Necrology of the Turf: Grim Harvester Takes Usual Toll from Ranks of Racing, Daily Racing Form, 1924-01-06


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NECROLOGY OF THE TURF .6 Grim Harvester Takes Usual Toll1 From Ranks of Racing. Wen Prominent in Various Branches of the Sport, Belli Here and Abroad, t" Pass Away During 1923. In accordance with the grim law, the high and the. low were called in 1923 from the ranks of those concerned in the affairs of the turf. In this country those most prominent in the public eye who paid the inescapable debt were AVilliam McDaniel, a capable trainer, son of that David McDaniel who Ions aso trained such noble racers as Harry Bassett, Springbok, Joe Daniels, Kate Pease and Hubbard ; Catesby Woodford, breeder and owner and member of one of Kentuckys noted families of racing men ; G. L. Blackford, who sent many good horses out to battle for the fame of Texas as a nursery of the .thoroughbred ; AVilliam A. Pinkerton, owner of good horses in his day, known the wide .world over as one of the most famous of detectives and a true man every inch of him. Frank D. "Weir, of Old Rosebud fame ; Sheridan Clark, known from New Orleans to Canada as an efficient racing secretary; the brothers, Walter C. and William P. Edwards, secretaries in turn of the Metropolitan Jockey Club and fated to be called in the same year ; Fred Gerhardy, a capital jockey in his youthful days and a popular racing official of late years; Charles F. Grainger, long president of the New Louisville Jockey Club ; R. IT. McCarter Potter, long prominent in the New Jersey breeding industry. Many others sincerely lamented are in this list of sorrow. In England it was reserved to the last day of the year to be marked by the demise of one of the dominant controlcrs of its racing. This was Lord Jersey, whose influence was weighty in the policies of the Jockey Club and who was the author of that rule prescribing the majority of American thoroughbreds from registry in the General Stud Book. Sir Ernest Paget, well known in the United States a couple of decades back, was called away on the same day. Viscount Chaplin, who owned Hermit when he won that Derby which helped bring ruin to the Marquis of Hastings long ago, departed full of years and almost forgotten tragic memories. Lord Carnarvon had standing as a turfman, but became more widely known as a successful backer of the search for the remains of Pharoah Tut-Ankh-Amen, whose gorgeous tomb is but now being revealed to the world in all its splendor. In France the .death of the crack steeplechase rider George Parfremont was greatly deplored. Few better cross-country riders have been known anywhere. Arthur B. Dade, a starter of the first rank, died early in the year. "Johnny" Huffman, who ranked high among trainers when he ;had such stars as Yo Tambien, Maid Marian and Van Buren in his care. John 1. Mayberry, a veteran trainer of skill and wide experience, and Eugene Wayland, trainer of the wonderful horse Exterminator, were others no more to be known among men. OWNERS AND BREEDERS. .GODWIN L. BLACKFORD Owner and breeder, Denison, Te.v., April 1; suddenly. THOMAS BRADY Former owner, Yountville, Cal., September a. C. S. CAMPBELL Breeder, Hertford, Quo., Mar 12. CAPT. W. F. CISCO Owner, Jefferson, Ind., April 6. IIE-NRY COLEMAN Owner, Brooklyn, N Y., January 22. JAMK CLKL Former owner, Kansas City, Mo., May 10. COL. J. DE ESTRAMPES Owner, Havana, Cuba, March 22. FllANK DELUARRIO Owner, Havana, Cuba, April 2; appendicitis. HENRY "Fiasco" CARDNER Former owner and iMKikmakcr, Chicago. 111., November 2. LEWIS W. OARTH Owner . and trainer, Saratoga Springs, N. Y., September 4; operation. T. HOFFLER Owner, Louisville, Ky., October 3. MART JORDAN Former owner, Mt. Washington, Md., September 15. WILLIAM. CLARKE LYNE Former race track official and breeder, 1-cxington, Ky., February li; paralysis. It. J. MACKENZIE Owner, LoS Angeles, Cal., Marcli 1; pneumonia. SIR WILLIAM MACKENZIE Former owner, Toronto, Out.. December 5. . W. HOWARD MeCORKLE Former owner, Lexington, Ky.. July 24; acute indigestion. WILLIAM McDANIEL Former owner and trainer, laurel, Md., December 10. J. E. NASH Owner and trainer, Jamaica, L. I., February 12; heart disease. WILLIAM A. NEWMAN Owner, Baltimore, Md., November 13. CHARLES A. NORVELL Owner, Tijuana, Mex., January 4; heart disease. WILLIAM A. PINKERTON Former owner, Los Angeles, Cal., December .11. K. H. MeCARTHR POTTER Owner and breeder. New York, N. Y., December !. JOSEPH QUINLAN Owner and trainer, Chicago, III., August 1.1; pneumonia. PAUL J. RAINEY Fcrmcr owner, September. HARRY 1. SPRINC-ER Former owner. New York, N. Y., May 11; complication of diseases. FRANK 1. WEIR Owner and traiuer, Chicago, 111.. August 11; heart failure. CATESBY WOODFORD Owner and breeder. Fort Myers, Fla., April S; heart disease. OTHERS CONNECTED WITH TURF. SAMUEL