Provides for Old Horse: Jockey Club Arranges Monthly Contribution for Veteran Gelding Named Clover, Daily Racing Form, 1922-04-20


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= [ * J l ■ O I t to s . l to e s fc . 8 e 2 t a , * I r j fa g p _ " » to t g ic is t a a a C ,. J a t PROVIDES FOR OLD HORSE Jockey Club Arranges Monthly Contribution for Veteran Gelding Named Clover. NEW YORK, X. Y., April 10.— Great interest has been manifested in the ease of the old gelding Clover and his septuagenarian owner, Rev. William Meyer, of Catawissa, Pa., who recently announced his inability further care for the horse, which la considered the oldest in the country. He is said be 50 years old, which, if true, would establish a record in longevity in horses in so far as available records show. The future of Clover has been provided for by the Jockey Club, -which has made provision for the wants of the veteran during the rest of his days. Clover was said to be a good race horse under another name a generation ago and is credited with a record of 2:17 to high-wheel sulky. He has a reputation at the fairs round about Wilkesbarre and Scranton, and the aged clergyman in a letter to the Jockey Club writes: "Have and hint Clover in my pastoral work in the parish twenty-nine years and was then retired on a pension. As the expense of the horse lias used half my small income I have been asked, Why dont you kill the old horse? I replied, I have never gone back on an old friend and will not begin now on my good old pal Clover. We had to share and do without many necessities and comforts, but we determined to care for him the last crust. Would not part with him for any money. We will stick together and get through somehow. "Your kind offer to help care for Clover highly appreciated. I am like the man in Scripture. I cannot dig. to beg I am ashamed. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and men of the Jockey Club, and, of course, accept my thanks for your generosity to the old mutual friend." Assistant secretary Algernon Daingerfield has been instructed by the Jockey Club to arrange for a monthly contribution that will amply meet the needs of the old horse, whose Oddity is matched by that of his owner.

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