Thoroughbred Fatalities: Promising Three-Year-Old Filly Edith Hall Falls, Breaks Neck and is Destroyed, Daily Racing Form, 1924-02-25


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t ! i THOROUGHBRED FATALITIES Promising Three -Year-Old Filly-Edith Hall Falls, Breaks Neck and Is Destroyed. NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 24. The list of fatalities in the thoroughbred colony at the Fair Grounds was added to Sunday morning when Edith Hall, a promising three-year-old filly in the stable of S. A. Stewart, of Portsmouth, Ohio, had to be destroyed after sustaining a broken neck. The accident happened when the filly was being worked. She was being cantered down the backstretch and, when passing the five-eighths post, crossed her legs and, going down, carried her rider with her. The injury she sustained was such as to preclude any possibility of saving the filly. Her exercise boy, D. M. Osborne, a colored youth from Louisville, Ky., was picked up and found to have sustained a broken collar bone. He was immediately removed to the Charity Hospital. Edith Hall was by Horron Palms, and had never yet faced the barrier in a race. She had shown speed in her exercise and was being prepared for her racing debut in -a race next Tuesday. This is the second loss sustained recently by the Stewart stable. About a fortnight ago Kewpie ONeil, carrying the Stewart colors, broke down in a race and had to be destroyed. I j

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