Colonel E. B. Cassatt Dead: Member of Jockey Club and Prominent Turfman Succumbs to Heart Attack, Daily Racing Form, 1922-02-03


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COLONEL E. B. CASSATT DEAD Member of Jockey Club and Prominent Turfman Succumbs to Heart Attack. Lieut, toi. IT. B. Caaaatt, a Baeaaher of the Isckej Club and National gteeplechaae and Hun; Aeaoda tioa died suddenly a-- the Kaalt of a heart attach Teeadaj aaaialni al his home at Bsrwya, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pa. He was fifty five yens old. i ..ioml Caaaatt is survived by his widow, who was formerly Miss Eleaaor 1. smith of Wanes ton. Vs. fplanrl I "aaaatl araa graduated from West Ioint ahoat IMS*. He was commissioned in tin- army ami retained hi- active raaasethaa with the military until the death of his father. A. J. Caaaatt lb then took charge of Cheaterhrask, the thoroughbred i tidings of his father, and continued actively later-rated in racing and BCeediag until his deal*. During the World War Colonel Cassatt. who had left the army a- a captain. tCtaracd to the sen:. with the rank of major, serving as an inspe-tor at tamp Eaton and later at Cams Merritt. Be was derated ta the tank af lieutenant -colonel before the armistice. Colonel Cassatt has been a familiar figure in lackey Club councils and in active racing for a number of years. Many recent rule changes and additions to the laws of the turf have been made Bl his suggestion. Among the horses which carried Colonel Caaaatt** colors -red. white and blue thirds — with distinction may be mentioned Aeronaut. Trial b] Jury. Garbage and Flying Fairy. At the time of his demise Colonel Cassatt had two horses of his own breeding ready for racing, the three-year-old hesterbrook. by Cavalcadoiir Living Fairy, and that horses sister. Fairy Wings, a two-year-old filly. They are in charge of trainer .1. Simon Healy at Belmont Park. Colonel Cassatts father. A. J. Cassatt. was president of the Iennsylvania Railroad. It was he who established the "hesterbrook Farm Bl laoli. Chester County. Iennsylvania. which bis son continued to ; maintain as a breeding establishment. The elder l BBS att raced The Bard, one of ihe greal BStaa* , of American lacing history.

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