Fair Play Not a Savage Horse, Daily Racing Form, 1919-12-16


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FAIR PLAY NOT A SAVAGE HORSE BY EXILE. LEXINGTON. Ky., December 15. Having read with amazement the story of Fair Plays violence I this morning paid hi in a visit at his home at the Nursery Stud, and am glad to say found him tlie reverse from Intractable. Almost unmanageable is lie. I found him riuict and serene in his paddock, the shank was snapped to the halter and otherwise unrestrained the strikingly handsome son of Hastings was led forth to stand absolutely quiet for my inspection. That finished off lie was led, still to halter, to his stable and it was not even necessary to take a short hold of him; lie was permitted a free rein and this the horse which has been written down as almost unmanageable. True, the champion has a will of his own. What compelling or forceful man or horse has not? All horsemen revere the memory of St. Simon. I only wish ithosej who are told Fair Play is unmanageable had seen St. Simon in one of his tantrums.

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