Well-Known Breeder Passes Away: Garret D. Wilson Succumbs to an Ailment of the Heart--Formerly Owned Iroquois Stud., Daily Racing Form, 1919-06-06


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WELLKNOWN BREEDER PASSES AWAY Garret D Wilson Succumbs to an Ailment of the Heart Formerly Owned Iroquois Stud LEXINGTON Ky June 5 Garret D Wilson one of the most popular men identified with the American turf died this morning at his residence In this city following an illness of about thirty days due to nn ailment of the heart Funeral services will be at the residence Saturday after ¬ noon noonMr Mr Wilson was born in Bourbon Comity in April ISTiO and came to I xington when he was sixteen He licgau as a small merchant and in his yonng manhood became associated witli the late Barney J Treacy in a livery stable business that was known the country over as horsemens headquarters A quarter of a century ago the firm of Treacy Wilson failed as a result of the panic The late James B Haggin who had come to like Wilson volunteered to back him in the purchase of the livery and shipping business in which the firm then was engaged From that date the business pros ¬ pered peredMr Mr Wilson was for many years stockholder in the Kentucky Association and was secretary of the organization until the local track was sold to the Kentucky Jockey Club last March and he con ¬ tinued to be in charge of the office here For i number of years Wilson owned u farm on the Versailles pike and there maintained the Iroquois Stud of thoroughbreds with Stalwart and other stallions but after he sold the farm he dispersed the stud and retired from the ranks of the public breeders

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