likewise he was a mem her of the old American Turf Congress. Later he was a member of the Kentucky State Racing Commission and was the author of some of its best rules, notably that which fixes the limit of commission to be charged in pari-mutuels at five per cent. He. more than any other man iu the state, stood out for the pari-mutuels, as against the proposed return to books at Latonia. and urged that the adoption of the French method .ip» lied the salvation of racing. When the Thoroughbred Horse Association was formed in April. 1J1» , Col. Young was elected to the board of directors and was made vice presi dent. He was a member of the hoard at Ihe time of his death.

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