M. BLAKE Clerk on Canadian tracks, Burlington, Ont., August 21. MADISON BOSWORTH Turf follower, Lexington. Ky., February 17; pneumonia. HUFFS BUSH Former owiver of City Park race track, New Orleans, La., February 28. JOHN BLACKWKLL Former bookmaker and mu-tuel clerk, San Diego, Cal., November 18. PATRICK CAREY Race track employe, New Orleans, La., June 0. SIIKR1DAN CLARK Canadian racing official, Montreal, Que., May 13; result of an operation. ARTHUR BARRETT DADE Starter, New Oilcans, La., January 11; pneumonia. WALTER C. EDWARDS Secretary of Metropolitan Jockey Club. Brooklyn, N. Y., Mav 18. j WILLIAM 1. EDWARDS Secretary of "the Metropolitan Jockey Club, Saranac Lake, N. Y., September 23. DR. OLIVER FARLEY Veterinarian, New York, N. X., February 2.; operation. j MATHIUS J. FlTZlATRICK Turfman, New York, N. Y., October 11. JUDGE lRED GERHARDY Race track official, Akron, Ohio, October 21; result of being shot. CHARLES F. GRAINGER Member of the Kentucky State Racing Commission; former president of the New Louisville Jockey Club, Louisville, Ky., April 13. JUDGR L. O. HENDERSON Racing official of Nevada, San lTaneiseo; Cal., February 19; heart disease. DANIEL J. HUTCHINSON Former handicapper, Brooklyn, N. Y.. June 2G. SAMUEL KELLY" Bookmaker, New York, N. Y., June 2. MRS. LUCY KING Employe "of Westchester Racing Association, New York, N. Y"., December 0. JAMKS KNEALE Official timer of the Jockey Club, Philadelphia, Pa., September S. P. J. KRAUSE Assistant starter, New Orleans, La., September; hehrt disease. VICTOR LF.MAY Canadian racing official, Montreal. Que.. March 17. EUGENE LEVERING, JR. Owner and member of National Steeplechase and Hunt Association, Baltimore, Md., April 12. NAT MAUlIN Former gentleman rider, New Orleans. La., February 2S. CHARLES PINDLE Employe of the Maryland Jockey Club, Baltimore, Md., January 29; pneumonia. ANDREW PLATT Veteran of the American turf, Cleveland, Ohio, January 29. TERRY BOG ERS Bookmaker clerk, New Orleans, La., December 0. M. SUEEHAN Director of Maryland Jockey Club, Baltimore, Md., February 24; suddenly. JOHN STEWARD Member of Jockey Club, California, January. E. CLAY TIMANUS Member of the Maryland Racing Commission, Baltimore, Md., October 16. KEITH WHITE Former bookmaker and clerk, St. Louis, Mo., February C. FOREIGN OWNERS. BREEDERS, TRAINERS, JOCKEYS AND OTHERS. ALGERNON ANTHONY English jockey, Kildare, Ireland, November Li. EARL OF JERSEY English owner, Middleton Park, England, December 31. TnOMAS RARING English owner, London, Eng., June G. FRANK BIBBY English owner and steward of the National Hunt, London, Eng., February 17; result of an operation. LORD CARNARVON English owner and breeder, Cairo, Egypt, April 5. VISCOUNT CHAPLIN English breeder, London, Eng., May 29. LORD CHOLMON DELE Y English steward. London, Eng., March 16; heart disease. W. CLAPHAM French turf writer, December, France. JOSEPH COOK Australian trainer, Sydney, Aus., August. P. CULLINAN Irish owner. Ireland, December 10. THOMAS CUNNINGHAM English trainer, December, France; axphyxiatlou by gas. JOHN DALY Irish owner, Dublin, Ireland, February 3. MAJOR EDWARDS Irish breeder, Rathduff, Ireland, February 20. FRED HUNT English trainer, London, Eng., June 12; diabetes. SIR ERNEST PAGET English owner, England, December 31. G. 1ARFREMENT French steeplechase jockey, Knghien, France, April 17; result of fall. HE UK ULRICH VON OERTZEN German turfman, Germany. March 1. JOSEPH W1DGER English owner, Liverpool, Eng., November 18. R. AVILSON Former French jockey and trainer, Paris, France, March. TRAINERS. B. li. COLE Hamilton, Ont., June 18. E. J. CRAWFORD Baltimore, Md., October 31; complication of diseases. JOHN GRAVER Toronto, Ont., September 22; leakage of the heart. JOHN HUFFMAN Lexington, Ky., August 13; heart failure. JOHN P. MAYBERRY Jamaica, L. I., N. Y., October 9. EDWARD ItlSLEY New Orleans, La., March 5; operation. A. SHIPTON Toronto, Ont., October 1; pneumonia. HARRY SPARGUR Former jockey and trainer, Ijexington, Ky.. September 22. JOHN WALKER Toronto, Ont., August 31. EUGENE WAYLAND Havre de Grace, Md., Marcli 9; acute dilation of the heart. ARTHUR D. WORLEY Blooming ton. 111., June 15. JOCKEYS. M. ANDERSON Tijuana, Mex., March 2; result of fall. W. ANDRKSS Latonia, Ky., April 22; shot. ALBERT ARVIN Columbus, Ohio, August 13; result of full. AVILLIAM ATtTIESON Former jockey, Chicago, 111., November 24. WILLIAM GARGAN Brighouse Park, Aancouver, 15. C, August 27; result of fall. F. HAYES Steeplechase! jockey. Belmont Fark, N. Y., June 4; dropped dead after winning a race. CHARLES JORDAN Delonmier Park, Montreal. Que.. June 25; result of fall. JOHN KELLY Former steeplechase jockey, Laurel, Md., October 10; cancer of the throat. M. MOUNTAIN Wheeling W. Va., September S; result of fall. TED RICE Jamaica, L. I., N. Y., October 0; result of fall.

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